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In Diary on
February 21, 2017

Serving Up Attitude in Untitled&Co

As you guys already know, my love for local Toronto fashion and lifestyle brand Untitled&Co runs pretty deep. I’ve always admired their fun, youthful style that is sexy, unique, and always empowered. I appreciate the way they engage with their community. I respect the social causes they align themselves with. I love that when I go to their physical store at 438 Queen St W in Toronto, it’s run entirely by other ambitious young people like myself.

So when they asked me if I wanted to do a shoot together again my answer was obvious: YAAAAS!


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In Diary on
January 18, 2017

Reconnecting With My Roots In Lagos, Nigeria

The air is hot and sticky with moisture, even as the sun is beginning to set. Distant sounds of voices and car horns can be heard in the dense air as a large, heavy gate slowly opens. This is Lagos, Nigeria.

More specifically, we find each other in Victoria Garden City, a comparatively quiet and gated residential neighbourhood where one must pass a security post to enter. Welcome! I’m so excited to share an inside look at my world in a way I never have before.


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In Diary, Women On Top on
December 16, 2016

Embracing Failure and Leaving a Legacy with GXXRLS TOUR II

It’s so easy to see people we admire or respect, see their work, and associate them only with success. But even our heroes have failed a time or two in their life. For me, success isn’t the absence of failure, success is often about overcoming failure.

You can feel like you wanna quit but don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t be afraid to learn. Don’t be afraid to tear it all apart and start from scratch. And embrace it because then there’s things you learn along the way.


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In Diary on
October 4, 2016

Slaying in Beyonce’s 2016 Grammys Gown

It’s not often I get to adorn my body with the same threads that once adorned Beyonce‘s. So when the opportunity presented itself to try on the same dress that Queen Bey wore to this year’s Grammy Awards, best believe I snatched it up. Keep reading to find out more about Yonce’s Grammy style and check out more views of this gorgeous gown. #SLAY


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In Diary on
September 10, 2016

Joining Forces with Nike Canada & FoundMissing.ca

The Founders: fuelled by Nike Canada and FoundMissing is focused on creating a new tonality within an empowered voice of Canadian artists – infusing the spirit of sport within their craft. Through each season, the crew will experience a journey anchored to a Nike innovation that intersects with a collision of sports, style, art and culture to start a new conversation, break boundaries and inspire the community.

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In Diary on
September 5, 2016

Launching Global Fashion Brand Uniqlo in Canada

GUESS WHAT GUYS!? I got chosen to help launch global fashion brand Uniqlo‘s expansion into Canada! Catch me standing with a crew of cool kids in front of Toronto landmarks in this city-wide campaign. You wouldn’t even believe the crazy fate that lead me here. I’m just honored and blessed to be able to welcome this awesome brand to Canada. Keep reading to see the story of how I landed this amazing opportunity.


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In Diary on
August 3, 2016

Check Me Out Modeling for Inkbox Tattoos

If you’re a young entrepreneur chasing your dreams, you have my attention. When Tyler Handley of Inkbox Tattoos hit me up asking me to model some new designs for the company, it was an instant yes. Cool designs? Check! Fun in the sun? Check! Count me in 🙂

Keep reading to learn more about the product, how it works, and our shoot day.


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In Diary on
July 15, 2016

Breaking Beauty Standards in Alessia Cara’s “Scars To Your Beautiful”

On July 11th, Alessia Cara turned 20-years-old. But instead of making herself the focus, she gave us a gift. She released the music video for her third single “Scars To Your Beautiful” on Cosmopolitan.com. And in an instant, the world met a handful of individuals that while different in appearance, share similar stories of triumph over differences. And I was one of those people. Alessia Cara 002


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