The Official Barber For NY

The Official Barber For NY

@ibeenafrican OsayomiArts Book Appts. At Least 1 Week In Advance Starting Price For Cuts: $65 Traveling: $200 I Care About Your Haircuts More Than You Do

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1.6K    83    6 days ago

“I was in a place called Shitta. People who’s been living in Nigeria for 30 years haven’t even been there. That’s where I shot the video.” Last year’s February, you told me to come to your photoshoot with Roc Nation. You barely slept because you were just in the studio recording this record you were ecstatic about; the record was 2:AM. You played it. No one knew how versatile you can be. Listening, I remember asking you if you would shoot the video in Nigeria. You said, “I can’t leave the country. I’m on parole.” Almost a year later, you went overboard. With an already featured Tory Lanez, you recruited Davido to finish the record, and you went Home. Not Brooklyn, but Home; Africa. Nigeria. You don’t know how much that means to me. You went to parts that even people from Nigeria haven’t been. They won’t ever go; it’s indescribable and inhumane. You spoke to the people who reside in that area. You shared your stories and experiences with them. You said they look like you. You understand that we all are from the same place. You bought a ton of food and fed people that I call my people. For that, love you bro. I’m really happy for the success you’re achieving. I know how much it means to you. You deserve it. Congratulations on releasing your, undoubtedly, biggest record, 2:AM. I’m proud of you, two times. _________ Sweatsuit: @Fitchette

848    33    1 month ago

“Being from Seattle, we’re not big on going to different cities to better our game. There’s nothing wrong with it at all, but we love to work hard, low-key. Our older guys paved the way” -@Iso_Zo ______ Agreed. Guys like Brandon Roy, Jamal Crawford, Isaiah Thomas, Jason Terry, Zach Lavine, Dejounte Murray, Nate Robinson, Aaron Brooks, Rodney Stuckey, Payton Silva, and more shared similar traits. ______ -The game of Allonzo Trier: one-on-one, deadly. Polished. Skilled. Composed. Extremely confident. Sneakily explosive. Three years ago, if the NBA allowed its teams to draft players out of high school, chances are you would’ve been a lottery pick. Injuries and false allegations deteriorated your stock on draft boards. Ultimately, the result of this: you were undrafted. The inevitable: you’re amongst the elite in your rookie class. You’re known for your ability to create baskets for others, but mainly for yourself. Within rookies, you rank 7th in scoring, 3rd in free throws made, 4th in three-point percentages, and 8th in total assist. You’ve also played less minutes than those who rank higher or average more. You can do so much more with the basketball, but respectively, you’ve simplified your game. What you’ve done this year has rewarded you with the largest contract for an undrafted rookie in NBA history. You know the example you’ve set. Your story gives many athletes in similar positions belief; it’s possible. You deserve it, brother. Congratulations. I’m proud of you. ________________ #Seattle | #SeattleWashington | #NewYork | #NewYorkKnicks| #Espn | #NBA


8.2K    175    2 months ago

@QueenNaija & @SpicyManagement I really appreciate you guys flying me out and surprising Clarence with his barber. It means a lot. Queen, you have an amazing kid in CJ. You’re an amazing woman to Clarence. More importantly, you’re even a better mother. @Moddagod , never stop working on your ability as a musician. Creatively, you’re gifted. Lee , you are really the backbone to this. You guys are a loyal and honorable group. I tried to get you guys to fly me back the same day due to work, but you wanted me to stay and enjoy Clarence’s birthday, cohesively. You guys aren’t friends to one another; you’re all family. You guys make me feel like family too. What you guys deal with isn’t easy. Although you guys go through lies, rumors, mental distraught, attempts of attacks, and a lot more, you still love, care, and appreciate your fans. It’s even more amazing when I witness how much you defend them and have their backs; that part of your lives isn’t on camera. Before now, I’ve never been to Seattle; thank you for the experience of another beautiful city. @ClarenceNYC , you know how we rock, brother; continue your birthday as much as you can. See you guys soon.

2.5K    89    2 months ago

Never in my life would I claim someone else’s work as mine. Now I’m prompted to watermark my work. I don’t want to do that. I simply want to post my work and write good things about people. To my audience, never stay quiet if your work is being claimed as someone else’s. I have no problem with credit not being given to me. It happens. I see my haircuts on IG posts, magazines, video games, posters, commercials, sport matches, etc. I never feel it’s that big of deal to demand for people to tag me in things. If it’s done, I’m thankful beyond measures. If not, I’m grateful as well. I never ask any of my clients to tag me, or take pictures with me. It becomes an issue when my work is being claimed as someone else’s. If you did it, say you did it. If you didn’t, make it be known that you didn’t. #ThisIsMyWork

3.2K    166    2 months ago

@AdrienBroner “Umm! My boy, I gotta tell you; you can cut some (explicit) hair! Sh*t!” What about the Adrien Broner who gives back to communities? What about the Abrien Broner who’s witnessed so much at a young age? What about the Adrien Broner who isn’t afraid to go back to where he’s from or similar places to inspire young fighters and athletes? Regardless of the portrayals, stigmas, and perceptions painted, people don’t know who Adrien Broner really is. You’re someone who saw and escaped death and poverty in Cincinnati. Joy, laughter, and comedic characteristics are used to negate pain. I’ve witness workouts of some of the world’s most talented athletes; I haven’t seen many who work as hard. The human body isn’t conditioned to endure the kind of treatment you’re putting your body through. It’s only taught me how determined you are to winning and becoming a champion again. You know how much more you can give to the sport. You know the level of importance this next fight is to your career. You represent struggle. You represent hustle and heart. You represent and fight for people who have minimal education, people who cannot afford a meal, people who do not know where their next dollar will come from, people who don’t know if they’ll be alive tomorrow, people like you, people who have similar stories. You’re a real student of your sport. You’re a teacher as well. You plan and strategize. You rationalize. You study and test your abilities. Thank you for appreciating my art, skill and craft. It means a lot. #January19th.

2.2K    315    2 months ago

One of my darkest times: 18 years old, a freshman in college, and I got suspended. I returned home, and stayed in the house everyday. I tried to look for employment, but I couldn’t get a job to save my life. I was angry and depressed. I hated people. I hated myself. I wanted to kill. I hated what I did to myself. I hated that I let people down. Being in a dark place was an understatement. A brother, Kanda, told me there was a newly opened barbershop in the area we were raised in. He said, “I spoke to the owner for you. Come to the hood. Start working.” I took that opportunity and gave it everything I had. Initially, people laughed at me being a barber. They told me they’d never let me cut their hair. I would work from 9 am until 9 pm, and would only get one or two customers, but I didn’t want to let go of the only field that accepted me; hairstyling. I returned to college, upstate, more serious and more focused than I’d ever been. I didn’t go to parties. I did my best to stay away from altercations. I stayed in my dorm and cut hair, mainly Fridays and Saturdays, sometimes past 5 am. I saved like crazy. I bought cars. I paid my tuition. I bought my caps and gowns. I bought my first house. I’ve been able to take care of my loved ones. I’ve built some of the best relationships possible. I did all of those things by doing something people thought I couldn’t do. I don’t care what you want to do; don’t let your parents, friends, enemies, loved ones, anyone or anything dictate what you want to do with your life. Dominate in your field. Prove doubters wrong. Prove supporters right. Build as much as you can. Earn as much as you can, and teach your spouse and children that it’s possible. ____________________ @___dreamt Thank you

781    16    2 months ago

@WendellCarterJr Underrated. Incredibly skilled. Composed. An under-the-basket phenomenon. Draft night was crazy. You had no idea where you’d end up. We spoke about what I was I hearing around New York City. The topic: your potential landing spot. There were mixed opinions. I told you, I thought you’d end up on the Chicago Bulls. I remember telling you why it made so much sense. Hours later, you ended up a Bull. Including you, the front office has built a strong young core; one of the best young ones in the league. You can compete, brother. People need to know that. You’re going to be a nightmare for opposing talents. You’re going to be more than an All-Star one day. You know about the abundance of work that you have to put in. I’m confident that you’ll get it done. There’s nothing more important than being a great human being. That’s what you are. Thank you for that. Proud of who and what you already are, and who and what you’re going to become. _______________________ #Chicago | #ChicagoBulls | #Duke| #NBA | #NBASummerLeague | #Super_Athletes | #ESPN | #FoxSports


2.8K    65    3 months ago

“I wanted to buy them a home” (Zach Lavine, New York). @ZachLavine8 This past year and a half has been a roller coaster for you. You were a member of one of the youngest high-scoring trios in NBA history. You suffered an ACL injury. You were traded to the @ChicagoBulls , initiating the organization’s rebuild. Although you weren’t at full strength, you returned to play and contribute. During the off-season, the amount of doubters you had were probably an all time high for you; people thought you weren’t worth your worth. You had a few goals. One of them were to prove doubters wrong. I’m proud that you’re accomplishing that goal. You’re ranked fourth in the league in scoring and sixth in your position in rebounding. Another goal was to take care of your parents. In Seattle, a place like no other to you, you bought them a home. When you told me that, it hit home; it’s not something that I hear everyday. Where we’re from, this doesn’t happen. This is a goal that I’m gearing to accomplish in the future. You’re one of the most humble people that I’ve ever met. Although you know you’re worth, your perspective is to be as grateful as you possibly can. “There are people who don’t have what I have. I’m blessed. Whatever it is that I go through, things can always be much worse.“ _______________________

1.6K    66    3 months ago

◽️ @J.N.E.iii , you were a lock with the @Warriors with the 28th pick. You’re a great defender, against three different positions. Golden State knew of your ability to be a marksman, shooting the rock, ranking 5th in @goBearCatsmbb ‘s history. You were destined to be a Warrior. You said, “Golden State used to come to some of my games in college. I could’ve went back to school, but I knew where I could end up.” You have several Hall of Famers and people to learn from. You’ll do well, brother. ________ ◽️ @_Alvo_ , my brother! Your story is one of the most inspirational that I’ve ever heard. You made the NBA, playing 3-on-3 basketball. Your hometown team, Chicago, scouted and brought you in. You played your soul out. That lead to Toronto signing you. There, you were a part of a historical Raptor’s team. You signed with the Warriors as only a training camp invite. The way you played led to Steve Kerr telling you that you’ve earned a roster spot. You’ve also earned a spot in the rotation, shooting over 53% and over 53% from the 3 point line. You motivate and inspire young men and athletes. I’m proud of you, brother. ________ ◽️ @JBell I wish people knew how humble and unselfish you are. You’re very knowledgeable of the game. You have incredible faith in your teammates. You love that Damian Jones is a starter, stating, “He’s earned it. People don’t know how athletic he really is. Sometimes, I just lob the ball up, and he’ll dunk the ball. He’s a freak. Everyone speaks high of DJ. It’s his time.” The aura that you guys share is an unquestioned characteristic of why you guys are champions. On the court, there’s an obvious brotherhood. Off the court, there’s one as well; publicly, it just isn’t seen. Continue to support each other. Thank you guys for having me show up during the weekend. _________________________

1.5K    137    3 months ago

I wanted to go back to teaching in a college setting so bad. I wanted to go back to school just as bad. The problem was that I built a career cutting hair. Another problem was that I loved doing it. You helped me realize that it wasn’t a problem. You predicted that I’d earn more than I would as a professor. You predicted that I’d become a business owner. You predicted that I’d be able to take care of my family. Many people looked down on it, and you said, “Screw that. You’re already bigger than your doubters.” On a larger scale, I’m learning from you everyday to become a better person. When the time comes, I can already tell that I’m going to be a great father by the way you father your children. Man, you don’t even know that you set a bar; coming home from incarceration, and becoming a business owner, speaks incredible volumes. I still plan on teaching in the future. I still plan on building schools, more businesses, more products, and making more investments. I know that I can accomplish those things doing what we’re doing. I appreciate it @Joe.Fant ______________________________ ______________________________ Sometimes I know I’m hard to reach; apologies. At times, I leave the state or city for business purposes. If I’m not available, contact @Joe.Fant for an appointment. 💈... ______________________________ @BB.NY 🤦🏿‍♂️ Thank you bro. 🐐

1.1K    29    4 months ago

@TerrellePryor Look at what you gave the game. Unrealistic traits of a football player. Historic. You stood out and beat incredible competitors throughout your years collegiately. After earning numerous awards and concluding your college career, you were drafted by Oakland. You competed and earned the starting quarterback job. In your first game, you set a Raiders record. BIG SWITCH. From throwing touchdowns to catching them; you became a receiver. History was made again. You became the second player in NFL history to throw over 1000 yards, and receive over 1000 yards. You also became the seventh player in Cleveland Brown’s history to receive over 1000 yards in a season. By the judgement of two games, you’re on pace to do it again. Good luck to my brothers tonight. _____________________________ #TheGiftedHandsTour 2 | #NewYork _____________________________ #TerrellePryor | #OhioState | #NYJets | # NFL | #ESPN | #FoxSports | #SlamMagazine | #PlayersTribune

1.5K    44    4 months ago

@WhoIs.SmookyMargielaa You’re an incredible talent at a young age. Many people speak highly of your ability. The quality released as well as the strength to do many performances in a limited time span is remarkable. You’re incredibly gifted in your field. What makes you better is the great guidance around you. Continue to fly. Continue to soar. Continue to grow. Always remember where you came from. Never forget where you want to go. ______ “Living Great” is out now. _____________________________ #TheGiftedHandsTour 2 | #NewYork