November 28, 2015

Afropolitan Houston

November 20, 2015

Ever heard of the largest Afro-Caribbean mixer in the diaspora? Check out a new event in Houston.

#AfropolitanHou had a soft launch, attracting young African, African-American and Caribbean professionals to one place in Downtown Houston where they mixed and mingled over cocktails and unwound from their hectic schedules. Quite an impressive crowd turned up for this event.

Brought by Drumpulse Entertainment, Afropolitan mixers have been around a while in cities like New York, Miami, DC and Baltimore, serving up the hottest young professionals who want to network, some you won't find in your typical nightclubs. Folks I interviewed appreciate what this event had to offer, something different from the norm, these folks are tired of the same places like Belvedere and Zanzibar, they also appreciate the very diverse crowd from different parts of Africa and the Caribbean. There's nothing soft about this launch, I'd go ahead and presume this event is here to stay and would match the success of cities like New York and Miami.

Afropolitan Houston will take place every third Fridays of the month, be sure to check out their Facebook page and website to R.S.V.P.

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October 1, 2015

Festival updates

The African Film Festival

I love to bring exciting news, there's too much bad news out there.

I'm excited to announce the revamp of our new website at The African Film Festival - TAFF, check it out now at

TAFF is a 501©3 non-profit organization, our goal is to give back to the independent African filmmaking community. We are creating greater exposure for African films, making them available in schools and public libraries in non-African communities. Never have there been a platform like this one, an international film festival focused solely on African films.

TAFF have been accepted by the Texas Film Commission! Told ya, exciting! TAFF is now part of the arts district of Plano, Texas. Our grand finale will be at the Courtyard Theater in Plano, Texas.

Film submissions start November 1st via FilmFreeway, find out how you can submit your films here. Watch out for deadlines for early, regular and late submissions.

Finally, we are launching The African Film Festival on July 4th weekend. What better way celebrate African independent films! Where would you be during this groundbreaking event?

That's all for now, stay tuned for updates.