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BEYOND TALENT An editorial on a talented music producer and topline songwriter.

SPECIAL FEATURE ALESIA FEDORENKO

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With over 60k followers on Instagram and a notable career, Alesia Fedorenko has a unique style with adventurous colours that have now defined her brand. We talk to the Russian based businesswoman, mentor and influencer about her journey.

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STARTUPS This section is dedicated to new businesses; you will find various business professionals who will add value to profit margins. Look out for flashing links, interact with articles and even make a phone call through interactive links. We hope that you will enjoy reading this section as much as we did piecing it together. To find out how you can feature, contact us today.

AEL ACCOUNTANCY ENTERPRISE The woman behind the brand is tenacious, focussed and results orientated.

ENTERTAINMENT This section is a beautiful space for actors, musicians, producers and the arts. Join us in celebrating talent within the entertainment industry.

DIDS MUSIC Beyond talent is an editorial on a talented music producer and topline songwriter.

THIS STAR SHINES BRIGHT A diverse career that would see Michael evolving into the person he is today. He facilitated change and creates opportunities. He is a highly respected actor who considers that he is on a permanent learning curve. His want and need to be at the top of his game is inspiring.

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DIGITAL DIALOGUE A space for creativity and passion, discussing topics that are relevant in modern society to potentially inspire others and reshape their thinking.

STARTING A NEW CHAPTER How reading can enhance your life.

COACHING A unique space for coaches. Read articles from the industries finest and learn from their experience. This section will be featured in our next edition.

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SPECIAL FEATURES A special feature section for outstanding contributions.

FOOTBALL & TECHNOLOGY An editorial on a man who changed the face of Spanish Football. A fascinating insight into a company introducing technology into the world of football.

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Jani J An interview with Jani J. A multi-talented songwriter who is drawing worldwide attention. With a background in acting and modelling, she is a highly regarded influencer and businesswoman.

BanditBee An interview with an online retailer with over 11,000 Instagram followers and an eye on the prize. We catch up with Mandi, at her studio to talk about the Bee that everyone is talking about.

LIFESTYLE A fascinating collection of editorials from notable social media influencers.

ALESIA FEDORENKO With over 60k followers on Instagram and a notable career, Alesia Fedorenko has a unique style with adventurous colours that have now defined her brand. We talk to the Russian based businesswoman, mentor and influencer about her journey.

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www.networkingmagazine.co.uk Eleven is more than just a number. BY Shabnam Choudhary

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had the pleasure of speaking with Vijay Lochun (FCCA), the Managing Director of Accountancy Enterprise (www.accountancyenterprise.com). With a comprehensive background, being an Accountant for over twenty years, Hayes based Vijay has a plethora of knowledge and experience when it comes to

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providing an array of services with a personalised touch. Working with large organisations both in the accountancy industry as well as in Public Practice, Vijay branched out singularly to set up an e cient one stop shop for all client needs.

Bespoke services So, what makes Accountancy Enterprise unique in comparison to its multitude of competitors? *In a nutshell, they o er advisory services that small rms don’t really have the capacity and expertise to do. These tend to be focussed on by larger groups, where in return costs become relative Doing so much more than independent accountancy rms, Vijay’s services include: *General tax services

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An interview with Vijay Lochun

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About Us 2019 – A positive year for the business, Vijay acquired a large assignment for a school audit. This was invaluable experience as it was a new area that she had not covered before and was a progressive opportunity 2020 – As with a lot of small businesses or businesses in general, 2020 was an exceptionally tough year. Being unable to work with other accountants created di cult barriers but Vijay persisted and knew this period would subside 2021 – Much better! New clients and recommendations have increased. Having invested a lot of nances in marketing with no substantial traction, Vijay has decided to take a di erent approach.

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I read that you have produced a staggering 500 songs and recorded over 150 of them, which is truly amazing. Tell me about how you write. Do you have a studio or sit in a garden for inspiration? I write anywhere; sometimes, a song comes to me even when I'm driving, so I repeat the lyrics over and over again to embed them into my mind. Occasionally, I can't sleep; I have access to my recording studio and even have a sofa to relax if I need to. I write quickly and never second guess myself. Technology provides valuable tools to aid creativity, and so I use an App that often helps. Is success in your industry all about who you know or about creating a social media presence?

"Beware of sharks who promise you the earth, never give money upfront sign exclusives or give your music away for free". Social media is very time consuming; you need to be consistent, and it's something that you can do yourself. It's freely accessible, so it should be considered to be more of a tool. As far as publicity for songwriters, there's enough love to go around. More avenues exist for young aspiring talent other than being in the right place at the right time. TikTok, in particular, is a great way to engage with an audience, but there are other credible platforms for this industry to include; Instagram, Spotify and Soundcloud. Find some that works for you; as I mentioned before, use the tools available to increase exposure. Do you have to wear many hats; business, creative, writer and singer?

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I think that goes without saying, it's very much part of the new now, but it has to be noted that you have more control and fewer people need to take elements of your earnings because of it. Although there are many hats to wear, making music should be your primary objective.

What is a Topline songwriter? There are four or ve di erent types of writers; Topline means that you can listen to any music and create another melody based around it with a vocal focus. Often this means more collaborations and generates more opportunities.


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The changing face of the music industry.

What are the origins of the name, DiDs music?

Years ago, it was all based on publishers, record labels and recording studios, to name a few taking their cut. Artists would always hope to make money, but they only got a small slice of what was left.

Di is short for Dianne, which I never liked; my husband is from South Africa, so I fused a part of his surname to it and came up with the name.

Music was a passion; I entered the arena because I loved music, not for money. My transition from poetry to music was an evolution from the age of six to seventeen.

You started your career at a very

Who was your in uence?

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From humble beginnings, Di wrote over 500 songs, recording over 150 of them to date. Working with session singers and artists enabled DiDs music to release music worldwide.

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early age; what was it like to be in the music industry at that time?

When I was eleven years old, my father was a DJ, and I listened to everything from classical music to rock. At the age of seventeen, I would help him set up at pub venues. Prince was actually my strongest in uence. His music taught me that if I put my mind to it, I could achieve anything. Music doesn’t come with an age restriction, so you can get involved at any age. You chose to follow a path into the music industry; what did people think about your decision? Everyone was very accepting, it seemed to be a natural progression for me. I can remember that my father had a room lled with records. The

in uence was strong; they could see my transition from poems to writing music.

My husband is my biggest fan, his support was always there and still is today. at support was critical to my self belief as a developing artist and still is today.

SPOTLIGHT

One of the perks of writing for a living is that no two days are the same; I get to speak to talented people from all walks of life. I managed to catch up with Di, the topline songwriter, producer and composer behind DiDs music.

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SPOTLIGHT

It would be best if you were very con dent and thick-skinned. Rejection is something that you have to learn to accept in this industry. Carry on, always pick yourself up, and forge forward.

How would people in the music industry describe your voice?

Your catalogue is extensive. Do you have a favourite?

I think that they would say that it's soulful with a low range. The following track

One of my favourites is Summer Vibes.

was taken from the track; Take You. I sing in the second verse, which is rare these days.

What does the future look like for DiDs Music? Creating my record label would be the future for me; it would be a natural evolution of my story. I think my dream would resonate with young artists who need a path to be de ned for them to follow. You completed a BA Honours in electronic music production. You're so academically grounded. How much of what you do depends on the theory? Learning the theory is very important, at least it was in my case. I apply the theory every day. I plan to return to university in January 2022 to do a Masters in Music Business. This decision is to help me run my music label more e ciently. Although education is essential to me personally, making music has always been

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Di founded DiDs Music so that her songs could be sung, working with session singers and artists, enabling her to release her songs worldwide. Things Di has achieved so far! 5 Single song publishing deals with two di erent Publishing houses. One in the UK and one in Norway 2 Sub-publishing deals in Brazil 1 Blanket Licence Deal to have my song played in shops, restaurants, etc. across the who of Europe 1 Blanket License Deal with iconcept for a major telecommunications company in Africa to use one of my songs for premium subscribers across the whole of Africa 8 Blanket Licence Deals with Mood Media in-store radio supplier to provide music in shops, restaurants, bars etc. in the USA 3 Blanket Licence Deals with MediaNet- Worldwide 1 Sync Deal with KDigital Asia 7 Blanket Licence Deals with PlayNetwork- Worldwide 13 songs used on

A networking magazine exclusive. This track is

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called; “No More” and has not yet been released.

8 Songs. added to Digital Compilation Album

In collaboration with Zoe Snow it will be

One of my songs played on Songs for heroes radio station. 1 of the songs played on UK Country Radio

released on the 24th of June. This is a 30 sec sample which has kindly been sent to us by DiDs

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Ten songs played on itww radio + many more stations May 11th 2020 - Crucial Music Library - Not A normal Girl June 2nd 2020, signed with Rehegoo Music Group Nov 14th 2020 Artist of the month with Rehegoo Dec 2020 became an artist signed with AudioSparx Music Library April 2021 - Votes as one of the top 15 up and coming producers.

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Zoe Snow is a very talented songwriter; we are currently working together on a few songs. I assist her with songwriting, and we have worked together for about three years. James Corbett is a Music Lawyer/ singer-songwriter from Dongle in Ireland. James and I wrote a couple of songs a few years back. We have stayed in touch, and he regularly helps with any legal stu that I'm not sure about. Tegan Kira is my very talented 15-year-old who plays guitar, Ukulele, drums, bass and sings. Megan Lousie a talented singer who has sung with me for about four years and sung loads of my songs. Steph Evans, Steph and I wrote around 40 songs together; both of us are lyricists. There have been multiple producers/ songwriters I have written with over the years from all over the world. I'm grateful to have had the chance to work and know them

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This star shines bright. A conversation with Michael.D.Dugz.

By Sanj Saigal


A successful career in acting, the origins of which started with the Church. Earning a BA in performing arts and appearances in iconic big and small-screen productions, his story is both inspiring and motivational.


ACTOR, DANCER, SINGER & HOST. WHERE DID YOUR FIRST

Michael.D.Dugz. The story of a man who is on a

permanent learning curve.

Photo by Brendan Fraser photography

CHAPTER BEGIN?


It was late on a Thursday night; I couldn't sleep, so I decided to ick through my phone. Scrolling through Instagram, Michael's account jumped out at me for some unknown reason. Subconsciously I think it could have been his name that drew interest. With over 3.4K followers and an actor, I wanted to reach out.

When I rst started this magazine in 2020, I had in mind that I wanted to interview people who could facilitate change, an in uence that could impact lives and, on some level, set a standard that others would strive to reach.

There was no hesitation in piecing a message together; I have to admit that after the send button was pressed, I placed it on a table as there was little or no chance of a response. It was the following day, about 4 pm, when I received a message from Michael. I was surprised and excited that he got in touch.

As this interview unfolds, I hope to take you on a journey to understand why his story needed to be told.

Was your dream unusual?

In my case, it was natural; I had the backing of my parents, they both supported me when I attended drama club. There was no discussion, and they could see that I was taking it very seriously. That support mechanism was essential, and I feel blessed that I had it.

Is your industry based on luck or skill?

That's a good question; luck does have a lot to do with it. Being at the right place at the right time still plays its place. That said, you can in uence this; you need to throw a lot up in the air. It's more of a numbers game. You need to increase the odds in order to experience success.

Like most in his profession, he initially followed a traditional path working as a waiter, bartender and barista. He saw this as good grounding and an excellent way to network.

I found a purpose

in God’s plan. For me my faith played a huge in uence.

Are you born with talent? Everyone is talented, and some are better suited to a particular path. The training helped me to nurture my talent and understand more about the different layers.

What motivates you?

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We all have faith, some more than others and in countless forms. The Church is where chapter one of his story begins.

My faith plays a signi cant path; I have always believed in a higher power. My mother and father are also strong motivators, and I'm blessed to have them both in my story

How did acting nd you?

How would your peers describe you?

Like so many, there was a powerful in uence from artists like Prince and Michael Jackson. I saw acting as a profession when so many back in the day didn't. I had applied to drama school, but I was in a gap year and was away when the letter of acceptance arrived in the post. That was probably one of those moments that could have altered my timeline.

Loud!, extrovert, fearless and I love collaborating His personality would reinforce those qualities; you couldn't help but notice how those qualities were re ected in his work. You have been blessed to feature in Fantastic beasts. Was this a milestone for you

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Missing that letter must have been fate, he was a true Londoner, and the irony was that he was away. As the interviewer, I could sense that this one fact played a big part in his life. It was a series of events that would see Michael fuse naturally with acting, dancing and singing.

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A successful career in acting, the origins of which started with the Church. Quali ed to degree level and appearances in iconic big and small-screen productions, his story is both inspiring and motivational.

Every project was a masterclass; I was surrounded by talent. Being involved with projects like Tarzan and in the presence of stars like Jude law was a learning process for me.


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A diverse career that would see Michael evolving into the person he is today. He facilitated change and creates opportunities. He is a highly respected actor who considers that he is on a permanent learning curve. His want and need to be at the top of his game is inspiring.


The pandemic had a profound impact on every sector. How would you describe the situation now? Firstly, there is no going back to the way things were in the short term. This horri c time has shown my industry that you can have a remote presence. We could see this throughout every industry going forward. That said, there will always be a value in having a physical presence, so I think a hybrid between these two styles will be commonplace. Society has to embrace change to move forward; my thoughts are with those families who have had to endure the pain of loss and adapt to a di erent way of working. But, unfortunately, it only compounds the pressures we have every day. You have a BA in performing arts. How much of the theory do you apply in your career? The theory is fused into everything that I do and in uences the decisions I take, the approach I use, and I think it's something that is needed. It poses questions, provides direction and helps to identify. Which is better, experience or education? When you're young, you have very few responsibilities. That's the time you should take advantage of as there is not much to do and time is on your side. One isn't better than the other, and some people don't have the luxury of studying due to their circumstances, but I would say that education o ers a plan B just in case something goes wrong. I will always have value for wanting to learn more, and these days information is free and accessible online, so keep current and keep learning new things all the time.

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I spent time in Senegal You speak Japanese & French; do you have a natural air for

Competition is a good thing; it helps me be grounded and pushes

languages?

me to be the best version of myself.

I spent time in Senegal and Japan, and I think you want to

Do you have a credible organisation that young people can attend

understand, so I did; I love languages.

to follow the acting path?

What does your future look like?

Make Believe; I went to school with the founder. We met at High School, and I'm super proud of him. He has a genuine need to help

I would love to write a book someday. I was only 16 years old when I

others in this eld.

helped young o enders. It was a life-changing experience, and I have some excellent content to write about.

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Your showreel shows depth; it's like a natural shift between

You should consider that there is still a luck value of about 30% in

di erent styles. How do you get into character?

my opinion, you can in uence that. Use your Instagram platform as your business card.

I'm not method, but I try and picture the circumstances around the character. I try to think and behave like I was that person, and I

Make sure to keep feeding it content so that it's always current and

question myself about every aspect. It helps me to be the best that I

try to be consistent. It's a free tool, so you should learn how to use it

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to your advantage.

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View Michael in action here. On a personal note, I would like to thank Michael for his belief in our magazine. We wish him every success in the future and hope to catch up with him again.

In the meantime, you can follow Michael here, press the image.

NOTABLE The Legend of Tarzan Navi king of pop Stargazer (coming out this year) No ordinary Man (coming out this year) Southside: Web series

WITH THANKS

My mother & father, sister, friends and of course God’s plan.

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DIGITAL DIALOGUE BY: TAMARA MARTIN

Do you want to be inspired? Or perhaps nd a new passion or interest to add to your quality of life? Well, Digital Dialogue is here to help with exactly that. Here you will discover new ways in which you can alter your

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STARTING A NEW CHAPTER – HOW READING CAN ENHANCE YOUR LIFE. By Tamara Martin

Looking for something different

Life gets busy at times with work, education, and simply just trying

that could potentially entertain

to get through each day, especially with the current pandemic still

AND enlighten you? Here’s a

lingering in the background as society gradually transitions to the

breakdown of why reading is a

new “normal”. We don’t always have the time to fully relax and

great way to spend your free time

indulge in what little freedom we have. As readers, we may

in a world that’s constantly buzzing

sometimes feel that getting lost in a good book is an unproductive

(literally and digitally).

use of time; however, we can turn that mindset around by seeing it as an opportunity to educate and entertain ourselves. What may

Picture this – you’re sitting down

initially seem like a chore could potentially turn out to be a fun and

idly scrolling through your phone,

engaging experience.

tired of all the oddly relatable memes, viral videos, and picture-

Through reading and momentarily immersing ourselves in another

perfect posts on social media. No

world, we can not only learn more about the topics we choose to

other apps, games, shows or

focus on, but we can also learn more about who we are as

movies can satisfy your level of

individuals as we find characters and little snippets of information

boredom because everything feels so repetitive and mundane. You

that we can relate to. We may also find helpful tips and advice that

need a change of scenery to focus your mind elsewhere, but where to

we can implement in our own lives to change the way we behave,

look?

how we view the world, or to enhance our knowledge and skills. Wherever your interests lie, there is bound to be a book that you

How about… a book?

will enjoy that may lead you on a journey of self-discovery.

Some of you may be thinking: How is a book going to cure my

We’re often told not to judge a book by its cover, yet due to human

boredom? Reading so many words is exhausting… I’ll probably get bored again eventually… I couldn’t even finish the last book I read,

beneath tells an entirely different story. There are many ways in

Perhaps you’re just reading the wrong books.

effort to begin. So go on, stop mindlessly tapping away at your

which books can impact our lives, it just takes a minimal amount of

genres, themes, plots, characters and more. There are also multiple platforms and formats available, whether you prefer reading physical books, i.e. paperbacks and hardbacks, or e-books on your smart

device.

However, if we look past the surface, we may find that what lies

why bother trying again?

There’s an endless world of books out there, with an abundance of

nature we sometimes can’t help the way our critical minds work.

screen, find a suitable book and get reading.






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“My goal is to develop our services with a real focus on Football, taking full advantage of my background”.


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The future is data.

A catch up with the man who was responsible for taking Cordoba football club to the top of the first division.

Javier Jiménez Sacristán

Javier Jiménez Sacristán is a name that

to end. As a result, tasks can be monitored, and efficiency can be

is synonymous with Football. He was

improved.

responsible for taking Córdoba Football

My goal is to develop our services with a real focus on Football,

Club to the rst division in 2014, which

taking full advantage of my background. In addition, this type of

hadn't been seen for 42 years.

technology can be used to raise funding for specialist projects.

Readers who have followed his journey

Tell me about AI

would understand just how significant his background is to his new venture. Teknei is a growing company providing technology

and big data.

solutions to companies. These services include; business content management, robotic automation processing, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and blockchain.

An example of how this technology has been adapted to the football

Javier is a fascinating man with solid military roots and has a

sector is just one of many

professional journey to see him apply his talents in Spain and

applications.

Mexico. I wanted to catch up with him and learn more about Teknei and how he has adapted to the new now.

There are a lot of platforms that are used to study players and make recommendations based on efficiency. This technology can

Is blockchain fashionable?

influence anything from buying players to tracking player performance.

Very fashionable, more and more clients generally want to track their supply chains. Data can be followed like a story. Everyone

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Has Mexico changed?

We will be developing our global partnerships; The English language will

For me, it's a very nostalgic place, I have retraced my steps to when I started my professional journey, and I have to say that it's

dominate our future plans. Football and technology work hand in hand and are both

a fantastic place.

international. We want to find and identify new and developing

The focus has been on remote working; few people would say

strategy.

markets that could benefit from our business solutions as a

anything to the contrary. I'm no exception, so during the Pandemic, I was working in Mexico from Spain. I love Mexico, and it's always been good to me. Food is still very spicy, and you get accustomed to it. I have revisited all the nostalgic places that meant so much in my past. I have also connected with people and still maintain a connection on a personal and professional level. I'm older now, but from another perspective, the culture stood still, and on some level, I'm back to my second home. People are very relaxed and bond well. Our Head Office has now moved to a business centre model, modern meeting rooms, communal areas mean that we are better equipped to deal with the Pandemic. We have been responsive to change to help us navigate through this difficult time.

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THE

NEXT CHAPTER

An interview with Jani J. A multi-talented songwriter who is drawing worldwide attention. With a background in acting and modelling, she is a highly regarded

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Jani J

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The Next Chapter SONGWRITER - ACTRESS - MODEL - INFLUENCER By Sanj Saigal

THE BUSINESS

Her name is Jissel, but you can call her Jani J, favourite hobbies include acting, writing music, modelling, listening to music, watching movies, going out to restaurants, anything that has to do with art & entertainment. I think everyone loves stories about people who originated from challenging backgrounds far from privileged, and this one certainly meets that bar.

become a recording artist/ songwriter, film and tv producer and actress. With over 12,000 followers on Instagram, there is a portal to combine her skills and create a voice for her talent as a multi-skilled artist.

Defined stereotypes are prevalent throughout the social media landscape; this story is certainly one that goes against the grain.

Photography By - @comatoserose reach is a unique feature, and that's very valuable, especially when you have something to say.

I never look back because I’m not going that way.

•Do new artists have to be talented or just look good in photos?

Bilingual in both Spanish and English, chapter one started when she was just nine years old. In the pursuit of achieving big dreams, she has done catwalk modelling, commercials and acting. All of the above meant that she could carve a career and turn experience into a flourishing business.

I would say that talent is more important than looks. I know a few females in the industry who are incredibly talented and are not as popping as the other pretty female artists.

A passion for modelling provided a natural pathway to move forward; it was an eye-opener. The end goal is to Photography By - @Double00photo

In uencer I managed to catch up with Jissel AKA Jani J in New York. An in uencer turned businesswoman, she has a story to tell. •Why did you start a career in music?

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I'm not going to lie when Cardi B and other female rappers like Mulatto and Meghan the stallion were rising in popularity within the music industry; I got inspired by their talent, so I kept on writing until I elevated my writing song skills. It's always been in me; it just took a push.

Although both are a plus, especially for females, you get many perks for being "pretty" because, in the industry, the truth is, a male artist can go on stage and perform, be ugly as hell, and people would still listen to his song. But, on the other hand, a female has to work harder in terms of presence, demeanour and talent! •Is there an age limit on an artist, or can you just keep going?

•How much of what you do is dependent on social media? A lot because when people are watching, talking and engaging in whatever you do, not only is your work is recognized and heard, you are expanding your business and crafts, so I depend on social media to develop and expand my presence. Platforms such as Instagram create a platform for me to express myself and engage with followers. A global

•Who in uenced you?

Skills can be dormant, especially within young talent. My advice would be to focus on role models and find your motivation to succeed.

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I wanted to express my feelings in a very creative way, so I started looking up YouTube beats and began writing songs; there was little belief that I could do it. Finally, however, persistence and determination gave me direction. Since that defining moment, a significant change in my life took place, and I have never looked back.

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There is no age to being an artist because you'll always have that talent no matter if you are young or old; it's in you. So if you have a dream believe in it and do it no matter what age you are.

•Is your industry ooded with talent or the opposite?


Breaking stereotypes I'm passionate about everything that I do. However, I have a mixed bag of skills, and I intend to build a credible and sustainable brand.

•Why did you start a career in music? I wanted to express my feelings in a very creative way, so I started looking up YouTube beats and began writing songs; there was little belief that I could do it. Finally, however, persistence and determination gave me direction. Since that defining moment, a significant change in my life took place, and I have never looked back.

•Do new artists have to be talented or just look good in photos? I would say that talent is more important than looks. I know a few

•Who in uenced you?

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I'm not going to lie when Cardi B and other female rappers like Mulatto and Meghan the stallion were rising in popularity within the music industry; I got inspired by their talent, so I kept on writing until I elevated my writing song skills. It's always been in me; it just took a push. Skills can be dormant, especially within young talent. My advice would be to focus on role models and find your motivation to succeed.

Photography By - @realtalk_ny

•How much of what you do is dependent on social media? A lot because when people are watching, talking and engaging in whatever you do, not only is your work is recognized and heard, you are expanding your business and crafts, so I depend on social media to develop and expand my presence.

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Platforms such as Instagram create a platform for me to express myself and engage with followers. A global reach is a unique feature, and that's very valuable, especially when you have something to say.

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www.banditbee.co.uk 11k Instagram followers and an eye on the prize. We spoke to the Queen Bee to nd out why everyone is taking about their clothes.

Their passion to produce recycled sports

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Networking meetings

They Bee-lieve In You!

Harley originally was a joke, I wanted to be responsive to peoples requests to see a range of clothing on networking meetings, and it A woman’s athleisure wear company is taking social media by storm, promoting their eco-range of clothing to include bamboo tops and leggings made of 100% recycled materials; managing Director Mandi Saigal explains the process.

seemed logical to get a mannequin. The more meetings I had, the greater Harley's fan base became. I think she is her own brand now. People ask to see her on our platforms, so I think she is pretty popular.

I caught up with the Queen Bee to learn more about the brand and the July 2021 London photoshoot to promote a new clothing range. The

Which countries do you sell in?

interview took place at their London office/ studio. Locations

The Interview We sell worldwide. Our focus is always on the UK, but people have A fan base

moved or had friends in other countries and platforms such as

Is it true that your brand has over 11,000 followers on

store, we have a huge reach, but I don't think that in 2021 it's unique.

Instagram can make the world a small place over the years. As an online

Instagram alone, with a growing number of followers on other social media platforms? Yes, I'm genuinely grateful that people like our clothes. There is no science to it, really, but to our followers, our products mean something. They post more photos of our clothes than we do, often giving us an account of where they wore them. They tell us that they identify with our Logo and our

Most retailers are adapting towards a greater online presence, particularly during the Covid-19 period.

Do you think that BanditBee will ever have a physical presence? Never say never That's a subject often discussed; whilst we appreciate that we have a virtual presence, sometimes it's nice for people to touch the fabrics and experience our clothing concept. We have talked about pop up stores within the London catchment area. In addition to that, retailers have approached us to incorporate our brand into their stores as a concessionary format. That could be interesting, so I would never say never.

message that women of all shapes, sizes and ages can wear them.

HashTag

How are plastic materials used in your manufacturing

If you are a follower,

process?

you will identify with these hashtags;

Green Bee

#Banditbee #Banditbeephilosophy

The processing of plastic material to generate a fabric material adopted

both of which have

into the manufacturing process defines this process. I have always been

impacted their

fascinated by this process, this is very new to us and now our company

marketing; they appear

is now very much part of it. I am excited for the future of our clothes as

to be everywhere.

I hope we can increase this range significantly.

What is Banditbee philosophy?

How did your popularity grow?

I wanted to create and develop a hashtag that represented a We featured our products and promotions in Vogue UK, The Guardian

sustainable brand, which appeals to the women who feel that

newspaper and OmYoga magazine: all of which successfully got our

disposable fashion has had its day and that the environment should be

brand noticed. As a company, we were lucky to have been in a position

considered.

to be in those publications. Photoshoot

Who is Harley?


I couldn't miss the fact that you were recently in The South Bank with some models and a professional photographer. What type of photos were you taking? I can't tell you too much about that, but we have new products, and we wanted some photos that represented the products we sell and the people who wear them. We made the decision to work with everyday people, not models. These girls were selected from a call out that we did, they had no modelling experience but were perfect for our brand. I love London, always have, so finding a location that complimented my brand made sense. The South Bank is such an expressive area, full of colour and offers diversity.

What's next for the Bee? It’s all about brand awareness and making us more eco friendly as a brand. We are looking to increase our eco-friendly range of clothes and

have some great collaborations hopefully starting soon. Exciting stuff.




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ALESIA FEDORENKO MAKEUP IS MY ART

With over 60k followers on Instagram and a notable career, Alesia Fedorenko brings a unique style with adventurous colours that have

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At what age did you want to become a makeup artist?

It was ten years ago when I was studying at University while working as a model. Then, I realised that my work impacted fashion shows and photoshoots. It was a wonderful feeling to know that my work was recognised positively and that motivated me. Although my industry was very fast-changing, I realised then that creativity and design played a part. My grounding at University gave me the opportunity at such a young age to apply the theory.

Did your parents support your decision, or did they want you to follow a traditional route for education? I was very fortunate to have had the backing of my parents; they supported my decisions and trusted my judgement. I realise that I didn't follow a traditional educational route, and to have my parents blessings in my choices definitely helped me develop a successful career. A support mechanism can make all the difference to someone as it did with me.

Moving country influenced me. Most people believe that the best Masters Degree in Beauty is obtained from Russia. I think moving from Belarus to Russia gave me the push that I needed and, in turn, motivated me to forge a career from my passion.

How has the makeup industry changed in the last ve years?

It has taken a giant leap forward. It's more accessible today, so much information has moved online. You can find this information easy to digest, and it's a skill that can be studied on the internet anywhere in the world. New brands and products are emerging on the marketplace, so there is so much more choice. In addition, social media platforms

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give females the opportunity to use makeup services more frequently.

If you had a time machine and could meet a younger version of yourself, what advice would you give? "Listen to your heart".

Your name has been associated with many models; if I asked them to describe you as a person, what would they say? They would tell you that I love using bright colours and luminous makeup that is eye-catching and memorable. I'm never afraid to be creative and am known for creating unique designs within my sector.

Looking at the images on your Instagram account, I can see that you are bold with both colours and creativity.

Are those traits (being bold and creative) skills that you're born with or something that has evolved over the years?


Alesia is an extraordinarily talented and highly educated professional with a strong work ethic and a desire to keep learning. With over 60k followers on Instagram and a notable career, she brings a unique style with adventurous colours that have now defined her brand. We talk to the Russian based businesswoman, mentor and influencer about her journey.

These skills came with experience; time was my teacher. There was a time I was afraid to use black, for example, and experience taught me to adapt and apply.


What was your most challenging project, and why? The most energy-consuming and challenging project for me is creating an online training course, which is taking place right now. Work started before the project gained momentum. Although it's out of my comfort zone, it requires an investment of time, energy and effort. I'm glad that my team launched it, and this is now ongoing.

We all strive for a work/ life balance; what do you like to do in your spare time to disconnect from work?

I love reading books, travelling, being surrounded by nature. I also go to the gym, box and take drawing lessons.


One of the most striking features of what you do is focusing on a model's natural attributes: hair colour, skin tones and bone structure. Would you say those factors are essential in choosing the correct look and why? I like using certain types of models; I'm very selective and involved in the selection process. In many respects, the model's energy is an influencing factor.

We all live in a fast-paced global society with an ageing population. But does age have any bearing on being an in uencer? In my opinion, each age is beautiful in its way, and you need to appreciate and celebrate the age you are now. However, I'm not convinced that it has any bearing on what you do.

If a book was written about you, what would it be called?

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Alesia In Wonderland.

What does the future hold for your brand? I would love to celebrate having 100k followers as my milestone.




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