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Stories That Insire

Thinkzilla CEO Dr. Velma Trayhma gives back to other lady bosses

The world is full of entrepreneurial businessmen and women who have defied the odds to achieve success. Every once in a while, however, there comes along someone whose journey is so remarkable that one can’t help to stop and take notice. Velma Trayham is that entrepreneur. She has demonstrated it is not how you start, it is how you finish. Her story of perseverance and faith is truly inspiring and she’s sharing that inspiration with audiences at a personal level.

Velma Trayham

After three business failures, she persevered and found a way to move forward by building businesses and selling them for profit.

Keeping her edge: In London with Candian-born dancer Allie Laliberte

Allie Laliberte (23) is a Canadian hip hop dancer originally from a small town in Ontario, Canada. Currently Allie is working and teaching in London, England and is a member of LA based Immabeast, one of the most well-known dance companies in the world. Allie has performed with Little Mix at the Brit Awards, Bebe Rexha at the European Music Awards, Rita Ora on Britain’s Got Talent and Kaela Settle (The Greatest Showman) on the X Factor UK.
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Photographer Emmanuel Whajah on taking his passion behind the lens

Emmanuel Whajah, a creative director and photographer known as Emzy Production Films, has always involved himself in creative pursuits. Born in Hanover, Germany, his first passion was dancing. At the age of five he imitated his idol, Michael Jackson, and a couple years later, won a dance competition. After dancing in front of the camera for over seventeen years, Emmanuel started thinking about how he could use his talent behind the camera. Now he produces visuals for artists including Keke Palmer, Eric Bellinger, Les Twins, Kid Ink, Post Malone, Chris Brown, Miguel, Tyga, Rita Ora, Migos, Offset, Takeoff, TY Dollar $ign, French Montana and Ella Mai.

Jorby wants to create music for the people

We’re celebrating the Chinese New Year with Jorby, a rising singer/songwriter from Hong Kong that uses his music as an outlet for his emotions. Jorby wants his work to connect with people and be a representation of them. He never wants to lose touch with the single quality that makes us human, and that is the ability to feel and express ourselves.

How would you describe your sound?

I like to play around with and experiment different types of sound, so each and every song you hear from me will be completely distinct.