Tae Envy Sets ‘The Mood’ with Single and Video “Take It Off”

Releasing this month, Tae Envy’s “Take It Off” is sure to keep the Valentine’s Day mood alive. Tae Envy, nicknamed ‘The Mood’ himself, is a rising R&B talent that is based in Michigan. With a growing fanbase and high potential, the artist is eager to release new music, and “Take It Off” is the perfect single to introduce the new and improved Tae Envy.

From the melodies to the lyrics, “Take It Off” is sure to be your next favorite song, or the newest song to that one playlist. In addition, the music video is expected to impress listeners and viewers even greater.

Stay tuned for the new release and be sure to remain updated on social media here.

How ‘Abu Batata’ Became a Pioneer in Arab-American Talent Worldwide

An Introduction

Hailing from the Bay Area in a state that birthed entertainment, Batata, notoriously recognized as Abu Batata from YouTube’s viral series “Arab Driving School”, is a pioneer in talent. His Palestinian roots are a key factor in his impact in the Arab community. This self-made entrepreneur, talent, YouTube star, and artist has beat the minute odds of achieving high-status recognition.

The competition was minimal at the start of his career in entertainment, as he was one of the first to do what he was meant to do: bring joy to others with his humor, bring positivity to lives, and to passionately stand up for the voiceless.

A Pioneer in Arab American Talent

His YouTube content left an ever-lasting impact and influence on future Arab-American comedy and other YouTube stars. It is safe to state that Batata has reached a milestone people spend a lifetime to reach: to become a household name. His 100+ million accumulated views and counting have brought families together, awakened masses, and most importantly, served as a motivator to continue to dominate in his industry and community. In the words of Batata, this is all for them: the people.

Music | Podcast | Upcoming Endeavors

With many avenues in entertainment being pursued, he is boldly and successfully executing music, his own show, and future surprises to be soon announced. In 2020, his hit collaboration with Eddy Mack and Matthew Bento, “Buss Down Ting”, was featured on Thisis50, and recognized as the summer anthem. Soon to release a new single, his fanbase is anticipating yet another hit. Featured on The Source as a hit of the year, “I Don’t Want to Talk” has caught the attention of audiences beyond his current fanbase and reached top media outlets. “I Don’t Want to Talk” focused on confidence and labeled the “flex anthem.” What he does want to talk, however, is the launch of his brand new podcast, Batata Talks. This judgement-free podcast/show is perfectly fitted for a host like him. Raw and uncut, the podcast doesn’t solely focus on humor and engagement with viewers and listeners, he also speaks on topics often swept under the rug in his community.

It is evident that the YouTube star is not only remaining as a pillar in his field, but emerging into something even greater. 2021 holds promising announcements, and you all should stay tuned.

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Annamation’s Single “Solo” is Giving us 2000’s Nostalgia

Official cover art of “Solo”

We love us a pop singer that takes us back to the 2000’s. Annamation got it right with her single, “Solo”.

Originally from the Bay Area in sunny California, Annamation was exposed to music as a child. Coming from an area home to many talents, it’s no wonder why she belonged there by fate.

Annamation is known for her harmonies. One can easily call her voice liquid gold. The hint of auto tune and voice layering is just right, but nothing in the Cher zone. It’s perfectly tuned, no pun intended.

The music video to “Solo” also is edited to give us the visuals of those bulky old cameras captured on VHS.

Be sure to check out the Michigan based artist, and stay tuned for more releases from Annamation on the way this year.

P.S. She’s a keeper.

Follow on her on Instagram here

How Youssef TAHA Became the Most Sought After International Model

Brands seek the best of the best and nothing less. Ambassadors play a crucial role in a brand’s image, and international model, entrepreneur, and influencer Youssef TAHA has proven to be one of the most sought after ambassadors for brands worldwide. This Morrocan-born public figure is a hot commodity in the brand world, and the list keeps growing. Labeled as a model with a new wave in fashion on Influencive.com, it’s clear that he is in high-demand.

From rising brands to established lines, the impact and awarenesses he brings is unmatched. With plans of founding his own fashion brand in the future, Youssef makes it a priority to understand the process of a brand’s growth. Throughout the journey, he realized how important a brand ambassador is.

Instagram @djeporov | Brand: Sik Silk

Despite the slow down of 2020, Youssef broke through and is now reaping what he has sown the past year.

In addition to his career as a entrepreneur with multiple business ventures, he is a certified financial auditor, graduating from “National School of Commerce & Management – ENCG” in his hometown of Agadir, Morocco.

We encourage all brands to branch out on an international level, and what better ambassador to decide on than Youssef TAHA? Nearing 200,000 loyal followers, his audience becomes your audience.

To collaborate with the highest in demand influencer, email at djeparov.collab@gmail.com

Connect on Instagram here and be sure to check out Youssef’s features on Yahoo and Influencive !

Choir Boi Cartier: Introducing Detroit’s True King of R&B

Home for Good Music

Known for talent, the city of Detroit is home to many artists that have made music history.

On his way to doing just that, we introduce Choir Boi Cartier, a.k.a Detroit’s King of R&B. With a nick name like that, he is on his way to the top.

In addition to claiming the title of the King of R&B, he claimed his Spotify plaque late 2020 for his hit, “Ferrari”. Now entering the new year, he is sure to collect many more in 2021.

This month, he takes the stage on Coast2CoastLive in Detroit. This is one of several performances this year has in store for Choir Boi.

Choir Boi Cartier has been singing and songwriting since he was a child.
On the set of the music video to his song “Pull Up”

Stay Connected with Choir Boi Cartier on his rise to stardom on Instagram here.

Management: Kim at Electric Elevation contact here on Instagram.

“Star Dust” by Rising Author J.M. Pozon is a Must Read

Who is the woman behind the book “Star Dust”; one of this year’s most prolific reads? You may have seen her? If you haven’t, well then, you’ve been living under a rock, because lately, she has been all over the press.  As seen on Fox, NBC and CBS.   And, featured in multiple magazines, media and newspaper outlets. From the covers of Black Women Rising magazine, Writer’s Life Magazine to the LA Tribune.

Well, who is she?

Jovahna Marie, better known by her pen name is a four-time published, award winning author, who has taken the literary world by storm. She first garnered acclaim with her fiery romance novel “Setting Fire to the Darkness.” And her gritty and soulful, poetry book “Whiskey for the wounded.” Which received five stars and was regarded by the “Urban Reader” as a spiritual catharsis in written words. Striking again, Author J .M Pozon Released two more poetry books this year. Her highly acclaimed book “Star Dust,” which has been deemed as a hymn to spirituality and women empowerment.  And of course, the Steamy, hot, erotic poetry book, “Passion Fruit”; that has everyone talking. Both books can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Still, want to know more? Well, lucky for you, we caught up with Author J. M Pozon and we asked her a few questions. You can check out her answers below.

Q. Please tell us about your latest book, “Star Dust: From Heaven to Earth, We Fall.” What made you write it, and what is it about?

A. Well, I wanted to use my words, poems, and quotes to take women on a journey of spiritual Awakening and self-enlightenment. As far as what it is about, Star Dust is a call to action, prompting women to remember and operate in their truest forms. The poems and quotes contained within the book serve to remind women of their worth, encouraging them to see themselves as more than flesh and bones. We are soul, spirit and energy, limited only by our earthly bodies. It teaches us to acknowledge ourselves as spiritual beings, accepting the fact that within our fleshly domains, an entire universe resides. And once we understand the power, we hold within us, we can draw it out, use it to manifest all our hearts wants and desires.

Q. What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?

A. Find your purpose, operate wholeheartedly within that purpose. Don’t dip your toes, instead dive in headfirst and give it everything you have. Have unwavering faith in your dreams, refrain from internalized judgment, skepticism and doubt. You have to truly believe in your dreams before anyone else will.

Q. Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?

For me, it is about using my God -given talent and gifts, using them to inspire others. I don’t measure success by how much money I have made but instead by how many lives I have touched.

Q. What’s next for you?

A. As of late, I’ve been doing much more screenwriting and acting. So, you can definitely expect to see some of my movie projects in the near future.

Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more. 

People can find out more about me and my book by visiting my Amazon author page.  amazon.com/author/jmpozon

Or by following me on Social Media IG: https://www.instagram.com/author_jovahnamarie/

Facebook: https://facebook.com authorJovahnamarie/

Twitter https://mobile.twitter.com/jovahnamarie?lang=en

‘A Girl Like Me Inc’ Founder Tyra Moore Makes a Different in the Community

In today’s day and age, it is extremely difficult to cross paths with people who care about others and take their time to make sure others who may be in difficult times are taken care of. Meet Tyra Moore, the owner of A Girl Like Me Inc.

A Girl Like Me Inc. ensures that girls, teens, teen moms, and mothers age 11 to 25 are taken care of when it comes to diapers, wipes, baby milk, food, feminine products, baby items, clothing and shoes, and they give them out for free. The help does not stop there. She also provides an extremely helpful mentoring program for all.

Tyra focuses on getting to know each girl personally and what they are in need of. She holds the honor of going above and beyond to make sure that she is there whenever she is needed, with no judgement attached. Tyra came up with A Girl Like Me Inc. because she too was once in those shoes of many others. She became pregnant at the age of 15 without anybody else having knowledge of it and gave birth to a beautiful baby girl the same week he mom found out she was pregnant. With the help of her mom and community, everybody came together and made sure the baby was taken care of for at least 2 years with all of the essentials a baby requires.

This act of kindness led to the birth of a beautiful organization in 2017, A Girl Like Me Inc. Tyra had the intention of paying the help forward to other girls who may be in the same situation as her ever since she received that support. This is a testament to her amazing character. Her organization’s goal is to educate and encourage girls and young mothers to make healthy life choices through classes and mentorship provided through the organization.

To reach Tyra Moore, you can contact the organization on Facebook at AgirlLikeMeInc, on Instagram at @agirllikemeinc, and through email at agirllikeme2007@gmail.com 

Announcing Our First Annual 30 Under 30

With great honor, we at The Detroit Entrepreneur present to you our first annual 30 Under 30 list. This year, the world was faced with huge obstacles, but it did not stop these people we are going to introduce to you. It is the spirit of leadership that brings dedication, motivation, and courage to life.

It is with even greater honor to announce that our 1st 30 Under 30 campaign will be in memory of Australia Day and Rashan Johnson.

When I was 19, I struggled as a teen business owner. I lacked the resources and community to keep me standing. The Detroit Entrepreneur is the outcome of hard lessons I learned early on. My goal was to create a platform where businesses, entrepreneurs, and talents alike can connect with. I wanted to create a powerhouse of everything one with a dream might need, and I did just that.

I founded and registered the company in January of 2020, and we reached #1 in our category in less than a year. Now, we are established enough to proudly be recognized as a top online magazine, trusted brand, and be able to showcase 2020’s best.

We couldn’t have done it without our lead sponsor: Hart Dushaj Agency. It’s an honor to be partnered with Forbes’ Top Places to Work at #24. | They are hiring motivated individuals like you, apply here.

Special thanks to our supporting sponsors: COMPLEXION | Complete Dominance | A Girl Like Me | Top Notch NME | Violeta – Giovanna | Picturesque Digital Services |

Official 30 Under 30 ROSTER

Malik D. Singleton | Entrepreneur

Malik De’ Vonte Singleton, entrepreneur, humanitarian, and award winning leader, has taken 2020 by storm. His strength and perseverance is most admired by The Detroit Entrepreneur.

Malik is also a 2020 Entrepreneurial Excellence recipient. The impact he has made through his philanthropist work in the community cannot be described with words.

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Devankar Mukhi | Social Entrepreneur

A current 4th year student at Wayne State University, Devankar Mukhi was President of the WSU Rotaract Club from 2017-2019; Rotaract is the collegiate level of Rotary International, an international humanitarian organization that provides relief in over 200 countries. Precovid Devankar started a project called Green New Detroit (GND), an environmental educational startup. Early 2021, he will be cohosting a podcast that will be focusing on having through, deep, meaningful conversations with passion game-changers around the world that are solving the toughest challenges of society.

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Gmac Cash | Artist, Comedian

Known for his lyrical skills, parody songs, and impact on the community, Gmac Cash took the stage during 2020.

Gaining national attention from his hit “Coronavirus” and “Big Gretch”, this year was his year.

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Christen Devani | Entrepreneur

CEO and Founder of Polished Puckers LLC, Christen Devani, was just 8 years old when she started her business. After a constant struggle with her own health and beauty needs, Christen founded a brand that would help others in her shoes. She would go on to gain statewide attention.

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Jamahal Hill | Mixed Martial Artist UFC Undefeated

The undefeated Jamahal Hill continues to make Michigan proud. The sharp mixed martial artist made his UFC debut in January this year, and is just getting started.

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Devaughn Ballinger | Dancer, Choreographer

Devaughn Ballinger is a visionary and pillar in the community.  Devaughn’s autobiography entitled A Crack Baby Called Miracle recently released, and he hopes the book will encourage the next generation of visionaries and performers. The Detroit School of Arts graduate founded his dance company Believe3 in 2014, to which he serves as its lead choreographer and creative director. The company, now 6 years strong, has proven to be a dynamic force in the dance community, and was recently certified as a 501(c)(3) organization.

D’ Andre J. Herron | Business Owner

This business owner is well educated, well connected, and well respected. Nicknamed The Godfather of Detroit, D’ Andre J. Herron is most known for his business, community, and entertainment endeavors.

He is the owner of ERD Technology, LLC, 58 Homes 58 Families (Non Profit) and an affiliate of his brother’s music label: Seldom Seen Entertainment.

Mohimen Mahbuba

Netflix welcomed its first Iraqi – Arabic dialogue Hollywood film, Mosul, in November this year. Mohimen Mahbuba, Dearborn native and Iraqi-American, starred in the film as a supporting role.

Mosul is based on a true story that took place during 2016’s Battle of Mosul.

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Brianna Washington

Brianna “Bosslady” Washington, is a multimedia Journalist, radio personality, host, and entrepreneur. she works for the #1 hip-hop radio station in Central Texas as an entertainment reporter and personality while also co-owning and operating the only black-owned women’s boutique in downtown Frankfort, KY. 

Thus far, some of my most significant accomplishments include giving local artists the platform to get their music discovered, supplying jobs and entrepreneurship tips for students at my Alma Mater, and curating women empowerment events for the TX community,” she tells us.

Keyon Clinton | Entrepreneur

Keyon Clinton is not a statistic. After graduating from Michigan State University, he knew that he had a bigger calling in life. Once he retired his career as an engineer at 28, Keyon pursued true calling in life: impacting others. Keyon is an advocate for execution who delivers life
changing messages through his worldwide message of becoming 1% Better every day. This led him to becoming an award-winning International Speaker. Sharing his story to inspire others has also led him to becoming a Best-Selling Author of Healing The Living Dead “Habits that shift you from a Morgue mentality to a Forbes mentality”. Keyon became a two-time award-winning bodybuilder and created the 1% Better Nation …

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Noah | Kid-Entrepreneur

Noah’s Lemonade became a household name since he began making lemonade with his grandpa since he was only four years old.

He’s a multi award winning kid entrepreneur, and this is yet another one of his wins. In the future, he plans on attending Harvard University to become a Astrophycisist. The star has been featured in media nationwide.

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Derrick Mayes Jr. | Entrepreneur

Derrick Mayes Jr., CEO of Mayes Marketing, is originally from Detroit, MI. In 2019, he started Mayes Marketing Agency as a freshman in college, all while he was attending North Central College double majoring in Business Management and Marketing.

He has now implemented a music side that consists of Public Relations (PR) services. Slowly emerging into a media powerhouse himself, Mayes is excited for 2021.

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Bri Makaric | Business Owner

Bri Makaric of BRITE Bites founded the holy grail of probiotic nutrition. With the help of Michigan State University, she started her own company and nutritious BRITE Bites.

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Michael Conley | Entrepreneur

Michael Conley aka Tailored Ankles, is a dapper stylist. Featured in Walk Fashion Show Magazine and Seen Magazine, it’s safe to say he leaves an impression. His nickname “Tailored Ankles” roots from him wearing his pants either with a cuff or tailored above the ankle to fully expose his loafers. His six years in dapper fashion lead him to join Gentlemen’s Den. “We are a culture shock to the fashion community of Detroit,” Michael tells us.

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AYO Sk3tch | Artist

Impacting Detroit in his own way, the Boston-born artist has played a key factor in music development. AYO Sk3tch topped charts, reached record numbers in his career, and is only goal up from here.

He’s been recognized on an international level, but we at The Detroit Entrepreneur still want to recognize him locally.

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Deonte “Chewy” Cooper | Entrepreneur

Chew Chewy Entertainment isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Deonte “Chewy” Cooper impacted the entertainment industry, opened doors, and played a key role in the careers of many in the music scene. His portfolio is unmatched.

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Amer Bally | Real Estate

Amer Bally of The Bally Team has become a familiar face and name. His high ranking success and motivation landed him in this year’s 30 Under 30 list.

Among all his awards, he is currently a top 1% Loan Officer in the nation. If you haven’t heard of Amer Bally yet, you have now.

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Torohn Yancey | Entrepreneur

With an incredible testimony, Torohn Yancey is a true success story. The young leader overcame homelessness, doubt, and pain, and pursued a business idea that flourished. After years of trouble during school years, he turned his destiny around and signed to play college football at Dakota College of Bottineau. His story caught media attention, and it remains an inspiration to those that are starting from the bottom.

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Kyree Johnson | Entrepreneur

Kyree’s Kandy Stop CEO, Kyree Johnson, has a sweet future ahead. His candy bags are filled with all your favorite treats! Kyree’s dream is to have his own candy vending machine business one day.

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Karter Johnson | Entrepreneur

The Popcorn and Books CEO and reading advocate possess true passion for fighting illiteracy.

Karter Johnson continues to make an impact with his book subscription boxes and upcoming book feature.

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Calvin Carey Jr. | Entrepreneur

Calvin Carey Jr. is the founder of Gentlemen’s Den, a men’s fashion & lifestyle brand based here in Detroit. The brand is emerging into a society and culture platform for black men. It’s the first of its kind and the beginning of a major impactful brand. Anticipating his future modeling agency, it’s safe to say 2021 will also be his year.

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Nicholas Shammo | Entrepreneur

Sylvia Thomas a young emerging entrepreneur and the president of a nonprofit that has helped provide food and hygiene products for incarcerated inmates during the pandemic. She also has maintained over 10,000 foreclosures and abandon homes in the Detroit area. Sylvia owns The House of Detroit located in Royal Oak during the pandemic and has employed 5 individuals and counting.  Not only has she encouraged other women to pursue their dreams in business and entrepreneurship; she has helped others start their businesses as well.

Dasia Johnson | Entrepreneur, Mental Health Advocate

Dasia Johnson is a business owner, advocate, and coach. She has dedicated her life to providing resources and support to those dealing with mental health related issues.

Her brand, OBLIVION, recently launched, & is a product of her own personal mental health journey.

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Joseph Tompkins | Entrepreneur

Joseph R.Tompkins is the Founder and CEO of the Coalition for Black Success and Black Success Clothing. He’s a native of Detroit, Michigan and a renowned entrepreneur. Joseph is a member of Forbes the Culture and was recently nominated to be on the 2020 & 2021 Forbes 30under30 list. He’s an eight-year veteran of the United States Army and passionate about helping people from all walks of life especially people of color. Joseph and The Black Success Movement firmly believes in hard work, persistence, and consistency. While always jumping at the opportunity to give back to the community by Hosting Events and Partnering with Businesses in the city for food/coat drives and also sponsoring events to promote Black culture and Growth. His greatest accomplishment remains been a father to his children Aiden and Ayanna, who are his daily motivation to succeed.

Mary Colon | Entrepreneur

Mary Colon graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences. She majored in advertising with a minor in sales leadership, but also has coursework in videography and broadcast journalism. Mary has held positions in automotive advertising, including digital marketing for the Cadillac brand. During this, Mary balanced dancing for the Detroit Pistons Dancers for 2 seasons. Over the summer, Mary interned for The Detroit Entrepreneur, but now she works in media sales and as a brand ambassador for VADE Nutrition.

Eddy Mack | Artist

Eddy Haddad, professionally known as Eddy Mack, calls Detroit home. The artist recently celebrated 1 million streams on both Spotify and Apple Music. Currently residing in LA, we are proud to be the start of his success story.

Christian Gojcaj | Entrepreneur | AIL

In 2017, Christian Gojcaj joined Hart Dushaj Agency, and he is currently an internationally top ranked mid level executive. Soon to be promoted to senior executive, his dedication and drive surpasses the average leader. It makes sense, as he has been working since he was only 15 years old. Christian possesses a Bachelors in Health Science. Originally, he planned on becoming a Physicians Assistant, but left the once-dream and listened to his entrepreneurial spirit.

Mike Willits | Entrepreneur

Nicholas Shammo | Entrepreneur

Founded this year, The Different Brand was launched by two teen entrepreneurs, one of them being the then 16 year old Nicholas Shammo.

Since then, the brand has evolved and continues to be an inspiration to other young, ambitious entrepreneurs.

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Anthony Danno | Entrepreneur

Anthony Danno, second co-founder of The Different Brand , founded the clothing line at just 17 years old.

The message it stands for and the message he gives is what makes his brand, well, different. With more designs on the way, 2021 will be another year of growth for the co-founders.

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‘Le Richi’ – The New Era of Fashion

Celebrating their recent launch, ‘Le Richi’ proudly presents a new era of fashion. Founder and CEO, Elham Shabani, had the goal of leaving a mark in the fashion industry.

“My goal is to leave a mark on the fashion industry by creating a clothing piece that inspires people to be different, and embrace who they are,” Elham shared. “Everyone is beautiful, and are not told so enough.” His slogan, “life is beautiful”, was inspired by just that.

The young twenty-year-old man with intense aspirations of achieving success has now achieved a milestone. Growing up, Elham would buy and be later influenced by two big brands back in the day, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein. The saying is true, when you are feeling good you’re looking good. 

“When I was younger, I was always different,” he tells us. “At 9 years old, I was diagnosed with a super rare disease called Morphea that developed on my face, which dented my cheekbones. At 15, I had plastic surgery. I knew God put me on this earth to be different. It motivated me, and I told myself if there is anyone in the world who feels doubtful about themselves because of how they look or dress, I’m going to change that.” His clothing line gives confidence. 

Elham always wanted to feel and look wealthy in the way that he dressed, thus came his very own clothing brand, Le Richi. He was very determined as he used to watch documentaries on major brands from France and Italy and take notes so that he could approach his line in a similar fashion. The country of France has a special place in Elham’s heart, so he proceeded to base his brand off that. He searched for many translations from the French language before falling in love with Le Richi, which means “the richest.”

Elham states that he wants people to feel wealthy when wearing Le Richi and plans to make it the next big luxury brand. The logo, which is the Eiffel Tower, stands for elegance and has signs of hierarchy with the French Gallic Rooster. Although Elham plans to make this a luxury brand, it is still very affordable. He plans to target the younger generation with his clothing. 

When asked what sets his clothing line apart from others, Elham responded, “what the brand stands for is what sets me apart. My slogan is, life is beautiful.” Elham finished up by stating, “when you put on Le Richi clothing you will feel a special way and you will feel different.” Elham plans to  become the best designer in the world. 

“I want to create an empire where everyone can take notice and feel special when they wear the piece. I know once I do that I will summit my legacy.” 

Elham Shabani, Founder/CEO of ‘El Richi’

To check out and shop El Richi click here | Follow his Instagram @elhamshabani32 and follow the line at @lerichiapparel | Email him at elhamshabani4@gmail.com

New Release: Monsta ft. Young Dro “Spazzin” Visuals

Introducing Monsta

Detroit’s own Monsta drops a new hit titled, “Spazzin” ft. Young Dro. From his vocal tone to delivery, Monsta executes his clever, witty lyrics just as hard as the beat itself goes. He prides himself as an artist with an unmatched sound, and his music speaks for itself. 

Complimenting the single, the official music video to “Spazzin” is equally entertaining. With an appearance from Young Dro himself and a Mariachi band, the visuals mirror Monsta’s uniqueness, fun personality, and distinct image.

Monsta’s great versatility sets him apart from other artists. Monsta stated, “I’ve been inspired by a lot of artists from different genres and eras. I believe that as my music is heard, a reflection of everything will be present.” Monsta would go on to say that aside from being a father, his biggest accomplishment would indeed be his single “Spazzin”.

Upcoming Releases

Monsta plans to release his newest mixtape Pressure, hosted by legendary Bronx artist Fat Joe, around the new year. On this tape you can expect to hear features from Young Dro, Payroll Giovanni, and Drey Skonie. 

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Detroit’s Very Own DeMaris Harvey: A Familiar Face in FIlm

Contributor: @MiddleEastSideTmo | Publisher: @DenisaDebocci

Getting involved in your career path at an early age is always the most ideal situation. For DeMaris Harvey it started in the first grade. He got started in acting, and by the age of 25 he began modeling.

After a model rehearsal, his life would be changed forever. DeMaris is an actor and director, but DeMaris’ journey began when he stumbled upon a production in Downtown Detroit where he found the producer and asked if any extras were needed.

The producer replied and told him yes and also asked if he had a white shirt, where DeMaris said yeah even though he didn’t. He then ran five blocks to buy a white shirt and came back and things have been going great for DeMaris since then.

On the set of First Lady 1. Demaris (Left) and K Deezy (right)

DeMaris has now been doing movies and plays for 11 years. He has two new movies being released very soon titled, Not Left in Vegas, directed by Kamal Smith, which will be released November 22, 2020, and Circumstances 2, directed by Swift to release November 28, 2020 on PrimeVideo. With these two movies slated to release in just a week or so, DeMaris is currently working on three other projects: Match Made, Trust Nobody, and Mia Mia.

What separates DeMaris from other actors is the favor of God, his extremely great work ethic, and his undeniable ambition. He lives by the slogan “work even when no one is looking, so when they do eventually look, they have something to see!”


To reach out to DeMaris Harvey you can contact him at his email DeMarisHarvey@Gmail.com

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‘Violeta Giovanna’ Launches Next Best Accessory Business

Violeta Giovanna Welcomes All Fashionistas

With a vision for showcasing the next best thing in children’s accessories, ‘Violeta Giovanna’ created a unique, diverse product for unique, diverse fashionistas. This week, they launched their Violeta Giovanna headbands, which are interchangeable to match any outfit. Gone are the days of finding an outfit to match accessories. (Moms and Dads know what we mean). Now, there is an accessory that will compliment all styles, both casual and formal. From toddlers to pre-teens, the brand made an impression with a product ever so diverse.


Best friends since high school, Violeta Gjolaj and Giovanna Special always dreamed of one day starting a business together, specifically fashion. Originally, the vision was a fashion line for jeans and various clothing items. Years down the line, the passion and determination to start a line was still present, but there was only a sight difference. They would focus on children’s accessories. Both are now mothers of loving, wonderful children.

We came up with this interchangeable headband idea and would love to grow our business with several variations.  We decided to take our ideas and start our own business.  We have all kinds of ideas that we’d love to add to our accessory and fashion line in the near future.

Violeta & Giovanna

How do they work?

To start, the headbands currently come in three colors: white, black, and pink. Making the accessory even more awesome, it also comes with a flower and bow that can be interchanged easily. The trick? It’s simple, magnets! Yes, the magnets keep the bow or flower in place, yet are easily interchangeable. Even last minute outfit changes or sassy, indecisive fashionistas do not faze Violeta Giovanna accessories.

To shop Violeta Giovanna, click their website here or connect with them on their socials below.

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Let Yolan Wallace Accelerate Your Business – Product Launch Accelerated

She provides a free consultation to new clients.

Contributor @MiddleEastSideTmo

Starting a successful business in your country, let alone your own city is difficult enough. Meet Yolan Wallace. Born and raised in Jamaica and moved to the U.S. six years ago, she has founded her own successful company, Product Launch Accelerated. Yolan is now married with one son, however, her journey began at the University of Technology, Jamaica, studying Business and Management, and proceeded to land her in Henry Ford College studying Liberal Arts. 

She completed a Personal Development course called Introduction Leaders Program and decided she would use her God-given talent to help others. While being business savvy herself, Yolan set out to celebrate other creative genius’, or as we call them, entrepreneurs.

Yolan states, “We are all geniuses in our own right, however taking that leap of faith into the unknown shows how unstoppable a person is and I wanted to be that constant support for them.” She operates under the title of International Business Coach, and offers two programs: The Product Launch Program& Post Launch Coaching/Business Coaching. The Product Launch Program is where Yolan and her design team bring the clients vision to life and fulfill their wishes. The process from beginning (logo) to end (launch) takes roughly 6 to 10 weeks. The Coaching Program focuses on a variety of topics including public speaking, finances, budgeting, hiring, outsourcing, etc.

Upcoming Opportunities @productlaucnhaccelerated

She guarantees that the Money-Making Daily Techniques used in this program will double sales weekly. Using her vast knowledge, Yolan has been able to more than double the sales of her clients by applying her techniques and formulas. She also invests in her client’s personal development by way of weekly activities. Yolan believes that technology has played a role in ruining the interpersonal relationship between business owners and customers. 

She combats this by focusing on building interpersonal skills in her Product Launch Accelerated program. Using the Follow Up Script and 10 Flyer 10 Conversation technique, Yolan states her clients will notice raised confidence and become more powerful within just a few weeks. This is what she enjoys the most, her client’s reaction to their growth while working with her. Yolan lives by the motto, “Give 10 times greater than they expect.”

Trust that she will provided results and contact her via IG here or email her at productlaunchaccelerated@gmail.com – You will not be disappointed.

Product Launch Accelerated is The Detroit Entrepreneur approved.

Thomas Göring – A Soul with a Love for Music

Contributor: @middleeastsidetmo

Saved by Music

Artists normally find their love for music later in life, but for Thomas Göring, he found it at a very early age. At the age of 7 Thomas was singing in his church choir. The influence from the late Michael Jackson is what kept Thomas interested in the craft. He realized that music can be an outlet to expose the things going on around the world and he could speak on anything he desired.

For example, Michael Jackson spoke on issues such as poverty and suffering animals, and this is what intrigued Thomas. He became a singer/songwriter whose music is inspired by the reflection of his own soul. He stated that he writes his music based on his personal worldview. In 2014, Thomas suffered a car accident, but through his recovery he found God and his life was changed forever. Thomas states, “music has pulled me out of some very dark places many times over the years, saving my life on numerous occasions.”


He has recently released a new E.P. titled Unstoppable, along with a brand-new song titled “I Wanna Fly”. Thomas plans to work with American Rap Artist/Producer Harimini in the country of Germany.

“I hope my music inspires those who hear it. I want to make people feel happy. I want to see people dance. I want to see faith birthed in the hearts of human beings again. This is my biggest dream.”

Thomas on his vision for his music.

You can stay up to date on all of Thomas’ future work by following him on social media:

Instagram @ThomasGoring21

Bekah Baby X Eastside RK Present ‘Cold World’ – Collaboration

Contributor: @MiddleEastSideTmo

Pictured above: Eastside RK and Bekah Baby, both Michigan-based artists.

Very rarely do we get a chance to see a collaboration project in music. It takes two selfless artists to put their creative minds together and come up with captivating music, giving up time that they would have had to work on their own project. Bekah Baby and Eastside RK are two versatile artists who did just that. Eastside RK is a rap artist, audio engineer, manager, and owner of his own label, Ride The Wave Records. Bekah Baby is an R&B singer. They released their collab project 10/30/2020, titled Cold World.

The two artists capture different styles of music, with a mixture of hip hop and R&B. After doing a couple features for each other, the sound was undeniable; they had to work on a collaborative EP. They began this project in the Fall of 2019. The production was done by various musicians throughout Detroit and all over the country, including Eujoe Cipher, Jerry Dodrill, Kid Flash, Don P, and DopeBoyzMuzic.

Official music video for “Cold Hearted” via 4everVisionz – prod. by Don P.

Bekah Baby has been recording music and songwriting for the past 5 years, while Eastside RK has been pursuing music for the last 4 years while being a manager to other artists, engineering at RK Studio, and owning Ride The Wave Records. The strong duo has released two visuals from their project, “Cold Hearted” and “Ride or Die”. They plan to release more videos soon from the Cold World EP soon. Eastside RK has a mixtape coming out to the public on November 28, and Bekah Baby is releasing her next album after the New Year.

To stay up to date with these two amazingly talented artists, follow their social media: @BekahBabyMusic and @Eastside_RK, and their Youtube channels: Bekah Baby Music and Eastside RK

Watered Flowers: a company that prides itself on self-love, self- care and growth

Unique Product, Unique Purpose

Watered Flowers, LLC launched its first product in May of 2019, and its signature journal that represents the brand name.

This journal immediately impacted customers who bought it, but its encouraging quotes, motivating exercises and signature poems.

“In order for a flower to blossom into its full potential it has to be watered often.”

This quote derived from the birth of the colony eluding to the growth of a flower if it is properly nourished and relating it to people.

“When you water a flower is grows, it flourishes, it thrives to its full potential.” As so it is with us. We can grow, and flourish and thrive to be our best selves as long as we are motivated, encouraged and driven mentally to do so. This company offers stationary products to do just that. Watered Flowers is expected to grow and enhance its line of of products by the end of year 2020 leading into year 2021.

All journals and other stationary products can be purchased at www.wateredflowers.com

30 Under 30 list To Be Announced This November


Inspired by Forbes, The Detroit Entrepreneur is currently recruiting individuals under 30 to be selected for the 30 under 30 roster. There are no official guidelines, but encouraging, impressing stories and achievements are what the team is looking for.

Current individuals already selected for the 2020 roster include: Malik Singleton, Bri Makaric of BRITE Bites, and Michael Willits.

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The selection process is still on, and if you or anyone you know would like to apply for consideration, contact us at info@thedetroitentrepreneur.com

SALON JMarie: All Your Beauty Needs Under One Roof

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Salon JMarie is one of the most popular salons located in Southfield, Michigan, which offers complete salon facilities. Since opening their doors four years ago, the salon had nominations for being the best salon in Detroit, best hairstylist, and also nominated by Channel 4 Click on Detroit as Best Hair Salon.

Joyai Williams, founder and stylist, is an inspiring woman. After 12 years in the industry, she proudly maintains a strong standing salon, which is difficult to do. But her greatest achievement is becoming a mom and raising a daughter. (The hardest job in the world).

Created to meet the diverse beauty needs of women, JMarie is dedicated to providing all beauty services under one roof. 

Sleep Pretty

“We are a full service salon. We provide barbering services, hair services, braiding, extension and make up services” shares the founder. “We also have a hair maintenance / loungewear line called Sleep Pretty.” 

The owner also shared her future plans for the salon. These include expanding the salon, and welcoming more stylists and future clients to become part of the JMARIE family. 

“We take pride in offering a beautiful time efficient service to each client in a peaceful environment,” the founder added.

Did You Book w/ J Marie Yet?

So what are you waiting for? JMARIE family is waiting for you!

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Blu Lee Presents Trina Live in Concert – Resilient in the face of Adversity


Michigan’s music scene has been under heavy scrutiny this 2020 and there is no better time (Michigan COVID winter coming) than now to double up on the exposure Michiganders are bringing this way. Whether you’re an events host, musician, or music manager etc. it is important to be in the know that way you can utilize your teams assets and make an opportunity that’s already in motion your opportunity. 

With this much heat, features, showcases, cameo appearances could be utilized by investing in your neighborhood rising artist you invest in yourself – support.

One individual contributing to the momentum and recognized by No City Limit as a Detroit Entrepreneur remains resilient in the face of Adversity. 

“Every artist will have struggles however to my surprise my city has embraced me being different. I feel as long as you stay true to who you are, people will respect that. When people see you are about your business, they don’t pay attention to your sexuality.” 

25-year-old Event-Host/Artist Blu Lee has received continuous support this pandemic from both the local hip-hop community as well as small business owners looking to expand their branding/artistry. This year alone Blu has managed to level up his game every show from local musicians with a great buzz; Rocky Badd, to Nationwide artists on the come up, Saucy Santana to National Touring artist Trina, and he doesn’t plan on stopping there. 

“I will be doing a show with Neisha Neshae on November 14th. On November 26th (Thanksgiving) I have Rocky Badd, Neisha Neshae, and a few surprises for that one coming out. It will be huge. I also plan to bring out Kashdoll for New Years, so unless she is already booked I’m going to make it happen.

You can tell he’s very dedicated to the platform he has built and that includes delivering value to those that have paid to vend or perform. Unlike many other hosts we have all witnessed, Blu creates an experience that he finds critical to his brand image, scenery that goes beyond just strobe lights. – Truly an event you must be in attendance to experience. 

My Turn Now – Concert

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“The agenda is to have everyone leaving saying they want to return. People want to be a part of events that people take pride in. These artists invest in these huge opportunities so I like to ensure it’s a memorable experience for all.” 

Blu’s words have held true so far and by the look of the lineup, the performing artists may share in Blu’s agenda.  With local entertainment from rising stars Biance Badd; she is fierce, relentless, sexy and she will leave a stage presence demanding your attention – Blu Lee

Rio Souma; the newly added mentee under John Legend currently competing in The Voice, and consistent role model in the LGBT community with a voice unmatched- Blu Lee

 The show is sure to leave the crowd wanting more before the mainstage performance.

“Still Da Baddest” in 2020

Since 1997, Trina has recorded 8 HOT 100 songs w/ 1 song peaking at #4

In 2019, Detroit’s own Kash Doll shared the mainstage alongside Trina. In August 2020, Mulatto Trina and Saweetie entered TOP 100 Billboards for “B***h From Da Souf”

In Other Words, Blu Lee bringing Trina to the D, he’s in his Music Money Bag!

If you want to know more about Blu Lee visit his Instagram 

Until then

Purchase your tickets at EventBrite for 

My Turn Now Concert w/ Trina Ft. Kai Rose, Icis The Goddess and Neisha Neshae

 *The event team has set up COVID-19 prevention precautions*

Due to whether concerns , we have had to relocate our event to 15400 Grandriver Ave. The My Turn Now Showcase teams wants to ensure the safety for others not only is the new location big enough to accommodate social distancing but we will also be providing temp checks , hand sanitizer and also making mask mandatory upon entry . The venue will have a full bar , seating , and also a variety of vendors to accommodate all needs.

How this videographer started a booming business in just 6 months – Zachary’s lab

Contributor @MiddleEastSideTmo

Videography is one of the best ways to bring art to life.

You have full creative control and direction of where you want the video to go or portray. Detroit has done an amazing job at breeding some of the industries top videographers. Hailing from the west side of Detroit, upcoming videographer Zach has been a hidden treasure for far too long.

He is popularly known as his videography business name Zachary’s Lab

Eye for Business

It is time for his talents to be noticed. He started shooting videos after being laid off from work because of the global crisis and novel Coronavirus pandemic. At the young age of 19, Zach has already worked with some heavy hitters such as Bandgang Javar, Baby Money, and Shai Coke. Zach has the outstanding “eye”, as some would call it, that can bring an artist’s image to life in a bigger fashion than they could have even hoped.

Photography by Zachary’s Lab.

Example of Zachary’s Lab work.

Other Ventures

Along with shooting videos, Zach has started up two businesses of his own, AWFULGOODTIMES, a streetwear brand,  and HI-CHEWZ cannabis, an exotic marijuana brand. With the dedication and hard work Zach has put in to reach his dreams, make no question about it that we will see him shooting for the stars soon. 

Shop HI-CHEWZ here | AWFULGOODTIMES here | Connect with Zachary’s Lab on Instagram here