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African Vibes Magazine 5th Anniversary Event

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The 5th Anniversary event will take place in Hollywood, California on May 1st 2011 at the Avalon Hollywood (1735 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028). The one of a kind glam evening will once again attract A list celebrities, high profile guests, Vibes magazine readers and fans from different parts of the country to experience Africa in an exciting and captivating way. This milestone event will include the following highlights and more:

VIP Glam Lounge:
At the VIP Glam Lounge, VIP guests will enjoy complimentary champagne and hors d’oeuvres, interact with other guests and receive premium VIP Swag bags with highly desirable items from our sponsors.

” Runway Show:
The “I Wear African” Runway Show brings a new and fresh aesthetics to contemporary African style through the interpretive work of some of Africa’s hottest and talented designers. Throughout the evening will be special and exciting live performances from award winning artists from different parts of the country and as far out as Europe and Africa.

The African Diamond Awards:
The African Vibes Magazine African Diamond Awards are handed out to special celebrity guests for using their talent and celebrity to draw positive attention and change to Africa.

The VIP After Party:
After the Runway and Award Show, participating designers, models, performers, award recipients and VIP guests are invited to a fun and elegant After party to continue the celebration.

Join the African Vibes Magazine Facebook Fan Page for frequent updates or visit http://anniversary.africanvibes.com/wordpressnew for updates on the event.

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  1. Brother Darvis

    May 7, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Although I wasn’t in attendance at the May 1st show, moving forward I believe if African Vibes Magazine incorporated more Africans from the diaspora, especially us here in America who are descendants of African slaves, this would help this magazine grow even larger internationally! Currently, the fan base among African American persons is low because many don’t feel connected like we should. Unfortunately many don’t identify with Africa like we should. Our people within America have a lot of distractions to deal with. I support what ever it takes to help unite our people world wide!!!!! Oh by the way, please don’t forget this month on the 25th of May is African Liberation Day!!!!! Also, remember this is the International Year for the People of African Descent World Wide as declared by the U.N. You can google I.Y.P.A.D. if you have a facebook account type in I.Y.P.A.D. , I.Y.P.A.D. – Central for more information. Peace :O(/)

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Preview the African Vibes Magazine Afronista Photoshoot for Issue 17

Issue 17 of the African Vibes Magazine features Nollywood Actress Stephanie Okereke.

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African Vibes Magazine 5th Anniversary Event Recap and Photos

African Vibes Magazine had a successful fifth anniversary event with African designers on the “I Wear African” Runway showcasing contemporary African fashions, special performances from DJ Oudy 1er and the Brown Family Group at its all white 5th Anniversary event which took place on May 1st at the Avalon in Hollywood, California.

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shone a bright light on up and coming designers and performers at its all white 5th Anniversary event which took place on May 1st at the Avalon Hollywood. The event kicked off with a Pre-Show Glam Lounge where Beauty Sponsor, Milani Cosmetics glammed up guests while VIPs sampled some delectable desserts and sipped on complimentary champagne. Guests received exciting gift bag items including a selection of Milani’s Passport of Color Spring collection items. The show kicked off with an opening dance act from renowned choreographer, along with members of his troupe (Wilfried Souly, , , and ). Other performers included (, and ) and Oudy 1er whose performance and dance moves had guests on their feet asking for an encore.”

This year’s participating designers included jewelry designer from South Africa, clothing designer Solome Katongole from Uganda, jewelry designer from Nigeria, shoe designer from Cameroon, clothing designer Oyin Ayoola from Nigeria, clothing designer Princess Latifat from Nigeria and clothing/jewelry designer from Kenya who closed the show with models dancing down the Runway in her clothing.

Designers have previously showcased clothing items and accessories for women but this year, the men were all too happy to spot Joseph Ntomp’s shoe collection while the ladies cheered as the male models walked down the runway with a swag in their step. Other designers who included pieces for men in their collection were Princess Latifat and Monalisa Okojie.

Editor In Chief, Belle Niba and Actress who hosted the event kept the audience entertained throughout the evenings. As part of the event, the African Vibes Magazine African Diamond Award was given to . for encouraging trade and investment opportunities between Africa and California, and for the work they do to help African communities through their Charity organization, Project Africa Global. The Awards were sponsored by Arik Air along with Supporting Sponsor, Gigi Jewelry.

Following the show was the VIP After Party where VIP guests, designers, models and artists joined in celebration with International DJ Fly kept guests on their feet on the dance floor throughout the evening. Hors d’oeuvres were served along with complimentary champagne for Gold, Platinum and Diamond VIPs.

For those who missed the show, Television media sponsor, Afrotainment TV, will be airing it on May 7th at 6:15pm (PST) and on May 8th at 11:50am (PST). The show will be on their DishNetwork Channel 751 available nationwide.

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Kenyan Designer to bring the East African Khanga to the IWA Runway

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Kenyan artist and designer Wawi Amasha is behind Mami Afrika Designs, a brand featuring clothing, jewelry and wearable art. Amasha’s designs reflect the celebration of life with the use of vibrant colors inspired by the Motherland, warming the heart at a glance. Every item is handcrafted with love, totally unique and never exactly duplicated. She is one of the designers who will be featured on the ” Runway.

She mainly uses a fabric called “Khanga or Lesso very common in East Africa. The khanga is a colorful garment worn by women and occasionally by men throughout Eastern Africa. Each has a unique Swahili saying; usually of bright colors and bold patterns with a decorated border around the main design.

Her Website: http://www.mamiafrika.com
Follow her On Twitter @mamiafrika

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