December 5, 2016

An African bridal event

Houston's African wedding show & Exhibition

Date: November 4 2016
Venue: Ayva Center Houston Texas
Special performance by Cameroonian artist Chilli, Burundi Cultural dance troupe, TSU students and more. Showcase included traditional as well as formal bridal dressings by local African designers. Comedian MCPC was emcee for the event.

For event photos and video now on Facebook and YouTube.

May 30, 2016

The Chocolate & Art Show at Spring Street Studios


This Memorial weekend, Houstonians were indulged in a taste of Los Angeles underground arts scene in a two-day art show with established and up and coming artists featuring their latest work, there were live music, live body painting, face painting, live portraits and free fountain of chocolate! There were certainly something for everyone to enjoy.

Venue: Spring Street Studios
1824 Spring Street, Houston, Texas

above: Maura Lucchese, a collage artist that creates beautiful things out of junk, the artwork above her is created out of recycled magazines (strictly), her work is commissioned by the big organizations in the country. I couldn't help but take some of this work home for myself.

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.

More photos from November's mixer on www.facebook.com/msadaku

Keep it here. More in video below.


Msadaku.

May 2, 2015

Superstar Wizkid to perform in Houston on May 6!

SUPERSTAR WIZKID SUPPORTS AWARENESS AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING AT AYVA CENTER, HOUSTON MAY 6, OTC CONFERENCE

Houston, TX  As a global city, Houston houses the largest robust Nigerian American community in the United States. On Wednesday May 6th, join the world-renowned African restaurant and lounge, Kiza, and partners, VivaAfrica, Industry Nite, and the Music Assembly Against Human Trafficking (MAAHT) for aday of advocacy and live music performance by globally celebrated superstar WizKid.

August 25, 2014

The Latest: Africa Fashion Week Houston

Fashion is not just in New York, Paris and Milan anymore.

It's right here in Houston. Africa Fashion Week Houston just wrapped up at Ayva Center, August 14-16 2014. As usual, it's the pageantry of beautiful fabrics, models and the people that make them. African inspired fashion has rapidly gained momentum on a global scale. Once it started making it's way into the collections of acclaimed designers, there isn't a doubt African designs and print had gained a mainstay.

August 14, 2014

This idea is so Genius!

I really think so.  I'm talking about my recent discoveries: Uber and Lyft.   I swear I must have been living under a rock.  In the same world you and I live in everyday, you'd fit into one of these two categories: folks that wallow in self pity and complain about their lot in life, or those who come up with brilliant ideas and hence, their meal ticket.
Photo credit: Uber
I read an article recently about the legalizing of a ride share system in the city of Houston, this concept would not be new.  Turns out this had been well established in cities like Dallas, Los Angeles, Boston and New York where they operate legally none the less, however, the taxi cab companies in Houston have fought tooth-and-nail against it—till now.

July 21, 2014

In concert with Triple MG... Artists to watch.

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The date is July 12 2014, the venue is Ayva center, Houston Texas. Triple MG a.k.a Iyanya, Emma Nyra (its first lady), Tekno Miles—rising African music star, hit maker - Dance. Pleasantly surprised to learn about the young man that made the song anthem of 2014.  
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