Talent, for some people is derived naturally. For others, talent evolves from an acquired skill. This week, we introduce you to a dynamic young lady who has found her talents in a musical instrument, fashion, and blogging.
A 23-year-old resident of Lagos, Nigeria, Adetuke “Tuke” Morgan is a Saxophonist, Lifestyle Blogger, Food Photographer & Brand Executive at an Advertising Agency. Tuke, as she is fondly known, is one of our girl crushes. We first discovered her on Instagram and immediately became a fan.
Here’s Tuke’s #StrongEnoughStory:
- Tell us about (describe) yourself.
I am a young Nigerian lady with Kinky Natural Hair. I have many interests and hobbies and want to die knowing I lived life to the fullest, maximized my potentials, monetized my talents, left an impact and a legacy.
- What are your hobbies (things you enjoy doing)?
I enjoy doing voice over’s, writing about my experiences, taking and editing food pictures, creating content, blogging, playing lawn tennis, playing the sax at special occasions e.g. birthday party’s, weddings, surprises, proposals and intimate dinners.
- What activities are you involved with in your community?
I am involved in an initiative called Live Your Dreams which was set up to promote enterprise development and to inspire people to live their lives intentionally.
- Who or what inspires you?
There are many people who inspire me. They are people who are living their lives intentionally and who strive to make their dreams a reality against all odds.
- Is there something you are passionate about? If yes, what is it?
I am passionate about all my hobbies.
- What is the biggest challenge that you see facing girls in your community?
I think the biggest challenge facing girls is that many of us are constrained by different factors e.g. our parents, people’s expectations of us, what society says, etc. This forces us to believe that things have to be done a certain way even when it isn’t our preferred option. I find that many parents give their sons more freedom/independence to develop their own person/forge their own path. There are many industries that are male dominated where women are seen as weak individuals whose sole responsibility should be to take care of the home and family/engage in domestic work.
- What advice would you like to share with girls in your community?
Keep at it, keep fighting to achieve your goals. Don’t let the words of the Naysayers get to you.
- Who is your favorite female leader/role model, and why?
There are many women in my community who I look up to. Women like Sola David-Borha, Stephanie Obi, Sisi Yemmie and Iquo Okoh. They have forged a name for themselves in their chosen field and are able to maintain a healthy work/life balance while breaking boundaries through legal and moral means.
- What do the words “Strong Enough”mean to you?
The words “Strong Enough” mean being resilient, persistent, diligent, consistent, picking oneself up when the going gets tough and working hard to ensure that one’s goals are met no matter how challenging and difficult the process might be.
- Do you have a favorite quote/verse/song lyric?
I can do just anything through Christ who strengthens me.
Check out Tuke’s stellar skills such as this Saxophone performance of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” at a wedding ceremony. You can also find her on these social media platforms:
Twitter- @tukemorgan https://twitter.com/TukeMorgan
Instagram- @tukemorgan https://www.instagram.com/TukeMorgan/
Blog – http://www.tukesquest.com/
Website – http://www.tukemorgan.com/
We are so impressed by your creative talents and Sax skills, Tuke. You inspire us, and we celebrate you as our #StrongEnoughGirl [SEG] of the week. Here’s to inspiring more strong and beautiful women to #slay on a musical instrument.
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