Was Tyler Perry Right or Wrong to Call out Billboard Attention- Seeker Racquel Bailey?

Auhhh….Sooooo here’s the deal; This is not the way to get my attention; If you’re looking for a role in one of my shows,please DON’T DO THIS,SAVE YOUR MONEY!! This is the third time that someone has done this; PLEASE STOP! To audition is free, I’m sure you can use that money for better purpose.“-TYLER PERRY.(there’s more, follow the link to read more of what Perry and others had to say.)

I am a huge fan! I never met anyone who did not enjoy his shows. Mr.Perry is a master of his crafts; excellent play writer, director , producer and promoter extraordinaire. One of my dreams, has been to shake hands with him and probably share one or two of my aspirations and, get his candid opinion. Ironically, we both call ATL home and, you’d think all this years, I could have met him. But alas, squash that notion, after seeing how he handled a doting admirer who’s dream was to be “the NEXT LEADING LADY” in his show, I think not!

Mr. Perry who portrays the famous Madea character has had much success acting , directing and producing on small screens , theaters and big screens. Over 32 movies and counting! Movies like these favorites “I can do Bad All by my self (featuring Taraji Henson): Good Deeds,(featuring Thandie Newton and Gabunionwade) Temptation (confession of a Marriage counselor) and Hit T.V series; Meet The Browns, The Haves and Have Nots on OWN network among others. The highly successful 49 year old actor and producer is worth approximately $600 million!

See this Instagram photo by @tylerperry: https://www.instagram.com/p/ByWAJTvHxV0/?utm_source=ig_web_options_share_sheet

RACQUEL BAILEY an actress aspiring for bigger opportunities, took a leap of faith and rented a Billboard in Atlanta, where she declared her intentions (apparently a selfie won’t do justice) to play his next “leading lady”.

I thought it was an ingenious move on the part of Ms. Bailey, calculating but harmless motivation, bold, and somewhat funny. It reveals a great deal of her character; determination! But Mr. Perry was not buying the whole idea. He disliked it and, made some remarks ,as well as , provided advice to future dreamers on how to get on his show , to audition just like everyone else, and ‘it’s free’!

The post which has gone viral, got thousands of views and commentaries on INSTAGRAM:

hairkandyatl said ” Well it looks like to me that she got your attention…mission accomplished lol@tylerperry.

Camsaidso agrees exactly, so I can’t be upset that she went above and beyond the politics to say’ here I am ‘, And he knows good and well he’s hired folk that never had to audition at all….

Here’s Ms BAILEY ‘s response to Mr. PERRY‘s Commentary.

I feel Mr. PERRY was overwhelmed at all the shenanigans and over the top attitude many have gone through to get his attention or approval. But it comes with the territory of being a super star! However, he mustn’t forget his own journey and the importance of keeping a dream alive. He should not have made a sarcastic remark at end; “God bless you day dreamer. I have no doubt you will make it one day!

What I see in the future for Ms BAILEY is; this will work out for her good, and one way or another, she has accomplished her goal ,even better because, not only did Mr.PERRY take notice, a lot of other creative producers and talent hunters did too! This will definitely put her in limelight and, create many better opportunities ; she will be overwhelmed! Remember I told you so!

Quote : Keep your Dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision , hard work, determination and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe-Gail Denvers.

BY MILLICENT OLAGHERE BLAST

Remember Your Image matters , So Live Excellently!

Erica Campbell draws attention to a sensitive subject matter on Instagram

The Instagram is buzzing with a comment originated by the Good morning host Erica Campbell ( Mary Mary Gospel singer ). Currently , the post has been liked over 7,251 times and almost 200 comments, some quiet interesting, a few lashing back at the seemingly obtuse observation.

Follow this link and see for yourselves:

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Message!! Put the phone down…

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The singer, radio talk show Diva Imericacampbell writes : message!! ‘Put the phone down…’incited some responses like this one from ;

Thefakeintrovert : “ummm…this is pretty ironic.’

Miss_4ellion put hers this way;it’s just how kids communicate. They are also building million dollar companies, making careers, in music, comedy, self publishing books, and creating podcasts that reach millions and leading social justice movements. Accomplishing a ton using technology while older generations are trying to catch up.”

Mschelliebellie replied; “I don’t think the message is about the phone.I think he is talking about the images and moments that we are sharing with the world, are not of value. I think he’s talking about our finances (or lack thereof); how we need to showcase the elimination of debt and the value of saving to create our own narrative.we focus on out doing each other instead of accruing wealth and ownership of our own communities. But what do I know, I could be wrong too”.(she ended with the clueless arm in air Imogene)

I know, from reading the thought provoking quote : ‘NEVER BEFORE HAS A GENERATION SO DILIGENTLY RECORDED THEMSELVES ACCOMPLISHING SO LITTLE‘ ; this is certainly not about acquisition of wealth, at least not directly. I see it more as a dig at vanity! A people obsessed with the mundane , trivial, and materialism, instead of economic advancement in general. Even so, I consider the statement a superfluous or redundant one uttered on the spur of moment, without giving it a great thought. In such a humongous hemisphere which we find ourselves, it will be hard to crack that kernel, considering that it can be perceived from any angle, but mainly because, this kind of topic is always a no -winner, pointless diversion.

Mz_Indy reply to the quote reads: “What is this comment based on? There are a lot of people working and getting stuff done through their phone.”

Vickylbrown83 suggested; Take the phone back to the 70(70’s)

Shepope1 ( they have such interesting and creative names don’t they, I am still cracking up on the fakeintrovert,lol), well Shepope1 said this “put yours down first”.

I feel we have not heard the end of this. Perhaps you have some intelligent contribution, or something funny to diffuse the situation? feel free to join the thread. Follow the link I provided above for easier connection.

Let me just round up by saying, I joined INSTAGRAM a couple months ago, for network reasons, since I have added blogging to my creative portfolio. Many others, are also there for similar reasons; to promote their businesses, companies, Services, or to meet and catch up with distance friends and family ( letting them in, showing of the milestones ) and others are seeking new friendships to keep from dying from BOREDOM!

INSTAGRAM isn’t solely for the distinguished successful; the actors or actresses, models, or aspiring, the pastors, wall street financial gurus, power brokers and so forth! it’s also for the on coming, aspiring, dreamers, 9-5 workers who just need an outlet to unwind , the homemaker proud to show someone other than her children or neighbor , her proud accomplished task of pulling off that complicated recipe. it’s for the goofy teens wanting to spice up the internet with a prank, an invention, or just roller skating aimlessly, could also be for idiotic adults that refuses to get out of grandmas couch.

Whatever! All am saying, it’s for everyone still breathing! whether we like it or not, there has been a major shifting in communication mode, and our manner of socializing has changed. Technology is a major culprit. when ever we open our Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Whatsapp or Instagram accounts, we will be inundated by all sorts of unsolicited commentaries and photos or videos. we must learn to use our filters, delete buttons and, blockers. Only accept and digest that which reflects our core values, beliefs and principles .

The Person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self Image”

Brian Tracy

There are constantly Image shifts that occur due to our life experiences , some sad, others challenging or inspiring. Let us try not to take ourselves or others, especially their direct words of attack too seriously, let us filter and only accept the good for the sake of sanity and progress.

Before you send that message, ask yourselves, will this do more harm or good? what the world needs now more than ever is allies, people rooting for you, cheering you, with claps of approval when you accomplish even minute tasks, knowing that your approval can be the fire that will stir a desire in them to do even more spectacular. So lets celebrate each other, and not indulge in meaningless competitions of who is better or who gets the last word.

(Note to self; read that book by Common)

BY MILLICENT OLAGHERE BLAST

Remember, Your Image Matters, So live Excellently!

Embrace the promise of Dawn- Each day is a gift.

Embrace The Promise of Dawn- Each Day is A GIFT!

Each Day is A GIFT!  But you can’t keep your GIFT wrapped for more than 24 hours. That explains why one can  have a ‘ jolly good day ‘ on Monday , on Tuesday a ‘so-so ‘ and, on Wednesday a ‘sad one.’ Because you have to make a conscious effort to release the bad toxins, through positive  meditation, prayers and, quick easy stretch exercises. (do not say no time for that, you have to take a few minutes  to prepare for the unknown). Embrace the promise of dawn and , unwrap the  goodness each DAY brings! Don’t wait for another birthday to experience the ultimate special day! make it each day or, nearly every other day. Be expectant , despite all the odds that suggest otherwise. Trust me it works. And once you believe, the universe agrees with you, and the tides changes again for better

  • Enjoy the burst of good health , indulge in the warmth of  infectious pleasurable smiles even from strangers.
  • Stop on your tracks occasionally ,  smell the roses, gardenia, sunflowers and even the aloe!
  • Don’t take your GIFT for granted. It is not always promised! So, maximize your time with it.
  • Don’t waste precious moments reflecting on past damaged GIFTS. (let go and make room for new ones).
  • Forgive ALL hurts. It’s difficult , I have been there , and still having some that needs unloading. But you ‘ve  got to give it a start! Like, let it flow off  your shoulders like rain drops.
  • Experience the exhilarating power of imaginative proportions with each newness ; Bask in the ‘AHA ‘moments of new surprises : Attend a baby shower or a wedding, enjoy the contagious feeling of love in the atmosphere!
  • Breathe in Fresh supply of rejuvenating air, it’s free for the taking!
  • Are you a homemaker, student, teacher, preacher, caregiver, bar tender, industrial worker, office employee , nurse, actor, singer, model, business owner or in transition? whatever you do, do it with  positive attitude and gratitude, with this reasoning that; it could have been  worse. For you are better off than some who go without!
  • Spread your table with deliciousness every chance ; eat pizza, hot dogs, chicken  picatta, peri-peri , shrimp fried rice, fish,  beef stroganoff, salads, veggies meals, Ice creams ,chocolates and sweets, cheesecakes or whatever you love to eat.
  • At sunset, take a stroll with your spouse,  lover , sibling ,cat,  pet dog  or go ‘ solo’ . let the moonlight cast her soothing spell and woo you to sweet slumber.

When the day is done,  remember to steal some reflective minutes as you lay awake in your daydream stupor; a sheepish grin plastered on your face, look upwards and say to the “potter “Thank  you for the GIFT of  today,  I wonder what surprise you have in stall for me  tomorrow?”

By Millicent Olaghere Blast

Remember, Your Image Is Everything, So Live Excellently!

Time is Fickle

Time is fickle


Mischievous, never predictable

You think it’s there all day

So you try to hold on tight

but it surreptitiously gives you a slip

when you are fast asleep.

Time is Captivating

Enthralling, teasing, and seducing

with promises and flashing green lights ,it beckons:

makes you want to linger………….

yet, you are never quite certain if, it will be there tomorrow.

As the unprepared, soon find out in deep hollow.

Time is Elusive

Use wisely

An exemplary manager you should Be;

Judicious executor

Employ wisdom, knowledge and , understanding

Practice the act of forgiviness in any given misunderstanding.

Time is Iffy

There will be Right times

There will be wrong times

Be Bold, Courageous and, Ready

Live Freely, yet, honestly

cultivate good relationships

Celebrate Lasting Friendships.

Millicent Olaghere Blast

Remember, Your Image is Everything, So live Excellently!.