Born in New York with family roots in the Dominican Republic, La Famosà was destined to link with the Waka agency founded by Rosie Motene, the first Pan African talent agency!
“People will appreciate my existence for creating avenues of revenues for the youth that seek lucrative opportunities”
La Famosà: Fashionist Extraordinaire
La Famosa set off to Uganda with her ultimate Pan-African vision was a mission to gather young women and men in the creations of the fashion world, to build an Africa network, gather ideas and support to inspire and grow through design and color.
“I love Africa, I love everything it’s offering me so far. I’m here to stay!
By the time she turned sixteen, she made it a mission to follow her dreams. She graduated from a technology high school, gained her cosmetology license and burst onto the world scene of fashion!
Her knowledge of hair design and fashion her repertoire as the most reliable and respectable stylist within the US.
A force to reckon with La Famosà spread out towards her screen career and created a showreel for a reality TV show called: ‘Queens Reign Supreme’ and played the role of Sassy.
Her passion for Africa comes from a soul connection to family and friends alike. Her love for Africa is contagious excitement she seeks to spread all over the world.
“I chose Africa because I have a vision that I will be the reason entrepreneurs will take control of what they want and need – Lanes will be created exclusively for the next top designers”
She plans to attend university’s, high schools and middle schools in Africa with the aim to reach out to the youth, motivate them to stay in school and continue to excel.
The ultimate outlook is the creation of handsfree business programs for the inspiring goal achiever. Mold them into CEO in this 500,000,000,000 billion dollar beauty industry.
“I have the strategies, I just need the ones that have the willpower to make the industry go from billions to trillions of dollars” La Famosa
Meet CreatepreneurAfrica – La Famosà in Uganda!
Tell us what drives you? What is your true passion in life?
Making people happy, making people feel proud of themselves, changing their aspects on life, building confidence drives me to be better as a person.
It builds something in the way I conduct business. My true passions characteristics are based on how people react off of me and how I treat people. It’s become a lifestyle to reward people with my genuine ways.
I love the feeling when people take a second glance at what I’m
wearing or what I’ve said. It means interest, wondering how it all came about. It gives me a chance to stand up tall and express my desire to inspire.
How did you find your passion and how old were you?
I found my passion at the age of 10 years old. I noticed it was a passion of mine when my mood changes every time I spoke about hair and fashion. It did something to me emotionally.
It took me away from my childhood nightmares.Whether it’s fashion, hair styling, consulting, anything to do with transforming people exteriors, it made me feel in control and complete as a little girl.
Something I looked up to. It became a dream of mine with hopes of it coming true one day.
What about your passion appeals to you the most?
What appeals to me the most about my passion is that I can have a moment be my true self. Expressing myself through art.
I became a person that can advise and teach. It allowed me to make people feel good in my own creative way through creative designing. Introducing them to a new language. Fashion.
What drove you to make money from your passions?
What drove me to make money from my passion was when I noticed my idols and my competitors achieving their business goals over and over and over again.. I knew that once I took my talents & skills serious along with making some adjustments to the way I conducted business. I knew right there and then that I can achieve the same. I never doubted my self.
When was the first time you were paid for your passion?
When I first got compensated for doing something I loved I was 15/16yrs old. I was overwhelmed and it motivated me to always push harder to stay afloat & above. From the age 10-16yrs old, I was hair designing but never got paid for it. I always did it for fun, practice, or just to distract me from my personal issues at home, knowing I was one day going to get paid for what is now my ultimate passion.
What kept you going when you thought about giving up?
The only thing that kept me going from never ever giving up was the constant monthly reminder. MY BILLS .. hahaha . The more money I made, the more responsibilities I accumulated. I knew if I was to ever give up on my ambitious ways I’ll eventually lose everything I sacrificed everything for.
I had no one to depend on but my self and skills. The objective was to remain on top and remain responsible at the same time.
What motivates you every day to be even more successful?
I feel like people that I surround my self, friends & family motivate me in so many ways to become more successful, whether it’s negative or positive happening in their lives. My mother didn’t really teach me the valuable lessons I know today. I learn from others peoples mistakes and achievements.
What do you have to say to all of the people who doubted you?
I wouldn’t relay a message to the people that doubted me. I’ll like to take the opportunity if given and give a big THANK YOU to everybody that knew I was going to make it.. those are the people I most appreciate, and thankful for. Positive vibes are what I feed off.
What advice do you give to aspiring creative is who look up to you?
My advice to the inspiring girl bosses, creative directors, goal achievers is to meditate on your idea, take a step back, set a goal that makes sense to self. Remain realistic, and stop nothing to achieving your goal. Good luck, I believe in you.We all will have a moment of doubt but always stay afloat and focus.