On August 20, Pharrell Williams premiered the official video for his new song, Entrepreneur, featuring Jay Z. 

Directed by LA-based artist Calmatic - who famously produced Lil Nas X's video for Old Town Road - this video clocks in at over five minutes and features a myriad of black entrepreneurs from across the globe.

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The video was dropped in August to coincide with Williams' time as guest-editor at Time magazine. The issue was called 'The New American Revolution', and was described as "a series of conversations and essays about creating a more equitable future for Black Americans."

Pharrell and Jay Z used the video as a platform to celebrate the success of well-known faces, such as American actress Issa Rae and rapper Tyler the Creator, as well as championing up-and-coming businesses including Ireland's M.I.O Prints and Umoja Productions.

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Watch: Skip to the 5-minute mark to see M.I.O Prints and 5:05 for Umoja Productions.

We caught up with Florence Olufemi-Ojo, owner of M.I.O Prints, to find out how her Dublin-based business came to feature in the video, the feedback she has received since it was released, and what she plans to do next.

How did this opportunity come about? 
We got an email from the director of Calmatic - a filmmaker, historian and artist born and raised in South Central - on the 5th of August. The aim was to create a documentary-style music video for Pharrell and Jay-Z to promote black-owned businesses around the world.

Did you have contact with Pharell? 
No, we did not get to speak to Pharell this time around. Everything was super last minute and short notice, we were just liaising with the director and the Calmatic crew but, because of the manner in which we were approached, I honestly initially thought it was a scam!

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Do you know how you were found?
I believe this was made easy by recent press coverage - I asked the team how we were found and we were told they researched black-owned businesses in Ireland and hand-picked M.I.O-Prints and Umoja Production, who also featured in the video. 

What was the process of filming? 
Lola, the director, emailed us on Wednesday, 5th of August, and informed us the team would be out on Friday. I was so skeptical, I kept calling her asking for more questions and just wanted all the evidence that it wasn't actually a scam.

Long story short, the team flew over from Paris and the UK on Sunday and were heading to another country to film another black-owned business after. The crew arrived at my house at 19:00 and were gone by 20:08. 

I had received calls previously, asking me to send videos of my house and my location for them to see my space and determine the best location to shoot, etc. 

They filmed me in my natural working process, styling my products, and then took videos of me walking and modeling my products on the streets. It truly was incredible and I felt like a movie star! Lots of people were out on the street asking if I was a model.

Bear in mind, I still did not believe this experience was real, I just took a risk but made sure I enjoyed the process.

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How did it feel to be a part of such an incredible video?
It feels so empowering. I still watch the video every day, not only because I was featured, but because the video serves as a daily reminder for me. Firstly, to never stop dreaming and to keep working hard. Secondly,  to build a legacy through my work - not just for my community but also for young women around the world.

Being an entrepreneur is not an easy task; it takes a lot of zeal, hard work, perseverance and emotional balance, so to be recognised on such a platform has just been surreal. 

I also just feel incredibly honoured to have been featured alongside some big household names such as Nipsey Hussle, Issa Rae, Maison Chateau Rouge, and many more. I mean, I have no words, I am just so proud.

Do you feel like there has been more support for black-owned businesses recently? 
Yes, I definitely do and I am grateful for it. I feel like there has been a lot of much-needed awareness raised through the Black Lives Matter movement, even within our own communities. While I am aware of the negativity around this topic, as a black person, and as a black business owner, I am working on creating a space where we can share our pain and educate the world through creativity.

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What has the feedback been since the video came out?
The feedback has been very positive and a lot of black-owned business owners feel empowered. Not only has Ireland been placed on the map but black-owned businesses have been given space to shine. This is empowering and I am just so grateful to see some positive news being shared on the media which is also helpful.

What are your plans going forward?
My plan moving forward is to continue to work hard and improve my craft. I want to improve the service I provide to my customers - or family members, as we like to call them - at M.I.O-Prints and just continue inspiring others. I also hope to expand my brand and start setting bigger goals but I won't share too much so I don't jinx myself!