Black History Month Brunch w/African Actor Van Vicker

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Sunday Feb. 16th,  3:30:pm till 5:30pm


Van Vicker is a Ghanaian actor/producer who has graced the screen and covers of thousands of movies and magazines. He is known as Africa’s prince and has fans across the globe whose Facebook fan page boasts over 600,000 fans. He will be hosting a post-valentine meet and greet at Chicago’s hottest new lounge called Fleetwood

 Brunch Menu will include

French Toast, Shrimp&Grits, Chicken

African style Jellof Rice, Caribbean style Plantains and more

27.95 +taxes (Brunch + Unlimited Mimosa’s)

21.95 + taxes (Brunch + One Mimosa)

Limited tickets and space available

For parties of 4 or more call to reserve seating


2333 S Michigan ave. Chicago, IL 60616




Fashion Designer launched a Kickstarter-MamAfrica

Project Runway Season 12 Designer Kahindo Mateene has launched a Kickstarter campaign called MamAfrica Clutches by MODAHNIK. These clutches are hand-sewn by the women of MamAfrica from the Congo and they use scraps of MODAHNIK designs.  She is trying to raise $20,000 for 500 clutches to be made. Please pledge and spread the word.



Click HERE to view the kickerstart campaign and get more details on Modahnik

Dr. Victor Olatoye-Nollywood Critics Awards Founder

I have partnered up with Talk to Tatou which is a new internet talk show whose mission is to provide a platform for Africans in the diaspora who are making a difference to share their experience. Last weeks guest was Retired NFL player and superbowl XXXIV Champion Troy Pelshak who is from Nigeria and has a successful Global Consultant business. This week we will interview Dr Victor Olatoye who is the Founder and CEO at Nollywood & African Film Critics Awards also called NFFCA. He will talk about his experience with Nollywood and give us some insights about how the awards came about.

Join in for the experience on Sunday January 26th 2:30 EST


Africa Fashion Week London #2014

Africa Fashion Week London


Africa Fashion week London is once again offering a vista of opportunities to models who will be privileged and lucky to win its flagship competition, “The Face of AFWL” for the 4th Edition. AFWL 2014. The winner of Face of AFWL is usually the model who represents AFWL event on all promotional platforms and also gets the opportunity to represent the event at major African Fashion and entertainment events in the UK, and of course, model on the runway for the event as well.

AFWL 2014 will be taking place from 7th to 9th August 2014 in an event that is programmed to take the fantastic concept further on its ever upward journey towards maintaining its position as the biggest and most beloved African Inspired fashion event in the UK.

The face of AFWL 2012, Edith UBA, took part in the promotional shoot at the venue of the event and following the event, she was signed up to top UK modeling Agency, Strike Models.
Face of AFWL 2013, Regina Manneh had fantastic showings at the pre-event promotional shoots as well on the event runway.

Interested models are to apply by uploading a collage of one full length and one portrait image and include their name, age and stats (hair and eye colour, height, dress/suit size, measurements) to Africa Fashion Week London Facebook and spread the word to ensure they get the most number of votes. The competition is open to all young men and women between the ages 18-24. Women must be at least 5.7” and Men 6.1”.
Prior modeling experience is ideal but not essential; public voting Starts 13 March 2014, Male, Female, all races are welcome.
AFWL 2014 will be taking place on the 7th-9th August 2014 at the Olympia Earls Court.

Africa Fashion Week London 2014 is also accepting applications from designers who wish to showcase on the runway and/or exhibit their merchandise at the exhibition. To participate in AFWL 2014 as a designer or support the event as a sponsor, please email