We had the good fortune of connecting with Nika Esono and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nika, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
This is actually a hilarious experience, I have never thought in being a professional Photographer, but all of a sudden, people start contacting me asking me for prices and rates, and this is the way I have decided start my business.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I have been in Houston for 9 years,and the first thing I did beside going to College was starting going to modeling casting calls. With the time, I’ve started walking on Fashion Shows and being on music videos , and my biggest opportunity came when I got selected to walk in the New York Fashion Week, this is an unforgettable experience in my life. Musically talking, I have had the opportunity to work as video vixen with artists such as Davido, Snoop Dogg, Slim Thug among others . Nowadays, I’m balancing my professional and artistic goals. I’m pursuing my music and photography career. And I have my photography business called Nikaesonoestudios .

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Right now my favorite stood spots are Taste & Tradition, Sal y Pimienta & Aria Suya Kitchen (I love Spanish & african food)

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give an special shout out to my Houston family for always being my side, for the support and genuine love : Esther,Jennifer,Eunice,Linda,Tolu,Princess,Cristina Dickens, Vanessa Oguchi, Raliah, Nneka,Whitney,Regkaryah,Renay, Angela,Abby, Czure,Sammie,Cipriani,Jimmy,Towi.

Website: https://nikaesono.glossgenius.com/

Instagram: @africancrazy / @nikaesonoestudios

Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCfejyo2ke2bpPGjTkwWpyEQ

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