Today we’d like to introduce you to Vernon Bradford.
Hi Vernon, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
My name is Vernon Bracy Bradford Jr., I am from Aberdeen, Maryland. I am the son of Jocalyn & Vernon Sr., husband of my beautiful wife April, father of my 3 beautiful daughters Breyonna, Alani, & Mi’Angel, brother, uncle, mentor, artist, and a community advocate for peace and change.
In November 2020, I woke up from a dream at around 3 am with an excruciating headache. In this dream, I kept hearing this name repeatedly, “Inojié” having no idea what it was or meant, I dug deep and researched the unknown. I was blown away at the meaning. “The meaning of the given name Inojié represents ambition, independence, strength, reliability, determination, and professionalism. Inojié is a person who is full of love.”This summed up me, so I took it and ran with it. I played with different logos and trial and error until I finally got it. I have lots of hard work and dedication to get to where I’m currently. Although it’s only the beginning, it’s been a great start.
Can you talk to us about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It wouldn’t be worthwhile if it weren’t challenging. When creating things for more people than yourself, you have to think outside the box and remember that you’re not going to please everyone. Ever.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Aside from being a self-made entrepreneur, I am a recording artist with many accolades locally and globally. I’m known for having a huge heart and caring for folks even if the feeling isn’t reciprocated. But I’m most proud of being a husband and father to my beautiful family.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
I want to add that success does not come overnight. If you want something bad enough, you must work hard at it and dedicate yourself; it takes long hours, blood, sweat, and tears that will eventually pay off. There will be doubters, but as long as you believe in yourself, that’s all that matters.