One of Nigeria’s leading make-up artists, Banke Meshida-Lawal covers the July 2016 edition of Tribe & Elan.
In the online magazine, Banke of BM|Pro speaks on her rise to the top, marriage, celebrity life and competition.
Banke Meshida Lawal is the CEO of leading make-Up brand – BMpro. Banke is the first Nigerian makeup artist to own a line of modern day makeup .
A super woman f some sorts , Banke has sucessfully run a a cosmetic makeup line , a training school, a beauty advisory, wriiten columns for various magazines and presently floats an online magazine- BM/Pro covers .
Banke Meshida’s journey into being the influencer she is in the Nigerian beauty industry started over a decade ago in her university days in University of Lagos. According to her, it started out as a hobby- “I would wear makeup and people will ask me to help them out. I did that for strangers and friends without hesitation.”
Her skill at it made her turn it into a business upon graduation. Her decision to follow her passion soon began to pay off with a steady rise to prominence. She once admitted to not expecting this level of significance makeup artistry enjoys in Nigeria. According to her – “I didn’t even think makeup will get to the level it is now.”
Her expertise has warmed her into the heart of a lot of prominent clients- including first ladies and prominent women in and out of the country. She has also won a plethora of awards- from Best Makeup Artist (The Nigerian Event Awards2012) to Makeup Artist of The Year (FAB AWARDS-2010) to Makeup Brand of The Year (ELOY AWARDS 2009) and many more. Earlier in this year Banke Meshida Lawal of BM-Pro was appointed as the governor of the Make-up Artists Guild of Nigeria. (MAGN)
Banke Meshida Lawal continues to be a force to reckon with in the Nigerian beauty industry . Humble and warm , proffessional and friendly , Banke feels she is no celebrity – Just a Make up artist .
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