- Goodness Mbah Chinenye, a 300-level student of Imo state, has revealed how COVID-19 affected her life positively
- The student turned make-up artist said the break created by COVID-19 gave her the opportunity to utilise her potentials
- Chinenye noted that she was happy that she took the bold step that is yielding positive results for her now
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Since the COVID-19 global pandemic, many Nigerian students have had their educational pursuits halted and had been idle without any meaningful ventures in the five months with the hope of returning to the classrooms soonest.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Imo, Victor Duru, reports that while many students continue to rue the pains of the health crisis, for Miss Goodness Mbah Chinenye, it has been a blessing in disguise.
In a chat with Legit.ng, Chinenye, a 300 level student of Library and Information Science of Imo state University, Owerri, revealed that the coronavirus pandemic had taught her how to utilise her beauty influencing/make-up artistry potentials which she now profits from.
Growing up, she had always loved and fancied make-up but had doubts about her abilities and kept procrastinating setting to work until she eventually took the first step some four months ago, no thanks to COVID-19.
She said: "Personally, I see make-up as my safe place, my corner, therapy, or simply an expression of my mind. Make-up discovered me. I've always loved it as a child.
"With make-up, I believe in love at first sight. The love I had for it made me venture into it, and also I got tired of procrastinating and asking myself "what if I'm not good enough?" Thoughts like that can be draining.
"But I got tired of thinking like that and actually made the first step. Since taking that step, I've improved a whole lot in my skill beyond my expectations. I've worked with reputable brands I never thought I'd work with. I've gained a family on social media and my community is steadily growing every single day. And most importantly, I'm more positive than ever."
For someone whose choice course was law but was offered library and information science, her story is one of inspiration to teeming Nigerian youths to make the most of their situation and that talents with consistency and smart work.
Going forward, the talented female youngster aspires to not only have her own make-up studio but to be a well-known black beauty influencer and make-up artist that would be recognised on the international scene.
Legit.ng also recently had a chat with a young makeup artist, Jane Richard, has been scoring accolades from members of the internet community for her near-perfect precision when it comes to transforming her face into that of famous Nigerian celebrities.
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