Omokehinde Elufioye is a graduate of Linguistics at Ekiti State University currently running her second degree in Law at Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU.) She is a professional makeup artist and CEO of Mokehinde brushes makeovers.
Omokehinde popularly called Mokenny runs a program on WhatsApp, ‘LoveTalk with Mo’ a platform where Love, it’s action and consequences are discussed. She is a gospel music minister set to release her first single.
Omokehinde recently launched her cooking business in JABU “Just Pasta and Spice by Mo’s Kitchen.”
1.Let’s meet you. Who is Omokehinde….?
Well, Omokehinde is a Lover of God, a goal getter and a strong Faith walker.
2. Who and what is your inspiration?
My Dad inspires me a lot on becoming a better version of myself, seeing him and how he pours out so much into his work and never expecting anything in return and scarcely receiving this “Earthly” reward drives me so much to telling myself I will achieve all I want and I don’t need anyone’s reward for it to keep me at it so long as it blesses God and humanity.
3. One accessory you can’t leave home without?
Pen and Jotter! You would always find it in my bag or my hand… And if I don’t want to carry anything, I have my phone notepad to the rescue.
4. You are a professional makeup artist and CEO of Mokehinde Brushes makeover where you’re into makeup, gele tying, sales of products and training. How did MB start and how has it been so far?
Hmm. Mokehinde brushes makeovers started with a heavy inspiration and passion in 2015 when I quit my job as a teacher after few months of so much work and stress and I knew I wasn’t made to work for anybody. I started out with experimenting on my friends’ faces, I’d call them over, cook for them and work on their faces for hours because I didn’t have the money to go for training and I taught myself.
5. What do you do in your darkest moments?
I sing my heart out to God and I write.
6.You are a gospel music minister. What are the challenges you’ve faced so far, have you ever had to choose between gospel songs and other genres? Do you compose your own songs? And What does faith mean to you as a gospel musician?
No particular challenge. It’s not a competition. We’re all made differently! I’ve never had to choose, I’m sold out to God and so I’m proudly a Music Minister.
For me, Faith is trusting in God and working it out with the mind of God. You can’t have faith and just sit down, faith is activated by works!
7. You recently took your versatility and entrepreneurial spirit to a whole new level by launching “Just Pasta and Spice” by Mo’s Kitchen. How do you balance having your own kitchen with your everyday schedule?
Justpasta and Spice! I Love pastas (noodles and Spag and the likes) and my friends love me making their noodles so instead of doing it for free, I turned it to business. It’s not been so easy but I try to balance it. I take orders before 7pm so I meet up all my cookings before 8pm so I can rest too.
8. What is that one thing you’ll like to change about yourself?
Before it was my height (laughs.) This woman is short but on the bright side, it has its advantages too. I think I’ll still like to have a little more height.
9. You are a graduate of Linguistics at Ekiti State University. You went further to obtain a Diploma in Law and now you’re currently studying Law as your second degree. Why a second degree and why Law?
I had always wanted to study Law. The year I entered Eksu, Law was put on hold so I was given another course. After I finished Dad still pushed me to go on to studying Law. I lost interest and I wanted to back out but I didn’t want the future to arrive and I’d regret why I didn’t do what I wanted. So here I am.
10. If given the chance to be the President of Nigeria for a day, what will you change?
Corruption. I’ve never really thought about it though. But if I was given the chance, I will do what I promise and not do otherwise.
11. Did your upbringing in any way prepare you for everything you are into today?
Yes! I matured quickly! I saw life and things in a different perspective. Lost my mum at quite a young age and being the first child, I just had to grow.
12. Where do you see yourself/your brand in the next 5 years?
Fully fulfilling purpose and writing another vision for another next five years.
13. If you were given the opportunity to address a group of girls five years younger than you, what will be your advice to them?
Do YOU. Let no one or anything stop you. You’re not weak, don’t feed yourself with such mentality and you begin to act in that line. Rise up and be what God has called you to be, be a kingdom warrior and make your generation proud.