As we reflect upon the principle of Ujamaa and collective economics, Mfunguamoyo Kiakanua is a colleague we would like to give credit to.
Mfunguamoyo KiaKanua, who is the son of an illustrious Major general who fought for Angolan independence, is the founder of LobbyNoir. LobbyNoir is both a site and an App, downloadable from Google Play and Apple Store, which is a global directory of Black Owned Businesses with a SEO functionality. It also provides a multilingual MarketPlace in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and digital services for Black Owned Businesses. Click below to visit LobbyNoir's site and to watch Mfunguamoyo's interview with our cultural mediator Caro Sika. The interview is in French but subtitled in English.
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As we reflect upon the principle of Ujamaa on Day 4 of Kwanzaa, Paul Muhammad, the founder of the Moneymob movement and community leader, is an awesome colleague we must give credit to.
Paul Muhammad is the founder of the crowd purchase movement, Money Mob. Money Mob promotes, markets and implements group economics to support Black Owned businesses. Over the last 25 years, Paul has travelled throughout the world on one business venture or another and sees it as his mission to support Black Economics, a mission that is gathering pace with others in the UK, the US and throughout the world. Click below to watch Paul interview Paulette Simpson, the Executive Director of the Top UK Black Magazine the Voice.
Click below to watch more of Paul Muhammad interviews and suscribe to the Moneymob Youtube Channel.
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
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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:
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!!