Afro Swag Media & Magazine Annual Gala Night and 2 Years Anniversary Celebration

December 24, 2021 will be Afro Swag Media & Magazine first annual gala and awards night. It’s also our 2nd year anniversary. The first printed edition of the magazine was published on December 24, 2019. We have featured more than 71 human interest stories, 60 and counting different organizations, and more than 30 events. We are also proud to say that our current graphic designers and writers are international students.

Testimonies from our community especially entrepreneurs, show that the magazine’s platform, gave them more visibility and exposures to grow their businesses.

*Why December 24? *Many in the Diaspora community, being away from home, families, and loved ones, oftentimes find it hard to celebrate the holiday alone, by themselves, isolated, uninvited to homes, dealing with the cultural shock, and the Nebraska cold … etc which is unusual in their respective cultures.

Unfortunately this increases mental health issues- depression – in the diaspora community and among international students.

An event on December 24, will bring them together, especially the international students, to offer them a hot meal among people from their motherland, sharing and enjoying music and food they grew up eating. At the same time, honor those featured in the magazine since it’s inception.

Your Afro fusion food brought to you by the one and only Chef Jamil. A strong presence of East and west African food.

Theme of this year: The faces of Afro Swag Media & Magazine 2020-2021. Click here to see who they are https://lnkd.in/eJaXCFGs

PERFORMERS

Come rediscover Exotik Republik

led by the one and only Didier Kangbenyi Exotik Republik was created from the necessity to entertain our community. About 11 years ago few friends got together and started brainstorming on what will be exotik as we know it. After a long hiatus, the need to entertain and have fun took over once again. We got together again and raised exotik republik 2.0 for the ashes of the old one. It’s not a new band, just the same one but stronger and more experienced, with the same goals. It’s just like the phoenix.

Your rising Afrobeat STAR Kusher Snazzy

He is an afrobeat rapper, singer, rapper, dancer, choreographer and video producer. Kusher is also a professional dancer choreographer

HOST ACAPELLA

Your Acapella/Live performance Host PAPOU

This is the icing on the cake so be ready to take a journey to Africa and back through her hosting style. Come see for yourself.

Djs

On the 1s and 2s, your ALL time favorite, DJ ShowGuy.

We are also bringing you, all the way from the east coast the best of the best, the international DJ Larry Papa

Come experience music from the tropics and indies.

PRESENTERS

A line up of presenters William King, Martine Quartey, Jasmine Frazier, and Ochanda will take you on a journey to Africa, as we connect live  with the organizers of the year of return from Nigeria and Ghana.

We are celebrating the year of collaboration between the West and East Africa.

 

Afro Swag Magazine Annual Gala Night And 2 Years Anniversary Celebration

$50 - $700

Tickets

Sponsorship Packages

 The 1st Afro Swag Media & Magazine’s Gala/Awards Night: The Faces of Afro Swag Magazine 2020-2021. Afro Swag Media & Magazine is excitedly planning its first Gala/Awards Night to mark the celebration of our 2nd year anniversary, whilst following the local health guidance protocols. If there’s one thing that we have learned this past year, it is the power in coming together for good. Celebrating culture and diversity remains essential to the well-being of our communities, and allows members to be seen, heard, and understood through their humanity and beauty. Organizations help cultivate this well-being by supporting events such as Afro Swag Media & Magazine’s Gala/Awards Night, and we would be thrilled to welcome you as a sponsor.

Presenting sponsor

$7,500
It’s your event night

We only have one best friend, and it would be you. Your partnership is exclusive, and your company would be the official Honorary Chair of The Afro Swag Media & Magazine Awards.

Your brand will be intimately associated with everything Afro Swag Media & Magazine. Your logo will gracefully accompany all the promotional materials.

Your partnership will help us pay for entertainment and create the awards. You'll also have ALL ACCESS.

Aside from being meaningfully associated with Afro Swag Media & Magazine, what will you receive out of it? Here's what we look forward to offering you:

 

- Your company presents the 1st set of Awards and is recognized as the Honorary Chair of the event Logo & link in the Afro Swag weekly newsletter goes out to more than 3,000 subscribers.

- Your company’s logo prominently displayed at the top of www.afroswagmagazine.com

- Your company is featured on the cover page of the fall/winter edition of the magazine

 - Social Media campaign to engage over 10,000 followers across all platforms

 - Your company's logo will be joined to the Afro Swag logo on ALL platforms

 - Mention by MC throughout the Festival and speaking opportunity on stage 

 - Your company’s logo on all banners, t-shirts, and other merchandises

 - Your company’s logo prominently displayed at Gala Awards Night

 - Your company’s logo displayed on flyers (1000) & posters (100)

 - Your company's name will be mentioned on all radio Ads

 - Live Facebook/Remote & Interviews on Afro Swag pages

 - Opportunity to speak at 1st Annual Gala Awards

 - 10 VIP All-Access passes to Gala Night

 - Vendor table available upon request

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Grand sponsor

$5,000
Own the venue

Your partnership will help us pay entertainers, transform venues, turn Omaha into the number one Black Diaspora friendly city in the Midwest. The venue is transformed into a night of Swag where a culture of discovery and curiosity will run rampant, and where a thirsty audience will get to share intense moments with family. Aside from being meaningfully associated with the 1st Annual Afro Swag Gala Awards, your company will receive these great perks:

 

- Your company’s logo prominently displayed at the top of www.afroswagmagazine.com

 - Your company's logo will be joined to the Afro Swag Media & Magazine’s logo

 - Social Media campaign to engage over 10,000 followers across all platforms

 - Feature on The fall/winter Back cover page of the magazine

 - Your company’s logo displayed on flyers (1,000) & posters (50)

 - Display booth to promote companies’ products and services

 - Your company’s logo on all banners, and t-shirts

 - Your company will have a stage presence

 - 5 VIP All-Access passes to The Gala Night

 - Vendor table available upon request

 - Interviews on Afro Swag talk show

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Talents of the motherland showcase sponsor

$3,500

We believe in showcasing the mind-blowing artistic talents from motherland, Africa, represented in Nebraska. Your partnership will help us highlight different African talents in Nebraska

Aside from being meaningfully associated with the 1st Annual Afro Swag Media & Magazine’s Awards, your company will receive these great perks:

- Your company’s logo prominently displayed at the top of www.afroswagmagazine.com

 - Social Media campaign to engage over 10,000 followers across all platforms

 - Your company’s logo prominently displayed at Afro Swag Gala Awards Night

 - Your company’s logo displayed on flyers (500) & posters (100)

  - Display booth to promote companies’ products and services 

 - 1 full page of advertising in the magazine

 - 5 VIP All-Access passes to The Gala Night

 - Opportunity to have a stage presence

 - Your company’s logo on all t-shirts 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Impact Sponsor (International Student Sponsor)

$2,500
Make a lifetime impact

So you want to help support the Black Diaspora community but don't have the means to go all out? This sponsorship package is for you!

Impact sponsors will ensure the event’s success. Your brand will be intimately associated with everything festival related and will gracefully accompany most of the promotional materials. Your partnership will help us make sure 10 international students are not left out of the event. They oftentimes spend the holidays alone away from their country, loved ones, struggling in the Nebraska winter cold. We are grateful you can make a lifetime impact by offering a festive atmosphere where they get to enjoy their culture, food, and people and share with other.

Aside from having your brand associated with the element of Impact at the event, your company will receive these great perks:

 

 - Your company’s logo prominently displayed at the top of www.afroswagmagazine.com

- Your company’s logo prominently displayed at Gala presentations

 - Your company’s logo displayed on flyers (500) & posters (50)

 - Social Media campaign to engage over 10,000 followers

 - Stage/mic presence and vendor table available

 - ½ Page Advertisement space in the magazine

 - 3 VIP All-Access passes to The Gala Night

 - Mention by MC during the Festival

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Beverage bar sponsor

$1,500

- Option to personally distribute company marketing material at the dinner

 - ½ Page Advertisement space in the magazine

 - 2 VIP All-Access passes to The Gala Night

 - Recognition as Cocktail Hour Sponsor

 - Company logo banner in bar area

 - Live announcements at event

 - Website Listing – logo & link

 - Social Media Shoutouts

buy package

Unable to attend but still want to support

$1,000

- Recognition on the Afro Swag Magazine website

 - ¼ Page Advertisement space in the magazine

 - Included in selected social media postings

 - Company Logo on the official Backdrop

 - Small sized logo on signage at Event

 - Social Media Shoutouts

 

 

 

buy package

Individual/ startups level up

$500

  - Logo displayed on sponsor banner at the event

 - ¼ Page Advertisement space in the magazine Included in selected social media postings

 - 2 General Admission passes to The Gala Night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Sponsors

Vendor Registration

Thank you for your interest in vending at Afro Swag Holiday Event taking place on Friday December 24, 2021 from 6 PM to 9 PM CST. NO FOOD ITEMS ARE ALLOWED to be sold

Booth Space: Cost is $100 to vend and this includes a 6ft table, black linen and 2 chairs. Payable at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/177241432897

Payment and Cancellations

· PAYMENTS ARE DUE IMMEDIATELY and must be submitted with application to be considered for expo.
– We accept payments via eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/177241432897
· Layout of the event, including vendor locations, is at the discretion of event management and is subject to many factors including crowd movement, booth needs, and attendee experience
· Vendors or their staff must be on-site and their shop open at all times during the event hours
· Vendors are responsible for securing both their space and product.
· Vendors are to adhere to the dimensions of their allotted booth space and not place items such as tents, tables, chairs, and signage outside of their booth space.
– Vendors and attendees will follow social distancing guidelines and be placed 6 ft apart from each other & follow necessary precautions for safety we will be checking temperature before we allow entry. The venue also has agreed to professionally sanitize before and after the event.
– Vendors are to indicate if electricity is needed on their application.


Clean –Up

All vendors are responsible for their own trash and keeping their booth space clean. Trash containers are provided for your convenience.


There will only be one of the following entities accepted below
– Paparazzi

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