Always having had an interest in performing arts, poetry and fashion, Omarr Olasewere, a Philadelphia native, found a way to take his interests to the next level by turning his creative visions into businesses. In 2003, he began Holla At Ya Boy Entertainment; a record label that worked with prodigious underground artist of the hip-hop genre. These artist recorded several compilations and gained well-received feedback and notoriety. In 2009, Omar’s entrepreneurial ambition lead him to expand Holla At Ya Boy Entertainment into a brand. In doing so he threw his first promotional upscale event in the Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego. The success of his capacity-reached event quickly gained interest and spun into weekly upscale events around southern California. After receiving the notoriety he deserved in event promotions, Omarr discovered an issue of 944 Magazine, in turn with Omarr’s versatile style and desire to expand, he decided he wanted to do something different. Upon studying the issue page to page he decided he was going to create a high fashion magazine for the people.
The G.O.O.D.S Magazine was created from a distinct vision brought out by 944. It was created as a platform to inspire and showcase the talent of “upcoming artists, entrepreneurs, photographers, promoters, writers, models and clothing designers and more who are representing a shared artistic vision.” Omarr wanted a Publication that informed his readers on a plethora of topics that are relatable to a variety of individuals on a number of interesting, creative and entertaining topics. A publication to provide a one-stop platform for readers to gain information on The G.O.O.D.S around town on everything from Fashion, Art and Entertainment as well as much more. The website http://thegoodsmag.co/ provides daily blogs, video post and each month’s issue of the magazine. The interactivity of the magazine allows readers to comment, share and click on links to find further information on what they are reading. The G.O.O.D.S offers everything from the latest on fashion, horoscopes, music and more.
Omarr’s quoted, “I believe anything is possible, I see opportunity where others see impossibility. I take risks. I hustle, I know that nothing is unrealistic. I feel overwhelming love, I embrace my childlike wonder & curiosity. I take flying leaps into the unknown. I contribute to something bigger than myself. I create, I learn, I grow, I do! I believe it is never to late to start living a dream… I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR!”
A far cry from the pressures of growing up in North Philly, Holla at Ya Boy Entertainment and The G.O.O.D.S Magazine, are just the beginning for Omarr. What will we see next from Omarr? The possibilities are endless…
He is a Man on a Creative and Inspiring mission!
Solomon Osayande Jr. is a San Diego State alumnus with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a minor in Social Psychology. Solomon has done several freelance writing jobs for multiple publications throughout the San Diego and Los Angeles communities over the last 8 years after his completion of college. Solomon’s other areas of professional focus include his work as an entertainment manager, entrepreneur and as a creative writer. As the Director of Advertising of The G.O.O.D.S. Magazine, Solomon intends on helping the publication reach new heights while helping secure its place among San Diego’s top fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle publications.
Fernando Sampson was born and raised in Los Angeles, Ca. were it was extremely diverse. People from all walks of life surrounded him. He admits to being convinced he would be the next coming of Magic Johnson and be a huge star in the NBA. From a young age he loved playing sports, basketball, tennis, baseball, track and field, anything requiring physical activity and he was all about it.
His inspiration in the pursuit of his career is his family, because they have always been there for him and he would like to reciprocate that by being successful for them, in order to make them proud or his accomplishments. When it comes to success Fernando feels he is just beginning on his road there. He is learning how to adjust along the way and becoming adaptable, which he admits is key. When it comes to his role with the Goods Fernando says he loves his team and the creative work they accomplish together. “Being able to have a voice in today’s society is amazing.” Fernando loves to workout in his free time, playing games with friends, watching movies and sporting events such as football and basketball. Overall Fernando is determined to continue building a strong relationship with God. He is very passionate about music with his favorite song of all time being “Outstanding” by the Gap Band. A memorable moment that stands out in his personal life was the day he signed his college letter of intent to receive a basketball scholarship to Cal Poly SLO. After so many years of work which lead up to that very important moment in his life. Fernando attended Cal Poly SLO where he majored in sports broadcast journalism.
Fernando’s favorite quote is “God is Love” and his advice to anyone in the pursuit of a dream is “Start early and don’t let failure derail your plans for success.”
Alejandrina Aragon is a writer and The Executive Assistant to The G.O.O.D.S Magazine. She grew up in San Diego, CA. where her mother who was a hard working and dedicated single parent raised her. Since childhood she’s shown a great passion for the pursuit of fashion design and creative writing. Finding comfort and turning to it as an outlet and natural talent. Her first introduction to the Fashion industry was at age 15, when she started modeling; by the time she was in her early twenties she landed a job as a fashion writer and blogger. It was something that came natural to her as well as having pursued fashion design at the Art Institute. Alejandrina has had several published pieces of work and plans on pursing her field to the fullest of her capability. She admits being able to use her creativity and the talents that she was blessed with is her favorite aspect of working with the Goods and the appreciation she receives only adds to that. Alejandrina graduated with 4.2 GPA and attended the Art Institute for Fashion Design, which she is actively pursuing until completion.
Her advice to anyone pursuing their dreams is “Believe in yourself because if you don’t who will.” “You know what you are capable of so don’t let anyone tell you different. Follow your dreams, achieve your goals and use the natural talent you were blessed with, that is a great recipe for success.”