Know Your Worth!

Very random blog post, but a conversation I had today with someone close to me inspired me to write this post. 

Now I’m not a motivational speaker or anything, but I have been through my fair share of trials and tribulations which have taught me lessons that I feel I need to share.

Do you know your worth? Do you ever look in the mirror and say “I’m actually amazing!”. No? You need to do it more often, and if you already do that well done to you! 

Who’s going to believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself? 

One thing I noticed as I grew up is that I never really knew myself. I didn’t know my potential, I didn’t know my capabilities and I didn’t know how much people actually appreciated me. Why? Because I had been in toxic friendships with people who did not really help my situation. 

Positivity breeds happiness, so how do you expect to be happy when you are constantly around negativity? 

In this life we need to be around people who motivate you, who mirror your thoughts of life, who appreciate you. You can’t move forward in life when you are constantly around friends that don’t support you, or don’t motivate you to do better! 

A friendship that I will appreciate for a lifetime!

We all go through things that we perhaps look back on and say “I can’t believe I allowed myself to be in that situation”, but instead of you to regret just learn. That negative situation should allow you to understand what you need to do to never be in that dark place again.

My own personal situations are not something I want to openly share (just yet!) seeing as I’m still new this, but a past friendship I had was very toxic, however it really helped me to be the person I am today. 

A confident, persistent, cut throat, hard working female. I believe in myself so much that I can NEVER allow anybody to tell me I’m not worth it or I’m no good at what I do. 

Cutting them off was the best thing I ever did, and although I never want to speak to them again, I don’t hate them at all, in fact I thank them! 

Now, I’m babbling on, but one thing I want you guys to take away from this blog post is that you are GREAT! Start believing in yourself more, when you do you will reacher higher heights. 

Sometimes changing your friendship group can help too, being around positive people who share the same goals as you can help motivate you and also inspire you. The close friends I have now have made such an impact in my life and now I’m happier than I ever have. I truly bless God almighty for them, they mean the world to me! 

“A friend loves at all times” Proverbs 17:17

So happy I am able to share my thoughts and life lessons on this platform. Hopefully I can help make a difference to somebody’s life? 

Ciao x 


The Natural Hair Journey

It’s been almost two years since I last relaxed my hair, and I can’t lie sometimes I’m so tempted to run to the shop and buy two boxes of relaxer (yes I have to use two!) just to relieve the stress. But then a little voice inside says “Stop Gabz, you’ve come this far, don’t do it!”. 

Gone are the days I am able to do a slick back and doughnut style, or straighten it so it looks like weave. Thankfully I was blessed with great hair, but since transitioning it’s been hard. 

I didn’t take the route of doing the big chop, I just allowed my hair to grow out naturally, and while it did that I continued to wear protective hairstyles like weave or braids. 

During this process my hair kept growing and growing, but I wasn’t taking time to treat it, by trimming it and doing special treatments to keep it healthy. I did not have the paitience and honestly I didn’t think I needed to because it was not stunting my growth. I even decided to dye the ends to add character to it for when I did decide to wear my hair out. 

When my good friend, who happens to be a hairdresser saw my hair she really told me off and said my hair was unhealthy and needed a trim. I honestly couldn’t remember the last time I had one, and I was scared because I thought the growth would change dramatically. 

But one day I plucked up the courage and I can honestly say it’s the best thing I ever decided to do, my hair now feels so soft! I’m lucky enough to have very thick yet soft hair. Not too sure about all this type 4b or 4c type hair stuff, but I just know I can’t easily brush through it once it’s been moisturised etc etc. 

Before and after trimming

I’m really enjoying having natural hair, although it’s frustrating I do enjoy the compliments and I’m proud of my hair. Some people still get shocked when I have my Afro out and constantly ask if it’s real. 

I want to wear my hair out more and try more hairstyles (ones that would hopefully make me look older than 18), so if any of you have any ideas then please do let me know!

Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy wearing weaves etc, but I believe us females particularly black females, should take pride in our hair, show it off once in a while. You will be shocked about the amount of people that will compliment your new style! 

I used to be so scared of leaving my house without my hair did in a weave, or wear a wig, but now I’m actually loving the natural hair look. 

It’s very time consuming, and stressful, but so worth it when you look in the mirror and just smile at how good you look 😉

The Special Delivery Show

This blog is to keep you updated on myself… Gabrielle Music, what random things I may get up to in my day to day life, and also to just share topics I may feel strongly about.
On Thursday 22nd September I was lucky enough to be interviewed on DJ Special D’s show ‘The Delivery Show’ which was broadcasted live on Mystic FM.

He invited onto the show, which this month focused on females and was entitled #FemaleTakeover.

I’m so used to being in the background while artists I manage deal with radio and TV interviews. I’m usually there prompting them or telling them not what to say, so it was a little strange to have the spotlight on me for once (not sure if I like being in the spotlight though).

The interview started a bit shakey, I was slightly nervous, not sure why because if you know me you will know that I’m such a confident bubbly person. But within a couple of minutes I was back to my normal self!

DJ Special D interviewed me live on air and asked me questions about how I started GMG, how I want the industry to change, he also put me on the spot as he asked me a few fast paced questions which was actually really fun.

I ended my interview with my favourite ten songs right now (when you hear them you will think it’s a strange top ten, but I suppose it shows my versatility).
I honestly didn’t want the show to end I throughly enjoyed myself. The energy was great and the music kept me dancing throughout.

If you missed out feel free to listen back:

Believing In Yourself! 

Dream, Believe, Acheive. 

Do you have a dream of being a international superstar? Or maybe you want to be a doctor? You might want to follow the steps of P Diddy? Perhaps the next Lionel Messi? Whatever your dream is I truly believe it is possible to reach. 

With God, persistence, hard work and faith nothing can stop you!

On your journey people may bring you down, they may not believe in your dream, or think that it is not possible to reach, but who are they to dictate YOUR life?

Once you have your dream set, believe in it first and foremost, if you don’t have faith in your dream how are you going to reach it? 

Once you believe, the steps following this will involve non stop hard work to then achieve it! Don’t forget you need God on the way, the road is NOT going to be easy, there are going to be bumps on the journey, some days you may even want to give up, but DON’T! You may think there is no hope and you are not seeing results, be patient. 

Talk to God, take five minutes to just ask him to guide you and strengthen you on your journey to reach your dream. 

“Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.” ‭Mark‬ ‭9:23‬ ‭NKJV‬

I’ve seen friends grind and work non-stop to perfect their craft and now they are living their dream. It’s a living testimony, and seeing them do it inspires me to follow suit. I hope you will too?  

Your family and friends may not understand your journey sometimes, but it’s okay. Use this negative energy and replace it with drive and persistence. Did you know success is the sweetest form of revenge? Prove them wrong! Show them that you are capable. 

If it means you need less sleep, or you may need to see your friends less, then so be it. Success sometimes comes with sacrifices. Whatever it takes to reach that dream, make it happen!

Would love to hear about some of dreams and the journey you are taking. So inspiring to hear other people’s journeys. 

Ciao x

Quarter Life Crisis 

Mid Life Crisis “A midlife crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle aged individuals” 

Quarter life crisis – yeah what it says above but for people my age? I don’t know if there is even such a thing as a quarter life crisis, but I think it fits well for how I felt/feel and I’m sure some of you can relate too! 

Have you ever felt lost? Like you are not too sure what you want to do with your life. Or perhaps you do? But just don’t know the steps of how to get there? Or you feel you are lacking something? 

I know I do sometimes, and definitely have felt that way recently.

As I scroll through my Instagram feed or my Facebook timeline I see an abundance of posts about people getting married or having babies, sometimes I wish it was me. 

What’s the rush? This year I have travelled every single month this year, I love travelling and I truly believe this is the best time to do it while I have no ties and responsibilities. 

As I count down the days till my birthday, I start asking myself, what am I actually doing with my life? Am I where I want to be at this point of my life? As the big 30 draws closer and closer I sit down some days and ask these questions again and again.

It’s okay to feel lost sometimes, I feel like when I went to study my degree at university I was so set, I wanted to be this famous journalist reporting for BBC News or writing for a big tabloid newspaper. But once I collected that degree my mind was elsewhere. 

I found a passion in the music industry and I knew that’s what I wanted to do and that’s what I was going to do.

What I did not realise was how hard the journey was going to be and how much drive, patience and persistence you needed to actually get somewhere, especially as a female. It also set me back back a bit but I live by the saying “Minor setbacks, for a major comeback”.

Some days I just want to give up and get a normal 9-5 job knowing that I would get a guaranteed income every month, but then that’s boring, that’s not my passion. 

I love music, I love helping people reach their dreams through music, and that’s what I will continue doing! 

“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:4

Patience is key in this life we live, we honestly cannot watch other people’s journeys and be envious, we need to focus on our journey and aspire to be the best we can be. Easier said than done right? But honestly when you change your mind set, you will see a change in the way you see things and the way you will live will change without you even realising. 

Set goals, plan and reach them! God has an individual plan for us all so have paitience and put all your trust in him.

Keep positive people around you too, this is soooo important! I noticed when I was around friends that were negative or didn’t really support I lacked drive and confidence. However my circle of friends now are special, we laugh, pray, enjoy life together, they really do support me and it’s the best way to live a happy life! 

Would love to hear your comments on this ‘Quarter Life Crisis’ issue. If any of you feel the same or have feel free to comment, would love to hear about it or help someone. 

Ciao x 

Dealing With Grief

Saturday 3rd September 2016 at around 7.15am, a day I will NEVER forget!

My phone is always on silent as I sleep, but one night I forgot to put it on silent, which meant this one phone call at 7.15am woke me up. It was a call from my good friend Nisi’s sister, she called to tell me my beautiful princess Nisi had passed away.

A beautiful 26-year-old girl had died, died of cancer.

I remember when Nisi drove to my house in January, she said “I need to speak to you”. Automatically I thought she was pregnant lol, but she came to deliver bad news that she had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Nisi was in the middle of her masters, she wanted to be a doctor, but the illness would not allow her to continue.

2016 started off real tough for her, but through everything she remained strong. The chemotherapy started, and that’s when I felt like I was loosing my friend. She became weak, tired and lost so much weight but through it she remained optimistic and promised me she would be okay.

We continued to pray and leave everything in God’s hands but as time went on my friend became weaker and weaker.

We had plans, we said we would go to Barbados when she pulled through but sadly God had other plans for her.

I’ve lost family (grandparents/uncle) to cancer before, but I have never experienced loosing a friend so young so quickly. It took a huge toll on me, and I honestly didn’t know how to deal with the heartache and pain. Knowing I would never see her beautiful smile again or hear her goofy laugh. I’m not one to express my emotions at all but this was HUGE and I honestly didn’t know how to deal with it all.

For two weeks I couldn’t sleep properly, restless nights, bad dreams, fear took over my life. I had so many questions. God why did you take my friend away? God why have you left her mum without a daughter? God she wanted to be a doctor, why didn’t you let her?

I read something one day as I grieved the passing of Nisi it read “God has a purpose through every trial or heartache we go through…Everything we experience in life has to first be sifted through God for His approval. If He allows something to greatly break your heart, you can be guaranteed He has a great purpose for it.” 

I truly believe this situation allowed me to get closer to certain friends, and even rekindle friendships from university as we all came together again for the first time since we graduated in 2011 to bury our dear friend. It also made me want to work harder!!

For all of you that know what I do, I am an aspiring music manager, not all my “friends” have supported me, but Nisi did, and that really is all I needed to get back on my feet and get back on my hustle! Knowing she believes in me gives me confidence and persistence to make it!

So for any of you reading this that could be going from some type of grief, please know this is a temporary feeling. It’s okay to cry, it’s okay to want to be alone, it’s okay to hide away, be in touch with your emotions, don’t shy away from it. One thing though, never ever loose your faith, understand that everything will be okay.

This link could potentially help anyone going through grief:

I’ve also found comfort in reading a bible plan on the Holy Bible app. So for all my Christian’s find peace in reading this:’Grief Bites: A New Approach to Growing Through Grief’. Check it out here:

Life is so precious! We need to enjoy every second we have here, because honestly tomorrow is not promised to any of us! Get rid of all the negativity in your life, remain positive and optimistic to reach your dreams!

Gone but never forgotten my princess!

R.I.P Nisi ❤️


Hi girls and guys,

I have been procrastinating for a while to create this blog, but yesterday (Sunday 18th September 2016) I believe God really spoke to me and said just go for it!

I think I was scared because I did not think anybody would read my blog, or would find it boring. That fear had to stop and now I’m going to write this blog, simply because I want to share things I experience and I really do enjoy writing too.

September started off quite badly, but I feel the situations allowed me to grow closer to God and to really go out and get it, tomorrow is not promised to anybody, so we really have to reach for our dreams and stop the procrastinating. Which is what I aim to do more than I ever have.

So here is to a new chapter. I hope you guys do enjoy my blog, it will be a mixture of everything really. Feel free to comment or share too.

Ciao x