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Nene Merit RE-introduces the Elegancy 101 Membership Card! Female Empowerment

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Who is Nene Merit?

My name is Nene Merit, Elegancy 101 owner and I am 23 years old, my parents are Nigerian and I was born in Delft the Netherlands. I used to be a blogger back in the day and I studied events marketing. I started blogging during my student period. Suddenly I started getting a lot of visitors from the United States and the UK this happened around 2010/2011.

Blogging was not a big thing around this time. An Afro-European blog about what to find where was not a hot topic. Most people went to American bloggers’ website to read about topics where to get certain wanted products.

There was nothing similar to that in Europe. More and more collaborations started like the MTV awards etc. I started making press reports for MTV. I couldn’t really make money of of it because there was no budget to pay bloggers like me at the time.

I am currently working on freelance PR and  making money in different ways. My membership card also keeps me busy. I don’t like working for a boss, I prefer having my own income and being my own boss.

 

Nene Merit owner Elegancy 101

Nene Merit, 23 years old

 

What was your motivation to start Elegancy 101?

Elegancy 101 was aimed at Afro-Europeans and what we go through on a daily basis. I have decided to focus more on beauty and topics like weave and preventing skin bleaching.

I always tried to bring  people with different cultures and believes together so I decided to launch an Elegancy 101 membership card.

Ladies have a lot in common but sometimes do not get each other because of the culture differences. I want to change that by giving workshops and creating discounts. I target people from the age of 18 to 35 years.

 

What is your favorite project that you are currently working on?

The Elegancy 101 Membership Card is a project started by myself. It is a way of bringing different women together through the use of the membership card. It has many advantages for living a healthy, educational and cultural live in or near the bigger cities of The Netherlands. We focus on young adults, especially women from diverse backgrounds living in and around the cities.

The card will enable you to attend different workshops and various discounts for mainly female aimed products and services. Also will it help diffuse the negative stereotype of black women. It will also decrease the ethnic profiling that is going on.

Members can get many discounts by using the card to purchase theater tickets for example. Moreover the card also offers discounts for workshops, readings, debates, lady fitness, beauty, festivals and ladies nights. Also will the makers of the member card arrange several activities, debates and seminars themselves to entertain the members.

The card is mainly for?

  • For women from the age 18 to 40;
  • To promote culture in the ‘Randstad’; (In Holland Utrecht, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Almere and Den Haag)
  • Educative;
  • Multicultural

and so much more!

This is why You need the Elegancy Member Card

We want to make Cultural outings more accessible for all women of different ethnic backgrounds. We want to make CULTURE hip again. The boring stereotype around museums etc. needs to be gone! The different events that we will be organizing for members are themed around FEMALE EMPOWERMENT.

There are currently some negative stereotypes around young adults from a migration background and we want to kick that stereotypes’ ass. Enhancing Female empowerment in combination with battling stereotypes is one of our main goals. The membership card will also enable people to come together and create new friendships. Another great aspect is how The Card enhances the cultural diversity in Holland.

Women empowerment get together

Women empowerment get together


This is how it Works!

Step 1 to 5

Step 1: Go to www.e101card.com. Order the membership card. Agree to the terms. Pay the yearly amount of  € 7,50 (8.27 US dollars).

Step 2: Get the Unique Code from the E101Card. This Code is personal and connected to your online account

Step 3: Log in on www.e101card.com and book your activities Online. Get Notified about your event.

Step 4: Get all year long promotions and discounts. Get a monthly Notification about Newly added events.

Step 5: Take your card to the event. Take your ID and enjoy the events with a great Discount!

Nene merit owner of Elegancy 101

Nene Merit on a traveling trip

What does Melanin Wonder mean to you?

That is a hard one! Me personally, I think it is motivating to see other dark skinned women doing well in general. Independent Melanin people that try to reach their goals in life. I am a big fan of people chasing after what they want in life too. I do not really use this term because I am a fan of everyone, whether you are yellow or purple I do not care about color.

What are some of the Melanin Wonders you look up to?

Faya Lourens, Sylvana Simons, Shay Krueger, Birgit Lewis and Pearl Jozefzoon ! All women who have their personal difficulties throughout life. I love the way they are!

 

What is your message to all melanin women and girls?

Go for it! It sounds so cliché but it is a fact that going for what you want is not as hard as it may seem. Try to connect with other people (network).

Do not let anything stop you, no dream is too big to achieve. Nothing depends on your skin color or your background, If you want It you will get it. Also, the internet can provide many chances to access different things that are necessary to start something for yourself.

There are so many ways to become successful in life. Just choose one and go for it.

 

 

“Do not let anything disturb you!”

Nene can be found

You can find me on my website:

www. e101card.com

my Twitter @Elegancy101 and on Facebook Nene Merit and Elegancy101

PR: Elegancy101 PR.

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Binckhorstlaan 36
2516 BE Den Haag

Gebouw M
2e verdieping
Unit 53

 

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Let’s talk to Prince Dynast Amir – African DNA

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The super multi-talented, African American and former sales man has found his roots in several countries on the African continent. This is nothing new, Amir has been connected to the motherland earlier but we like to shed a light on his journey once more and as he calls it highlight: The search for Uhuru. The search for Uhuru is a platform that is created to build a bridge between the Black Diaspora Wordwide and the Beautiful African Continent through art, travelling tours, vlogs and culture.

“The search for Uhuru is a platform that is created to build a bridge”

Everything in his life sparked after this, even his 7-year old son is named after the Malian King of Kings Mansa Musa. A fantastic, great and wise man.

39 year old Amir, born and raised in Sacramanento California has an amazing story that happened to kickstart his passion of connecting two worlds.

“I played football and ran track at the University of Georgia. I actually studied Agri-cultural Business and got my degree. After that I sold insurances, I did sales for Santos as well. I had a great life and was living my best life and I loved travelling with friends at the time. Partying and having fun and seeing different parts of the world. 10 years ago Tanzania , Zanzibar and I fell in love.” Amir tells Melanin Wonder.

 

Amir planned to travel every December and he could combine it with work. He has visited South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Mali, Senegal and many more countries as the travel mogul he has become. The main focus became Nigeria.

I was invited to go to Brazil once, this now like 10 years ago, wow! For some reason the whole trip to Brazil got cancelled. It’s like the Gods planned it because another friend of mine asked me to join him to Tanzania. I was like, let’s go. That is when I literally fell in love in with Africa. I enjoyed the hospitality, the people and the food is amazing! 

Dynast Amir found out his roots are in the countries: Nigeria and Sierra Leone via African Ancestry. When you find out your roots then you are eligible to get a passport in Sierra Leone. You can travel through west Africa visa free. If you are Nigerian why would you not want your Nigerian Passport.

It has become a passion. To connect to African diaspora. The search for Uhuru platform is for anyone that is interested. Anyone can join the travelling groups to Africa too. Dynast also runs a YouTube channel where he documents his journey, to inform the people. It is also to engage

Dynast is a multi talented man because he also Writes! He wrote a  childrensbook which is available on Amazon.  I just got inspired to write a book one day and so I did it. That’s all that I can say about that haha. The YouTube channel is all about having conversations, talking about crypto and occasionally  politics.

 

Dynast: “My first tour, was a tour to Nigeria 2019 during the well known Osun festival. To bring awareness to the Ororuwo kingdom. I did several tours, I bring people to Nigeria every Osun festival. Everyone can join the tour, this is global. But usually people of African descent like to join the tours of all ages.”

My roots were from the Ororuwo Nigerian Kingdom, they welcomed me and we talked. They were so happy to see me. They consulted the orishas, it was approved that I become a prince of the Ororuwo Kingdom. They initiated me and that is how I became Prince Dynast Amir. It is a real privilege. 

 

 I feels like I lost something and I have now found what was missing.

 

Native Americans now, I don’t really agree. We have been so far disconnected and we form own identity.

Youtube: Search for Uhuru

Find Dynast on the web too!

Instagram – Dynast

 

 


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RiRi honoured for her ‘extraordinary commitment’ to Caribbean island as it makes a historic political transition.

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RiRi Rihanna honoured for her ‘extraordinary commitment’ to Caribbean island as it makes a historic political transition.

The singer was honored Monday in her native Barbados during its presidential inauguration, which served to mark the country becoming a republic. Barbadian Prime Minister Mia Mottley told the crowd: “May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation by your works, by your actions and to do credit wherever you shall go”.

Barbados formally cut ties with the British monarchy by becoming a republic almost 400 years after the first English ship arrived on the most easterly of the Caribbean islands.

@badgalriri

 

 

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Jaden Smith is opening his first restaurant to help serve homeless people free vegan meals

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Jaden Smith is opening his first restaurant to provide homeless people with vegan meals for free.
The activist, 22, has already been helping feed disadvantaged communities since the launch of his I Love You food truck in the Los Angeles Skid Row area back in 2019.
Speaking about his new project with Variety, Jaden explained that anyone can order from the eatery but if a customer is not homeless they’ll have to pay ‘more than the food’s worth so that you can pay for the person behind you.’

Jaden Smith is set to open his first restaurant to provide homeless people with vegan food for free (pictured in January 2020)
The son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith told the publication: ‘It’s for homeless people to get free food.

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Angel Rich the Melanin Wonder named to be “The next Steve Jobs” by Forbes!!

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Angel Rich “The Next Steve Jobs”

 

Angel Rich, from Washington, DC, has developed a very innovative app called Credit Stacker that teaches students about personal finance, credit management skills, and entrepreneurship in a fun and engaging way. The app is so popular that 200,000 people (and growing) downloaded it to their smartphones and tablets within just two weeks of its launch.

 

Melanin Wonder Angel was raised in Washington, DC, and graduated from Hampton University. She also studied at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. Way to represent her Melanin self!

She briefly worked as a global market research analyst for Prudential, where she conducted over 70 financial behavior modification studies.

She says that during her time there, she helped the company generate more than $6 billion in revenue. She resigned, however in 2013, to start her own company, The Wealth Factory.

Remarkably, the app has been named the “best financial literacy product in the country” by the Office of Michelle Obama, the “best learning game in the country” by the Department of Education, and the “best solution in the world for reducing poverty” by JP Morgan Chase. It has won first place in several business competitions including the Industrial Bank Small Business Regional Competition and the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition. Angel has won more than $50,000 in business grants with her efforts.

Her company’s Credit Stacker app is available in four languages and in 40 countries and is rapidly approaching 1 million downloads.

 

Although the app is free for users to download, the revenue model is to generate money on the back-end from advertisers in addition to existing contracts. She also has a partnership with the D.C. Dept of Insurance, Securities, and Banking.

In time, other major financial companies like NASDAQ, J.P. Morgan & Chase, Wells Fargo, and more will likely want to get on board as well

 

Download the Credit Stacker app from the iTunes App store here, visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/creditstacker/id1130346776

Download the Credit Stacker app from the Google Play app store now, visit:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.capital.creditstacker

Follow Melanin Wonder Angel Rich on Facebook and visit www.facebook.com/wealthylifers

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