I’m going to be honest, I’ve been chasing my dreams for what seems like forever. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, just a thought. Believe it or not, I have moments when I feel like giving up, and I had one of those moments awhile back. But instead of giving up, I decided to switch it up.
Besides my music, I’ve been modeling for about 7 years now, but around last year this time everything had just stop working for me. The excitement to do my music was fading, I wasn’t making any money off of modeling, and things didn’t look like they were going to get any better. I was at a real crossroads. So I thought to myself, I need to try something different.
At the time, I had been hearing all these amazing opportunities going on in Africa. But I’m not gonna lie, I was scared ass shit. They wanted me to come to Africa on a model contract, that didn’t guarantee any money…I KNOW RIGHT!! I would be in a foreign country and on top of that, I didn’t know anybody. Nonetheless, I packed my stuff and went. Yep, I left and went to South Africa for 7 whole months.
I know what your thinking…
Oh hell nall, but please understand, I needed this. I needed to change something….my career, my environment, my mindset, hell anything at that point.
When I first got there, I was so lost. It’s a good thing I like people and wasn’t afraid to ask. But I was in Cape Town, which isn’t that big, so it didn’t take long for me adjust. First I met with my new agency and they loved me. They didn’t waste anytime and put me right to work. I hit the ground running all over the place trying to find castings and shoots.
Next, I started looking for a clubs that I could get my music played. There was only one hip hop club in town, and the owner loved me. Out of 7 months I was there I performed every weekend for 5 months. Crazy right!!! I went from thinking about giving up to living exactly how I’ve always envision myself. I was literally living my dream, I WOKE UP IN AFRICA. I was modeling, performing, taking pictures, and I was just getting so much love.
WHY DID YOU LEAVE?
Well first of all, my visa ran out and secondly, I needed to bring that energy and that confidents back home. I just needed to see that it was possible and now I know that it is.
LISTEN, I’m so glad that we met and the fact that you’re reading this email lets me know I’m still living the dream that I found in Africa. Thank you for you support and time.
Enjoy your day