SELFMADE!🎞📽📺🎬TRENDING NOW. Made me understand the saying” some are called, but few are chosen!”.when you watch you too will understand.
How many have seen this incredible TV series trending on NETFLIX (actually made #1 mosy watched) .
it definitely stirred up some fire inside, making me more determined to go after mine!
Award winning Octavia Spencer (won several Globe ,Screen Actors and Academy for her numerous supporting roles in The Help and Hidden Figures)was absolutely awesome as Madame CJ Walker. The series is based on true life story of how Sarah Walker tired of being a clothes washerwoman , decided to sell Addie ‘s (played by Carmen Ejogo, she has a Nigerian Dad and a Scottish mom) hairgro products ,but was rudely rebuffed. So, she dared to pursue her dream. However , as in life, obstacles presented:betrayals, plus if her hopes of opening a factory or 10 cents stores, she would need endorsement of the Businessmen ,especially the famous educator Booker T.Washington who didn’t mix words but let her know where “a woman’s place should be”!
Madame Walker overcame through rugged determination , and stubborn resolve , eventually becoming the first black selfmade millionaire; residing in same neighborhood as the wealthy Rockefeller in NYC.
Watch and see how her daughter played by comedian-actress Tiffany Haddish, surprised her when she eventually found her niche 👍. Definitely a five⭐⭐⭐⭐.🏆🏅👊🏽, and Oscar worthy !
The actors were all astounding, especially my heart crush Blair Underwood , who was bad, yet I could see how he could have gone down the slippery path, based on the reality of his situation.
Enjoy the flick 🤩
By Millicent Olaghere Blast
Remember your image matters so live excellently!
He”decorated my teenage life” Kenny Rogers did. The Country Music Legend passed on at age 81, on March 20th,2020 according to his publicist Keith Hagan’s report to CNN.
I remember how in my teens, I used to hug my pillows at night cooing to songs from radio,of some of my favorites like; ” island in the stream, “Lady “, and “don’t fall in love with a dreamer “, I knew even then, I was a Lady , one who will uphold her standards till the right man showed.
The Music legend , had a laid back, seductive ,yet easy-breezy not brashful singing style. His romantic country songs were an instant hit and popular on international levels. Infact, Rogers won over 5 awards including Three(3) Grammy’s, and a lifetime #1 song on Billboard (which he and his long time fellow artist Dolly Parton collaborated),” Island in the stream”(1983),remained on LIFETIME 100 honor #1 list.Rogers continued working for 6 decades!His music career was so successful he carried on , only retired at age 79 in 2017.
He will be greatly missed. 😌❤
Rest in Peace,KR.and Thank you for everything!
Kenny Rogers Lives forever in our memories.(RIP)
By Millicent Olaghere Blast
Remember Your Image Matters ,So live excellently!.
It’s Official! With the exit of Austin Hooper out as a free Agent, leaving opening slot, FALCONS G.M , Thomas Dimitroff finished trade negotiations with BALTIMORE RAVENS, few days ago, announcing the newest arrival Hayden Hurst to ” Tighten the ends” of the Team”.
How many agree this is an excellent trade for ATL Falcons.⚽️ Though sports is not my forte’ I however had the privilege to listen in, as, an intelligent 26 year old Hurst humbly talked on The Game radio 92.9, earlier on March 20th, about how he plans to make a difference and “tighten ends” for the Falcons. He spoke briefly, but candidly, of now being 4 years sober.(Had previous alcohol issues during troubled teens). Also , mentioned was his previous impressive records of 44 passes, 559 yards 3, touchdowns in 2 seasons. 🎯⭐⭐⭐⭐I think this 6’5″ hunk is ready to Play Ball! I believe HURST is truly the needed Burst of Fresh energy required by FALCONS to take to championship.
The 6’5″ footer was a 2018 first round draft pick by the RAVENS after an outstanding career at University of South Carolina. From what I garnered, Hurst’s got talent, skills, depth, right mindset , energy and experience. According to NFL.Com report, He “earned a a 72.4 grade in Pro Football Focus for last years play, and ranked 14th among NFL tight ends.Now if that doesn’t make you excited, I wonder what will. 🤩🏆🎉🎉
MILLICENT OLAGHERE BLAST.
Remember ,Your Image is Everything, So live Excellently!.
COVID update:as at March 18th, 2020, CNN reports that “7,000 Affected by the COVID-19 virus, and, 100 reported dead” in US .Also in other development, Stores like Macy’s, Bloomingdale are taking appropriate precautions by temporarily closing all their stores (except e-commerce one will still be open.) Auto dealerships have been asked to momentarily shutdown. And they have in turn, asked for 48 hours to consider the logistics and feasibility of the outcome. Where do we go from here ?
IN ANOTHER NEWS, NY GOV, SAYS “NO NON ESSENTIAL BUSINESS CAN HAVE MORE THAN 50% OF WORKFORCE REPORTING FOR DUTY OUTSIDE HOME.
HOW DO YOU DEFINE NON-ESSENTIAL?
Millicent Olaghere Blast
Remember your image matters, so live excellently!.
How many of you think ABC bachelor’s “Pilot Pete”mom Barb Weber is responsible for the breakup to runner up Madison?
I watch episodes of 24 seasons, and there were many dynamics👀. My conclusion is:the mom was definitely a factor, she was way too interfering in her sons quest for a life partner. In the long run he gets to live with his choice. Unfortunately, he fell for the wrong gal 👧(Madison)who made it clear they” did not have a lot in common”, hence she left, but returned when Harrison went to her hometown, Alabama to talk to her about Pete’s breaking off engagement) to Hannah Ann💍(Weber’s relationship status should now read “it’s complicated”😄).
Madison also, refused to address potential mom in-law (Barb) concerns at women tell all, she should have atleast apologized, for being 3 hours late to meet for 1st time.No mom in-law wants to be dissed before even becoming a MRS.
Hannah Anne would have made a doting, perfect wife , but unfortunately, Pete’s love was halfway and not whole heart. she told him off at the “tell all ” to man up,amongst other strongwords. 👏👏👏! Weber should not have given her the ring despite “reasonable doubts”.
Remember this is the same Pete who made second runner up ,during Bachelorette Hannah Brown’s season last year!,yes the same one she had a rendezvous with, at the windmill three times! yet she picked Jeb Wyatt, and sadly after engagement, discovered Jeb had hidden fact that, he had a girlfriend prior to coming to the show!
Wow, talk about deceit, betrayal, scandals, love, heartbreaks, breakups and makeups 💔 😢 ABC Bachelor and Bachelorette with its twist n turns,weaves and plots is dishing out to nation the kind of love saga we only read about in epic love novels, except this time its life and unfolds in living colors right behind our eyes, ears ,perhaps this loveseekers did not know exactly what they signed up for as millions of fans take on social media to dissect their every action or inaction.
Mondays will never be quite same again.
By Millicent Olaghere Blast
Remember your image matters so live excellently!
The traffic in Atlanta was particularly nightmarish due to rain on cold winter Thursday February 20 th. And the day had started rough. On the way to work, I realize I had forgotten my phone and, needed it to communicate with my good friend ,Dr.Connie who generously invited me to the JAZZ Concert . At the time, I had no clue who GREGORY PORTER is, nor had I listened to any of his songs. (strange, cos I am such a big JAZZ enthusiast. ) I had heard a few songs by his opening act LEDISI, but never seen her perform. I was more interested in Connie’s company, no matter where we go, even if it was a fast food place (like we had to stop at Wendy’s to get some bite that evening, no time for proper restaurant ) I knew we were going to share so much laughs about relationships faux pas or, hilarious jokes about body parts sliding down south with mid -age . Anyway, I digress, I wasn’t expecting my mind to be blown away, by JAZZ that night, I hardly knew the artists, I thought, at the time...(smile).
It took an hour in traffic to Cobb energy performing Arts Center, another half, locating a parking space , even if we prepaid parking,( which we didn’t) we still had to survive the bumper to bumper grind, despite heavy presence of Law enforcement officers directing traffic). Finally, got the third to last available space in the 1000 car parking lot. Woohoo! we were the lucky 998 (if you play this number in lottery, and win, remember to cut me my slice wink-wink).we were as deliriously happy as the last two would be!.
LEDISI ANIBADE YOUNG – Grammy Nom, SOUL TRAIN AND BET AWARD WINNER, the indefatigable American R& B SINGER /ACTRESS
Her style is sentimental, sultry, silky-smooth, intimately soul- stirring and sexy! ( yes ,a lot of S’s to describe this phenomenal woman). All similar attributes to one of her “biggest fan”, Legend American singer, and activist, Nina Simone. whom she paid tribute by doing a a philosophical version of her song titled; ” BALTIMORE” . A song that reflects, hardships, murders, and starvation of people in the city. She earned my respect with that and several renditions.
She has been singing two decades now, since late 90’s she told the audience, ” I was told I would not survive long in this industry, because I was not Pretty enough, did not look like the others so called successful.” But the 47 years old crooner didn’t let her doubters destroy her dreams or confidence, she forged ahead anyways, and with her Mom always speaking words of encouragement and affirmations, she made it.” Now not only am I still standing, I am a CEO who owns her own recording LABEL! And now, my mom wants 15%” she laughs.” I am unapologetically strong black woman.You have to be careful, whom you surround yourself with, who speaks in your ears.”
Turns out she has a great sense of humor too, teasing us , once while doing a provocative dance, she pause, and said;” I am wearing shorts underneath” (in other words , don’t allow your imagination get the best of you) Lol. Also, she jokes about how women bodies go through changes, saying how the body have a mind of it’s own, and often you need to push some parts back, or “poke them,” and if you got none, “just hold strong” with a strong arm”
LEDISI is an African Yoruba name meaning “to bring forth“. A brilliant recording artist, song writer and also actress. some of her popular songs borders on relationships ups and down, unconditional love and dysfunctional relationships such as : “ So into you”(2011), Alright-Everything is Everything! “I blame you“, ( 2014 )” Pieces of me“,(2011) ” Stay together“(2011) and” All the way” (2017) “, Goin thru Changes”– the turn me loose if you are not gonna love me the way I should song (2009) . The movies include Selma, The Tale of Four and leave it on the Floor.
GREGORY PORTER -44, Nicknames include ” STINKY”,( when he and his bother were playing in young days, and he fell into um…something Stinky) ” G-Force” (when he played American football back in the day).But I like to nickname this hunk Human Teddy (as in Teddy Bear ). The GRAMMY Award winning Jazz Singer lives in California with with his wife and 7 year old son Demyan.
He has been played in popular cities all around the world. The versatile artist who rose from streets to wealthy place of prestige, becoming a Grammy winner against all odds, once told his audience how he learned to sew quilts inspired by women in Mississippi Delta . “The quilts were made by children of slaves.” No doubt , this is a place where inspiration for the song “INSANITY– take me to the Alley came from. He sings this with so much compassion and heart from deep inside his guts, it was impossible not to shed a few tears. some of the lyrics are “take me to the alley, to the afflicted ones, the lonely ones, who have somehow lost their ways. Let them hear me say , I am your friend, come and meet the King, and eat at my table, brother, sister, you will have a pardon”. It had a level of spiritual connectivity that stroke a cord and you just know you want to be part of this positive change too.
The band was sync in their elements; drummer, pianist, guitarist, however, the saxophonist took us to heaven and back ! Some of the moving songs where “Liquid Spirit”, and “holding on“, but my favorite (tough decision, I must say) is the up coming song from a peek into upcoming album ALL RISE “ If Love is Overated, Let me be the one that is naive“!” It is a love song in a negative environment such as the world is in, ” he tells us, ” Love is the energy that excites the heart and the head !” what a pulsating ride of musical ecstasy. And , when they played the jazzy version of Temptations’s “papa was a rolling stone”, you could put a fork in me, cause I was literally done! As for my hearing?, well, my friend, Connie and fellow screamers and whistlers, made it perfectly clear, I may be in need of ear drops soon !Lol.
BY MILLICENT OLAGHERE BLAST
REMEMBER YOUR IMAGE MATTERS SO LIVE EXCELLENTLY!