CONVERSATIONS WITH NAJEARY BENNETT
Jamaica's crouching tiger hidden dragon secret is in our creative machine. Our little island stays pregnant with potential personified in our visionaries. With the millennial age came an insurgence of energetic and creative minds scattered across parishes and industries. As time passed they outgrew their little boxes and corners in which they were placed. They became vocal, inspiring little fires - spreading their energy around the World, honing their craft and sharing their talents. We've heard about some; Tamu Mcpherson - the Jamaican style mind taking Milan and her houses by storm. She's everyone's favorite. But there are some bright and rising stars that we'll perhaps be the first to introduce you too. Among that elite back locker creative class sits Najeary Bennett; a 20 something Sales Supervisor at Sandro Paris in NY. Between that, Bennett styles, directs and makes music. Today I reconnect with him via a revised Proust questionnaire.
"Perfect Happiness to me is a state of mind, that being said - (perfect happiness is) when I am truly at peace with myself "
1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Perfect Happiness to me is a state of mind, that being said - it’s when I am truly at peace with myself.
2. Freedom is…?
The ability to live out your dreams/purpose in the most authentic way possible.
3. When and where were you happiest?
When I am doing creative things with likeminded folks, recording music, nature - by the ocean, being in love.
4. What do you most value in your friends?
Their passion & drive to keep grinding. Accepting my moody ass!
5. Who are your heroes in real life?
I mean, my Mom & my younger self.
6. If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
I would definitely come back as a waterfall. (gurl, I’m weird) or an elephant since that's my spirit animal.
7. Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
GURL! Listen! Love & light, Fam, “not today satan” and of course “Yasss”
8. On what occasion do you lie?
When I notice someone is lying & I have to show them two can play the game.
9. What is your greatest extravagance?
Eating out! Skin/Hair care products & the occasional splurge on staple items for my semi-minimalist wardrobe.
10. What is your current state of mind?
Self Preservation; finding balance and making time for the people/things I value the most at this stage of my life.