Abisola Akintunde is the brain behind MakeupbyAshabee, an indigenous makeup brand that caters to the beauty needs of women. She begins a 30-day journey to inspire women through her #makeupbyashabeeportraitchallenge, read her full interview here.
Day 10 of the portrait challenge features General Manager and Head Makeup artist at Zaron Cosmetics, Mary-Jane Ohobu.
Here is what Abisola had to say about Mary Jane
Day 10 of the #makeupbyashabeepotraitchallenge is for @maryjaneohobu . Everyone with a vision needs a Mary Jane and if you are in the makeup industry you would understand what a rare gem she is. MJ started her career 10 years ago at Sleek before she moved to @zaroncosmetics where she now serves as General Manager and Head Makeupartist. Mary Jane is the brain behind the looks for the amazing campaigns, bill boards and posters for @zaroncosmetics
She was with @zaroncosmetics from the inception when there was not much of an indigenous cosmetic industry and people were not even enthusiastic about local brands. However, she took the chance on the brand and grew with them stage by stage, challenge by challenge, win by win until they became the biggest Nigerian owned beauty brand. It is rare to see people hop on another person’s vision and give it their life as if it was their own vision just as it is also rare to see people stick with a startup for so long.
Most people who stay in jobs do it because the company has proven to be stable and “tested and trusted”. As we celebrate MaryJane today, we celebrate courage, we celebrate entrepreneurial staffing, we celebrate dedication, we celebrate resilience and we celebrate trust. It is obvious that her sacrifices paid off and the leap of faith she took is now a brand we all celebrate. This is also reminding us all that wherever we find our selves, wherever we work we should do with passion and grow it like we would grow our own ideas.That’s the true meaning of entrepreneurship.
I absolutely enjoyed my session with her. She was extremely pleasant and she made sure I used all Zaron products for this look. That is #loyalty. For being all that and showing us that sharing in other people’s visions could be the best decision you could ever make, thank you MJ for gracing this challenge with your story.
Watch Mary-Jane’s inspirational video below
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