How one 26-year-old turned $500 into $2 million online

Zuvaa is an online store selling African-inspired clothing to customers globally. It was founded two years ago by New York-based entrepreneur Kelechi Anyadiegwu.

What started with a compliment turned one young woman’s idea into a million dollar business.

When Kelechi Anyadiegwu started her online African clothing store Zuvaa with $500 two years ago, her idea was to share African-inspired designs with consumers around the world. Zuvaa is estimated to make $2 million in sales in 2016.
After receiving a compliment on her outfit, the tech savvy 24-year-old bought a domain name and started social media accounts.
“I didn’t really know what I was getting into, I just had a vision and I was excited about where that would take me,” New York-based Anyadiegwu told CNN in an interview.
“As a women of Nigerian descent, I grew up with African prints and fabrics. I loved wearing African inspired designs, and whenever I did wear these pieces, people wanted to know how they could also shop African inspired prints.”
Instead of just referring these curious customers on to the designers she knew, Anyadiegwu saw a business opportunity.
“I decided to use my skills in social media marketing and online community building, to create a platform that would provide more exposure for the talented African-inspired fashion designers I knew existed around the world,” she said.
Her success has already landed her on the Forbes 30 under 30 list.

Passion x expertise = a winning formula

While the path of a tech entrepreneur is not an easy one, Anyadiegwu’s education set her up for success.
After studying User Experience Design in the U.S., she combined her passion for representing Africa on the world stage, her keen eye for design and tech expertise.
“I’ve always been a techie. I’m very interested in how technology and design could be used to change lives.
“Zuvaa brought together everything I was ever interested in. My love for Africa, my interest in fashion and my skills in technology.”
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The life of a young entrepreneur

Anyadiegwu has been very vocal about the fact that she did not want a traditional 9 to 5 job.
And she’s not alone, according to research by Bentley University, 77% of millennials say flexible work hours make them more productive.
“My days are a lot longer than 9-5!” says Anyadiegwu. “From when I wake up to when I go to sleep, I’m working on Zuvaa. If I’m not directly working on Zuvaa, I’m definitely thinking about it.”
Anyadiegwu predicts Zuvaa is on track to make $2 million in gross sales this year, she said having a clear vision is key.
“My biggest piece of advice is to trust your vision. Your vision for your life and company are really going to be what makes you stand out.
“No one is going to be able to see this vision, that’s what makes it so special, that what will set you apart from others, that’s what will make get every morning exciting to work and build your company.”
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The name ‘Zuvaa’ comes from ‘Zuva’ which means sun or sunshine in the language of the Shona people from Zimbabwe. Anyadiegwu’s vision for the company is clear;
“We are building a movement of artisans, consumers and people around the world who want to know the stories behind their garments. Where they come from and who made them.”
“People are excited that their traditional prints are going global and it’s driven by people from their communities. Many are fascinated with the market that exists outside of Africa and how the global interest is trickling down to their local communities,” added the young entrepreneur

3 Men Shot After Fetty Wap Robbed Of His Chain & Cash In His Hometown Of Paterson, NJ

 

Fetty Wap escaped injury during a shootout that ensued after he was robbed of cash and his chain, in his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey on Sunday, March 26.

TMZ reports that cops responded to a call of a fight and shots fired on Montclair Ave and Paxton Street around 5 a.m. When police arrived they found one man with a gunshot wound to his torso and another who was hit in the leg.

A third man thought to be involved in the incident drove himself toHackensack Medical Center with an undisclosed injury.

It’s not known if Fetty, born Willie Maxwell II, was involved in the shootout, but he was not among the injured and didn’t report a robbery. An investigation is currently underway.Story developing …

Kanye West Settles Lawsuit For Uncleared ‘New Slaves’ Sample Out Of Court

Afbeeldingsresultaat voor Kanye West Settles Lawsuit For Uncleared 'New Slaves' Sample Out Of CourtIn 2015 Kanye West was hit with a $2.5 million lawsuit by a Hungarian musician, Gabor Presser, who claimed the rapper sampled his 1969 song “Gyöngyhajú Lány” (“The Girl with Pearly Hair”) without permission.

A large chunk of Presser’s track was used in West’s 2013 song “New Slaves” off of the album, “Yeezus.

Billboard reports that the suit has now been settled out of court. No details of the financial agreement were disclosed.

 

J. Cole Announces New HBO Documentary ‘4 Your Eyez Only’

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J. Cole teamed up with HBO last year for a concert film and tour documentary titled J. Cole Forest Hills Drive: Homecoming and now he has another documentary with HBO called J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film.

The one-hour documentary directed by J. Cole and Scott Lazer will feature musical performances from Cole’s fourth album, 4 Your Eyez Only, as well as stories from low-income residents in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Atlanta, Georgia, Ferguson, Missouri, Jonesboro, Arkansas and Cole’s hometown of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Check out the trailer below.

J. Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only, A Dreamville Film, will premiere on HBO Saturday, April 15 from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT

Kevin Gates Thrown Back In Jail For A Warrant On The Same Day He Was Being Released

 

Kevin Gates got the ultimate letdown on the day he was scheduled to be released from Polk County Jail in Florida.

TMZ reports that as the rapper was being processed out Friday, March 24, an outstanding weapons-related warrant was discovered, leading to Gates’ re-arrest.

Gates, born Marcellus Kevin Gates, had just finished serving 5 months of a six-month sentence for kicking 18-year-old fan, Miranda Dixon, in the chest during an August 2015 concert at Rumor’s Nite Club in Lakeland, Florida.

It’s not known at this time how much time he’ll have to serve for this latest legal setback

Migos, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Perform “Bad And Boujee” With ‘Office Supplies’

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Atlanta trio of Quavo, Offset and Takeoff, together known as Migos, made a stop on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform “T-Shirt” single from their latest album CULTURE and an “office supplies” rendition of “Bad & Boujee” with Jimmy Fallon and the legendary band The Roots.

Watch the video below.

Check out the instruments list:

Jimmy – iPhone Tones
Questlove – Scissors, Electric Stapler
Black Thought – Thumbtack Shaker
James Poyser – Coffee Pots
Mark Kelley – Keyboard Washboard
Captain Kirk – Tissue Box Guitar with Rubber Band Strings
Frank Knuckles – Water Cooler Jug Bongo
Kamal Gray – Paper Rips
Tuba Gooding Jr. – Bottled Water Jugs
Offset – Paper Clip Shaker
Quavo – Scissor Snips, Coffee Pours
Takeoff – Scotch Tape

Handwritten Lyrics For ‘Dear Mama’ By Tupac Shakur Being Sold For $75K

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MomentsInTime.com is making huge amounts of money off of Tupac Shakur memorabilia. The website, which has auctioned off numerous items once owned by the late, great rapper/actor/poet is now selling the handwritten lyrics of one from ‘Pac’s biggest hit songs, “Dear Mama.”

TMZ reports that there are three pages total. Each one is being sold for$25,000 apiece.

The pages also contain the names of rappers 2Pac was possibly considering collaborating with. One sheet is said to be more graphic than the others.

A private collector in Poland acquired them from the studio where the song was recorded. Moments obtained them and is looking for a $75,000 payday.

Head over to http://momentsintime.com/ to view them.

Is Kim Kardashian Ready To Divorce Kanye West?

“It is over. Kim and Kanye had a monster fight a few nights ago and they have NOT spoken since. She is living with her mom with the kids and he is in a hotel,” sources tell NAUGHTY GOSSIP. “They fight all the time but this is different. This is the end. She is growing to hate him and thinks he is a different man than the one she married. She knows he needs help and doesn’t want to leave him while he is down, but Kim cannot stand it anymore. She wants this nightmare to be over.”

Insider say Kris Jenner is trying to get her to stay with Kanye. At least until this season of the show airs. If she breaks up with Kanye now, the entire season will look like OLD NEWS!