Flex Mami (a.k.a Lillian Ahenkan) is one of our fave people to follow on social media. The DJ, beauty guru, content creator, MTV presenter and author is constantly sharing her pearls of wisdom and we honestly can’t get enough. Here's why we love her...
SHE KNOWS HER WORTH
This lady isn’t mucking around when it comes to her own self-worth and we stan her for this.
We appreciate how vocal she is about her worth, especially when it comes to her career. Flex knows exactly what she has to offer.
“Fundamentally I do believe I’m really good at these things I do so it’s not like I’m doing a lot of persuading,” she told Girlfriend’s Beauty Boss Podcast. “It’s like if you don’t believe me, let’s look at the resume.”
Click below to hear her pearls of wisdom about avoiding the 'busy' trap.
SHE SLAYS THE MAKEUP GAME
Flex is the ultimate chameleon when it comes to her makeup lewks.
We love how she constantly experiments with her eyeshadow colours and nobody can pull off bold colour quite like she can.
SHE FAKED IT UNTIL SHE MADE IT
While Flex is a fully-fledged DJ these days, she actually landed her first DJ gig when she didn’t really know how to do it. She was a door person at a nightclub at the time and she noticed that they were paying people to DJ while there was no one actually in the club, so she offered her services! She's since DJ’ed everything from Listen Out Festival to Fenty Beauty’s first birthday celebration, which Rihanna attended. NBD.
“I think it was the perception of me that got me the [first] job really because I was always out and everyone just assumed that I did something so when I said I was a DJ and couldn’t DJ, they were like ‘Makes sense!’
'I was terrible for a long time and then I got good.”
HER LIFE PHILOSOPHY IS ACE
Flex is constantly on a journey of self-reflection and she’s is always questioning, learning and challenging things and she refuses to be into a box. Basically, she’s woke AF. When asked what advice she would give her 16-year-old self, Flex replied: “It’s OK to want for more.” Yes girl, YES!
SHE IS A BUSINESSWOMAN
Flex describes herself as “your favourite slashie” and she most definitely is. Her career credits include being a DJ, a TV and video presenter, a host and MC as well as a beauty guru. She has also designed greeting cards, a handheld fan and has written her own guide to manifesting.