Connect with us

World News

Koshie Mills Unites African Women Around The Globe To Celebrate Sisterhood At The 3rd Annual International Women Of Power Luncheon In Los Angeles

Published

on

The Diaspora Dialogues is an unmatched platform and space founded and Executive Produced by Koshie Mills, to bridge the gap and connect Africans in the continent with its global descendants in the diaspora. The power of excellence was displayed in the entertainment quality and program. Illustrious women of power and inspiration came from Africa, West Indies, UK and other parts of the globe to attend the event.

The diversity of black women in the room created a magical environment of inclusion, hosted by veteran Author, Comedian, Co-Host of “The Real”, Loni Love.

The star-studded event commenced with an Ancestral Welcome and Affirmation led by the illustrious Host Loni Love. The declarations and sounds of “I AM A DAUGHTER OF THE SOIL….I AM A SON OF THE SOIL permeated the air and set the tone for the palpable love, camaraderie and positive energy in the ballroom. The standing room only crowd was a testament to the need and the reason why Founder Koshie Mills created a space where black women can connect and see each other as a global force.
     Koshie Mills Founder of The Diaspora Dialogues 3rd Annual International Women Of Power  
     Photo by Bobby Quillard, Courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
       L-R Loni Love, Tiffany Persons, Amara La Negra, Koshie Mills, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kimberly              Paige Photo by Bobby Quillard, Images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
The elegant, afternoon affair featured its Signature Throne Room, Cultural dancers from the Congo, Spoken word Artist, Actress, Author, Jamaican Born Jozanne Marie, Musical performance from Fox “American Idol” finalist and First generation Nigerian, Adanna Duru and the Afrobeats sounds curated by the DJ  further punctuated the culturally fragrant atmosphere. Spontaneous dancing from attendees erupted at intermission which further underscored our similarities and love of African music.
                                         L-R Founder Koshie Mills and Husband Kwame Boakye
                           The Diaspora Dialogues 3rd Annual International Women Of Power
Photo by Von Thomas, Images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
                  Host Loni Love for The Diaspora Dialogues 3rd Annual International Women Of Power
                                  Photo by Bobby Quillard, Images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
Four women who are Innovators and Change Agents from various industries were honored; Afro Latina Musical Artist, Actress and Cultural Activist, Amara La Negra was the Goddess Beauty Honoree. Shine on Sierra Leone
Founder, Tiffany Persons, was The Diaspora Dialogues Honoree, Media Maven Kimberly Paige was awarded with the Lionheart Business Honoreeand finally Actress Yvette Nicole Brown, received the Entertainment ROAR Honoree 
                                            AMARA LA NEGRA GODDESS BEAUTY HONOREE
Photo by Bobby Quillard, Images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
TIFFANY PERSONS THE DIASPORA DIALOGUES HONOREE 
(Shine Sierra on Leone)
Photo by Akwasi Frimpong, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
KIMBERLY PAIGE, LIONHEART BUSINESS HONOREE
Photo by Bobby Quillard, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
Yvette Nicole Brown, ENTERTAINMENT ROAR HONOREE
                        Photo by Bobby Quillard, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
 KIMBERLY PAIGE LIONHEART BUSINESS AWARD
Photo by Bobby Quillard, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
AMARA LA NEGRA GODDESS BEAUTY AWARD

Photo by Bobby Quillard, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues

YVETTE NICOLE BROWN, ENTERTAINMENT ROAR AWRD
Photo by Akwasi Frimpong, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
TIFFANY PERSONS, THE DIASPORA DIALOGUES AWARD
Photo by Akwasi Frimpong, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
L-R Annie Jean Baptiste, Cree Summer, Amara La Negra, Tiffany Persons, Koshie Mills, Kim Paige, Yvette Nicole Brown, Loni Love, Nana Ghana, Ryan Michelle Bathe 
Photo by Bobby Quillard, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues

Musical Artist ADANNA DURU

Photo by Bobby Quillard, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues

Congolese Cultural Dancers and Drummers

Photo by Bobby Quillard, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
Actress, Author and Spoken Word Artist Jozanne Marie
Photo by Von Thomas, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
Actress Ryan Michelle Bathe presented the Entertainment ROAR Award to Actress
Yvette Nicole Brown. Google Executive Annie Jean Baptiste presented The Lionheart Business Award, sponsored by BET Networks to Media Maven Kimberly Paige CMO of BET Networks. Cree Summer presented to “Shine On Sierra Leone” Founder
Tiffany Persons with The Diaspora Dialogues Sankofa Award and Actress/Director Nana
Ghana presented to Afro-Latino Musical Artist Amara La Negra with the Goddess Beauty DUAFE Award.
Actress Ryan Michelle Bathe 
Photo by Von Thomas, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
Annie Jean Baptiste
Photo by Bobby Quillard, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
Actress and Voice over Artisit Cree Summer
Photo by Bobby Quillard, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
Actress Director Nana Ghana
Photo by Von Thomas, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
VIP guests in attendance include; Actress Monique Coleman (High School Musical), Actor Kwame Boateng (The Plug), Actor Kwesi Boakye (Claws) Actress Stacy Dash(Clueless),  Erica Peeples (All American), (BET Plus, RuthlessYoung), Nzinga Blake (Influencer and Red Carpet Host), Actress/Artist V. Bozeman (Empire)
 Actress Stacy Dash (Clueless)
Photo by Akwasi Frimpong, Images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
 
Actors Brothers L-R Kwame Boateng, Kwesi Boakye  
Photo by Bobby Quillard, Images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
L-R Guest, Actress Yvette Nicole Brown, Actress Monique Coleman
Photo by Lorna Little, Images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
 
 
  L-R Kimberly Paige, Amara La Negra, Koshie Mills, Yvette Nicole Brown, Tiffany Persons
Photo by Bobby Quillard, Images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
 
SOME QUOTES FROM PRESENT AND PAST HONOREES
 

“I feel the bridge coming together and this event that Koshie Mills has created is the EPICENTER. Please never let the Dialogues Dialogues die, It Is a necessary platform”

Tiffany Persons, Founder Shine On Sierra Leone
 
“Koshie and I had a real conversation and that is the UNLOCK for us, it leads to easier collaboration”. – Kimberly Paige, CMO BET Networks
 
“Women are the Backbone and the Future, That is why we need THIS!” – Actress Ryan Michelle Bathe
 
“I’m so excited and honored to host this event. We need to take the time to break bread, that’s
 why it’s a great event and congrats Koshie You are doing a wonderful job!”.
Comedian, Author and Co-Host of The Real, Loni Love
 
“I’ve always felt like an African living in America. I believe we are sisters by bloodline and that makes us family”.
– Actress Yvette Nicole Brown
 

“The Cross Pollination is long overdue.” Actress Nomzamo Mbatha
“I left the event feeling Euphoric and Empowered.” – Guest, Natalie Beasneal 

 

Advertisement

World News

Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker are engaged

Published

on

Kourtney Kardashian has confirmed her engagement to Travis Barker with a romantic post on Instagram. (more…)

Continue Reading

World News

Squid Game is Netflix’s ‘biggest ever’ series launched

Published

on

Netflix says “Squid Game” is its biggest series launch of all time. (more…)

Continue Reading

World News

Tyga accused of domestic violence by ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson

Published

on

Tyga is facing accusations of domestic violence from his ex-girlfriend. (more…)

Continue Reading

World News

Demi Lovato claims the word ‘alien’ is offensive to extraterrestrials

Published

on

Demi Lovato thinks the word “alien” is offensive to extraterrestrials. (more…)

Continue Reading

World News

WATCH: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson makes rap debut

Published

on

Dwayne The Rock Johnson made his rap debut with Tech Nine’s new single “Face Off”. (more…)

Continue Reading

World News

Nardo Wick recruits Lil Durk, 21 Savage & G Herbo for “Who Want Smoke??”

Published

on

Nardo Wick has just dropped the highly-anticipated new version of his smash-hit “Who Want Smoke??” featuring Lil Durk, 21 Savage, & G Herbo. The track includes a show-stopping verse from Durk, displaying the depths of his fiery and confrontational style, a noteworthy inclusion from 21 Savage reminiscent of his earliest days on the mic, and G Herbo delivering the thrilling and seasoned bars he’s renowned for. The song not only capitalizes on the virality of “Who Want Smoke?”, but also serves as a masterclass in collaborating from some of the most prominent artists in the game. Each verse builds on the next, with the superstar additions sticking to theme that Nardo laid out on the original “Who Want Smoke?”, signaling the unwavering faith that Durk, 21, and Herb have in the 19-year old Jacksonville emcee. This collaboration comes on the heels of Durk & Lil Babybringing Nardo to perform the viral record at their tour stop in Orlando, receiving an electrifying response from the Floridan crowd. Though the original song has already amassed a whopping 60 million streams and counting, these carefully curated contributions only further solidify “Who Want Smoke??” as one of the biggest records of the year.

“This next chapter of my career is to give every project I work on my full attention. If I want to be proud of all the videos I work on, then I must never rush the process. I want it to be a great viewing experience every time. The goal is to create timeless quality art that inspires and motivates me, and hopefully it can inspire and motivate those beyond me as well. I view the “Who Want Smoke??” video as the opening page of this new chapter.”
Cole Bennett

Nardo Wick bursted onto the scene in mid-2020 with a string of releases, including “Lolli”, “Slide”, and “Came Up.” Music gave the shy teen an outlet to channel his angst and was accompanied by a fast-following. Though he’s soft-spoken off the mic, when Nardo enters the booth, the raps he produces are dynamic and haunting––a reflection of Jacksonville’s turbulent hip-hop scene. In 2021, Wick transitioned from making buzzing records to inescapable anthems. “Who Want Smoke?” became a widespread hit, achieving over 60 million streams as well as placements on Rap Caviar and Hip Hop Hits. The song reflected a menacing teen with a no-nonsense approach to life and music balancing between being captivating and fearsome. “Who Want Smoke?” is a frequent soundtrack to viral content on social media, with the most recent inclusion being Florida A&M’s marching band, the Marching 100, doing a live-rendition of the hit song during the halftime show for their game against Alabama State University. Hit-producer Cardo Got Wings laced Nardo for a last-minute request to appear on February’s Judas And The Black Messiah: The Inspired Album. That album topped the charts upon release, putting Nardo Wick alongside the biggest stars of Hip-Hop and R&B. Wick followed this with the Nick Mira-produced “Pull Up” in July. In August, Nardo released “I Be Chillin”, an exciting addition to his growing discography. Throughout the run, the budding rapper has received praise from Passion of the Weiss, Lyrical Lemonade, and DJ Booth, who included him in a recent “10 Rappers You Should Know Right Now” list. Recently COMPLEXnamed Nardo among their list of “Best Jacksonville Rappers.”

Continue Reading

Win

Watching gossip makes playing online a much more enjoyable experience. A good show can certainly improve any immersion. The bitcoin casino scene has exceptional games available for you to play while watching your shows. Crypto casino is a great way to mix gaming, and gossip, as you can watch all your shows, and it will be an enjoyable experience.

Trending