September 17, 2012

AE Awards + More

Last Saturday, Sept. 15, marked the 2nd annual African Entertainment Awards, and I was in attendance for the first time! I think it's a great thing happening in the local African Canadian community, that showcases the multiple talents our people have in their different areas of entertainment; whether it be film, music, entrepreneurship, or modelling etc... It allows us to be aware of each other's accomplishments and various projects, which I think is great. And I think in general that has been one of the great benefits of being Ms AfriCanada, is all these cool experience and great people that you get to meet. I mean, it's opened my eyes to a lot things happening in the community that I really had no idea about, and I think with time, the African Canadian community is only going to get bigger and better. Check out the pics below. - And also, big congratulations to all the nominees (just being nominated is a sign itself that you're doing big things) and the winners or the night, especially to Motherland Entertainment! Also, my dress was made by Zainab just a lil sidenote!
Singer of Congolese descent; Blandine, and I
Designer of Naori's Bijoux, and I
Motherland Ent.

Following the awards show, I had a meeting with the coordinators of Ms AfriCanada, the Sunday after, to discuss and sort out the vision for my cause to support the women of the DR Congo. Obviously I'm not going to divulge too much information :) (you'll have to wait around to see what awesome and exciting things are to come), but I will tell you that we definitely have an event coming up for Congo Week (a week dedicated to raise awareness about the different issues surrounding the war in Eastern Congo -whether it be the conflict minerals, the rape against women etc... which is undertaken all over the world, in all the different continents, by post-secondary students like myself primarily), which ranges from October 14th-20th. It will mark my first event, in regards to my initiative, and I can't to see it go down. More details to come, so be prepared to be in attendance!

And here are a few extra pictures I never put up because they were few, and of bad quality... This was at a charity event I attended a few weeks ago, in support of the Sick Kids Foundation.

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