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LOBBYNOIR : 5 APPS EN UNE!

December 17 2020 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #brand, #business, #ujamaa, #tech, #afroculture, #2020, #lobbynoir

Avez-vous déjà entendu parlé de LobbyNoir, l'entreprise solidaire conceptrice de l'app de géolocalisation des entrepreneurs afrodescendants où qu'ils soient dans le monde.

L'entrepreneur se référence, le consommateur le géolocalise pour consommer.

C'était déjà une innovation en 2017 et elle répertorie maintenant plus de 2000 entrepreneurs.

Mais le génie du CEO de LobbyNoir, Mfunguamoyo KiaKanua ne s’arrête pas là. Il a maintenant créé 5 apps en une.

En téléchargeant l'application LobbyNoir à partir de Google Play ou Apple Store, vous avez dès lors accès:

- au nouvel annuaire optimisé de référencement gratuit

- à la Marketplace LobbyNoir pour acheter les produits directement en ligne

- au site de billetterie LobbyNoir pour créer vos évènements

- à la Voix Noire, outil de sondage statistique

- au site officiel de LobbyNoir avec accès à tous ses services et offres marketing

Le 1er onglet sur la droite est l'annuaire LobbyNoir

Le 1er onglet sur la droite est l'annuaire LobbyNoir

Le deuxième onglet à gauche est la MarketPlace https://marketplacelobbynoir.com/

Le deuxième onglet à gauche est la MarketPlace https://marketplacelobbynoir.com/

L'onglet du milieu est la Billetterie.

L'onglet du milieu est la Billetterie.

Le 4ème onglet à droite est la Voix Noire.

Le 4ème onglet à droite est la Voix Noire.

Le 5ème onglet à droite est le site officiel de LobbyNoir.

Le 5ème onglet à droite est le site officiel de LobbyNoir.

Vous pouvez télécharger l'appli dès aujourd'hui à partir de votre Android. Voir les liens suivants.

Si vous avez déjà télécharger l'app, assurez-vous de la mettre à jour pour accéder à toutes ses fonctionnalités.

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TIME TO SHOP FOR KWANZAA AND CHRISTMAS!

December 17 2020 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #brand, #business, #kwanzaa, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2020, #lobbynoir

https://marketplacelobbynoir.com/ enables you to buyblack globally!

Are you looking for your Kwanzaa and Christmas gifts?

Do you want to support a Black Owned Business?

Do you like the flexibility of buying online in the comfort of your home and have it delivered to your family and friends or at your doorstep?

Look no further, shop at https://marketplacelobbynoir.com/

See some gift ideas below:

AFRO LISA "sweater hoddie" by KMT CREATION

AFRO LISA "sweater hoddie" by KMT CREATION

MADE IN AFRICA "ALKEBULAN BRACELETS" BY GDUSTYL
MADE IN AFRICA "ALKEBULAN BRACELETS" BY GDUSTYL
MADE IN AFRICA "ALKEBULAN BRACELETS" BY GDUSTYL

MADE IN AFRICA "ALKEBULAN BRACELETS" BY GDUSTYL

BLACK HEROES BOOKS BY BLACK HISTORY ACTIVITY BOOKS
BLACK HEROES BOOKS BY BLACK HISTORY ACTIVITY BOOKS
BLACK HEROES BOOKS BY BLACK HISTORY ACTIVITY BOOKS

BLACK HEROES BOOKS BY BLACK HISTORY ACTIVITY BOOKS

BED LINEN "WAX" BY MAGUY CREA
BED LINEN "WAX" BY MAGUY CREA

BED LINEN "WAX" BY MAGUY CREA

and much, much more....
You can also check out all their promotions on https://marketplacelobbynoir.com/categorie-produit/promotions/
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L'amour est une histoire de sorcellerie par Nathalie Tientcheu!

April 24 2020 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #auteur, #livre, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2020

Un roman captivant qui parle d'Amour vécu et relaté par un père, une mère, un mari, un amant, des enfants. C'est le parcours de l'Amour filiale et parental, celui qui existe entre un homme et une femme, l'Amour de nos morts car en Afrique un mort ne meurt pas, il vous accompagne…

 
L'amour est une histoire de sorcellerie par Nathalie Tientcheu!

"Lors de mon fameux voyage dans ces nombreux pays d'Afrique, lorsque j'entendais quelqu'un parler d'Amour, il ne disait jamais :" je suis Amoureux, je l'aime" mais "je ne sais pas pourquoi je suis comme ça ! Je ne sais pas ce qu'il ou elle m'a fait ?" Bien sûr sans jamais évoquer la sorcellerie mais pour qu'il y ait ce même écho dans tous ces pays visités, je trouvais que cela donnait à l'Amour quelque chose de mystique voire de métaphysique.

Peut-on expliquer un coup de foudre ? Car pour l'homme Africain et l'homme Antillais, l'Amour n'est pas rationnel ! Dans la vie de tous les jours, nous avons le contrôle, ce qui n'est pas le cas en Amour. On peut faire beaucoup de choses par Amour ! D'ailleurs très peu sont les gens qui disent je t'aime, il y a cette pudeur que l'on retrouve partout en Afrique. On chante l'amour mais nous n'en parlons pas ! Et pour finir, je ne connais pas une seule famille africaine qui n'a pas une belle-soeur, un beau-frère, une belle-mère qu'il ne suspecte pas de sorcellerie !

C'est pourquoi j'ai donné comme titre à mon roman "L'Amour est une histoire de Sorcellerie." Mon roman parle de l'Amour. L'Amour Filiale et parental, entre un homme et une femme, l'Amour de nos morts car en Afrique un mort ne meurt pas, il vous accompagne… Il retrace la vie d'une famille Camerounaise mais surtout d'un père polygame, animiste avec des enfants nés en France."

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NEW ALBUM RELEASE NEMO BY KADIALY KOUYATE

February 12 2020 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #music, #artist, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2020, #kora

NEW ALBUM RELEASE NEMO BY KADIALY KOUYATE

ALBUM RELEASE 17th April 2020

The name of the new album of Kadialy Kouyate "NEMO" means blessings. It's message is that it is the human values that bring prosperity to any country or place.

"This album is a combination of songs that define, in my opinion, the blessings︎ and sustenance back home" says Kadialy Kouyate.

Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy︎’s mesmerising Kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles.

Jim Palmer is an English songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Buckinghamshire UK.

Credit: all songs written & performed by Kadialy Kouyate and produced by Jim Palmer

For more info please visit the website or email your   enquiries to kouyatekadialy@yahoo.fr

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Hay Events proudly presents a business launch followed by a night of great entertainment.

February 7 2020 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #event, #business, #brand, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2020

Hay Events proudly presents a business launch followed by a night of great entertainment.

A new business has made its presence “Hay Events” and they want to share a night with you of a brief business presentation followed by a night of great entertainment. Hay Events is a new Event Planning service based in London, which specialises in Event Management, dedicated to delivering unforgettable events, which are professional, consistent and most of all above standards. Hay Events’ main ethos is to ensure their clients’ vision is turned into reality and making everlasting memories. The Event Management services that Hay Events offers include Venue finding, acquiring and liaising with Event Suppliers, Event Logistical Support, On-site Event Management.

 

At the commencement of the event there will be a presentation introducing Hay Events which will be led by the company’s founder “Tinique Hay”, who has been working within the event industry for 5 years. Tinique has built a creative portfolio over the years of different types of unique events from small to large scale and has successfully venue managed - one event being, Moet Summer House. Along side managing Hay Events, Tinique has a 9-5 working within the Event Industry at The British Academy. The presentation will follow with a night of musical entertainment and guest performers!

 

There will also be a business desk at the venue where you can speak with Tinique with regards to any of your interests related to the Hay Events services. This night will be a great opportunity to network with other like minded entrepreneurs, as well as meet the event vendors involved!

 

Entertainment on the night includes great music (Soul, R n’ B & Reggae) provided by The Cilliam, Tsharna and Vivienne Isebor (VVN Sings). There will also be a spoken word performance by Tene Edwards who will be reciting an extract from her sold out book “Walking with Wings”.

 

 

The Cilliam- @thecilliam_

 

Tsharna- @tsharnaofficial

 

Vivienne Isebor- @vvnsings

 

Tene Edwards- @teneedwards

 

 

A hearty Caribbean meal will be included on selected tickets, however food and drink can also be purchased on the night!

 

If you’re looking for a night of Business Networking and Extreme Entertainment, purchase a ticket, this Event is not to be missed!

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26 year old Tene Edwards monetised her passion of writing on Instagram

February 7 2020 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #poetry, #author, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2020, #teneedwards

For 26-Year-Old Tene Edwards, it all started on Instagram. “I was broken, my heart was aching, and I completely lost myself. I always used to be the girl who smiled regardless of what was happening in my life but after that heartbreak, I just didn’t know how to smile anymore. I remember when I was on my way home from seeing the guy who was really hurting me and my face must have looked so distressed because a stranger said to me “smile. You are beautiful you know. You should smile.” I think this played on my mind during my train journey home and I knew from that moment that I needed to find a way to pick myself up and I can’t remember how long after, but sometime after I began to journal and I found healing in my writing as I faced my emotions.

 

Tene then decided to share her words with the world and created an account on Instagram called quotepotion which helped her discover that there were many other people experiencing the same emotions as she was. “I built my organic following online using my phone by engaging with people who followed and commented on the inspirational posts of accounts that had larger audiences than mine, this drew them to checking out my page and some following. I did this for hours on end to begin with and found that people were really able to resonate with my words. I then started to search via hashtags that were relevant to my writings and engaged with people there. I also asked the larger accounts to repost my words, some did this for free while other accounts charged”.

 

I self-published Walk With Wings to begin with as I wanted to give my readers something that they could hold and make their own. I also saw this as an opportunity to monetise my passion of writing and was very keen to do this after reading a ton of self-help books that consistently screamed “do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life”. I wrote the content out on Word and searched for an illustrator, editor and book designer to help me with the layout of the inside of the book on the copyright pages of other books that I liked. I then uploaded the documents onto CreateSpace (now KDP).

 

Tene contacted The Good Quote to ask if they could share some of her words on their account and before you know it, she was having a meeting with them in Joe & The Juice about Walk With Wings and the rest is history. Walk With Wings has reached the hands of thousands and thousands of people worldwide and Tene’s words have been shared by household names and celebrities including, Kandi Burruss, Wesley Snipes, Dascha Polanco and Khloe Kardashian.

 

Social media is a powerful place; I practically built my brand on there. Anybody can. I think a lot of people are underutilising it, including myself to be honest when we should really be making the most out of it, being a free platform to advertise. I don’t think advertising can get an easier and cheaper than this.”

 

Continue reading for Tene's 4 steps to get you started on Social Media.

26 year old Tene Edwards monetised her passion of writing on Instagram

Here are her 4 steps to get you started on social media AND share your craft

Step 1: Create an account on Instagram

Step 2: Write a bio (be clear, concise and descriptive)

- What is the purpose of your account? Where can your audience contact you? Include a call to action. Why should they click on your link?

Step 3: Build your audience and direct people to your work

- Research the Hashtags relevant to your brand and engage with the accounts that are using the hashtag through liking their posts and commenting your thought on them. For example some of the hashtags I use to find people to engage with are #knowyourworth #thegoodquote #selflove you can even search competitors hashtags

 

- Research accounts that have bigger followings than you who repost other people's posts that are similar to yours and align with your brand. Reach out and ask them to repost your posts. 

 

Step 4: Engage with your audience through polls and questions to find out what type of content they enjoy seeing and post more of it. 

 

If you would like to know more and see Tene in person, you can meet her at the event below.

 

You can also connect with Tene Edwards via Instagram and follow her @teneedwards

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FREE African Cultural and Artistic Market on Saturday 12 October from 12 to 4pm, Wood Green

September 30 2019 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #event, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2019, #blackhistory

FREE African Cultural and Artistic Market on Saturday 12 October from 12 to 4pm, Wood Green

This is a FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY COMMUNITY EVENT to celebrate Black History Month that will take place on Saturday 12th October 2019 in Wood Green Library from 12 to 4pm.

The event will be opened by Haringey’s Mayor Cllr Sheila Peacock at 12noon. There will be an African Cultural and Artistic Market with vendors selling a range of items from original fashion pieces, accessories, jewellery, arts and crafts, books and natural products. There will also be drumming and drama workshops by All Eyes on Egypt and BAP face painting by NaaLa Lartey, an ACLT blood donor registration drive, charities and local community organisations holding stalls such as Haringey IAPT, Obaseki Solicitors, Manhood Academy whilst Reggae Britannia will be providing food.

Guest Speakers will be Patrick Vernon OBE and Danny Thompson who will both present on Black History Month.

This event is open to all. Let's come together to learn and celebrate Black History  as well as networking with and discovering artists, artisans, charities and  grassroot community organisations all working for the good of our communities.

For more info, see website below:

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Conversations in COLOURS by emerging Black Visual Artists, Brixton, 11 to 13 October 2019

September 29 2019 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #art, #exhibition, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2019, #disruptspace

Conversations in COLOURS by emerging Black Visual Artists, Brixton, 11 to 13 October 2019

Disrupt Space is a visual arts agency established to nurture and represent emerging Black visual artists. The company will recruit artists to accelerate their progression and build a platform for the future.

The new venture begins with a display of works of art called CONVERSATIONS IN COLOUR that can be seen at The Department Store in Brixton (from 11th - 13th of October, 12 - 5pm). Here, artists Lola Betiku, Marlon Stewart, Sharon Adebisi and Gus Brooks-Simpson take centre stage to unveil their work; some of which has been prepared just for the show.

To mark the occasion, Disrupt Space has invited one of our leading Black visual artist, Alvin Kofi of Kofi Arts to contribute to the programme. On Sunday 13th October (2 - 4pm) Kofi will present and preview work from his forthcoming coming collection entitled 'Figures in a Landscape’.

Contact details and social below:

#BlackArtDisrupts
e. preid@disruptspace.org
t. @disruptspace
f. disruptspacehq
w. disruptspace.org 

 

 

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Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning

August 23 2019 , Written by Paul Reid Published on #art, #paul reid, #exhibition, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2019

Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning

Visiting Gus of Ba Khem Arts this week in Shoreditch was a real highpoint for me. This talented young Brother really had me thinking. I arrived with no expectations really, just open I suppose to see what the Brother has going on but I left lifted and thinking how fortunate I was to catch this on the last day of his exhibition.

The style of work reminded me of the kind of art you’d see on the front of some iconic album covers from back in the day. A whole bunch of references came flooding back; all brought to life by the explanation from the artist, who fluently talked though each and every piece with a passion.

You could miss this work with a glance but pause for a moment and join the dots up and you’ll see there’s a lot going on here.

As Gus goes about the business of applying thought to canvas, I got an overwhelming sense that he’s channeling. The lived experiences of personal relationships finds a way to be heard through references to ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning. Every piece is conceptual with a suggestion of cultural download.

I was left thinking... Wow! what a wealth of potential and creativity in our community. We really must find ways for this to grow and prosper.

 

Review of Ba Khem Arts by Paul Reid

 

See a selection of Ba Khem Arts work below and his website!!

Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioningBa Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning
Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioningBa Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning
Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning
Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioningBa Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning
Ba Khem Arts - a fusion of ancient traditions, contemporary society and future visioning
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Kalakuta Republik: A place where freedom lives on !!

June 1 2019 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #carosika, #art, #artist, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2019, #kalakutarepublik

Part 1 "Without a story, we would go mad"

Part 1 "Without a story, we would go mad"

Provoking and non-conformist, Serge Aimé Coulibaly is transporting us in a world  where Fela Kuti, the revolutionary icon that inspired the piece Kalakuta Republik, is displayed in 3D through his musical greatness, his murky and superstitious genius, his enduring creativity pushing off boundaries and his unwavering defiance. Kalakuta Republik offers no escape to facing the crude realities of revolutionary acts : the sublime and the chaos.

Part 1 Without a story we would go mad"  peaks away from codes, from what is predictable into continuous individual movements that take us into a disjointed trance. The dancers are dressed in black and white as if presenting a manichaean view and isolated experience of the world. Yet Serge Coulibaly through his appearances on stage becomes a conductor who connects with the dancers.

Part 2 "You always need a poet"

Part 2 "You always need a poet"

In Part 2 « You always need a poet », we are firstly confronted with moral decadence and the absurd. Sexual depravity, drugs, madness punctuate the sounds of jazz-infused Afrobeat. One dancer is hurt, heavyloaded while  others are intoxicated, used, hurt, abused.  The colours remind us of Fela Kuti’s Shrine which was both a temple and a night club. Yet, the poignant and enduring message of hope and political resistance clearly resonates throughout the piece.

The dancers keep on marching, clenched-fists in the air. And the fight goes on !!!

Kalakuta Republik will show one more night at the Barbican on 1st June and at the Edinburgh International Festival from 8th to 11th August 2019. See links below to book your tickets now.

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