#CreatepreneurAfrica Liberia’s DIAMOND Tealee Brown Making an ‘Aesthete’ Mark On The World!

A poet, A writer, A leader, A Public speaker and a #CHANGEMAKER.... Tealee Brown's love for art and literature was seeded in early years that harvested a Liberian woman blooming with diverse talents,interests, and skills.

Tealee Brown @tealee_brown

“Writing is my safe haven. When I write I am comfortable in my skin and totally at peace”.               Tealee  A. Brown

Her interest in leadership and public speaking led her to the role of a student government speaker, she serves as a senior class secretary in the same year….

Her talent was celebrated when she became the first place winner of the 2018 edition of the annual Sexy like a book competition hosted by the Martha Juah Foundation.

Her goal is to have a first co-authored anthology released no later than 2019.

Member of the Liberian Poet Society (LPS): An organization of young aspiring writers whose major aim is to promote reading and literacy amongst Liberians.

Tealee believes that she can only accomplish anything great if she waits on the Lord.This philosophy of hers originatesf rom the Bible Verse,Isaiah 40:31 

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;the yshall mount up with wings as eagles;they shall
run and not be weary;they shall walk,and not faint".

Meet #CreatePreneurAfrica Liberia’s  Tealee A Brown

Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?

I enjoy meaningful work… creating and touching people’s lives in whatever little way I can.

How did you find your passion and how old were you?

Though I can’t remember the exact age, I started writing in Elementary. I had to switch schools that year and at my new school,I felt totally out of place. It was at this point that writing stepped in. Writing became my escape…My safe haven, somewhere where there was no hurdles and conflict, just utter peace and compassion.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

What appeals to me the most is the way you can just touch someone’s life or teach somebody a valuable lesson or even change somebody’s life through your pieces. You never truly know what miracle every piece you write is performing in the life of one reader.

 What drove you to make money from your passions? 

I asked myself, “If I’m good at it, why not make it a career and make money from it?” and the answer I came up with was, “why not?”

When was the first time you were paid for your passion?

When I took part in the National Poetry Competition at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Liberia.

I didn’t necessarily make money, I was awarded a Samsung galaxy tab which I think still counts as getting paid.


 What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Myself………
There were times I felt like and thought, why not stop writing besides I’m not even good enough and there are so many young and better writers than I’d ever be.
But there was a point when I realized that everybody has his/her own art and that no matter what I thought or how I felt, I had mine and just because my style is/was totally different and unlike that of others, it didn’t mean others were/are any better than I am.
A big Impact on me in this regard has been Ms.Patrice Juah. As I love to believe, ‘she makes it her job to keep me inspired’. My little talks with her, keeps me inspired, believing in myself and going. May God bless her.
Patrice Juah
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

Me ………….knowing that with every piece I write, there’s a major improvement.. Secondly, I’m motivated by other writers whose works continue to touch my life and make me know that I can always be better tomorrow than I am today.

What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?

I’ll simply tell them, “Stop doubting. Start Supporting”.

What advice do you give to aspiring creatives who look up to you?

Revel in your gift and explore. Never hold back!

#CreatepreneurAfrica, Liberia’s Patrice Juah – “A Gem of Unimaginable Proportions”

“She is a Poet”

“She is a Writer ”  

She is a  Presenter 

Patrice Juah is on a mission, a soul mission. A universal calling to support young women leaders. A Mandela Washington fellow of (YALI), President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative ,Patrice Juah is dedicated to shine the light on marvels of Liberia.

 

  She is the crown of

#CreatePreneurAfrica  !   

 

 

 

                                           

A poetic narrative documentary ‘LONESTAR Gem of Unimaginable Proportions is currently in development based on the publication #UnderDucorSkies”

Meet #CreatepreneurAfrica, Patrice Juah: The shining light of Liberia

#CreatePreneurAfrica – Patrice Juah
Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?

I’m driven by creativity, purposeful living, my love for my country and continent, and the desire to make a difference.

My true passion in life is to use the many gifts I’ve been blessed with, to impact lives, and leave behind an inspiring legacy for generations after me.

How did you find your passion and how old were you?

I found my passion at a very young age. As a child, I always enjoyed writing, public speaking and engaging with my community, hence my choosing to study Broadcast Journalism, and continuing to write today.

I spoke before an audience for the first time when I was about three years old and made my broadcasting debut at age 13 or 14. I also started writing at a very young age and won a national poetry competition when I was 16 years old.

Those two passions helped set the tone for the work I currently do.
And although there were times, when I somewhat deviated from them, I always found my way back.

What about your passion appeals to you the most?

What appeals to me the most about my passion is how writing, speaking, and all my other talents enable me to connect, inspire and share my experiences with people.

What drove you to make money from your passions?

I’m currently investing in my passion and making some money along the way. Earning money from my passions enables me to sustain them, and encourages me to keep pursuing my purpose. I’m consumed by my passion, and doing other things always felt draining.

As the saying goes “If you do what you love, you never have to work a day in your life.” Hence, I seek to disrupt the “struggling artist” narrative and inspire creatives to know that we too can lead financially successful and fulfilling lives.

The journey is long and arduous, but with building and investing in my projects consistently, the fruits will be remarkable someday.

When was the first time you were paid for your passion?

During my freshman year in college. It was an exhilarating experience. When I was younger, people would always tell me that the path I’d chosen would lead to a broke life; that writers, journalists and creatives, don’t make money. Doing my first commercial for a major GSM company and getting paid for it was reassuring.

What kept you going when you thought about giving up?

Giving up has never been an option for me. I stop, rest, or even cry, but the thought of giving up never crosses my mind. When I experience challenges, my faith in God, passion for what I do, support from my family and loved ones always keep me going.

Having a solid support system and people who believe in me, is empowering. Also, seeing the impact we’ve had on the girls we work with, through our educational initiatives (Martha Juah Educational Foundation and Sexy Like A Book), drives me to keep pushing.

What motivates you every day to be even more successful?

I believe many people’s destinies are tied to mine, so if I succeed, they too will. If I fail, they will as well. In order to amplify my work and help my people and country, being successful is paramount.

What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?

I’m so focused on my own journey to care about doubters; they’re all distractions. If I’d say anything at all, it’d be to focus their energies on their own lives and work on elevating themselves.

What advice do you give to an aspiring creative is who looks up to you?

Be authentic, bold, and convicted in pursuit of your passions. Follow them wholeheartedly and tune out distractions along the stairway to your dreams

 

“I aim to stand by organizations in their quest to enlighten women on pertinent everyday issues like teenage pregnancies HIV/AIDs, education and development in the workforce”

 

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More about Patrice!

  • Founder and Creative Director of Moie, a social enterprise media platform specializing in public relations, content development, events planning and retail management.’

  • A columnist for  UK’s Vital Woman Magazine’s, Girl Empowerment section, her writings have featured on PBS news hour, African feminist forum, Liberian observer  “Conversations on Liberia”  as well as  the “Sea Breeze Journal of Contemporary Liberian Writings.”

The Pan African conquest of solidarity reached a solid impact for Patrice when she met  Rosie Motene, South African founder of the Waka agency, at an audition of 'Tinsel' in Ghana. She signed up for the audition.

Although she did not make the cut, the impression left was an empowering journey that led to her immediately taken onto the Waka Agency database of exceptional talent in Africa.

” I feel truly blessed to have crossed paths with Rosie Motene. She’s an exceptional woman and a true gift to Africa and the world”

  • UNFPA invited her to present her poem” Fitsula, “I Have Conquered You” in 2013. It was written to honor the survivors of Fistula at the 1st International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.
  • Patrice is the founder and chairperson of the Miss Education Africa Pageant, Africa’s first Pan-African education pageant, which promotes and advocates for girls’ education on the continent.
  • She’s the founder and editor of “Sexy Like A Book”, an academic initiative designed to inspire young women and girls to improve their perspective on reading, literacy, and education.
  • She’s a regular contributor to the United Nations’ Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) radio, now ECOWAS Radio show, Girl Power, that promotes self-esteem, confidence, and the importance of leadership in local communities.
  • She’s a member of UN Women’s Civil Society Advisory Group on Liberia and sits on the board of the Liberia Literary Society.
  • She recently served as a keynote speaker at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Week in Geneva, Switzerland as a guest of the U.S government.
  • She founded the Martha Juah Educational Foundation, named in honor of her mother, a retired primary school teacher of  50 years, to advocate for scholarships for young girls in rural Liberia.

Patrice holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Political Science, an advanced certificate in Fashion Design, and a Certificate in Business & Entrepreneurship.

  • She was invited by former U.S FirstLady, Michelle Obama, in July 2014, for a roundtable discussion on Girls’ Education in Africa, and served as an advisory committee member for the 2015 African Creative Economy Conference, held in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

During the West African Ebola outbreak, she launched the “Ebola Is Not My Identity” campaign along with other artists to combat the problem of stigmatization.

“The goal of the campaign was to showcase creative works of art that reflected hope for Liberia on her path to recovery, other than the images of despair shown on the news wires at the time.”

In 2015, she was featured in Amina Magazine, as one of the new female faces of the African Creative Economy, and was also spotlighted by Brand Woman Africa in the same year as one of the women whose efforts are positively changing Africa one community at a time.

“This young, driven and vivacious woman believes that for Africa to succeed, Africans must make education a powerful driver and the strongest instrument in the reduction of poverty, improving health, gender equality, peace and stability.”

 

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Meet  our top  #CreatePeneurAfrica features thus far

A special welcome to #CreatePreneurAfrica, 'Publication of the Millenium', launching soon on all media platforms...

Greetings from  Patrice Juah, 'Africa's guide to the future', seed host of CreatepreneurAfrica, the soul  journey, showcasing the neverending treasure of skills and talent from the motherland of Africa .

"If you listen carefully you will hear all about the awe inspiring  future of Africa calling out....."

#CreatepreneurAfrica, Liberian Patrice Juah – “A Gem of Unimaginable Proportions”

 

 

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#CreatepreneurAfrica- Nigeria’s sounds of ‘Positive Force’ – Femi Kuti

 

#CreatePreneurAfrica, Tanzania Rhythm with Saxophonist Zephania Malembela

 

#CreatePrenuerAfrica: South Africa’s Usha Seejarim’s soul journey into artistic realms linking human connectivity

#CreatepreneurAfrica- Riaan Hendricks, prolific South African filmmaker on the “Ramothopo the Centenarian” journey

#CreatepreneurAfrica- Island of Madagascar- Lalah Raindimby

“#CreatepreneurAfrica”:Touching Base with Shabani Mpita-Tanzania

‘#CreatepreneurAfrica’ – Pablo Zungu Art wonders in Tanzania

 

ALL THE WAY FROM SOUTH AFRICA: Meet Tu Nokwe– LIving Music Legend and more!

 

#CreatePreneurAfrica – Conversations with Tu Nokwe

 

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#CreatepreneurAfrica -Nigeria’s broadcaster,Tushbee the Tori Goddess……

ALL THE WAY FROM EAST AFRICA: Meet Shabani Mpita,  specialized field and tour guide  as well as a creative artist

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#CreatepreneurAfrica : Story-teller, Poet and Filmmaker, Cape Town’s Weaam Williams

From Lagos Nigeria, Dance Sensation Taiwo Soyebo the founder of Tourism expression, poetry, and arts festival, T.E.P.A.F

#CreatepreneurAfrica @Taiwo Soyebo – Dancing away in Nigeria

 

#CreatepreneurAfrica – Cape Town’s ‘global lens’ wonder Ayesha Kae-Kazim

From Morogoro Tanzania- Meet the world of animation and the JUU Afrikan Festival Clenga Ngatigwa

CreatePreneurAfrica@Cleng’a Ng’atigwa- Animation and traditional music in Tanzania

From Bagamoyo in Tanzania – Meet drummer from the acrobat and drummer group, Mafisi, meet Thomas Mura.

“#CreatepreneurAfrica @Thomas Mura: Soul Rhythm from Bagamoyo

 

From Tanzania, meet master sculptor and artist  Saidi Mbungu, and his passion to share his skill and uplift coming generations with his Africa Modern Art project.

“#CreatepreneurAfrica @Thomas Mura: Soul Rhythm from Bagamoyo

#CreatePreneurAfrica Zziwa Aaron Alone, Uganda’s King of Guerilla Fimmaking!

 

Filmmaker taking the World by Storm- Meet Kurt Orderson– Azania Rizing!

CreatepreneurAfrica – Cape Town filmmaker Kurt Orderson conquers the world with ‘Azania Rizing’

 

From South Africa meet the award-winning actress, storyteller and community leader Andrea Dondolo.

#CreatePreneurAfrica-Andrea Dondolo, Queen Spirit Shining Light in South Africa

Tantalizing Tastebud Treat sensation- Chef Li!

CreatePreneurAfrica -Tastebud treats from Chef Li

 

Hakeem Kae-Kazim , Africa’s leading actor taking the world cinema stage by storm!

#CreatePreneurAfrica- Africa icon Hakeem Kae Kazim- takes the world cinema stage by storm!

 

He is about to spread light all over Africa. Meet our leading scientist Emmanuel Obayagbona

#CreatePreneurAfrica-Meet Africa’s Fastest Rising Scientist : Emmanuel Obayagbona

Our Pan African media proprietor Rosie Motene takes center stage in raising Africa’s stream of talent.

#CreatePreneurAfrica – Pan Africa media proprieter – Our Voice of Africa : Rosie Motene

Africa’s poetic vision meet Kariuki wa Nyamu, sharing his journey into the light of words.

#CreatepreneurAfrica – Africa Poetic vision : Kenya’s Kariuki wa Nyamu

Proudly Tanzanian actor Kihaka GND is ready to shine, universally!

#CreateprenuerAfrica – Proudly Tanzanian Actor – Kihaka GND

Mak Manaka ,South Africa poet-  spreading the word with  soul purpose

#CreatePreneurAfrica – Poetically speaking : Mak Manaka

Jihan El Tahri, Egyptian filmmaker  raises consciousness with awakening documentaries across the continent

#CreatepreneurAfrica – Visionary Soul Filmmaker Jihan El Tahri

 

Afrodazzled’ Kenyan Artist Cyrus Kabiru in his spectacular vision of spectacles

#CreatepreneurAfrica- ‘Afrodazzled’ Kenyan Artist Cyrus Kabiru- “C-Stunner Spectacular Spectacles”

Nigerian Fashionista UKachukwu Okechukwu journeys us through his design of the century vision

#CreatePreneurAfrica – Nigerian Fashionista Supreme – Ukachukwu Okechukwu

 

Meet Donald Molosi – he has some critical love letter for humanity!

CreatePreneurAfrica – Botswana’s Donald Molosi’s “Critical love letters to Humanity”

Mountaineer Monde Sitole is taking Africa to new heights. Are we ready to join him and reach new peaks?

#CreatePreneurAfrica- Mountaineer Monde Sitole, Peak performance “Reaching Heights of Soul Liberation”

 

 

Meet trailblazer filmmaker Vincent Moloi. The voice of the nation

#CreatepreneurAfrica Vincent Moloi : Trailblazer filmmaker capturing human existence dynamics!

#CreatepreneurAfrica – La Famosà – Dominican fashion mogul in Uganda

#CreatePreneurAfrica – Oluwabukola Michael Nelson, Making Nigerian dreams a reality!

#CreatepreneurAfrica – Sandile Ngidi : ‘Africa’s Literary Empire’

#CreatepreneurAfrica- Nigeria’s Lieutenenant Alexander Emmanuel Ochogwu