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* One Diaspora Gala 2019 *
The One Diaspora Gala is a great opportunity to attend one of Melbourne's annual cultural events. A black-tie, networking event that aims to inspire, empower and entertain. All are welcome, regardless of race or ethnicity
ONE DIASPORA2019 gala dinner for us by us SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2019 We as a people are the African Diaspora. Skin I'm In is honoured to announce that the annual One Diaspora Gala will be held on Saturday 19 October at the beautifully impressive, Encore. Created for us by us, in celebration of the skin we are in and black excellence. TICKET (SINGLE) 269.00 TABLE (8 TICKETS) 2,040.00 Buy Tickets
GUESTSkeynote speaker DR. EJI EKEANYANWU MEDICAL PRACTITIONER AND ENTREPRENEUR Dr Eji Ekeanyanwu is a General Practitioner and business owner in country Victoria. He is a founding partner of the St Anthony's Family Medical Practice which owns and runs several practices across the state. Eji was born in Nigeria where he obtained his primary medical degree from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and then emigrated to South Africa where he studied family medicine at the University of Pretoria, which led to him obtaining a fellowship in family medicine from the College of Family Physicians of South Africa. On arrival to Australia, and for the following 2 years, Eji worked as a Registrar for Frankston hospital before becoming a General Practitioner in Rochester. When not at work, Eji can be found cycling across one of the numerous picturesque country roads around Echuca. He is also an avid soccer/football supporter and a strong advocate of community involvement and support. Fondly known as Dr Eji, he is married to Rashika and they have two children, Oluchi and Nkiru. master of ceremonies DR. SAMUELSON APPAU MARKETING SPECIALIST Samuelson has a background in marketing and market research and holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Melbourne. He is currently a Lecturer in Marketing at RMIT University and the Program Manager for the Blue Nile African Business Masterclass at the University of Melbourne. He teaches Marketing Management, Brand Management and Consumer Behaviour. Prior to becoming an academic, Samuelson worked in market research and brand consulting for Kantar Millward Brown in West Africa, advising clients such as for Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Unilever and Etisalat. Samuelson also consults for start-ups and entrepreneurs on how to build and sustain strong brands. entertainment JUDI LOVE COMEDIAN Judi Love is a Stand Up Comedian, Vlogger, Actress and Writer. One of the brightest new stars on the stand-up circuit, she won Comedian of the Year at last year's UK Entertainment Awards and is loved for her brilliant, totally engaging brand of stand-up comedy. Judi uses every day relatable situations that people from all walks of life can identify with and turns them in comedy gold. A producer of many hilarious international viral comedy sketches, Judi recently hosted the London Film Critics' Circle Award; the first black person to do so in the awards' 105-year history. With two degrees and a masters to her name, she hosts her own weekly BBC Radio London show and performed in front of 10.000 people in London's Wembley Arena for Comic Relief. entertainment WALLA C DJ Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Walla C is a DJ and Radio Presenter who has also established himself as one of Melbourne's most inventive music producers. Last year, he was part of a talented line-up at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and has performed at many local and international venues. entertainment CONSCIOUSLY KYAH SPOKEN WORD Consciously Kyah is a Toronto born artist and creative, currently living in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. She explores themes of inner and outer space through rhythmic use of the English language. Creating a distinct sound- a gentle fusion of music and poetry; sometimes using nothing but her voice to move her audience. The subtle tremors in vocals, the cadence and selective choice of tone create an atmosphere for both audience and artist to meet. Consciously Kyah has taken the stage at festivals like Strawberry Fields, Blue Black Beatz, One Beat One Love, Emerging Writers Festival, and her very own production titled ‘Seeping' at Melbourne Fringe Festival. entertainment AMADOU SUSO MUSICIAN Amadou Suso is today's generation's direct line descendent of the very first Kora master who lived 760 years ago. Amadou Suso's lineage goes directly back to Korea Musa Suso, and born to the life of a musician, or Jaly, he lives true to his origins, combining a deep knowledge of Gambian traditional music with a passion for the contemporary possibilities of his own musical journey. Amadou first started playing the Kora when he was 6 years old and was shorter than the instrument itself. He has since travelled the world and brings to life the depth of mandinka history and fuses it with contemporary mastery of the African harp. Mesmerizing as a solo performer, Amadou has also brought together The Senegambian Jazz Band; a collective of musicians who merge traditional African percussion and song with improvisation.
venueEncore 6/10-18 Jacka Blvd St Kilda, 3182 Buy Tickets
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