African parents are very dogmatic concerning the career of their children. It is obvious that African parents expect and force their children to take up certain careers, which in most cases does not represent what the kid intends to do.
In the view of Paige, a make-up artist from South London, her African heritage not only inspires her work but hinders it too.
She revealed that she had a long battle with her mother over her decision to go contrary to the career choice of her mother for her.
But after finding success, and taking part of BBC Three’s Glow-Up: Britain’s Next Make-Up Star, her mum has been totally won over.
Paige aims to encourage other young creatives of African heritage to not give up on their dream, even if that means defying parents expectations.
"I feel like I can be a voice not just for black women, but for Africans who want to be in something more creative."
Paige went from trying to convince her mum that being a makeup artist was a good career move, to showing off her skills on a TV show. ???#GlowUp l @bbcthree pic.twitter.com/eZEGoNVbFx
— BBC News Africa (@BBCAfrica) April 27, 2019