Moving Forward with Purpose
It has been more than two months since “Wakanda Forever” took the world by storm. The impact of the Black Panther movie was needed and is still present. It’s still in the movies, about to be on video and the new move “The Avengers: Infinity War” has debuted with more Wakanda for us to see. I am in awe of the love that it has seen. I am grateful for the feelings that it exposed.
It has and will always be one of the missions of Olorun Skin and RH Fafanto (the company) to show people among the African Diaspora in a positive light. I built this company on the premise that I can provide truly quality ingredients that are environmentally and socially conscious. Olorun Skin is the first brand to step forward.
Olorun Skin is a luxury brand. It’s luxury because of the quality ingredients that have been put into each product. It’s natural and great care has been placed in making sure that the ingredients aren’t only safe for you, but also to the environment. Olorun Skin is specifically luxury because I personally believe that it deserves this respect.
I chose the Nigerian language of Yoruba because most of my DNA is Nigerian. Orishas of the Yoruba have been acknowledged in some form all over west Africa, the Caribbean and the Americas. I chose the Adinkra symbols because of the meanings behind these west African symbols. We not only lost our language and culture in the USA, but also our spirituality. My ancestors were not savages who did not know God. They came from great civilizations, some of which were burned down and ravaged. They were brilliant and self-sufficient. Slavery and racism stripped this from us.
Many people who come from these courageous ancestors now look down on them. They look down on the trials and tribulations that our ancestors have endured and overcame. This is not only stunting our future growth, but it is pulling us backwards. Slavery is never a choice for the enslaved just as child abuse is never the choice of the child. We must acknowledge the past, respect their path and create a more positive future for our descendants.
My goal is to help provide a forum for that. One way to do that is through Olorun Skin. I will continue to post my blog. I also plan on providing luxurious products that are safe and help provide a working wage. RH Fafanto was built with community in mind. More of the vision will be able to be seen as it grows. This includes community involvement and charities. I have always been a private person. Creating RH Fafanto forces me to move toward my purpose. Everyone wants to be rich. Of course I want that, too! But, I won’t be satisfied until I attempt to fulfill my purpose.
With that being said, I have returned to my home of Florida. Florida is beautiful and filled with a relaxing vibe. But!! It isn’t exactly the easiest state to move to for many things. It is because of this reason that I will place Olorun Skin on hold in order to make sure that everything is done according to the laws and standards of this land. I will also be making sure that everything is clear to my supporters of what they are supporting when they buy from RH Fafanto. I’m excited for what is to come! I ask for your support of me and others like me who hope to create a future better than our past.
R. Hamilton, CEO