RESETTING THE MIND SET IN RECESSION + Models Retreat 2016 in review

RESETTING THE MIND SET IN RECESSION.
+ Models Retreat 2016 in review.


To many of us, recession is a new word we have come to learn after President Buhari came to power. Very few of us care to know the literal meaning because the economic impact simply define it as time of hardship. The truth is that poverty of the mind has always been with a lot of people. Everyone is out for what to grab. But life is  short to give excuses for not trying to make  positive impacts while we can.

I stopped writing for a while now because I  felt like people has stopped reading. I stopped sharing much on social media because  I felt like I have less intellectuals up there… I am definitely inspired again. This time by young people with similar drive, passion and vision. These set of people originated from a shanty town in Lagos called Ajegunle. Why not Lekki, why not VGC, why not Ikeja? Yes Ajegunle.

I came across a young female model during one of my auditions, precisely for upcoming events. I realized that there was something about her. She was calm and confident. My instinct did not fail me as I later discovered that she is a reigning beauty queen; Face of Ajegunle (FOA). I proposed she become my co-host in one of the events for which she came to be auditioned; MODELS RETREAT 2016. Her name is Ogwu Bliss, a trained Runway Model/ Fashion Designer. Indeed she never disappointed my confidence in her as she diligently did her bit.

Bliss is supporting her Runner up in a pet project tagged “Girl in Prison", to take place in Kirikiri maximum prison on the 26th of December 2016. So she had a meeting in that regard a day after Models Retreat 2016 which she co-hosted. She invited me, and I was so eager to support her by being there. Organizing Models Retreat in far away Lekki was overwhelming, and I was still appraising the challenges and possible ways forward. Then I remembered my decision to support any model with vision and drive otherwise know as passion. I lifted my self and attended to Bliss's invite. Although I came in late, it was just the right place to be not because it fitted into my expectation. But because the gathering was made up of intellectual content. Yes content. I easily connected with the people I met mentally. Obviously they were all leaders with deep sense of responsibility. From Bliss to the organizer of Face of Ajegunle Beauty Pageant, to the creative intellectuals like Olaemma Opara , to Tee-Signature, among the FOA sisters as they proudly address them selves.

I quietly listened to them  as they discussed like a family intelligently. I was offered their brands. The summary is that their stories and ideology is amazing, simply inspiring. Indeed FOA is more than a show, but an INSTITUTION where people are helped to become better. Of course the success story is never without those overwhelming moments when quitting seems like the best option.

In conclusion, there are so much I could pick from what olaemma wrote with the tag “Living in recession and finding your social capital”. The line that caught my deeper admiration is this; “There are capitals everywhere and every time, but only answers to you in consonant with the values and expectations that runs in your heart. And so the problem is not that there are no money or whom to help, the problem is that your heart is either empty or too small to hold the thoughts, ideas, people or values that comes to you".

MODELS RETREAT is a beautiful idea just like models Connect Industry Night, conceived to provide models a platform to network, sharing ideas, opportunities in an atmosphere of fun. No matter the challenges, the beauty of the idea as presented can’t be questioned. It has become clear that there is a bigger challenge in actualizing ideas. No one individual can actualize a big idea in a big way. This is the lesson we all must learn, offering to help each other in the best possible ways in actualizing individual dreams. Beauty queens and aspirants must learn to pick up from where the pageant organizers stopped in creating  platforms which is the first level of empowerment. The most important thing is the mental empowerment to actualize a vision. Passion is the driving force, and no career person can go far without it. Models Retreat 2016 should provide the needed picture of a passionate humble beginning, how people can disappoint at the last minutes, how to stay unbroken among other lessons. Your last option is what is yours and available like our humble camera phone which captured the red carpet when the media failed.

Yes, together we can connect Nigeria, and the world around us. It all begins with our Passion & vision. Yes we can.

~ Treeze (MCN)
@treeze3ze
@models_connect_nigeria

Up and Close with HARRISON CHINEDU; Nigeria current Guinness world record title holder

‪#‎ThePRIDEofNAIJA‬ ‪#‎WorldRECORDbreaker‬ ‪#‎GuinnessWorldRecord‬‪#‎HarrisonChinedu‬ ... Its the Beauty of Naija thing.. ‪#‎MadeOfGREEN‬ ...the most beautiful story ever told out of Naija. Chilling! Current Guinness world record title holder for farthest distance travel with the ball balanced on the head. Ask Google.... ‪#‎Recap‬: DISCOGRAPHY with Treeze @treeze3ze

Another step in the right direction at MCIN

I'm not a super man. Sometimes I get discouraged, but I think I'm fighting a good fight.... With God, victory is certain.... S/O to AristoMix Multimedia, Aphroden Media, and KeL Concepts ng... I still have mad LOVE for QK Records , DeeJay C. IV, and everyone who had my back as an Entertainer. What I am doing now is not far from what I have always wanted to do, which is making impact in people, when and how I can. I know that a higher level of breakthrough will enable me to do more... There are few words that I have to say. MCIN Nov./ Award Nomination Party was a success. Thanks to every one who was part of it. Projects still on cue. Details coming!


I see them in music videos, Runways, etc., but I don't see them celebrated on Awards. I don't see them on billboards as brand ambassadors for popular brands who goes for already made faces. I saw no regular event which puts them on the caption. I asked why, then MCIN came to be.... It is my determination to do my bit by boosting their IQ towards self value. This is a contribution to a better world. God bless the Nigerian Women, God bless the Beauty of NAIJA.

Special edition of Models Connect Industry Night

Are you ready? I'm your host!!

Models Connect Nigeria present a special edition of Models Connect Industry Night/ Award Nomination Party.

THEME: "WHO DESERVE A CROWN"

Entry is 1000 regular, 2500 VIP, 5000 table. FREE for Casted and Nominated models only.

Nominees will be short-listed for OUSTANDING BEAUTY AMBASSADORS AWARD.

DATE: 27th November, 2015

Casting Calls & Job Networking: 5PM.

Other activities include: Portfolio review, Live Photo shoot & Media documentary. Plus Beauty of Naija Reality Tv Pilot Intro, featuring designs by Angelic Creation, Imperial Definition, and Queens' Trendy.

First 20 Models will be part of a draw to win specially made DESIGNER Bags and other give-aways, Invite to Santa & the Beauty Queen Xmas Award dinner, with hospitality guaranteed.

Special appearance by Queen of Middle Belt Nigeria and award wining models. Also meet Miss Beauty & Brain contestants.

Red Carpet: 8PM

VENUE: DCove Suites, 17 Ibezim Obiajulu street, Masha, Surulere, Lagos. By RCCG Jubilee parish.

Follow Event link for details, NOMINATION process and other BENEFITS: CLICK
Inquiries:
Whatsapp: 08060444632

BBM: 21002A97

SUICIDE IS NO OPTION.

The truth of life is that everyone want a solution to problems as they come. Sometimes suicide could be one of those wrong options. Its not about being brave or a coward. Ofcourse no body wish to die, talking about fear, people fear death more. But when living hurt more than the fear of death, it takes the grace of God to hold back the urge. I have been in the corridor of showbiz, and I can tell you that those who spend time entertaining everyone become everyone's material for happiness, but has little time to live for self. This means that life become fashioned to people's expectation which can be so damn frustrating to know that no one cares about the real you that is locked up in loneliness. When you see or become WORRIED about seeing the cheering crowd become an empty space, only God can help you keep your sanity because talking to self is the wise man's madness. Sometimes it just seems like everything bright is fading away, a feeling of things fall apart and the centre can not hold. See the movie; why does fools fall in love, or Dream girls.

The major reason why I don’t like writing the theory of love no more could be explained below. However I was so moved by different news of suicide and murder resulting from relationship matters.  So I decided to reactivate my pro-relationship online TV Magazine tagged Love Swagger 101, which I stopped paying attention to. Everyone love one thing, to stay alive. So suicide is no option.

Love to me is real, and I have come to understand that it is an unstable feeling which needs every day working to sustain, just as one need to maintain to stay alive. It is a simple logic, how healthy and how long the feeling stays depends on the input, what is done or not..... Yea, most times it doesn’t come easy just as it can be hard to give ourselves the best physical and mental maintenance sometimes. So love can be expensive, it actually cost to get and keep, yet it is the most priceless possession of life. Haven is free, nonetheless there’s a price, and so is love. 

I once denounced being addressed as the self acclaimed love swagger master sometime back when I was beginning to see love as some sort of fluke. I understand why I felt like that after treating the subject with great insight over the years. It hurts to always be the one standing by to watch people walk away for reasons which betray what you both shared.  I have always been the last one standing, and sometimes not having the chance to say goodbye. It is a burden to be wise they say, so being reasonable is what hurt more when it’s not right but ok to let go. 

Amidst sacrifices made, people will still have the nerve to blame you for the crises, even those you could have taken bullet for if you saw it coming. Honestly love may be the same feeling but experienced differently, so sometimes we think we can define it by our standard until it begin to make no sense by another person’s understanding. Every single separation is an act of being stupid now and wise later. But trust me; those who stay longer in love are those who become more foolish as time goes. That is the acid test, and it’s a chemistry class for two.


Love is an obligation with no excuse. It starts by loving life because the world do not exist if you stop existing, so stay alive.  You can always love again, again, and again as long as you live.  Everyday is a new beginning. No matter how dark the night is, its a matter of time for morning to come. Same goes between the rain and the sun. .... www.fb.com/loveswagger101

On the NFW RC

When he met me the 1st time, it was on Stage while I was Entertaining... #Treeze #TheEntertainer... *wink* ... When I got off-stage, he called me and said, "you are good...". Well he never knew that there's another skill which we both share. Not knowing he would find me in the main field of Image-Making. When he did, he smiled and said; you again... Max Resp @Connel_Udofia #ImageMaker ~

Now ‪#‎Check‬!... those Leg-over moves... Oops!! Sometimes Attitude is Elegance ‪#‎OnTheRC‬..
Sometimes it seems like no one is watching, no one knows.... I was spotted, maybe not by you, but by someone I never knew was watching....

"Put your heart in what ever you do. Someone will appreciate you for it".

MCIN coming back banging... UnVEiLiNg Up & OVER Beauty Magazine/ Live ShoW | info @models_connect1 @kelconcepts_ng @treeze3ze