Makeba Green is the founder of OMG Enterprises. Born on August 27, 1994, Makeba Green began taking pictures at the age of five. As a child, Makeba was always told that she wouldn’t make it in life and was discouraged by many people as she was growing up. Although Makeba was berated by negative people, she didn’t let that discourage her. Instead, those same people motivated her to be the young entrepreneur that she is today. With the support of family and friends Makeba pursued her dream to open her own photography business along with her other dream to become a lawyer. Her inspiration came not only from friends and family, but from the various programs she attended throughout her childhood and adolescent years. These positive outlets showed her that her dream of becoming a business owner at a young age wasn’t as far-fetched as many people believed it to be.
She feels that her business is like a relationship; in order to make it work you have to commit everyday to your goals and when the road gets tough you can never give up on your business. Quitting is the easiest thing to do, but Makeba has proved she doesn’t want the easy way out of life; she would rather have a challenge.
Learn more about Makeba in this week’s Spotlight Saturday.
WHAT OMG ENTERPRISES DOES
“OMG Enterprises provides magazine and publishing services, along with photography, videography, leadership and business classes, just to name a few.”
“I have the ability to actually assist and service young people by helping them truly reaching their goals.”
HOW OMG ENTERPRISES GOT STARTED
“I initially started my business as OMG Photography at the age of 13 years old with the help and guidance of my family.”
“I’m going through a transitional period in which I’m changing the name of my business since I no longer just offer photography services.”
Watching her parents persevere
Makeba explains: “Even when it seemed like things had gotten really bad, despite it all, they never gave up and they continued on with their businesses and lived their dreams. As a young woman this has helped and encouraged me to never give up on my dreams despite what people have to say about me or about my goals.”
“Without struggle there is no progress.” - Frederick Douglass
Makeba says: “I love the water.”
IF HER LIFE WERE A MOVIE
Life is What You Make It
Makeba explains: “I would title it that because sometimes in life I feel like everything always goes wrong for me, even when I try to plan things out accordingly, but at the same time a lot of doors have opened up for me, so I’m forever and always blessed for that. I make the most from my situation.”
ADVICE TO YOUNGER SELF
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FUTURE
In the future, you can expect the launch of her television show and speaking tour, along with more books, and the opening of a youth center.