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North Loop’s Rising Stars

The heart of our mission at VoyageHouston is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of the Houston’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out North Loop’s rising stars below.

Joyce Odhiambo

I’m from Kenya the country right next to wakanda. Wakanda forever! I co-owner Manzi closet with my amazing sister Juliet Adhiambo who resides in Kenya. Manzi is a Swahili slang that means woman, hence our business name is Manzi Closet. Houston has been my home for over ten years. Read more>>

Sade Potts

This company wasn’t my first idea, but I always knew I wanted a business. Angelicia called me and said, “So many people ask us about our hair, why don’t we start selling the hair. We can give people good quality hair and a good price.” And she was right. First, we bought a vendor from someone and tried it. Read more>>

Shakita Ward

The SuperNatural Chix journey began when my four years old daughter, Carstyn, came to me crying because she wanted her hair to flow down her back like her classmates. She was so upset that her hair was curly and not straight. I tried to encourage her and reaffirm how beautiful her coils were. Read more>>


I’m from New Orleans, Louisiana (9th Ward) born in the Desire Housing Project. Raised by my mother (Nancy Harrison) who worked hard to provide for us. I have three brothers and one sister (Robert, Eric, Trenisha, and Ivan). I started to adapt to the street life at a young age with the constant pressure of poverty, drugs, Guns. Read more>>

Veronica Olivarez

When people ask me how I got started, I legit can laugh! It’s been such a crazy experience but I wouldn’t trade anything I been through for the world. It has all led me to where I’m at now. Believe it or not, I use to just freelance (makeup) for a period of time and I had heard that dancers were always looking for makeup artist. Read more>>

Rachel and Aaron Clark

Aaron and I were working in the real estate business starting in 2015 shortly after we met. Aaron was doing great in real estate and I was helping with paperwork for his deals. In 2017, Aaron decided to make the change to mortgages to help the broker we were working with at the time. Read more>>

Brenda Hernandez

It all started almost nine years ago not knowing where I was going to get to what I was actually doing. One day I just simply decided to do my own nails, I had looked at YouTube videos and taught it wasn’t hard. I took a trip to the nearest Walgreens and bought one of those kits to do your own white tips. Read more>>

Terrence North

I started in 2012 I use to try and write something every night but fell off it, didn’t start taking it all the way seriously, until 2016 and 2017 I put my first project on the streaming services called Dreams of Average. I all was had a passion for it cause I grew up around music, my grandpa used to be a local DJ. Read more>>

Debra Lochridge

Summer Bucket started out as a small curiosity. I woke up one morning in April 2011 with a feeling and a need to pursue this specific craft of jewelry design. I tend to have my most creative thoughts and ideas right when I wake up. My brain is firing off with all these ideas and I grabbed onto that one because it just felt right.  Read more>>

Timmorie Scott

I have always had a love for music ever since I was in elementary school, as I got older I started making music with my friends in a neighborhood studio. Once I got to college, I linked up with my friend Nick-B, we started making music off some equipment he had in his dorm room and we made a mixtape. Read more>>

Viviana Coles

I was born and raised in Houston and as a Junior at Duchesne Academy, I remember being asked my college counselor Ms. Epps what I enjoyed doing most. I quickly replied with a grin, “Well, I love to talk but that’s not a job.” She then said, “Oh, yes, it is, but it depends on what you like to talk about. Read more>>

Tanny Williams

I was raised out of Houston’s NW Side, Acres Homes(44) neighborhood. In that area having lack of was the norm. My peers were mainly the oldest of their siblings, single-parent households, and talented in many ways like myself. We formed a crew called” Hollywood Clique” Read more>>

Ali Lanning

As a young ballerina, I always loved hair and makeup! I would even do some of my dance-mates’ buns for class and the moms would ask me to help them often. There were strict rules that if your bun fell out during class you had to sit out and couldn’t dance so having the bun secure was important. I have always had an eye for perfection. Read more>>

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