Born and raised in Cape City, South Africa, Saskia Tihana Clements moved to Los Angeles in 2014 and has spent the final six years constructing her model within the USA. She is an entrepreneur, humanitarian, producer and a quadruple risk (musician, actress, dancer and author), and was awarded a scholarship to check movie within the US, earlier than specializing in her enterprise and music careers.
I meet up with Saskia Tihana Clements to search out out extra about her journey…
It’s each thrilling and terrifying. Realizing that there’s a ton of competitors and alternative within the US actually retains me motivated and on my toes always.
Immigration standing is unquestionably a hurdle you’ll have to climb over in case you are not a US citizen. In an effort to begin a enterprise as a non US citizen you have to to have a visa or inexperienced card. As soon as that’s out the way in which you’ll be able to deal with strengthening and equipping your self.
Apart from immigration standing I don’t see myself any completely different from an American entrepreneur. We now have entry to the identical alternatives and can face the identical challenges. I wouldn’t have the ability to pinpoint a problem particular to me that different People haven’t confronted. Certain, there are issues like language boundaries, accent variations, and having to adapt to the tradition and tempo however for me all of these challenges have been each empowering and thrilling.
I imagine that each place has its personal distinctive magnificence, vitality and tradition. It’s our accountability as people to acknowledge, respect and have a good time the variations inside every nation. Every place has professionals and cons in addition to its personal sort of alternative. I feel that anywhere on the planet requires having perspective. Each place can have good issues about it and dangerous issues about it, it’s as much as us to determine what we are going to select to focus on and base our choices off of and what we are going to merely simply acknowledge.
The Boldest is a inventive company based mostly in Los Angeles, California. I began a advertising firm in 2018, I then determined to rebrand and restructure my enterprise mannequin thus, The Boldest which launched firstly of 2021. We handle and market manufacturers, artists, and athletes that share my imaginative and prescient of bettering the planet and its individuals.
Our mission is to equip daring future centered leaders with function pushed content material
. I handle a staff of creatives that spend their days creating modern manufacturers, music and movies that align with our imaginative and prescient. I really imagine that manufacturers, artists and athletes have a management position in society and that they need to be utilizing their platforms to be genuine and make a distinction within the lives of others.
I work very intently with our artists and athletes on self-development, ensuring that they’ve the instruments they should perform their very own private visions and objectives. I imagine that true authenticity markets itself. We even have The Journal, which is a weblog the place we talk about matters concerning the previous, current and future, these matters are all geared in direction of serving to individuals change into their finest selves and step into their position as a frontrunner. I imagine that it’s our accountability to plant seeds that can create a harvest for our future. It’s vital that we’re intentional and held accountable for the seeds we plant at this time.
My imaginative and prescient for The Boldest is that we’ll empower individuals to plant these optimistic seeds for the long run. My dream is that we’ll encourage them to be extra self conscious, to be intentional with their time and stay a function pushed life. I hope that by means of our inventive efforts we are going to encourage individuals to dream larger than they ever have and for them to higher the world round you within the midst of their very own private improvement. When somebody experiences any of my manufacturers, merchandise or initiatives I hope that they are going to be higher geared up than earlier than.
I’m very impressed by the pure work ethic and tradition younger South Africans possess. I hope that sooner or later I will assist South African manufacturers, artists and athletes construct their model and hopefully equip them sufficient to make a worldwide affect and share the fantastic thing about our nation with the remainder of the planet.
I’m very blessed to have began in Los Angeles, a metropolis wealthy in alternative. That doesn’t imply that there aren’t alternatives in South Africa, fairly on the contrary I imagine SA has its many distinctive alternatives. I feel it’s vital for the event of our nation that folks with ambition and the need to guide develop the talents required to begin a enterprise.
I feel a part of beginning any formidable endeavour is being courageous and assured sufficient to take the required dangers.
One of many key classes I’ve learnt is submitting to the method of creation, profitable enterprise ventures are these which can be nicely deliberate and organised. I feel that if a enterprise is nicely deliberate and organised it should thrive in any nation whatever the challenges.
The Boldest owns a wellness model known as Afriwellness. Afriwellness goals to supply easy and efficient options to take care of a well-balanced and wholesome life-style utilizing merchandise sourced from Africa which incorporates Rooibos tea. Considered one of our challenges throughout Covid was how delivery was affected. Not solely will we import Rooibos, however we’re additionally an e-commerce retailer and rely very closely on our carriers. Due to this, we had large delays within the delivery to our clients.
I’ve many thrilling alternatives for each The Boldest and Afriwellness. I’m principally trying ahead to the discharge of my debut visible EP. Will probably be the primary main venture launched beneath The Boldest.
Apart from enterprise endeavours I feel as a human I’m at all times going to be a piece in progress, I’m repeatedly growing, rising and getting higher at navigating life day by day. I hope that this yr I’ll study new issues and face challenges that can strengthen me to tackle larger ones sooner or later, I hope that I’ll change into extra educated in order that I can change into a greater geared up chief.