I Ngozi Edozien, Hakeem Belo Osagie, Me, Audu Maikori and Omoyemi Akerele. aka Me with SLA judges after I found out I lost.
Mostly because I am beyonce stan, I now understand how Beyonce felt at age 12, right at that moment when you realise that all your efforts has not culminated in gold!
In 1993, when she was 12 years old, Beyoncé Knowles took the Star Search stage with five other girls as part of the act Girls Tyme and performed a breathy song and dance routine. It was impressive, considering their ages. But they wound up losing to an all-guys rock group called Skeleton Crew, a moment that now lives forever as a soundbyte in “***Flawless,” one of the best songs on Beyoncé’s new album.
“In my mind we would perform on Star Search, we would win, we would get a record deal and that was my dream at the time,” Beyoncé said of the experience. But ultimately, facing Skeleton Crew helped her “realize that you could actually work super hard and give everything you have and lose.” It was “the best message,” she added, because it made her more determined than ever.
SLA was a good journey and lesson, that can applied to startup life. Now working on being Beyonce and I am even more determined.
Huge Congratulations to Cherae Robinson, who is bridging the gap between tourism and development with #rarecustoms and the She Leads Africa team, for a putting together a great platform to showcase the best of Africa’s Women entrepreneurs.