(BPRW) AMPLIFY AFRICA & THE AFRICA CHANNEL CELEBRATES AFRICON WITH A THREE-DAY VIRTUAL EVENT MAY 21ST – 23RD
THIRD ANNUAL AFRO BALL GALA HONOREES: ISRAEL ADESANYA, OPAL TOMETI, ETHIOPIA HABTEMARIAM, TUNDE BALOGUN, CLAUDE KAMENI, JESSICA NABONGO, FISAYO LONGE, CRYSTAL EVULEOCHA, ECHE EMOLE, YODIT TEWOLDE, BENNY BONSU, KUDZI CHIKUMBU, SHARON CHUTER, MASSAH DAVID AND MIATTA JOHNSON, EVERETTE TAYLOR & HENRI PIERRE -JACQUE
(Black PR Wire) LOS ANGELES, CA – Amplify Africa, a number one leisure and media firm within the U.S. whose mission is to amplify Africa and the African diaspora by international neighborhood, storytelling, and digital innovation, and The Africa Channel, a cable and streaming channel specializing in travel, life-style, and tradition documentaries, sequence and films, has introduced AFRICON 2021, a convention to showcase the excellence, tradition, expertise and innovation the continent and its diaspora has to supply. Taking place May 21st – 23rd (Friday -Sunday), this digital multi-day occasion will characteristic digital performances, panels and Amplify Africa’s extremely anticipated AFRO BALL, a fashion-conscious, philanthropic occasion that celebrates people who’re amplifying Africa and the diaspora by excelling of their respective skilled and inventive fields. During the ceremony, Certificates of Recognition by the U.S. Congress are issued to chose candidates who exhibited distinction in business, leisure, trend and healthcare, to call a number of. Afro Ball shall be hosted by Jessie Woo and Etienne Maurice and can embrace music performances by Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tekno, and Grammy-winning artist, Mannywellz; DJ Fully Focus will present extra leisure.
The 2021 Afro Ball honorees embrace Benny Bonsu (Director, Daily Content Olympic Channel); Claude Kameni (Founder, LavieCK); Crystal Evuleocha (Founder and CEO, Kiira Health; Eche Emole (CEO, Afropolitan Group); Ethiopia Habtemariam (Chairman and CEO, Motown Records); Everette Taylor (Chief Marketing Officer, Artsy), Fisayo Longe (Founder, Kai Collective), Henri Pierre-Jacque (Managing Partner, Harlem Capital); Israel Adesanya (Ultimate Fighting Championship Middleweight Champion); Jessica Nabongo (Founder, This is the Catch); Kudzi Chikumbu (Director, Creator Community at Tik Tok); Massah David and Miatta Johnson (Director and Founders, MVD Inc); Opal Tometi (Black Lives Matter Co-Founder); Sharon Chuter (Founder and CEO, Uoma Beauty); Tunde Balogun (Co-Founder and President, LVRN); and Yodit Tewolde (Attorney).
“The steady development of African tradition generates the necessity for an occasion like AFRICON. Since the inception of Amplify Africa, Timi and I’ve dreamt about producing a converging occasion that will fill that void. We are excited to start this occasion with the assistance of our colleagues at The Africa Channel, who’re equally dedicated to increasing the attain of the African tradition and bridging the hole between the Black diaspora and the continent. AFRICON is a illustration of the whole lot we stand for as an organization and we are able to’t wait so that you can expertise it. – Dami Kujembola, CO-Founder / CEO, Amplify Africa
“We are delighted to partner with Amplify Africa on this inaugural edition of AFRICON, as this aligns with our mission to continue to connect with Africans and the diaspora through cultural conversations that matter,” mentioned Narendra Reddy, Executive Vice President and General Manager, The Africa Channel. “We believe cultural exchanges in entertainment & media, tech, and innovation support our quest to showcase diverse content through the prism of contemporary Africa while amplifying diverse Black voices from across Africa and the diaspora.”
AFRICON will ship programming inside the following every day overviews:
- OPENING DAY: Tune into The Africa Channel’s IG Live at 11 am PST for a digital welcome celebration with dwell DJ units by Dj Prince (Nigeria); Dj KMETA (Ethiopia); DJ Rozay (Jamaica); Mike Abrantie (Ghana); and DJ AQ (South Africa).
- ROUND TABLE CONVERSATION: Join Amplify Africa and The Africa Channel at four pm PST on Clubhouse for a roundtable dialogue, hosted by Prosper Africa, with trade stakeholders concerning the African artistic financial system and demystifying the position of the U.S. authorities in facilitating funding in Africa.
- AFRICON PANEL (9 AM PT – 5 PM PT): Tune into panel discussions on Amplify Africa’s IG Live from business executives and entrepreneurs throughout the leisure, tech, trend and sports activities trade.
- AFRICON’s AFROBALL (5 PM PST): Tune into Amplify Africa’s YouTube channel for this yr’s digital red-carpet gala the place Amplify Africa and The Africa Channel will current distinguished honorees with a U.S. Certificate of Recognition and an honorary plaque.
AFRICON 2021 is introduced by Amplify Africa and The Africa Channel. Major sponsors embrace N’CHOW, Prosper Africa and Star Beer USA.
For extra info on AFRICON and the AFROBALL digital gala, go to www.amplifyafrica.org/africon.
ABOUT AMPLIFY AFRICA
Amplify Africa is a media and leisure firm for a various viewers of the African diaspora inclusive of African Americans, Caribbeans, Afro-Latinx, Afro-European, Afro-Asian, indigenous Africans throughout the globe, Africans on the continent and African tradition lovers world wide.
With greater than half of the inhabitants in lots of African nations below the age of 25, the continent is presently present process a renaissance of vibrant new music, trend, artwork and political expression. Amplify Africa captures the spirit of this unprecedented growth in youth tradition off of the continent, by specializing in rising and progressing developments whereas mixing conventional aesthetics with a futurist life-style.
Its mission: To Amplify Africa and the African diaspora by international neighborhood, storytelling, and digital innovation.
Its imaginative and prescient: To join the continent to the Black international expertise of African American, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx, and Afro-European communities.
ABOUT THE AFRICA CHANNEL
The Africa Channel and its manufacturing arm, TAC Studios, is a showcase for the African continent’s most excellent English-language tv sequence, specials, documentaries, characteristic movies, music, biographies and cultural and historic content material. The channel’s mission is to open a every day window into trendy African life, and within the course of, assist demystify Africa for viewers globally. The Africa Channel with places of work in Los Angeles and Johannesburg, South Africa is on the market in North America and the Caribbean on cable methods akin to Comcast, Charter’s Spectrum model, Rogers Ignite and Bell Fibe (Canada), and the Caribbean Cable Cooperative.
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