Nigerian-American beauty YouTuber, Jackie Aina bought her mother a BMW x7 for her 59th birthday. She took to Twitter to make this announcement “got my mom a new whip for her 59th birthday 🥺🤎 shes had this car on her vision board for years and she deserves so much more!!”
Jackie Aina, the YouTube star bought her mother a car worth well over 29 million naira. She got her mother a BMW ×7 based on her mother’s request. Jackie Aina disclosed that her mother wanted this because she has seven children.
“she said she only wanted the x7 cuz she got 7 kids 😭😭”
Jackie Aina is a Nigerian-American beauty YouTuber, born to an African-American mother and a Nigerian father of Yoruba descent. After two years of college, Aina joined the United States Army Reserve. While she was stationed in Hawaii, she found that she had a knack as a makeup artist and was hired by MAC Cosmetics
According to Entrepreneur, Aina “kept getting told at makeup counters that the trends she wanted to try wouldn’t work for her complexion”, and so she started creating videos “about the products and looks she loved that could work for anyone”
She advocates for visibility of people of colour in the cosmetic industry. She has partnered with Anastasia Beverly Hills, e.l.f. Cosmetics, Too Faced, Sephora and Sigma Beauty.
The 33 year old beauty vlogger In July 2016, teamed up with e.l.f. Cosmetics to create an eye shadow palette. Bustle reported that the palette “includes five jewel-tone and metallic shades with both shimmery and matte finishes” and described the colors as “nude-ish mauve, copper taupe, dark burgundy, glistening gold, [and] deep teal” This would be the first of Aina’s collaborations to sell out within a short time frame.
In March 2017, Sigma Beauty released a set of five ” Must Have” brushes created by Aina.
In December 2017, Aina announced that she would launch two rose gold powder highlighters, La Bronze and La Peach, with Artist Couture.
A known champion for dark-skinned women and men, Aina expressed her opinion that a foundation product by cosmetics brand Too Faced did not feature enough shades, Too Faced announced a collaboration with her to expand the shade range of its Born This Way foundation. By June 2018, the shade range had been expanded from 24 to 35 shades. Nine of the eleven new shades were formulated by Aina, where several had sold out. She said that she listened to perspectives of her online followers and other influencers of color. Aina said that the collaboration wasn’t a result of the effect that Fenty Beauty had on the cosmetic industry after it launched a foundation in 40 shades in 2017, and that she and Too Faced had not known about it. She also said that the brand had reached out to her in efforts to diversify their products long before she had such a large online following.
Aina told Bustle in 2018 that she would create a cosmetics line by 2019.
In August 2019, Aina released an eyeshadow palette in collaboration with Anastasia Beverly Hills. On the included shades, Aina said, “the palette is for everyone but my priority was making sure I chose shades that would specifically work for dark and deep-dark complexions”.
With over 3.52 million subscriber, it was not a breeze in the park for Jackie Aina, At the 49th NAACP Image Awards on January 15, 2018, Jackie Aina won the NAACP Image Award for “YouTuber of the Year. The NAACP introduced the award category in partnership with Google, in 2018.
Jackie Aina has secured the bag enough to afford a 29 million naira worth of car to gift out to her mother.
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