Mohamed Coulibaly is a rising star in the world of fashion and entrepreneurship. At just 21, he is already well-known as a professional footballer and successful fashion entrepreneur. Koulibaly started his professional football career with the New York Red Bulls 2 and will continue to play for the Sacramento Republic in the 2021-2022 season. But it was his fashion label, Motion Apparelz, that really propelled him to the forefront of the industry.
Coulibaly’s brand is inspired by the idea of ”doing something with life”. He wants to encourage people not just to fight for a 9-to-5 job, but to fight for a better life and improve themselves by one percent every day. This inspiration comes from his own experience of immigrating to the United States, as well as exposure to the personal style of famous athletes such as Iverson, as well as classic American TV shows.
At 16, Coulibaly knew he wanted a better lifestyle and started reselling high-end sneakers. By the time he was 17, he was making $500,000 in his first year. He credits his success to his parents, who taught him the importance of connecting with people. Coulibaly worked at a local zoo and an ice cream parlor to gain customer service skills and began reaching out to and networking with celebrities, paying for sponsored ads and giving away shoes for free. By the age of 21, he had net sales of $4 million.
The secret to Coulibaly’s success is his dedication and his ability to network and make connections. Always open to new entrepreneurial opportunities, he was never afraid of a challenge. He keeps an eye on the latest trends and uses his creativity and audacity in business to stay ahead. He recognized that many people in business were closed to new ventures, but he was the opposite, always open to trying new things.
For Coulibaly, success is waking up feeling fulfilled and happy with the things around him. He already earns income from ten sources and plans to continue growing his business. He wanted to bridge the gap between hip-hop, football and fashion, using his connections to high-level hip-hop celebrities to create a new genre of fashion, sports and music. With football’s growing popularity in America and Koulibaly’s unique skill set, his label Motion Apparelz could be the beginning of something the world has never seen before.
Follow along and check out his brand on his website and Instagram.