fronts up on Juicy Fest legitimacy
Māori entrepreneur Rawiri Nelson’s path to success has been long and challenging. He hopes his story might inspire the next generation of rangatahi to show that with hard work and a little luck, dreams are possible.
Nelson (Te Arawa) is the founder of Höm Energy, which provides a range of supplements that help with focus, performance, and sleep. He’s recently moved into the entertainment industry, becoming a co-founder of the much-anticipated hip-hop and R&B summer festival Juicy Fest in January 2023.
Having grown up in Whakarewarewa in Rotorua, he moved across the ditch to Australia when he was 17. Growing up in te ao Māori from an early age is what, he says, got him through life and its challenges.
“We can probably talk about the successful things that I’ve achieved in regard to setting a goal and doing it. But what isn’t spoken about enough, I believe, is the number of times that I’ve actually failed.
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