TAKE it from Mpoomy, real name Nompumelelo Ledwaba as she advises other entrepreneurs and those that are still hoping to start their businesses – success is defined by you, she says. At just the age of 25 Mpoomy is a businesswoman to be reckoned with.
She was first introduced to the media masses when she married South Africa Idols finalist and recording artist, Brenden Praise. Today she’s a successful businesswoman and an influencer with 215k followers on Instagram and 12.9k followers on Twitter. She’s also a content creator and founder of Aneno Beauty Bar based in Melville which is often graced by Mzansi’s well-known faces.
Taking to her Instagram, Mpoomy says when she started her business she was a sneaker and jean girl, simply because sneakers are easier to work in.
“Someone told me I had to dress up to show that I’m in charge. ☹️☹️ Because I didn’t know who I was from within I conformed, boy was I uncomfortable in formal clothes and heels and honestly felt awkward and out of place,” she shares.
She says when she started validating herself, true to herself and confident in her position as a businesswoman she no longer needed to dress a certain way just to feel like she is in charge.
- Be careful who you take advice from,
- Clothes/material things can’t validate you, that comes within,
- Be comfortable and confident with who you are,
- Success is defined by you, and
- Start from within.