Discover the Cameroonian Style Influencer; ManLikeClix, who is changing the game from Cameroon to Europe!

Manlikeclix Born Gwei Noel Yengong lives and breathes for fashion. As a child in Cameroon he’d always note what his uncle Spee Arts was wearing at social gatherings, and started to develop his own personal style as a creative outlet. Today, he’s made a career out of his precocious eye for fashion, as a European based style aficionado he writes a popular lifestyle blog with a focus on menswear and culture, and has collaborated with the likes of Elle magazine , esquire and GQ. 
Manlikeclix dropped into A fashion house in Cameroon  recently to try on some pieces from thier collection. We talked about what he’s learned about influencing since he started fully in 2015 and how influencers have changed the fashion landscape.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY FROM CAMEROON  TO EUROPE
I grew up in Bamenda and Limbe in Cameroon. I was sent to study in Cyprus and England by my Parents as part of their grand plan to make sure all of their children were ambassadors of the world and were able to bring back knowledge to Africa As their second child, I was the example; if they did it right with me, my siblings would follow suit. Growing up in Cameroon was a wonderful experience. The food is brilliant, the culture is brilliant, the fashion is brilliant. 
However, it was very important growing up, that I was aware of other ideals and options. The first few months of studying in Cyprus  were my first experiences of culture shock and depression  before moving to Brussels , London  and then on to Berlin to study Cinematography in the SAE Institute Very quickly, I learned how to be my own person and accept different kinds of people and culture. Learning how to adapt and adjust are my strongest qualities today, and I have the process of moving. After studying cinematography I ventured to studying digital marketing which has been the main roads to my success from building brands online and learning how to turn the fashion passion into an income stream

WHEN DID YOU DEVELOPE INTEREST IN FASHION BEGIN? DID ANYONE INSPIRE YOU?
I think growing up in an artistic environment as a colorful child, I was always aware of fashion. I paid attention to what my uncle Spee Arts used to wear wore at social gatherings. I would steal his photos and go to town to search for his shoes type which was called Santiagos lol just to dress like him It was an untapped talent I believe, and I did not tap into it until I moved away from Cameroon . Before I moved, I was focused on being an artist , sing, and paint inspired by Nzante Spee Arts ,  Fella Kuti and Damian Jr. Gong Marley. I guess it was no surprise fashion was a part of my DNA as a visual and creative person.
HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE?
Fusion , I call it Fusion Style I would say my style is a mix of Italian , African and Vintage styles .  I have a better sense of who I am, the man I want to become, and how I want to live my life. Currently, it’s more about what looks best and feels most comfortable on me. It’s quite minimal and clean—a bit traditional. I like to feel as light as possible, with a bit of detail.
THERE IS A RUMOUR THAT YOU ARE PART OF AN ITALIAN COMPANY HOW TRUE OR FALSE IS THIS RUMOUR ?
Actually I am the creative director of an Italian Fashion brand called Alessandro Veneto. This is one of the most raising brands out there with unique fashion styles never been seen in the industry. This company has a huge history with the African community. 
THERE ARE A LOT OF INFLUENCERS OUT THERE THESE DAYS. HOW DO YOU STAND APART IN THIS CROWDED MARKET?
There are a lot of influencers these days. There are also a lot of singers, actors, comedians, doctors, and the list goes on. The ones that stand out, and are recognized for their work, are the ones who stay consistent and work hard and most especially the unique ones. As a new member of any business or domain you have to set your uniqueness and stand out of the crowd to be able to be recognized 
HOW CAN PEOPLE REACH YOU FOR STYLE CONSULTATION ?

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