The End Seems So Far…

Woke up at 5am this morning by the feeling of my bladder about to erupt from all the water I’ve been drinking to make sure I’m fully hydrated in this sweltering heat! 

How annoying! I really dislike these random wake ups when I’m having the sweetest sleep and the most amazing dreams. But hey, I suppose it’s all part of this new journey I’m embarking on. 

Usually I am able to fall right back to sleep, well after a few twist and turns and yawns and after checking my phone quickly. But this morning was different. I laid there, fan blowing on me as I tried to comprehend the heat, and I just could NOT get back to sleep! 

Fears started to erupt. I felt the devil was playing games with me. So immediately I turned to my bible app and started reading the two bible plans that I usually start my day with. 

I’ve noticed these plans majority of the time relate to something I’m going through, and today’s message spoke to me in a strange way. 

‘Use the gift God has given you’. 

I know the gift God has given me, I’ve been using this for the past 5/6 years, and although I feel I’ve made some sort of progress, the end still seems so far away! 

What am I not doing right? I lay there and calculate that there is 6 months left of the year, 6 months left of this journey before my whole life changes! Something needs to give? 

I know what I’m good at, and I know something will make way for me to capitalise on my gift from God so I can be successful and make a change! 

It’s normal to worry, but when you let the worry and fear consume you, it shows you are doubting God! As hard as it seems to me right now, I’m still so grateful. Grateful that I am able to wake up everyday and thank God for my life, grateful I have a roof over my head, a car to drive, loving parents, supporting friends, the best partner anybody could EVER wish for! So I don’t complain. Instead I talk to God and I say: 

“Although the end seems so far, I don’t know how, I don’t know when, but I know something is going to happen. And when it does my testimony will be GREAT! So powerful that it will inspire others to keep going and never give up!”

The days are actually going so fast, although to me ironically it feels like forever because I’m counting down, so I need to step up, stay faithed up and continue on this beautiful journey God has blessed me with! 

Another random post, writing helps me to release and reflect and I just hope someone else is able to relate and hopefully this can also inspire! 

To end this, just to remind you I’m running (well perhaps jogging) 5K in memory of my beautiful Nisi who sadly lost her life to cancer last year! It’s her birthday next month, and my run takes place on July 2nd! All donations would be truly appreciated! 

Please do donate what you can by clicking this link:

Ciao x 

R.I.P Princess! I miss you everyday ❤️

Don’t Ever Loose Hope! 

Shame on me for not posting in so long! But thank you for coming back to my page to read my blog! I love you guys! 

Sometimes life really slaps you in the face and you need to take a step back to look at it and re evaluate a few things. That’s what I needed to do. 

Well after some time away, I’m back, back to remind you all of some life lessons, back to tell you to never give up, and back to share some things that I have learnt on my journey. 

Do you ever have this plan for your life? You want to achieve this by this age, you want to be married by that age, perhaps have a child a couple years later? Then retire ten years after that? Well yeah, life doesn’t always go according to plan and you can’t be mad! Why? Because you are NOT God, God has his own plan for you. He may throw things in your face that you never expected, it may throw you off course, but one thing you need to do is remain faithful! 

It can be so hard when you feel lost in the transition of change, you may start to worry, of recent that’s been something I’ve been struggling with. Then I need to remind myself that God would never put me in a situation I cannot handle! 

Sometimes he throws us off course because he doesn’t think we are ready, he wants to prepare us for the next hurdle in life. 

“You need to look past the temporary pain and look instead at the long-term benefit in your life. Trust God!”

This year I had sooo many things planned out, I had targets to reach, places I wanted to visit then BOOM, a huge change  deterred me from all of that. At first I was so upset and angry, then after a while it sunk it and I realised what a HUGE blessing God had decided to put in my life. 

I’m still striving, I’m still building, I’m still trying my very best to be the best that I can be! If anything it’s made me want to work even HARDER! 

Literally nothing is stopping me! I’m super excited for this journey and soon I will be able to take you all on my journey! 

The remainder of the year is due to be sooooo much fun and I’m bound to go through a whirlwind of emotions as I get there. But one thing I’ve noticed is that when you have a good support system and faith in God nothing is impossible! 

I thank God for my mum, my best friend, my biggest supporter and motivator, everything from here on I do for her! She’s my Why! 

Why do I need to make it? – For my mum, so she will never have to work a day in her life, so she can retire and live stress free because she deserves all the happiness in the world!

Thanks for reading my lovelies, thanks for not giving up on me. I will definitely be back! So stay tuned. 

Ciao x

Love and Live your Life!

I don’t mean to be bossy! 

Hey people! I know I know it’s been a long time, but when life slaps you in the face what can you really do about it? Not that I’m complaining, everyday I’m grateful for waking up! God is good. Say AMEN! 

This blog post is a weird one. It’s something I’ve been trying to deal with of recent. 

I had to ask myself “Am I Bossy?” Or do I have some sort of mental problem that makes me feel like I’m going mad? 

I tried to google “someone that likes order and routine” and it basically said I was bossy! I wouldn’t say I’m bossy?? I don’t like telling people what to do (although sometimes that it is my job role), but one thing I do like is order and things done a particular way. 

If you found something a certain way and you use it, all I ask is that you put it back the way you found it. If I get annoyed when that doesn’t happen does that make me bossy? 

Of recent I’ve felt like I’ve had to refrain from even opening my mouth incase I come across as a weirdo or bossy! I hate drawers and cupboards being left open, like it proper gets to me! (Does that make me a weirdo?) Instead of me to now say “Please can you close that?” I will just get up and do it myself in the fear of being bossy! 

Another thing that gets to me, when my hangers and clothes don’t face the right way (okay I’m sure you guys are thinking I’m definetly a weirdo now, feel free to stop reading lol). I honestly can’t stand that! I’m someone who needs order and organisation in my life! I need to know where everything is so when I need it I’m not searching frantically for it! 

I’m a bit of a hygiene freak too, I feel like I always have to wash my hands or use antibacterial cleaner stuff before I touch anything I’m about to eat. 

I can’t stand odd numbers oh my gosh! Turn up the volume on the TV or on a stereo, all I ask is that you leave it on an even number otherwise I start getting agitated.

Listen my list could go on, but I think I just needed to release by writing this blog post.

Does anyone else deal with this? Because sometimes it gets me so emotional I actually start questioning my behaviour. Do I have some form of OCD or what? 

From here on I’m learning to deal with who I am, this is the way I am. I suppose it’s not a bad thing sometimes because it’s helped me in my life, it’s rare I forget to do things, or don’t know where something is because I’ve programmed some sort of order in my head already. 

I suppose it’s just how I deal with certain things that can help me move forward from this. 

Bit of a rant as a lay wide awake at 1.47am just thinking about my weirdish behaviour. 

Anyway I have so much to talk about, this year is going to change so much and I’m super excited to share it with you guys! 

If anyone goes through what I go through let’s connect drop me a comment or find me on social media: @Gabrielle_Music. 

Till next time. Ciao x 

Girls Can Do It Too! 

We live in a world where women are just seen as creatures who are meant to stand there and look pretty. I refuse to be one of those girls (of course I want to look pretty, but I can’t just stand there and do nothing!) 

Since graduating I’ve had this dream of being my own boss! I honestly can’t work, the longest job I’ve managed to keep was for a year and that was because my mindset just wasn’t there. Shock! 

I used to think there was something wrong with me! Why can’t I keep a job? Why do I dread going to work every single day?! Why am I always moody? 

The answers evolved when I read “The 50th Law by Robert Greene and 50 Cent”. This book opened my eyes, it made me understand that my purpose on this earth was to be an entrepreneur! Music is what I love, although I CANNOT sing or rap, I love to manage musicians and help them reach their dreams. 

The first step to being an entrepreneur is to take a risk! We cannot plan everything that happens in the future, but what we can do is adjust our mindset to help us improve our chances of success in the future. Believing means achieving, if you don’t believe in yourself how do you manage to succeed? 

I remember when I didn’t believe in myself, looking back now it made sense as to why I wasn’t progressing. Now that I’m confident and believe in my dream, things are picking up, things are looking bright, I’m attracting positive energies around me and now my team is so strong I couldn’t ask for anything more! 

As a female people make out that it’s harder to be a boss! But really and truly we do it just as well, (maybe even better), then men! So what’s stopping us? FEAR! We as females are sometimes reluctant to step out of our comfort zones and put on those boss shoes, why? Maybe because we fear people may laugh at us, or maybe they won’t respect us? Don’t be scared! You would be surprised how many people will actually rate your work ethic! People will find it so inspiring that you have put those boss shoes on and are making something of yourself! 

“I’ve always wanted to be my own boss” Gabrielle, CEO of GMG

It took me a while to put my boss shoes on, I will be so honest with you, but once I found the courage my heels on those shoes kept getting higher and higher! What I mean by that is I keep believing in myself that my goals are getting bigger and bigger. I’m reaching those goals slowly but surely. I took the risk and decided I wanted to be an entrepreneur, and that’s all I’ve been working on. 

There will be days when you feel like you want a normal job like everyone else because you are struggling with the journey, but trust me Gods got you! If you put all your faith in him nothing can defeat you! God himself says: “When the time is right, I, the Lord will make it right” 

Only allow positivity into your life! Positivity attracts positivity, therefore all you can expect is happiness and success! 

Don’t be afraid to ask for help, don’t feel like you have failed because something didn’t work out the first time. It’s all part of the journey so embrace yourself, swallow the pride and hold your head high! 

So to all my females out there, let’s do it! We need to push one another, we need to help each other, we need to advise each other if we want to succeed! But most importantly we need to take that risk and believe WE CAN DO IT! 

Team Work Makes The Dream Work!

International Women’s Day

Yay! It’s International Women’s Day, I was a bit sceptical to write a blog post today, but I felt it was necessary because it is a day we can celebrate the empowerment of us females!

Ladies we are beautiful, God created us in his image that’s why we are all uniquely made. We come in different shapes and sizes, different races, different complexions, and although we may look different from the outside, one thing we ALL have in common is that we are AMAZING! They should call us SUPERWOMEN! 

However, being a female is not always easy, we don’t get the same ratings as men, we are seen as the emotional ones, the crazy ones, the species that are under rated!

We have to carry a baby for nine months, we have to give birth, we have periods every month, we eventually will have to be the ones that have to cook, clean feed. We have to deal with sexism in the work place, men constantly putting us down because they don’t think we are as strong as them!

Today we get to celebrate how strong and successful we are!

For me personally it’s been a tough ride working in a male dominated industry as a music manager, but instead of letting it be my downfall, I used it to make me work harder. 

Imagine being in a studio session with an artist I manage and a group of strangers, automatically they assume I’m some sort of groupie, little do they know that I am a music manager! I don’t blame them for their assumptions, because this is how us females are portrayed sadly. However what I’ve realised is that the way you portray and carry yourself is the way people will treat you. 

Immediately I need to make my job role known so that these males don’t automatically assume that they can ‘move to me’ or even disregard my presence. One thing that Yandy taught me is that if you want to be a boss you have to act like one! 

I absolutely love my job, I love everything about being a woman in the entertainment industry and over the past five years I’ve worked so hard that I know I am a female hustler! 

Show your talents. Be authoritative, be assertive, be bold, be confident and be a female boss! 

We are more then capable of anything and have the will and power to do certain jobs better than men so why don’t we get the same respect?

Females let’s celebrate this day to show how special we are and the impact we can have on the world! 

I love that I have the ability to carry a baby and bring a human being into the world, I love that I can eventually be a wife and a mother. 

I love that I’m a CEO/Founder of a music management company and constantly building my empire, I’m super excited for the future to show the world how powerful we as females are! 

I’m working hard to build a team of females so we can all work and grow together, if you are a creative and want to get involved in the movement feel free to leave a comment so we can connect or follow me on my social media outlets – @gabrielle_music. 

On that note, I will be live on DJ Special D’s radio show on Thursday 9th March from 8pm celebrating #InternationalWomensDay so make sure you lock in (details can be found on the flyer below)! 

The Natural Journey So Far

I wish someone told me how hard it was going to be to look after my natural hair! 

I would say it’s been about two years since I relaxed my hair and I’ve found it so so difficult! However, going natural has allowed me to embrace my beauty and appreciate myself more. 

For about five months now I’ve gone totally natural as in I don’t wear any make up whatsoever (not that I even know how to apply make up). I would usually do my eyebrows and maybe slap on small foundation to cover up my blemishes. But that’s all stopped and I’m loving it! 

I swear I can get ready to go out in about half an hour, probably quicker than my boyfriend lol. 

Going totally natural is not for everyone though but personally it’s made me feel so much more confident mentally and physically. 

I have not had a weave on in some months and have either had different braid styles or just left my hair out to enjoy the natural fro! 

Wash days for me are a myth! I honestly cannot wash my own hair because I never clean my whole head and the drying part takes me like an hour. So I just got to a hairdresser who helps me tackle this big fro! 

Unfortunately natural people I have no specific products you can get in this country. The shampoo and conditioner I use I was lucky enough to get when I attended Yandy Smiths event in NY last year (check out that post on my blog

I use a product called The Mane Choice which was created by a female entrepreneur called Courtney Adeleye (what an inspirational woman!) If you are willing to invest in your hair I would highly suggest checking out their products and just paying that little bit more for postage, (thank me later)!
But yeah this post was to simply show that you can have fun with natural hairstyles and still feel beautiful. If there are any specific styles you like feel free to comment so I can point you on the direction of the hair stylist. 

To all my Queens, just know you don’t need to always wear make up or wear a weave. Don’t get me wrong I used to do it too but since taking that step to the natural side I’m enjoying every second of it (including all the lovely compliments), join me on my journey!