We had the good fortune of connecting with Omozee Agbe-rankhe and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Omozee, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I was born and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts. Yes I’m a long way from home!! I’ve always had a knack for makeup, taking it all the way back to 8th grade, I remember the first eyeshadow palette my mother got me. It was a small clear square full of neutral browns, I was obsessed!!! Fast forward just a few years to high school. I remember putting glitter on my cheeks one day and someone saying to me why do you have a shimmer on your face… this was circa 2008/2009 before highlighting was popular and before people in my city used it. Makeup has always been a love of mine, so I decided to sharpen my skills and put myself out there. I am a friendly person but I also do not like to bring attention to myself, so doing something like makeup in such a huge city like Houston is really me stepping out of my comfort zone, i love making people feel more confident and excited for whatever occasion they may be celebrating. It truly warms my heart having this platform to showcase my talents and build a versatile clientele.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I currently work in the BioPharma industry as a Quality Assurance consultant. When I first started my career in 2017 fresh out of college with my Biology degree I was working as a Manufacturing associate working 12 hour shifts rotation between 7pm-7am or 7am-7pm it was a struggle. I worked my way up to the place I am now while also trying to complete a master degree, it has not been easy but come December 2023 this woman can say she has her MPH and that’s what i continue to push for. There have been many setbacks and challenges during my career, I mean I even moved here to Houston to get the job title (manufacturing supervisor) I wanted since there wasn’t much diversity/ inclusivity in Massachusetts. With my new role and program God has set me up for success, my job is less stressful and I love what I do, and gives me more time to focus on my school work. I’ve been averaging A- in almost every class since I switched jobs early 2022. It may sound cliche but it’s true, for every setback there’s a major comeback and even if I’m not exactly where I want to be right now I’m exactly where God needs/ wants me to be and I know great things are coming, Especially with entering the beauty industry at this point in my life.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Funny cause my bestie just came to visit, she’s more of a homebody so I’d like to keep it simple
For my rare turn up nights i like going to:
Ciel , O2 Lounge, Mr. X, The Address
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The woman who helped me sharpen my skills is Caitlin also known as @Bronzedartistrymua. My hairstylist Romario @thedivodavinci. my good friend China Jackson @Realtorchinajackson. Kiara Duran @eatsw.keeks (best charcuterie boards & small event food planning).