Episode 10...MUA/Photographer/Hairstylist: Eveliz Tomety #GirlBoss

Hey guys! I hope you are having a beautiful weekend. I am so excited to be doing my 10th Episode of Basi Bants. This is one is with a very beautiful lady Eveliz who I met through a mutual friend. She is a make-up artist, photographer and hair stylist in the DFW area. She is so multi-talented and kick ass at what she does. Now if this literally isn’t your life goals I don’t know what to tell you...lol She is a truly the definition of a girl boss.

Enjoy the interview, I will leave all her information and all that good stuff at the end of the interview, so you know I want you to read till the end, and learn how to be a girl boss.


04/24/15 Meeting AdannaDavid + Photoshoot at the Boston Public Garden

Hey guys! I know I have been kinda MIA on this blog but I promise you guys its not on purpose. I have had to move into to my new place over the past couple of weeks, as well as get settled into school. I am still settling in and trying to see how I can juggle blogging and keeping up with school work as the summer semester is super short. But I promise I will be back on track ASAP.  

Without further due, I had the pleasure of meeting up with the lovely adannadavid you guys might know them from youtube. You can visit their youtube channel (here). They announced on their IG that they would be having a meet and greet in Boston and I knew I just had to be there. They were such a humble and down to earth couple and David is just the sweetest guy. Their positivity was so infectious and I am so grateful I got to meet them. It was just so nice to be around like minded people.

After the meet and greet, the weather was so beautiful not to have a photoshoot. So my friend and I got to work...lol. Enjoy the overload of pictures below...

Episode 9: Me...April Basi

Hey guys so I had the opportunity of working with my friend Wanda Owoh of africanhearted. I was on the other side of the table this time as I was the one getting interviewed. I will be essentially sharing my personal thoughts on being an African living in the United States. Be sure to visit her website here, she was even kind enough to send me the shirt i'm wearing in the picture, if you like it you can order it on her website (it comes in different colors). I am also their entertainment blogger….yay me!lol... Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy the interview and comment with your thoughts… have a lovely week..x

What’s your full name? April Ifunanya Okwuobasi

Where are you from? I am from Abia state, Nigeria

What does it mean to be African to you? To me being African is a lifestyle. I am African by the way I talk, act and interact with people around me.

What do you love about Nigeria ? I love that Nigeria is the “big apple” of Africa…haha I’ll explain. Nigerians are such go-getters; therefore I truly believe it is a land of opportunities. If you are talented and good at what you do whist still representing your culture you are likely to succeed in Nigeria

James Kessinger - The Blind Artist. Must read!

Hey guys I am so excited and thankful to Grow Influence for giving me the opportunity to work on the James Kessinger project. I was chosen as the winner of the project, and I am excited not only because it is for a good cause but because I feel it will be very inspirational and beneficial to my readers. Before I go into the project I will give you guys a brief history on James.

How many people can say they still pursued their life long dream after facing a huge obstacle such as loosing your sight, and still be successful at it. That my friends’ is the story of James Kessinger. James a modern artist and a native of Kentucky lost his sight at 32 in 1978 after the onset of Macular degeneration (a medical condition that usually affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula) because of damage to the retina).1

As this may seem like a “be all end all” for some people. It was not for James. He fought even harder to make his dreams a reality. The year 1976 was when James was diagnosed with macular degeneration.2 Over the next several years, his vision continued to deteriorate, and in 1979, he sold WK Products.2 Shortly thereafter, he became general manager of the packaging division of Belknap Inc. in Ocoee, FL.2 While with Belknap, he created, in Orlando, FL, Line Associates, a design and marketing company with emphasis in retail display.2 Line served customers such as Hawaiian Tropic, Proctor & Gamble, L’eggs, the National Foot ball League, Cheerleaders, as well as many entertainment and sports celebrities. He had many more achievements to come over the years.