Barakat Mohammed stands as a testament to the seamless fusion of creativity and entrepreneurship. Armed with a degree in Mass Communication and Media Technology from Lead City University, she further fortified her skills with a certification in Cosmetology and Skin Care Formulation, reflecting her innate artistic flair.
Entrepreneurial Genesis with BMVillage
Barakat embarked on her entrepreneurial journey with the establishment of Gifted Hands, an art studio, and Aishla’s Beauty Store. This venture evolved into BMVillage, a flourishing skincare line that became a primary source of income. Her commitment to making a positive impact led her to actively participate in Paged Initiative, utilizing media for advocacy purposes.
Hospitality Industry Odyssey
Drawing inspiration from her love for the Hilton brand and a destiny-driven connection, Barakat’s journey in the hospitality industry began. Starting with an internship at Hilton Abudhabi, she later worked for esteemed establishments such as Hilton Abudhabi Corniche and Nisa Wellness Retreat. These experiences not only honed her communication and analytical skills but also enriched her understanding of diverse cultures.
Navigating Art and Entrepreneurship
Balancing entrepreneurship in the beauty industry with her passion for art proved challenging for Barakat. Despite the intense focus on her skincare line and hospitality ventures, she maintains an artistic touch in all aspects of her work, acknowledging the ongoing presence of art in her life.
Impactful Volunteering with Paged Initiative
Barakat’s involvement with Paged Initiative broadened her perspective on issues related to rape, abuse, gender-based violence, and challenges faced by women and children. This experience equipped her with valuable insights for effective advocacy and community impact.
Media Communication Skills in Action
Her background in mass communication played a pivotal role in navigating various industries. From photography to design and branding, Barakat applies the skills acquired during her degree to the real world, identifying the best communication mediums at specific times.
Elevating BMVillage with Cosmetology Certification
Barakat’s certification in Cosmetology and Skin Care Product Formulation deepened her understanding of skincare ingredients and their compatibility with different skin types. This knowledge, combined with her artistic abilities, contributes to the creation of effective and visually appealing skincare products under BMVillage.
Celebrating Influential Women
Barakat pays homage to three inspiring women who have shaped her journey. Her beloved mother, Mrs. Aisha Ojone Umar, provides unwavering encouragement. Queen Amina of Zauzau inspires strength and focus, while Mrs. Roslin Ora Oguche, her grandmother, embodies selflessness and leaves a legacy of charitable deeds.
Qualities That Define Barakat as a Woman of Rubies
Barakat’s journey, personal growth, and resilience against all odds define her as a Woman of Rubies. Her ability to thrive and push forward stands as a testament to her strength and determination.