One thing about Nik Jackson, he’s surely one who stays true to who he is.
Take, for instance, how the 41-year-old Jackson had gone to great lengths to pursuing a career as a professional truck driver.
Nine years after earning his diploma from Memphis Trezevant High, Jackson enrolled at Tennessee Technology trade school, where he had taken the required courses necessary to landing employment in his selected field.
To his credit, he passed in flying colors, which ultimately gave way to a compelling truck-driving a career that is comprised of job stability and security.
Still, he didn’t stop there.
Aside from traveling throughout the country for his employer, Jackson clung to yet another lofty endeavor for which he wanted to pursue.
Just like possessing a job to drive trucks, he’s making his presence felt in his latest ambition, a trend that appears to have drawn rave reviews from his grandest of supporters, far and near.
Jackson is owner and chief executive officer of JBAKARI Clothing Company, a rising, trendy-savvy, stylish apparel establishment that, in Jackson’s own word, was built “on the word of God inspires you through cotton.”
“It gives each piece a sense of royalty,” Jackson said during a recent interview with longtime journalist Andre Johnson.
That proverbial “royalty” spark isn’t all JBAKARI Clothing offers consumers, particularly as it pertains to the life-enhancing, compassionate message and mission for which Jackson’s clothing line was established.
JBAKARI Clothing also offers what Jackson describes as pictorial scripture designs that uplifts motivates, encourages, and keeps customers entertained through humor.
In a nutshell, as far as Jackson is concerned, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with spreading the gospel and lifting up Christ with a catchy, comic message applied to it because, regardless of the message, nothing supersedes or surpasses the word of God.
“The competitive drive in sports propelled me in my business venture by being focused on one goal at a time,” Jackson, a former “street and backyard basketball” player, said of his reasoning and mission behind his business. “Working hard and making faith moves toward a desired result is what I like most about my business. It is the creativity of the designs and how they bless people when they see them and wear them (is what’s so appealing).”
A compelling, attracting product that resembles that of Polo Sport and Tommy Hilfiger, JBAKARI clothing caters to all races, nationalities, and various cultures of people.
By and large, Jackson said starting his clothing line was inspired largely through the entrepreneurial success of Sean P. Diddy Combs and Ralph Lauren.
Don’t blink now.
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JBAKARI Clothing is not only steadily evolving as a fashion statement and progressive trend for all, but this rising clothing is making a strong case that it could very well be around for some time.
After all, that’s exactly how Jackson has envisioned it from the outset.
“My personal mission for doing this work is to win souls into the kingdom of heaven,” Jackson explained. “I have been doing this since 2001. I think that it is imperative that I esteem others daily because people need hope and they need to know that Jesus loves them.”
Which, to Jackson’s credit, is why JBAKARI Clothing makes all of the sense in the world.
As he tells it, there’s nothing bad about lifting up Jesus and dressing cool — and with swag — in the process.
Said Jackson: “JBAKARI stands for going forward: Jesus brings-About Kindness And Right Insight. Going backwards: I Receives All Knowledge About Beautiful Jesus.”
Yep. That’s quite typical of Jackson, a rising clothing designer, let alone one who stays true to who he is.
That is a child of the Most High God.
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