The Audacity of an
African Girl

Khuraira Musa, the founder of Khuraira Cosmetics and a renown, celebrated Makeup Artist with more than 25 years of experience, shares her powerful story of overcoming adversity and succeeding despite all odds.

A Tale of Perseverance to Inspire Every Young Girl with Big Dreams

The Orphan’s Base

It was the 19th of September 1967. My birth. I was born in a village called Mariri in the present-day Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State. It was a very remote village. My mother, Hauwa, could not push out her placenta after having me. The retained placenta made the blood vessels, which the organ was still attached to, bleed on end. Her uterus was unable to close properly to prevent blood loss. In the throes of her pain, she had to be

transported to Our Lady of Apostles Hospital in Jos, Plateau State.

By the time they reached the roadside in Mista Ali, where they would board a bus going to OLA, my mother turned around, groaning in pain, and then took a look at the little peaceful me. Just when she was being carried onto the bus, she said, “This is what I am blessed with, and I am not going to be here for her.” After that statement, she took her last breath.

About The

Born in a remote African community in 1967, Khuraira Musa is the perfect example of how humble beginnings can lead to great success as long as you believe in yourself and work hard to achieve your dreams.

The renown, celebrated Makeup Artist started her professional career as a salesperson in a department store soon after immigrating to the United States from Nigeria. Instead of letting the trials and tribulations break her spirit, Khuraira continued to pursue her ambitions fearlessly. In 2008, she established her highly sought-after luxury cosmetics brand, Khuraira Cosmetics.

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The Audacity of an African Girl by Khuraira Musa is a gift for every individual who has ever felt isolated or worthless because someone told them so.

The awe-inspiring story of an orphan girl who became one of the most sought-after makeup artists offers a glimpse into the life of a woman who took control of her destiny and overcame immense obstacles with her hope, grit, and tenacity. Khuraira Musa believes every person is blessed with specific talents – all they need is some encouragement to unlock their full potential and soar through the skies.

Four Steps to Achieving
Your Goals.

Success is a mindset!

Khuraira Musa shares her expert tips on setting yourself down the right path and accomplishing everything you have ever envisioned. Instead of letting misfortunes knock the wind out of your sails, her practical advice will empower you to rise above failures and attain prosperity.

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Have a Purpose

The first step to accomplishing your goals is to know them. Once you have a purpose in life, you can push through every impediment and conquer any challenge to work your way towards personal fulfillment. No matter what happens, nothing will be able to hold you down for long.

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Believe In Yourself

Having faith in your capabilities can take you far in life. So, work on your strengths and develop your skillset to move closer to your goals. You don't have to be perfect; you just have to believe in your talents and embrace individuality. Never let anyone distort your perception of who you really are.

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Develop a Plan

Your roadmap to success does not have to include drastic measures. Instead, start with baby steps, and do not be afraid to experiment along the way. An effective plan will keep you from losing sight of your goals when the going gets tough, won't allow life to push you over.

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Refuse To Give Up

Everything boils down to this last tip: stick to your goals and never give up. You must always stay focused and crush your fears with your strong willpower. Please do not let minor setbacks and rejections define you. You must learn from your mistakes and take inspiration from your role models to become successful on your own terms.

Don’t Stop Where
It Happens

The motivational story of Khuraira Musa continues to inspire young women worldwide by reminding them of the countless opportunities waiting for them.