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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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