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Bafl Sarhang: My Symphony of Multi-Media Creativity

Bafl Sarhang

With the Global Man Club launching just yesterday, and at a prestigious location, we have a lot to celebrate in the magazine, not least of all the personalities of the men who make up our club and who are trailblazing success all over the world.

Global Man shares a peek into the life of a pro in the media field in this article. We celebrate the originality and dedication of Bafl Sarhang, diving into his teamwork with respected names like L’Oreal, RTL, SBS, and CNN.

We follow his job journey, underlining key tasks, trials conquered, and regular creation of top-notch content. We also spotlight his love for movie making, shaping engrossing tales on diverse platforms, marking business wins on big TV channels, and gaining praise for brief films. Most of all, Bafl stresses how crucial it is to stay loyal to your creative vision and to showcase the skill of storytelling.


You’ve worked with renowned brands such as L’Oreal, RTL, SBS, and CNN. Can you share some memorable experiences or projects that have had a significant impact on your career in the media industry?

Working with renowned brands has been an incredible journey in my media career. One of the most beautiful projects I’ve worked on is my film “Radio Freedom.” It was my second film that we had to start entirely from scratch – the story, finances, casting, and crew, among other aspects. Such a substantial project takes years to complete, and, in the end, it’s challenging to let go of it. You become one with the story and the project. This was my second film, which I created and wrote alongside my dear colleague, Ismar Vejzovic. It holds a special place in my heart. Additionally, this year, I launched my own series on RTL 4, titled “Let’s Visit,” where we explore and showcase the most beautiful items and places in the world. It was co-produced with Claudia Gatland, and I had the privilege to direct and edit it myself. It’s another project of which I am very proud. There are many beautiful ideas and dreams, and hopefully, they will come true someday. Ultimately, work is only a part of your life. Complete satisfaction cannot be entirely derived from it. You need more for that.

Producing weekly TV shows for the largest TV network in the Netherlands is a remarkable achievement. Could you tell us about the challenges you’ve faced and the strategies you’ve used to consistently deliver quality content?

On the outside, it may appear easier than it is. It has its share of challenges. The key to consistently delivering quality content is a combination of meticulous planning and a dedicated team. We face tight deadlines, diverse audience preferences, and the need to stay relevant. To overcome these challenges, we must adapt to changing trends. It is a lot of work, often going hand in hand with missing sleep and very tight deadlines. When you look at my work on TV, you might think there’s a large studio or a multinational corporation behind it, but the truth is, often I film everything myself and handle the editing as well. This allows us to keep costs low and continue producing high-quality TV on RTL 4, indeed, the largest media network in the Netherlands. I’m proud that I’ve been able to create great TV for many years.

Bafl Sarhang

Your short films have received critical acclaim. What inspired you to delve into filmmaking, and how do you approach storytelling in the short film format?

My journey into filmmaking was inspired by a deep love for storytelling. Short films provide a unique platform to convey powerful messages in a concise format. When approaching storytelling in the film format, I believe in the importance of crafting compelling characters and emotionally resonant narratives.

I am a refugee and have been living in the Netherlands since the 1990s. My family fled the atrocities of Saddam Hussein. As a child who experienced years of war and migrating from one country to another, you build friendships you may never see again, lose family members, and learn to cope with the impermanence of everything. Along the way, you gather not only life lessons but also stories that stay with you. I engage in many activities as both work and hobbies, but my greatest talent is creativity. Thus, I try to provide an outlet for these stories by writing and filming them. It brings me immense pleasure that the audience and festivals appreciate our films because everything I write comes straight from the heart. I do this through my music, poetry, TV work, and, of course, films.

Participating in the Cannes Film Festival is a dream for many filmmakers. Could you share your experiences and key takeaways from this prestigious event?

Participating in the Cannes Film Festival was a dream come true. Our film “AMEEN” was part of the Short Corner at the festival. It’s an incredible platform for filmmakers to showcase their work to a global audience and connect with industry professionals. One key takeaway from the festival is the value of networking and building relationships with fellow filmmakers and industry experts. Additionally, the experience taught me the importance of perseverance and believing in your artistic vision, even when faced with challenges or rejection. This motivated us to put even more effort into our next film, “Radio Freedom.”

“Radio Freedom” was selected as one of the best shorts at the Netherlands Film Institute. What inspired this particular film, and what message did you aim to convey through it?

“Radio Freedom” was inspired by our interest in exploring themes of freedom and expression. My colleague had once come across a brief newspaper article about an amateur radio broadcaster during the war who attempted to connect people when many communication methods were rendered ineffective in the midst of a brutal conflict. It’s a true story, and we used that small piece of information as a starting point to develop it into a film. I am proud that we were able to secure top actors like Zana Marjanović for this project and film on location in Bosnia, where it truly took place.

The funny thing is, after working for years on such a project, it was ultimately my lovely wife who came up with the title for the film. She is also artistically inclined and has a great eye for film and writing. This just goes to show that you always need good people around you.

What personally inspired me for this project is the life I led as a child. I am originally Kurdish, and we Kurds have been striving for freedom and the right to self-governance since our existence. So, we have plenty of stories to tell.

Bafl Sarhang

In addition to your work in TV and film, you’re involved in music production and have directed numerous music videos. How does your experience in these various media forms influence and complement each other?

Music has always been, is, and will forever be my first love. At the tender age of 6, my parents gifted me my very first miniature piano, right in the heart of a war, as we sought refuge in the mountains. Amidst the thundering explosions that surrounded us, I found solace in teaching myself to play the piano, with a child’s laughter as my only companion—Ha-Ha. I have to laugh because there is no other way to deal with it. When life makes it tough for you, the best response is to smile and believe that everything will turn out fine. And somehow, it will.

Life’s challenges can be met with a smile and the unwavering belief that things will somehow work out. And they do.

My journey through various forms of media, be it TV, film, or music videos, has been a harmonious symphony. Each medium offers its unique storytelling canvas, and the skills I’ve honed in one realm have enriched my abilities in others. For instance, my musical adventures have gifted me an intricate understanding of soundscapes in film, while my television escapades have fortified my storytelling prowess in the realm of music videos. This cross-disciplinary approach allows me to compose more captivating and innovative narratives.

Ultimately, all art forms are but notes in the same melody. They originate from a pure place, for without purity, it cannot truly be art. Music, words, melodies, visuals, and dreams converge, crafting something profoundly beautiful. The art form itself matters not; as long as it’s created with a sincere heart and boundless passion, it’s the only path to creating music. Sound & Visuals are one and the same. In whichever art form it manifests, it doesn’t matter, as long as it is pure and created with a full heart and passion. There is no other way to make art.

Could you share some insights into the creative process behind directing music videos? How do you ensure your videos effectively convey the artist’s vision and message?

I have produced and directed over 50 music videos. Some of them go beyond being just a video clip. I don’t like that word; it diminishes the work. Because some of them are more like short musical films. Directing music videos is a collaborative process that revolves around translating the artist’s vision into a visual narrative. I work closely with the artists to understand their message, style, and desired impact. It’s essential to find a balance between creativity and practicality, ensuring that the video effectively conveys the artist’s message while remaining visually captivating. Attention to detail, strong communication, and a passion for music are key elements in this creative process. You could describe my style as modern, fast, and dynamic. Nothing irritates me more than a dull or pretentious, entitled work.

Bafl Sarhang

Working with a variety of media and platforms, how do you stay innovative and adapt to evolving industry trends and technologies?

Well, this is crucial in the ever-changing media landscape. How does someone stay relevant nowadays? I make it a point to stay updated on the latest developments, whether it’s in camera technology, post-production software, or distribution platforms. Continuous learning and a forward-thinking approach are essential to remain competitive and offer fresh, cutting-edge content to our audience. But despite all of that, the only thing you can do is to remain original and true to yourself because everything else can be learned by anyone. If you have a talent, it’s nothing more than inherent luck, but what you do with it is what matters. Always strive for continuous development and aim for greater heights. You must have an insatiable hunger and never be satisfied, never settle for just okay.

This is what sets an artist apart from other people. These are qualities that can break a person if they don’t have a strong foundation. To share something so personal, to expose yourself, you must delve deep into your heart and reveal your most vulnerable self. No other profession demands that. This makes you incredibly sensitive to all the pain and misery in the world and in everyone. You must have a big heart to handle it and accept what everyone thinks of you. A true artist remains honest and dignified at all times, towards fellow humans, oneself, and, above all, their art form. If you can muster all of that, you can’t help but stay relevant and original.

Being featured in Global Man Magazine is a notable achievement. How do you see your work contributing to and shaping the global media landscape, and what impact do you hope to have?

Being featured in Global Man Magazine is an honour, and I see my work as contributing to the global media landscape by telling diverse and compelling stories that resonate with a broad audience. I hope to have an impact by inspiring others and fostering a greater understanding of the human experience through the power of media. I have spent my entire life doing nothing but trying to bring a smile to my fellow human beings. It’s also the only way of life I know and have mastered. I always have more than enough ideas, stories, melodies, and creations in my mind and in my heart that are seeking a path to freedom outside. The way they express themselves ultimately depends on them. Some may find it too early to be born. All I can do is patiently wait. But until that time comes, I hope that I am a good person, and hopefully, I’ll be remembered as such. I hope I get many more opportunities to work on beautiful projects and tell and visualize my dream stories. But the biggest impact I want to have is for them to say, “Hey, that Bafl, he was a genuine guy. A good man.”

As someone who has achieved success in multiple creative fields, what advice would you give to aspiring media professionals who are looking to make their mark in the industry?

Passion and dedication are paramount. Pursue your creative endeavours with unwavering commitment and continuously refine your skills. “Working hard, and you’ll get there” is nonsense. The “American Dream” is nonsense. Don’t believe in miracles and fantasies. The only way is to ensure that you are seen and known yourself. It’s not easy, and you occasionally need help and luck. But if it’s your calling, and you do it with passion and heart, you’ll get there one way or another. And then comes the day when you no longer need to introduce yourself.

In everything I do, I am self-taught. I have received an education, yes, but in every aspect and in every field of what I do, I’ve had to teach myself everything. There is nothing more satisfying than learning. Furthermore, it’s essential to network. It is crucial, so build relationships within the industry, be open to feedback, and embrace challenges as learning opportunities. Don’t make it too hard on yourself, remember that perfectionism is another word for insecurity. If you don’t fail, you also don’t know what mistakes you shouldn’t make. Learn, learn, learn. Stop trying to be happy. As cliché as it may sound, the journey is what matters. It’s much longer than the destination. That should be your satisfaction; happiness is just the icing on the cake.

Finally, always remember that your unique perspective and voice can make a significant impact in the world of media. Don’t be a parrot, stay humble, and be yourself.

Bafl Sarhang

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Master Sha: Tao Calligraphy and the Art of Healing and Transformation

Master Sha

Welcome to the Think Big and Go Global podcast! Today, we have the honour of interviewing Master Xi Gang Shah, a renowned healer, teacher, and author with a profound understanding of traditional Chinese medicine and holistic healing. Let’s dive into this fascinating conversation.


Master Shah, you have an impressive background in both Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. Could you share a bit more about your journey and how you became interested in these fields?

Thank you, Mirela. It’s a pleasure to be here. My journey into medicine and healing began at a young age. When I was just five years old, I had a life-changing experience with Western medicine. I fell ill, and my parents took me to a Western doctor who administered an injection. However, I unexpectedly slipped into a coma. It was my grandmother, a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, who came to the rescue by using acupressure techniques to revive me. This incident sparked my interest in healing and medicine.

As a teenager, I witnessed the suffering of a lady on the street who had asthma and heart issues despite medical treatment. This stirred a deep desire within me to help alleviate the suffering of others. I embarked on a journey to combine the best of Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine to offer holistic healing solutions.

Traditional Chinese medicine is known for its holistic approach to health. Could you explain why this approach is so effective in maintaining overall well-being?

Certainly. Traditional Chinese medicine views the body as a complex system where physical health is intricately connected to mental and emotional well-being. There are several key elements that make this approach effective:

  1. Five Elements and Yin-Yang Theory: This system recognizes the balance of five elements (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water) and the interplay of Yin and Yang energies within the body. When these elements and energies are in harmony, health is maintained.
  2. Internal Factors: Emotions and mental states can have a significant impact on physical health. For example, emotions like anger can affect the liver, while worry can impact the spleen. Addressing both physical and emotional aspects is crucial for restoring balance.
  3. Meridian System: Traditional Chinese medicine identifies a network of meridians or energy channels through which vital energy (Qi) flows. Techniques like acupuncture and acupressure stimulate specific points along these meridians to correct imbalances and promote healing.
  4. Herbal Medicine: A wide range of natural herbs and substances are used to address various health issues. These herbs are carefully selected and combined to create personalized formulas for individuals.
  5. Diagnosis and Individualization: Traditional Chinese medicine places great emphasis on individualized diagnosis, considering a patient’s constitution, lifestyle, and unique symptoms. Treatment plans are tailored accordingly.
  6. Prevention: There’s a strong focus on preventive healthcare, aiming to maintain balance and prevent illness before it occurs. Practices like Tai Chi and Qigong promote overall well-being.
  7. Mind-Body Connection: Recognizing the connection between the mind and body, traditional Chinese medicine recommends practices like meditation and mindfulness to address emotional well-being.
  8. Energy Healing: Integrating energy and soul healing into traditional Chinese medicine helps restore balance at a deeper level, addressing the root causes of illness.

This holistic approach addresses the complete well-being of an individual, making it effective in maintaining health.

Could you share an example of how traditional Chinese medicine and your holistic healing methods have helped someone overcome a significant health challenge?

Certainly. I’ll share a remarkable case. In India, there was a famous movie star who had been deaf for 20 years. Despite various medical treatments, her condition had not improved. When she came to me, I applied acupuncture techniques by inserting just two needles. Within moments, I removed her hearing aid, and she could hear! It was a profound transformation.

This case illustrates how traditional Chinese medicine, when combined with holistic healing approaches, can address deep-seated issues and bring about remarkable results.

You’ve been named Master of the Year at the Fourth World Congress and have authored numerous books, including New York Times bestsellers. Could you tell us about your journey in becoming a renowned healer and teacher?

It has been an incredible journey of learning, sharing, and serving. I’ve had the privilege of studying and mastering various Asian arts, and I’ve always been driven by a deep desire to help humanity. My mission has been to bridge the gap between Western and traditional Chinese medicine, combining the best of both worlds.

In my books and teachings, I aim to empower individuals with knowledge and healing techniques. Recognition as Master of the Year at the Fourth World Congress and receiving honours in Chinese calligraphy have been humbling experiences. These accolades have provided a platform to reach and serve more people around the world.

You mentioned the creation of Tao Calligraphy. Could you explain what it is and how it contributes to healing and well-being?

Tao Calligraphy is a profound practice that combines art and healing. It involves creating calligraphic representations of ancient Tao wisdom and positive messages. When individuals trace these calligraphies and engage with them, they receive healing and blessings. It’s a unique way to access positive information and transform one’s life.

The practice of Tao Calligraphy aligns with the principles of traditional Chinese medicine and holistic healing by addressing the energy and soul aspects of an individual. It has been a powerful tool for healing and personal transformation.

In your opinion, what role can individuals play in maintaining their own health and well-being, especially in today’s fast-paced world?

Individuals have a crucial role to play in maintaining their health and well-being. Here are some key steps:

  1. Mindfulness: Cultivate mindfulness and self-awareness. Pay attention to your emotions, thoughts, and how they affect your body.
  2. Healthy Lifestyle: Prioritize a healthy lifestyle with balanced nutrition, regular exercise, and adequate rest.
  3. Stress Management: Learn stress management techniques, such as meditation and deep breathing, to promote emotional well-being.
  4. Preventive Care: Embrace preventive care and regular check-ups to catch potential health issues early.
  5. Holistic Approaches: Explore holistic approaches like Tai Chi, Qigong, and energy healing to maintain balance in mind and body.
  6. Positive Environment: Surround yourself with positivity and seek supportive communities.

Remember, your well-being is a lifelong journey, and taking proactive steps can lead to a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Finally, Master Shah, what message or advice would you like to share with our listeners who are on their own journey of empowerment and personal growth?

My message is simple yet profound: Embrace your inner power and believe in your ability to transform and heal. Each of you has the potential for greatness and well-being. Trust in the holistic approach to healing, and don’t hesitate to seek guidance and support on your journey. Together, we can create positive change and make a meaningful impact on the world.

Armand Beasley: How I Found My Inspiration By Inspiring Artists

Welcome to an exclusive interview with Armand Beasley, the renowned beauty guru and celebrity make-up artist with over 25 years of experience. Armand shares his insights on the evolution of make-up and skincare, highlighting advancements in textures and performance, as well as the growing appeal of sustainability and organic practices among smaller niche brands.

As a versatile creative, Armand’s journey extends beyond make-up artistry, delving into acting and hosting seminars worldwide. He discusses the rewards of inspiring aspiring artists and enthusiasts while sharing expert advice on establishing a daily beauty routine that enhances natural features and promotes healthy skin. Stay tuned as he reveals the inspiration behind his cult-favourite product, Pro Body Glow, and offers a glimpse into the future of the beauty industry, emphasizing authenticity and embracing the holistic side of beauty.

A: With over 25 years of experience in the industry, how have you seen the world of make-up and skincare evolve over time? B: If you had to single them out, what trends stand out to you?

A: Technology has obviously advanced, so textures and performance have improved. People are taking notice of smaller independent niche brands too, especially ones that have a 360-degree approach to sustainability.

B: Awareness of the organic and sustainability are trends worth noticing today.

As a celebrity make-up artist, you have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of A-list celebrities. Can you share any memorable experiences or challenges you faced while creating looks for them?

The main challenge is time. Chances are, as a makeup artist, you get your allotted time cut down, so you have to be quick, precise, and efficient without making your client feel like they’re being rushed.

You have been involved in various TV shows, from Lorraine to How To Look Good Naked. How do you approach the process of transforming someone’s appearance and boosting their confidence through make-up and styling?

It’s important to be mindful of the individual’s lifestyle, as you want them to feel as if they can maintain their new look. Plus, they still need to see themselves in the mirror—but the best version of themselves. 

In addition to your work as a make-up artist, you have also pursued acting and have a role in an upcoming drama series. How do these two creative fields intersect for you, and how does each one contribute to your overall career?

I started as an actor but it’s rare for an actor to work continuously so you have to diversify between acting gigs. So, making people feel good as well as look good is a great second job for me. Plus, I see so many different types of people that it’s great character research! 

As an expert in both make-up and skincare, what advice would you give to someone looking to establish a daily beauty routine that enhances their natural features and promotes healthy skin? Additionally, what do you find most rewarding about inspiring aspiring make-up artists and beauty enthusiasts in the industry?

Invest in a really good cleanser, eye treatment, and moisturizer for your daily beauty routine. Avoid face wipes, as they only move dirt around the face. Always match your foundation to your neck tone, and you can add warmth to your complexion with a matte bronzer or subtle contouring.

Hosting seminars and events and inspiring aspiring make-up artists and beauty enthusiasts is incredibly rewarding. Seeing their progress, receiving feedback, and feeling the energy of their passion and enthusiasm brings me immense joy. I love watching others grow in their skills and creativity within the industry.

Your product, Pro Body Glow, has gained a cult following as a 100% natural high shine nourishing multipurpose balm. What inspired you to create it, and what differentiates it from other similar products on the market? Further, can you tell us about your commitment to cruelty-free products and why it’s important to you?

It was born from a casual conversation that I had with one of my clients, actress Goldie Hawn, which led me to a “chance” meeting with the MD of Buzzbalm Beauty, and before you knew it, we were working on the formulation. Then, one year later and over 50 formulations later, we hit the sweet spot, and Pro Body Glow was born.

A little really goes a long way with Pro Body Glow. Some balms can be greasy, which is a big point of difference. All of our ingredients are ethically sourced, including the honey, which is taken using “Flow Hives” so as not to disturb the lovely bees. There are so many different uses for men and women: as a lip balm, to intensify the appearance of tattoos, to give gleam to the skin, to nourish dry and dehydrated skin, as a highlighter on cheekbones, on stretch marks, to intensify the appearance of a tan, etc. Some customers on Amazon UK have even said that it’s really helped with their children’s eczema!

One major reason I believe in cruelty-free make-up as an artist and skincare expert is short: in this day and age, no animal should suffer in the creation of beauty products. 

From working at the Oscars to creating looks for celebrities like Goldie Hawn and Nicole Scherzinger, you have had incredible experiences throughout your career. Is there a particular moment or achievement that stands out as a highlight for you?

Wow! I have been very fortunate to have so many highlights. I think co-creating Pro Body Glow as well as training in Reikki were personally life changing. But as far as my career is concerned, flying out for the Oscars and working at the G8 summit one year, also hosting Makeup Week India in Mumbai, was fantastic.

With your extensive knowledge and experience, what do you see as the future of the beauty industry? Are there any emerging trends or advancements that you find particularly exciting?

I love the more holistic side of beauty, and for me, it’s more about active ageing than anti-aging. I really like to be inspired by ancient rituals and see what we can learn from the past to create a better present. I say “present” because all we have is the now; there’s no tangible thing as the future. The looming emergence of AI troubles me, as does the use of filters, etc., as a lot of people seem to be seeking solace in a fake version of reality. 

You’ve done so much what is left for you to do?

Well, I would love to create an organic and vegan makeup range. I’ve already done a lot of research on it, and I know that there’s a gap in the market for a high performing ethical range that’s simple and straightforward. I’d also love to do more acting, so if there are any casting directors out there my agent is Lime Management UK!

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David Wong: Pioneering the Future of Healing Through Frequency-Based Technologies

David Wong

Meet David Wong, a trailblazing pioneer who defies conventional medical practices to discover alternative solutions for seemingly incurable ailments. His personal journey of transformation led him to self-heal from a chronic digestive disease using frequency and energy devices, propelling him into the role of “The Qi Master and Frequency Expert.” David’s groundbreaking work has empowered individuals to tap into the power of frequencies for holistic well-being and has had a profound impact on children with ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities.

David’s quest for healing began when he faced an incurable digestive disease that traditional medicine deemed untreatable. Determined to find an alternative, he explored new healing methods, leading him to the extraordinary potential of frequency and energy devices. In just 90 days, he achieved complete self-healing without medication or lifestyle changes, sparking a profound passion to develop frequency-based technologies. The result of his dedication was the revolutionary Qi Coil™ system, recognized for its ability to unlock hidden superpowers within individuals and enhance overall well-being.


Miraculously, within just 90 days, I achieved complete self-healing without any pills or lifestyle changes. This profound experience ignited a deep passion within me, propelling me to research and develop frequency-based technologies. The result was the creation of the groundbreaking Qi Coil™ system.

David Wong

Can you tell us about your personal journey of transformation and how you successfully self-healed from an incurable digestive disease using frequency and energy devices?

My journey of transformation began when I faced an incurable digestive disease that plagued me for over a decade. Tired of doctors telling me that I would be on medication my whole life, I was determined to find a solution, and I embarked on an exploration of alternative healing methods. This led me to the discovery of the potential of frequency and energy devices. 

Miraculously, within just 90 days, I achieved complete self-healing without any pills or lifestyle changes. This profound experience ignited a deep passion within me, propelling me to research and develop frequency-based technologies. The result was the creation of the groundbreaking Qi Coil™ system.

As “The Qi Master and Frequency Expert,” what inspired you to merge ancient wisdom with modern science to develop cutting-edge frequency-based technologies like the Qi Coil™ and Frequency Method™?

The Qi Coil™ and Frequency Method™, representing cutting-edge frequency-based technologies, owe their creation to a unique blend of ancient wisdom and modern science. My family has a rich tradition of tai chi and qi gong, tracing back to the Shaolin in southern China.

I’ve always felt the flow of qi energy since my early years, but it wasn’t until later in life that I realized the scientific underpinnings behind it.

In my quest to enhance well-being, I discovered that both ancient and modern healing methods have their strengths and weaknesses. By fusing these two approaches, we harness the best of both worlds, resulting in the most effective healing solutions.

The integration of traditional knowledge of qi energy and life force with scientific principles empowers individuals to experience remarkable improvements in their overall well-being, without solely relying on conventional medical approaches. It’s like unlocking the true potential of healing by uniting the past and the present.

Your work has had a significant impact on individuals with ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities. Could you share some specific examples of how your frequency-based technologies have improved the school academics and social-emotional health of these children?

Absolutely! Our frequency-based technologies, along with the B.R.I.G.H.T. learning system, have made a remarkable impact on the academic and social-emotional well-being of children with ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities. Let me share some specific examples that will blow your mind!

We took a group of 26 children who were initially in the bottom 20% in Texas, facing challenges associated with ADHD, autism, and various learning difficulties. With our frequency technology and B.R.I.G.H.T. learning system in place, we witnessed incredible transformations. After just 4 months, these same children achieved academic grades that placed them in the top 1% of the state! It was like witnessing a magic spell unfold before our eyes.

But that’s not all! Our approach goes beyond academics. We also incorporate holistic, social-emotional learning into our program. It’s like a supercharged booster for their overall well-being. Imagine kids who used to scream if anyone came close to them, kids who educators spent years trying to get them to talk – well, within just 4 months, they were leading and teaching their classroom peers! It’s like watching the caterpillar transform into a vibrant butterfly.

These results have been nothing short of astounding. Our frequency-based technologies, combined with our B.R.I.G.H.T. learning system, create an environment that nurtures and empowers these incredible young minds. Witnessing their growth, confidence, and joy in learning is what drives us to continue our mission of making a lasting impact on children’s lives. It’s like the dawn of a new era in education and emotional growth, and we’re thrilled to be part of this incredible journey!

The Qi Life Foundation is doing commendable work in the field of mental health research and non-invasive healing technologies. Can you elaborate on some of the current projects the foundation is involved in?

The Qi Life Foundation is primarily focused on conducting research in the areas of ADHD and autism in children, as well as exploring alternative non-invasive healing technologies for life-threatening diseases again in children. Their projects aim to understand and address mental health challenges in young minds, while also delving into cutting-edge modalities that can enhance natural healing without invasive interventions.

With a strong emphasis on evidence-based approaches and collaborations with academic institutions, the foundation strives to create effective and accessible solutions for children’s mental well-being, fostering a brighter and healthier future for all.

Your company, Qi Life, is renowned for developing innovative frequency-based devices. Could you provide insights into the research and development process behind creating these devices?

At Qi Life, our journey of developing innovative frequency-based devices begins with a strong foundation of research and exploration. We combine ancient wisdom with modern scientific principles to unlock the true potential of healing through frequency technology. Our team of experts dives deep into rigorous scientific exploration, studying bio-resonance, PEMF therapy, and neuroscience to understand the underlying mechanisms of these practices.

From there, we embark on a journey of experimentation and innovation. Our research and development process involves a careful blend of ancient wisdom and state-of-the-art technology. We meticulously test and refine our devices, ensuring they are effective, safe, and accessible to users from all walks of life.

Throughout the process, our focus remains on creating transformative and evidence-based wellness solutions that can positively impact people’s lives. As we continuously evolve and improve our frequency-based devices, we stay committed to the mission of harnessing the power of frequency to empower individuals to take control of their well-being and lead healthier, happier lives.

The Qi Coils have empowered individuals to take control of their wellness from the comfort of their homes. What specific features and benefits make this technology stand out from other PEMF and Rife therapy devices?

The Qi Coils stand out from other PEMF and Rife therapy devices due to their unique and powerful features and benefits. Firstly, we offer the most potent frequencies, known as higher quantum frequencies, which are designed to maximize the healing potential of the devices. With over 10,000 different programs available, our technology caters to a wide range of wellness needs, encompassing physical, emotional, and spiritual transformations.

The compact size ensures that individuals can easily carry the Qi Coils with them wherever they go, allowing for on-the-go healing and wellness support. Their portability grants users the freedom to incorporate frequency-based healing into their daily routines seamlessly.

Moreover, the contactless nature of the Qi Coils enhances user comfort and ease of use. There’s no need for direct physical contact with the coils during the healing process, making the experience hassle-free and comfortable. Users can effortlessly experience the benefits of the Qi Coils’ potent frequencies without any intrusive or cumbersome attachments.

The user-friendly design of the Qi Coils makes them accessible to people of all backgrounds and expertise levels. Anyone can quickly learn how to operate these devices, empowering individuals to take charge of their well-being without the need for complex setups or extensive training.

Our toroidal (donut shaped) coils, coupled with Quantanium crystals, facilitate a better interface with the body’s natural energy fields, enhancing the effectiveness of the healing process.

Additionally, we take inspiration from the principles of yin and yang in Traditional Chinese Medicine, directly incorporating them into how the coils deliver energy to the body or physical space, ensuring a balanced and harmonious experience.

Furthermore, our larger professional coils are capable of creating healing environments not just for individuals but also for entire homes or clinics. This innovative approach allows users to take control of their wellness journey conveniently from the comfort of their homes, making Qi Coils a preferred choice for comprehensive wellness solutions.

With these outstanding features and benefits, the Qi Coils truly empower individuals to lead healthier, more balanced lives, and tap into their inner potential for holistic well-being.

Your expertise spans various areas, from being a best-selling author to a martial artist. How do these different facets of your life complement each other and contribute to your work in frequency and energy devices?

Having some background in engineering and running a software development company for many years, I bring a strong technical background to the table, enabling me to understand the intricate mechanisms behind frequency-based technologies and explore innovative ways to enhance their efficacy.

Being an entrepreneur and digital marketing expert allows me to effectively communicate the benefits of these devices to a broader audience, empowering more people to take control of their well-being. My background in qi gong practice gives me an intimate understanding of qi energy and its role in healing, which informs the development of frequency-based devices that harness this vital life force.

Your social media following has grown to over 1 million, with a loyal community of truth seekers. How do you engage with your audience and what role do they play in shaping your ongoing research and projects?

At Qi Life, our mission is “Heal the World Together,” and we’re building a community of truth seekers who align with this vision. Our content strategy follows a journey starting with awareness, then education, deep dives, and finally, getting to know David Wong personally.

We introduce people to the transformative power of frequency-based technologies and provide educational resources to empower our community with knowledge. Through deep dives, we explore the science, research, and practical applications of frequency and energy technologies. 

Together, we’re on a shared mission of healing and growth, exploring the potential of frequency and energy for a brighter and healthier future.

Your work often involves exploring altered mind states and unlocking hidden superpowers within individuals. Can you share some of the most intriguing findings or experiences related to this aspect of your work?

Absolutely! Two of our most popular frequencies, DMT and Ayahuasca, offer a psychotropic experience without the need to ingest any substance. These frequencies have been carefully modelled after the actual molecular composition of the plant medicines, providing a profound and transformative experience right from the comfort of one’s home.

Now, individuals can access the benefits of these sacred plant medicines without having to travel to Peru or seek out a distant shaman to participate in a traditional ceremony.

Our technology allows for a safe and accessible way to explore altered mind states and tap into the depths of consciousness, fostering personal growth and inner exploration like never before.

The experiences shared by our users after exploring our DMT and Ayahuasca frequencies have been truly remarkable. Many have vividly described immersive visualizations, resembling those induced by the physical plant medicines, offering profound insights into life’s purpose and the depths of consciousness.

Beyond visuals, users have expressed undergoing heightened introspection and emotional release, fostering deep connections with nature, living beings, and the universe as a whole. Some have found solace in addressing past traumas, leading to newfound clarity and resolution in their lives.

Moreover, the frequencies have been a wellspring of inspiration and creativity for many artists, musicians, and writers. Users have reported breaking through creative blocks and accessing innovative ideas and expressions, as if the frequencies have unlocked untapped reservoirs of imagination. 

Being a third-generation student of Bruce Lee, how has martial arts influenced your approach to personal wellness and the development of your transformative technologies?

Being a third-generation student of Bruce Lee, his profound teachings have deeply influenced my approach to personal wellness and the development of transformative technologies at Qi Life.

As Bruce Lee famously said in “The Tao of Jeet Kune Do,” “Using no way as a way, having no limitation as a limitation.” This principle has guided us in the creation of our healing technologies, where we embrace innovation and adaptability, breaking free from conventional limitations to offer new possibilities for self-healing.

Another essential quote from Bruce Lee that resonates with our work is, “Be like water, my friend.”

Just as Bruce Lee emphasized the fluidity and adaptability of water in martial arts, we incorporate this concept into our transformative technologies. Our devices are designed to adapt to individual needs, flowing with the unique energy and frequencies of each person, allowing for personalized and effective healing experiences.

Furthermore, Bruce Lee’s philosophy of “simplicity is the key to brilliance” is deeply ingrained in our technology development process. Our goal is to provide users with user-friendly and accessible devices that offer powerful and profound healing experiences with straightforward usage.

Lastly, Bruce Lee’s words, “Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own,” resonate strongly with us in the development of transformative technologies. We continuously seek to integrate ancient wisdom with cutting-edge science, while also valuing user feedback and experiences to enhance our devices and make them uniquely effective for every individual.

In summary, Bruce Lee’s profound teachings have guided our approach to personal wellness and the development of transformative technologies at Qi Life. Through principles of adaptability, simplicity, and embracing individuality, we strive to create innovative healing technologies that empower individuals to unlock their inner potential and achieve true wellness.

Paul G Andrews: From Finance to Filmmaking, a Journey of Passion and Purpose

Global Man magazine had the privilege of interviewing Paul G Andrews, a renowned Film Producer and Screenwriter, who shared insights into his career journey and passion for socially impactful films. Paul, who started his professional life in finance as a Financial Adviser and later ventured into the money markets, found his true calling in the film industry. Headhunted to produce business programs for prominent media networks, he seized the opportunity to follow his passion for movies and transitioned into becoming a Film Producer and Screenwriter.

With a keen eye for projects with captivating stories, Paul seeks out films based on major historical events or best-selling novels that have the potential to inspire positive social change. He has worked with esteemed industry talents like double Oscar-nominated Director Roland Joffé and Thomas Keneally, author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel “Schindler’s List.”

Paul emphasizes the importance of striking a balance between artistic vision and commercial viability, creating films that entertain audiences while shedding light on significant social issues. His dedication to supporting causes such as mental health awareness, humanitarian issues, and promoting gender and race equality has positioned him as a filmmaker committed to making a difference through the power of storytelling.


Can you tell us about your background and how you got into the film industry?

I started my career as a Financial Adviser and later moved into the Money markets and selling investments globally. I was headhunted to run a team which sold/produced short business programmes for CNN, BBC World, and CNBC and featured Fortune 500 companies.

Through this, I met many of the world’s leading CEOs. One of my Production team members was also a screenwriter, and in 2013, he asked me to produce one of his screenplays. As a massive film fan, I decided to follow my passion and became a Film Producer and Screenwriter.

How do you choose which projects to pursue, and what do you look for in a potential film?

The first film was brought to my attention by a work colleague. Now I look for projects that have amazing stories, usually based on major historical events and best-selling novels.

I also look for projects that showcase human endeavour and can help make positive social change or raise awareness of issues such as gender and race inequality, mental health issues, or expose corruption, for example, in government or hidden agendas within the global media.

Can you discuss your experience working with some of the top film talent in the world?

I am currently working with double Oscar-nominated Director Roland Joffé, who is a wonderful person and respected for his Oscar-winning films The Killing Fields and The Mission, featuring Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson, and Jeremy Irons. Also, Thomas Keneally, an author of mine, won the Man Booker Prize for his fabulous novel Schindler’s List (Ark) and is a hero of Steven Spielberg.

Both of them are talented but grounded gentlemen with huge caring personalities and a wish to make the world a better place. Julian Sands was in my last movie, a huge acting talent, and his tragic loss following his disappearance while hiking was widely reported. Al Pacino is being lined up for an upcoming role, so I’m really looking forward to working with him, as well as Armand Assante from American Gangster.

How do you evaluate the success of a film, and what metrics do you use?

For me, the first measure of success is the overall feedback from viewers of a film or, in the case of a screenplay, from judges and International Film Festivals. Of course, we structure all our films to eliminate financial risk and provide investors with the highest ROI. There are many ways of achieving this goal for those in the know.

It’s always best to start with a fabulous screenplay that has won awards and has a defined audience and financial sales. Many projects that go into production are financed through contacts and not because they are the best projects. So, it’s a “who you know” business, for sure.

Can you talk about the process of putting together a film, from concept to finished production?

To do this best, I will use an example of a film screenplay called “ON PAR,” which I wrote. It was based on a teenager I know who suffers from mental health issues (severe depression and anxiety). Some days, he simply cannot function. I discovered that this was a widespread problem and an “invisible illness.” He is also a budding rapper.

I wanted to cover all teenage issues: love problems, bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, broken homes, gender identity, fitting in, etc., so I created a character who was insular, and a story line that allowed these issues to be portrayed while still entertaining the audience.

The screenplay was written and WON 20 International Film Festivals, where there are usually 1,000-plus entrants, so I know I had a WINNER. It’s “8 MILE” meets “ROMEO & JULIET” and set in a ROUGH south London school. Next, we raise funding (the budget), and we begin to approach cast members, such as Dua Lipa, to play opposite the young male lead, as the female lead is a budding singer.

Once the cast is confirmed, we would go into pre-production, followed by the shoot itself (perhaps 6 weeks), and during post-production, we would be marketing the film’s cinematic release or selling it to platforms like Netflix or Amazon for substantially more than the budget (this may have been done way before filming in some cases).

What challenges have you faced in your career, and how have you overcome them?

I think the greatest challenges early on were to get interviews for the top jobs in investment banking due to the somewhat “protected” interviewing system back in the 1980s, which was very different from now. Also, working for other people was always going to limit my ambition.

So, I set up my own businesses while learning skill sets I knew I would need, such as communications, learning about the psychology of selling and marketing, self-motivation, and mixing with people who are already successful and where I wanted to be.

We are always learning, and it’s important to be persistent but also to be fluent and knowledgeable about your own product or service, as well as what is happening in the world and history because too many people make factually incorrect statements nowadays, and it’s a lazy and fast way to fail. Nothing replaces hard work and sacrifice. LUCK stands for “Labour Under Correct Knowledge!”

How do you balance artistic vision with commercial viability in your film productions?

By taking on projects that I believe will appeal to a wide audience or cover significant events for the first time. Also, by keeping up with changes in the way people think and make decisions, and presenting the artistic material in such a way that both sides can agree with you on the factual content.

Can you discuss your involvement in supporting social change and mental health issues through your films?

I touched on this earlier with my screenplay “ON PAR.” We are supporting Prince William’s Heads Together campaign, which links the top UK Mental Health Charities under one umbrella to support awareness, particularly with younger adults where it has become more prevalent, especially since COVID.

We are also filming humanitarian projects covering issues like starvation/famine due to government policies, atrocities in war, and FGM (especially in Africa against women), as well as corruption in the Media and Government. Additionally, we support race and gender equality by supporting Women In Film and creating great lead roles for heroic women characters by employing them as Directors, Producers, and Heads of Department.

How do you see the film industry evolving in the next decade, and how are you preparing for those changes?

The industry has seen huge changes due to COVID and the way people stream content. I always think there will be a market for big movies. Like Orwell predicted in his novel 1984, small businesses will struggle as the global giants swallow up all competition. In a very competitive market, the very best will survive and make money. They changed the rules for qualification for the Best Film Oscar this week. Hollywood has shown itself to buckle to this pressure, and while I’m a huge supporter of human rights in all areas, some of the extreme decisions being made (caused by a minute delusional minority) could well have an adverse effect.

I see a huge backlash coming as “sensible” people start to speak out. I’m preparing the best films so that they speak for themselves, and issues such as mass starvation, war, equality, homelessness, child abuse become front-page news and are not buried in these constant and boring discussions about “what do I identify as today, and what’s my pronoun.”

What advice do you have for aspiring filmmakers and producers?

Start small and focus on building a great reputation with high-quality work. Don’t make instant decisions when meeting other producers, and thoroughly check out who you are dealing with.

Dr Farshid Osh: The ‘Celebrity Doctor’—Passionate Since My First Client

Dr Farshid Osh lives out the principles that accompany his aesthetical medicine, and it is no wonder that with his extensive portfolio of qualifications he is not only keenly talented but also a high-achieving doctor. His internationally recognised training as an Aesthetic Doctor has gained him a huge amount of experience and respect in the world of Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine.

He didn’t quite stop there; with his varied background in Aesthetics, it was only right that he would become a Professor of Aesthetics. He now holds the title from LUDES University in Switzerland, becoming the CEO & Founder of the British Board of Anti-ageing and Integrated Medicine (BBAIM).

When Dr Osh is not teaching, you’ll find him in his Aesthetics and Laser Clinic, situated in one of the most desired areas of London. Where did it all begin? What are his most exciting plans and secrets? Check out this article and find out answers to these, and many more questions.

I want young doctors to know that learning never truly ends, and it will flow through their entire practice for a lifetime. — Dr Farshid Osh

How did your journey with aesthetic medicine start?

It all goes back to 2008. I was studying medicine in Iran and decided to undertake an aesthetic training course in TAFE. I clearly remember the day my father came back home from his doctor’s clinic. Seeing how impressed he was encouraged me to choose this field of career. I wanted to make him proud. When I started my aesthetical medicine journey, I became more and more passionate about it.

Is there any common point that makes you especially passionate and has made you passionate since your first client?

My first client was provided by the academy as a live model. I was both nervous and excited, due to my lack of practical experience. Luckily, it went very well. I remember being quite proud of myself!

I get to train and meet new people from various backgrounds all the time. I see it as an amazing opportunity to learn more and more every day. I get insights into their work and try to apply their experience to my own practice whenever it is suitable.  Even though our businesses often differentiate, there is a common point – providing excellent customer service.

What part of your role do you find the most challenging?

…unfortunately, they are far from the reality of aesthetic medicine — Dr Farshid Osh

The unrealistic expectations. There are way too many fake ‘before and after’ pictures on social media. They can often look very impressive, but unfortunately, they are far from the reality of aesthetic medicine.

Many of my clients come to me with edited pictures, wishing to achieve a similar result. I always inform and educate my clients on how to differentiate a real ‘before and after’ picture from a fake one in aesthetic practice.

On my Instagram @Droshofficial, I have shared an educational video on the subject. It shows real photography in the medical aesthetic field. Unfortunately, the ethical part of my work has been both forgotten and ignored by many aesthetic practitioners.

What is the most rewarding part of your life’s work?

Seeing my clients satisfied. Being able to make people feel more confident about themselves makes me feel powerful. I am aware of the fact it can positively affect their mental, emotional and physical status, as well as business and private life. My client’s satisfaction is my satisfaction.

You are a very successful man, Dr Osh, which requires more than talent today. Tell us, what is your consistent recipe for success?

Honesty. Keeping it real with your clients, being well organised and working hard in the frame of quality standards.

Can you pinpoint what inspired you to create your own skin brand? Is there a similar inspiration for why you decided to open an academy?

It was very difficult to find, so I decided to formulate my own. — Dr Farshid Osh

My knowledge and passion for cosmetic ingredients. I was looking for a good skin care product for my clients, one that would contain it all. It was very difficult to find, so I decided to formulate my own.

One of my essays at university was about an effective educational system. I worked hard on my post graduate level and I wanted to utilise my effort in an actual academy.

I train people in more than 10 cities across the UK, as well as 5 countries in Europe.

My agents work in 4 different countries in the Middle East. One of my textbooks is called ‘Desktop Guide.’ I wanted to gather all the protocols in one place, for other practitioners to learn effectively.

Most of our students’ work’s outcomes are similar due to the consideration of the standards in terms of dosage, landmark, depth of the injection, etc.

Do you have any advice for those at the beginning of their aesthetic medicine journey?

My advice is to never stop working on upgrading their knowledge. Try to reduce the unrealistic expectations of clients. It is very important to gain your clients’ trust, and this only happens through honesty.

When I first started my practice in 2008, I was not as cautious as I am now. After undertaking a master’s, a post graduate training in Facial Anatomy at the University of Face and Neck in Nice, I became much more cautious.

I want young doctors to know that learning never truly ends, and it will flow through their entire practice for a lifetime.

Where do you see yourself in the near future? Do you have any exciting plans?

My focus besides the academy is my skin care brand and my medical equipment brand. After that, my next step is to launch a ‘Private Member Aesthetic & Health Club’ in my clinic. It means all clients and patients must become members, and instead of paying a treatment fee, they are going to pay a monthly membership in a variety of categories.

The membership will allow them to receive different treatments according to their needs, my advice, and recommendations.

What is the most common treatment you perform? On the other hand, do men also use your services often?

As for men, I do see quite a lot of male clients. Statistically… — Dr Farshid Osh

Aesthetic injectables are in high demand. Laser and other medical aesthetic machines are a second highly demanded service in the market.

As for men, I do see quite a lot of male clients. Statistically, almost 20% of my clients are men.

Do you feel pressure while performing, and how did you gain the title ‘Celebrity Doctor?’

Pressure, not really. When I am not feeling at my best, I cancel all the appointments on that day. Even though it might seem unprofessional to cancel scheduled clients, I prefer to only work when I am in my right head space.

Concentration and a good mood are a must in providing quality service. Working with someone’s face comes with a lot of responsibility.

One of my clients was a film producer. He introduced me to many famous actors. ‘Word of mouth’ between celebrities brought them to my clinic. This is how I slowly became titled ‘Celebrity Doctor.’ I have a lot of respect for my celebrity clients.

They have brought various opportunities into my life, not only in the business field.

How much filler is too much and at what point would you ever say ‘no’ to a client? Finally, what is the secret ingredient in the fountain of youth?

It varies between clients. I usually use the ‘golden ratio,’ which represents part of the mathematics of beauty. It is very important to have the knowledge of mathematical beauty in aesthetic practice.

I say ‘no’ to my clients a lot, tending towards being selective with who I accept as clients.

The secret is a 3-part answer.
1. A healthy diet. Foods containing suites of collagen, vitamin B, C and E. Plenty of water. Less sugar.
2. A healthy sleep pattern.
3. The daily use of moisturiser and sunscreen for protection from UVA and UVB radiation.

Kule T – How I Went From the Church to the Charts

Kule T

Kule T is a British R&B-Soul singer-songwriter who blends a kaleidoscope of genres. His storytelling comes from honest and first-hand experiences. His first musical experiences came through the church, where he cultivated his craft as a drummer, guitarist and bassist. He soon joined the acappella group, Spirit.

He became one of the lead singers for MN8, an R&B pop group, and Kule toured with Janet Jackson and performed alongside Robbie Williams, Boyzone, Spice Girls, Madonna, Celine Dion and Backstreet Boys.

Kule’s solo career has included hosting and performing on Top of the Pops, appearing on BBC Radio 2’s ‘Sound Of The 90s’, BBC Radio 1 ‘The Scene with Jacueline Shepherd’, ‘At Home With Hayley’ on Sky TV, Never Mine The Buzzcocks and appearing on Happiful Magazine.

Kule T has connected with his fans through social media, sharing his life behind-the-scenes, and giving them access to his latest creations. His debut single ‘I Just Know You Wanna’ was the start of his solo artist journey. A brilliant personality and a promising star—Kule’s story is incredible and inspiring.

What are some of the things you want people to know about Kule T?

I am a singer songwriter, a producer and one of the lead singers of the 1990’s UK R&B band called MN8. MN8 had a hit single called ‘I Got A Little Something For You’ which went to number 2 in the UK Charts and number 1 in the R&B charts. We then went on to releasing, ‘Happy’, ‘If You Only Let Me In’, ‘Baby It’s You.’ These singles went to the top ten in the UK charts.

All 6 singles that were released reached the top ten in the UK R&B charts. We also received a gold album award in France, toured with Janet Jackson and had the song on the Bad Boys movie. I’m also a photographer and video editor.

When did you first get into music, and what was the most memorable piece of advice you received about your music at the start of your career?

I…remember that it was advised to keep other people’s voices and opinions out of your head and just to focus on your goals and nurture your craft.

I first got into music, playing the drums in church as an 11-year-old child. I then went on to playing the bass guitar and the piano. After this I then found real passion in singing and song writing. My first ever vocal performance, at the age of 18, I remember was me performing a song and I was very nervous. As shy as I was, I ended up singing a song whilst looking down at my shoes.

There was a moment of silence as I began to perform, and at the end of the song I heard a loud cheer and applause from the audience. That’s when I knew I was hooked. From this moment I recognised that I had talent and the ability to make people smile through music. The most memorable piece of advice given to me from the start was to believe in my abilities as an artist. I also remember that it was advised to keep other people’s voices and opinions out of your head and just to focus on your goals and nurture your craft.

What is your opinion on 90’s music?

90’s music to me lyrically had a way of pulling in your audience by telling a story. The story allowed the listener to disappear inside the song. Songs of the 90’s were written with reason and meaning behind the sound and the substance behind every song had a memorable hook that you would remember. This memory would last through the ages.

Using ‘I Got A Little Something For You’ as an example: you may not remember all of the verses but the chorus always stood out and made a permanent stamp in your memory. As much as I can appreciate modern day music, there is a very 90’s quality and style that is still coming through now as artists look back to that era for inspiration.

What is your creative process for song writing like? How does this unique approach compliment your performance as a singer?

Because my music comes from such a personal place when I perform, it resonates as being authentic.

My approach to song writing can vary depending on what emotional state I’m in.  If we take as an example the track called “See Me” on my solo album “Emotional Rollercoaster”, with this song I captured an emotional state that was relevant to me at that time. I described a traumatic moment in my life where the thought of being a part of the human race did not appeal to me anymore.

I wanted to be a part of the spiritual world and embedded this sentiment within the hook line of the song, “I want you to see me, rub your eyes, wash your face, and read me.” This describes the feeling of not being noticed, understood or acknowledged, in your own surroundings. It is as though you were screaming in a room full of people, but no one can hear or see you.

Because my music comes from such a personal place when I perform, it resonates as being authentic. Therefore the audience can relate to the lyrics and the emotions that come with it. I have often had people message me giving thanks for creating a voice through my music that highlights delicate issues such as self-harm, mental health, and suicide.

How much do you believe that creativity is a product of nature and nurture? 

I believe that everyone is born with an ability of some sort, and to find what that is takes time; nevertheless, once you discover the ability and your passion for it, you have to start to nurture that.

Creativity comes in many shapes and forms from the world around us. The way in which we nurture that creativity is different for everyone, all though it both are equally important.

Who are some of your heroes, and what did they do to earn that status in your mind?

I used to listen to Luther Vandross and I admired his ability to create an emotional response for his audience. His vocal tone and smooth approach to music made him stand out from the rest.

Stanley Clark is a jazz bass player who caught my attention in the unique way he plays. One of his songs changed my philosophy as a musician. When he played bass with a tap dancer it was unusual and had not been done at the time, so I never forgot it.

The list for me is endless from artists like Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, Joe, acapella group Take Six, Connor Reaves and many more. All of these artists had a unique vocal tone—simply unforgettable.

What’s the biggest challenge you’ve faced in your career so far, and how did you overcome it

So my next challenge was to believe in myself again. I had to find freedom from all the pain I held inside.

There have been quite a few challenges so far in my total career. The first would be a realisation that the person closest to you never understood who you were and never quite supported your dreams. This became a conflict which then took its toll on my health.

This resulted in an ambulance being called to my flat – me being hospitalised where I needed MRI and CT scans to find the problem.

I was told by doctors that I had possibly been suffering from internal bleeding. This was blood loss from and on the surfaces of my brain. I then had to have a lumbar puncture in my spine to remove fluid which unfortunately saw some complications. As a direct result of these complications I ended up not being able to work for a month. After this I then had to teach myself to walk again.

My emotional state was out of control, and I had no one to turn to but myself. Being hospitalised instantiated an illumination: I had to take back control. This was lost and had to be regained—in my mind. The only way I knew how to achieve this was music.

So my next challenge was to believe in myself again. I had to find freedom from all the pain I held inside.

What would you say to someone who says there’s no change in the music an artist produces over time?

I would say this to those artists: for one to grow as a creator, producer, and songwriter, one sometimes ought to break barriers and breach their comfort zone.

This is usually where the territory of a comfortable mindset has been entrenched. The way out? Explore different genres of music to make your own genre grow.

What do you think is the most important part of a song – lyrics, melody or rhythm and beat?

The ingredients for a good song are the right amount in each of the above-mentioned elements depending on the mood, subject or message you are trying to convey. However, in saying this, lyrics are important as they are the translation.

What are your plans for the future?

My plans for the future are to release a second album. There is a possibility of a tour coming up and I can’t say too much—watch this space!  Also there will be a couple of TV and media appearances. Simply stay tuned!

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Tre Lowe: When Success Wins Over Pain


We all know him as Tre, the successful artist, the inspirational mentor. But few know that behind this image stands a story almost like a fairy tale with a happy ending. This is the story of a man who refuses to give up no matter what challenge he faces, of an artist who is inspired by his strength and faith. With a successful career and a myriad of achievements behind him, Tre has created a legacy he is leaving for his family, but also his fans.


In your career, you have known only successes, at least in the eyes of the public. But for you, who have been on this journey, how would you describe it today?

I would definitely describe it as tough. I know it’s a cliché to state this, but people think success just happens, that it happens quickly, and that you’re lucky. But success is a long bumpy road. Especially when you grow up as poor as I did. The path to success should be tough, it’s the battle, the trials, and tribulations, the setbacks, the pain, the highs and the lows. These things allow you to savour the journey. In fact, without these tribulations, there would be no success – because these are the things that fuel you. Our biggest record, Body Groove, came about because one of the guys in the band, Kevin, who had a recording studio at his house, decided to leave my brother Ashley and me to go solo. That caused problems for us as we didn’t have our own studio, and it was expensive recording records in those days. The sheer frustration of that situation is what led to the writing and creation of Body Groove – our biggest track. I call that pain Juice. I always speak about the power of pain – there’s no better fuel. Looking back today, I would describe my success as simply beautiful. Not just because this little boy, with all his insecurities, achieved a childhood dream, but because that pain-fuelled dream allowed me to create a life of service, and there’s nothing more beautiful than that.


Tell us a little about the days when you started creating, what inspired you? How did you create successful music for your audience?

Several things inspired me as a musician. Firstly, my upbringing. Growing up in a Nigerian household, my parents would have numerous parties. I think I became hooked on music whilst still in my mother’s womb. The fact that we grew up in the cultural melting pot of Notting Hill was also crucial to the sound my brother and I created. Back then, especially Notting Hill was one of the most vibrant, creative places in the whole of the country. It had such an eclectic mix of people; artists, designers, musicians, painters, actors, just so much creative energy, a real bohemian vibe. Also, a beautiful mix of ethnicities and cultures. A huge West Indian community, Portuguese, Spanish, Moroccan, and an increasingly white middle-class population as the area gentrified. It all created a crazy melting pot that drew every drop of creative juice out of you. This was cemented by the annual Notting Hill Carnival, Europe’s largest street festival. I loved the reggae sounds, the noise, the steel pans. It was impossible to not be creatively inspired! Musical influences were also key – I loved classical music. I’m a huge Beethoven fan, like me, he suffered from tinnitus – he’s one of my heroes. My brother Ashley had a love of salsa and music from South America. All of that added to that mixture of Nigerian, West-Indian, British pop sounds, fused with elements of American Hip Hop, R&B and house. You hear it all in Body Groove. It’s difficult to not have success with that much life poured into it!


In addition to career success, you have also encountered health difficulties. How do you remember those days?

Man, those days were tough at times. I always describe it as the best and worst of days. I had been in hospital as a young teenager for an appendectomy. The operation went well, but I was given a drug overdose during recovery. This caused me to become paralysed twice. When I emerged from the second paralysis, my whole world had changed. Everything looked strange. It felt like I was in a dream. I had a strange sensation at the back of my head, and a faint ringing in my ears. I didn’t know what it meant, I just knew I couldn’t live like this, and I was terrified. The doctors said it would fade, but it didn’t, it just got worse and worse over the years. By the time we did Body Groove, ten years later, in the year 2000, my health had really deteriorated. Life was often challenging, one day it was the high of appearing on top of the pops – a childhood dream, the next, it was having my 8th brain scan at some private MRI clinic. Then being told by the neurologist – “good news, there’s nothing wrong with you”. I was distraught when I heard that, as I knew there was, and no matter what I did, I couldn’t find answers. I saw so many medical professionals over many years, but no one could give me any answers. I would often wait for the royalty payments to come in, just so I could try another possible cure, remedy, or at the very least, find out what the hell was wrong with me!



When did you realise that you could handle it? How would you describe the healing process?

I guess I always knew I could handle it. I grew up with a profound sense of faith. I was raised Roman-Catholic and the stories of the bible were burned into my heart. Stories of triumph against all odds, stories of faith overcoming fear. Though I had dark days, I always had that flame burning in me. Faith in God, faith in self, and this innate knowledge that all this suffering was for a reason. So, no matter how dark things got, that little flame never went out. And so long as that flame remains unextinguished, there was hope. Where there is hope, there is faith, where there is faith, there is power, where there is power, there is the ability to handle anything life can throw at you. In addition, there’s the potential to alter the world with that power. So, I clung on, safe in the knowledge that I was strong enough to handle it.

The actual healing process began with my closest encounter with extinguishing that flame. I’d always lived with the thought that if my health got really bad, at least I could hop off a tall building. That thought gave me comfort. I know that sounds crazy, but it had merit. It gave me a sense of control. Of course, I never really thought that day would come, because I loved life, despite my horrific conditions. But eventually, that day arrived. I had to stand at the edge of giving up and succumbing to the darkness. That crunch moment came in 2008, following a DJ set at a crazy loud venue in Fulham, London. I knew that night it was foolish to DJ there, the sound system had broken, and they had a makeshift stack of massive speakers right behind the DJ spot. But, by this point, my health had deteriorated so much, I didn’t care! So, I got drunk and DJed. The next day I woke up deaf in both ears. My tinnitus, which was already horrifically unbearable, was ten times louder. I had no way to escape it as it was ALL I could hear. I was faced with two choices; find a tall building to jump off, or dig deeper into faith than I had ever dug before, and relentlessly search for answers.

Thankfully, I chose the latter – I always knew I would, I loved life too much, and I knew, deep down, my suffering had a purpose. I searched the internet furiously, like a man on a mission, determined not to give up until I found answers. I remember crying my eyes out when after hours of searching, with no sleep, deaf, with screaming painful tinnitus, I’d stumbled on someone called “Dream Child” or something like that. She had a blog describing her dream-like condition and her suffering. I was overjoyed at finally finding another individual like me!! I couldn’t believe it, after all these years, it turned out I wasn’t crazy! It had a name – the dream-like condition that had caused massive anxiety was called derealisation, it was a dissociative disorder.

Hours and hours of research into the brain led me to the conclusion that my head pressure, derealisation, and tinnitus were caused by my brain’s response to the trauma of being temporarily paralysed twice all those years ago. My brain had tried to protect me by disassociating me from the trauma. But that caused a type of PTSD. Even though my body regained movement, my brain would not let go of the fear of paralysis happening again. The tinnitus, derealisation, and head pressure were the results, and they became the new source of fear and trauma, and the vicious fear cycle continued. It’s crazy what our minds are capable of.

This insight and experience proved invaluable in my becoming a mindset coach and mentor. I’d finally discovered answers, it had cost me half a lifetime, but I didn’t care. I was now free. Free from fear of the unknown. I incorporated powerful mindful techniques into my daily routine, powerful deep breathing exercises, being centred, affirmations, and so much more. This reversed years of chronic head pressure felt like a miracle. The tinnitus and derealisation remained, but I learned to live powerfully with them. The healing process took years, with ups and downs, but the pain is power. That pain juice – as I termed it, made me unstoppable. It helped me create an incredibly powerful mindset, and I knew my job was to set others free. That’s how I became a tinnitus awareness campaigner, and then started my coaching company – Alpha Clique. I was determined to bring this knowledge to others. Help them discover their greatness despite their circumstances. This ability to impact others was the fuel that helped me finally heal. Looking back, I am so grateful for all those years of pain and anguish.



From artist to mentor, what does this leap mean to you?

This leap means EVERYTHING!! Today I am so blessed to live a life that impacts so many people. I have spoken on tinnitus awareness all over the British press and beyond, reaching an audience of millions. I coached for 5 years with one of the world’s foremost personal development companies, helping to alter the lives of thousands of people. Every Sunday, I run an Alpha Clique room on the app Clubhouse, where I host and moderate discussions around all aspects of men and their mindset. This is delivered to a mixed audience, where people learn and grow in a safe space with incredible speakers. We have spoken to over 10,000 people on that app – literally helped avert male suicides by giving men a chance to share and be heard and allowing them to heal the traumas in their lives, especially around relationships. I have spoken at schools, institutions, and numerous places.

Being a mindset mentor also helped me during an incredibly difficult time last year, when my brother Ashley, the other half of the band, died unexpectedly. I resolved to celebrate his passing by releasing a new version of Body Groove. The odds of success were slim, post-covid lockdowns, with no clubs open to fuel the hype. Even my own family told me to give up. They could see the pain, and the toll, working on his music and the politics around the track was causing. But I have this deeply embedded drive in me, thanks to years of pain. I never give up – especially in the service of others. Body Groove is a song for the people, especially after the horrors of lockdown. The success of that new version of Body Groove is a rallying cry for people. Never give up, fight for what you believe in, enjoy every second of life, and be all you can be. All we can do is dream, then we die. That track has currently been streamed over 10 million times… a whole new generation has heard my beautiful brother’s infectious voice urging them to “let the body groove”. I am so grateful and excited for all the new music to come.


What advice would you give to young people today who wish to have a successful career

Get yourself a coach or a mentor – they will push you beyond yourself. Life happens in your discomfort zone, not your comfort zone. Surround yourself with positive people that believe in you, believe in you so much they will tell you when you’re rubbish or when you’re full of yourself. People that are raw and honest with you.

Then study your craft – lock yourself away and just beat on your craft! Whatever it is that lights you up, do it, and do it well. Ditch any notions of entitlement – the world doesn’t owe you a damn thing. On the contrary, you owe the world EVERYTHING. You owe the world every ounce of your creativity, your passion, and your talent. It is not yours to keep, it is MEANT to flow through you, to impact, soothe, and heal others. So, stop being selfish, stop making excuses, no pity parties. Use every ounce of pain as juice. That PAIN JUICE is golden. Use it, use every drop of it. If you can’t fly, run!! But don’t you DARE give up!


A music career and a career as a well-known mentor – in your eyes, what are you most proud of?

I’m proud of being able to honour my parents – their suffering and their sacrifices. I’m standing on the shoulders of giants, warriors that came before me. I feel proud that I’m able to honour them by creating a legacy that I believe will reverberate through time. I am far from done!




Omkar Mestry: A Bright Future with Sustainable Cooking

By Sujany Baleswaran

Omkar Mestry’s culinary journey began as a young boy, circling his mother and grandmother, entranced by the flavours and aromas of his favourite dishes. Weaving flavours and creativity onto a plate, Omkar has led kitchen brigades at some of the most renowned restaurants in London, with his recent culinary takeover of Novotel London. We spoke to the esteemed chef about lockdown recipes, sustainability, veganism and the bright future of cooking.

I started missing the adrenaline rush in the kitchen, meeting different customers, the camaraderie of my team, and the feeling of being in my element..

Where did your passion for cooking begin?

My journey to becoming a chef wasn’t a deliberate or calculated choice but something that came very naturally with ease. I have always been a foodie, and even when I was a little boy, food was the most exciting aspect for me at any special occasion or festivals. I had (still do) certain favourite dishes, and every time my grandmother or mother would make them, I would loiter around the kitchen anxiously waiting to be the first one to taste them. Such fond memories!

The pandemic had a major impact on restaurants, with many restaurants creating a takeaway system to stay afloat. What changes did you have to make to adapt to these changing rules? Did it give you more time to experiment with new recipes?

In this industry, we work such long hours, it’s difficult to keep that work-life balance and quality family time is something that we all crave. I did too, immensely. So in the first few weeks, I found the time off as a welcome break. But then, as the days passed, I started missing the adrenaline rush in the kitchen, meeting different customers, the camaraderie of my team, and the feeling of being in my element. Slowly it started getting difficult as the lockdowns continued, and then came the redundancy which was a big blow to my spirits. But what kept me going was the immense positivity and support that I got from my family and friends. I decided to find solace in going back to my Indian roots and started re-learning and making authentic curries, stir fry, snacks, biryanis – I can now say that I have become a far better and grounded chef than I was before Covid started.

Creativity and cooking go hand in hand. What does your recipe creating process look like? What are the key aspects you consider when creating a new recipe? 

For me, the process starts by looking at the trends, what’s available in season and locally, what can you experiment with and how different can the presentation be.

There has been an increase in veganism, with many restaurants providing at least one vegan option. What is your take on veganism? What does the future of cooking look like?

I have a lot of respect for people who make conscious lifestyle choices. It takes immense self-control and determination to abstain from animal by-products, not just in food but in everyday living. Restaurants have such a wide customer base that it becomes difficult to have 100% inclusivity to cater to every single choice. But with increasing awareness, there seems to be a clear paradigm shift towards more local, sustainable produce, and I think as long as we continue to adapt and change with time, the future of cooking is very bright.

Many businesses, including restaurants, are embracing sustainability, setting them apart from other businesses and attracting more customers with their eco-friendly approach. How do you think restaurants can implement sustainability in their business, whether that’s reducing their carbon footprint or food wastage?

There are so many simple, small yet effective steps a restaurant or any food business can take to make an impact on the environment. We can start with re-designing our menus by limiting or reinventing the recipes that contain red meat and substitute with poultry, controlling portion sizes to reduce food wastage, sourcing locally and focusing more on the seasonal produce, making imperfect vegetables in a perfect way, rather than throwing it away, have meat-free days, limiting the use of plastic, starting their own herb gardens or rooftop veggie rooms, and we can start using more energy-efficient appliances. There is so much, we just need to start somewhere.

What is your signature dish? Which dish do you enjoy creating the most?

I don’t believe in signature dishes, as everything I make is made with equal love and passion and comes straight from the heart onto a plate. However, one dish I particularly enjoy making is a dessert fusion – Coconut Barfi, Mango Passion Curd, Mango Caviar, Creme Chantilly, Pistachio Dust And Gold Leaf.

5 Ideal Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine is near! It is an opportunity to express your love with gifts. And when these gifts are made with good taste, even better for your loves. What do women want? What makes them happy? What is that precious memory that they want to carry with them forever? Of course a precious piece of jewelry. We are recommending you 5 gift ideas that for this Valentine will surprise you your partner. For your convenience, you can find 5 of these gifts at Markis Jewelry, now also online.


Make her have you in her heart with a diamond heart. This necklace will be ideal for this Valentine. She is in your heart, so this heart can now be in her neck.


Rings are a great gift, perhaps the most special and important. If you choose to propose on Valentine’s Day, be careful to choose the right ring. Be sure that no one can resist the precious brilliance (nor the desire to say YES)


Give more finesse and color to this accessory that will make your girlfriend even more charming. The earring are accessories that can be easily combined. And if they have precious stones, the more precise this gift becomes.

Emerald Necklace

If your girlfriend loves gemstones, this ring with emerald stones is ideal. Make her love the color green again and give the feeling that she is special, as much as this stone.

Rings with multicolored stones

Who said the ring should always have a proposal behind it? Maybe your girlfriend will be disappointed when she see that you’re not proposing her, but be sure that she will fall in love with the ring, as much as with you. So give her the ring she deserves.

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