Please Contact - Ms. Dunnie Onasanya
ANKARA MIAMI 2013: 2nd Annual Ankara Fashion & Cultural Show
WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 6:30pm-11:00pm (EST).
WHAT: Florida's only major runway show committed to featuring emerging & established designers from the African Diaspora. A Black History Month celebration of African culture, entertainment, & apparel. A Red Carpet event featuring African fashion, live performances, live art, vendors, silent auction, & giveaways.
THE SHOW: Hosted by: Comedian Marcellus "Chello" Davis (of BET & Blue Magic Open Mic Night) and Floacist Nyeema "Golden" Carmichael (of South Florida's Hip Hop Soul Lounge); Red Carpet hosted by: La’Tara “La-La the Fashionistis”
WHERE: FIU Kovens Conference Center (http://www.kovens.fiu.edu/
WHO: This event was executively produced by Ms. Evelyn Onyejuruwa, Miss Nigeria Florida 2011-2012 (Founder & CEO), Ms. Dunnie Onasanya (Special Events Producer & Public Relations) and Ankara Miami Inc. Staff
WHY: Ankara Miami, Inc. is devoted to using our platform to raise cultural awareness and impact our South Florida community and abroad. A portion of proceeds will benefit Ankara Miami 2013’s Community Spotlight, the Embrace Music Foundation (501c3), to aid in restoring, preserving, and fortifying the impact of music - education, appreciation, and performance - in schools and communities.
AWARDS & PRESENTERS: “City of Miami Gardens Cultural Ambassador Award” presented to Evelyn Onyejuruwa by Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph. D. (Miami Gardens, Seat 6), “Miami-Dade County Congratulatory Certificate”
NOTABLES IN ATTENDANCE: Commissioner Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph. D (Miami Gardens, Seat 6), Funmi Giwa (Office of Commissioner Babara Jordan, Miami Dade County, District 1), Murphy Folorunsho (Miss Nigeria Florida Cultural Pageant Director), Desmond Alufohai (Black Advisory Board), Ayoyemi Ajimatanraraje (Miss Nigeria Florida 2012-2013), Elizabeth Akinbiyi (Miss Nigeria Florida 2010-2011), Alexis Gay (Miss Florida Essence 2012), Catherine Minnis of The Minnis Group, Uzi (recording artist), Former Commissioner Melvin Bratton
EVENT SPONSORS: Fela! on Broadway, Arik Air, Deep Blu Media, Diaspora Arts Coalition, Aida Cosmetics, Miss Jessie's, Miss Dunnie O., Natural Trend Setters, Beauty Schools of America, The Fashionistis, LLC, Patsie Girl, Mary Kay, SuperStar Nail Lacquer, C & B Sweet Designs, Soul Seed Tees, Chinye & Company, CPA
CONFIRMED MEDIA: After Hourz, Deep Blu Media, The Eye!, Zen Magazine (Nigeria), Tropics Magazine (South Africa), Miami Now TV, Dressed to the T .Net, Hip Hop and Models, Huffington Post Miami, iPhoto Journalist, Miami Rebel, Ooh La La Blog, Sugarcane Magazine, VS2 Photography
ABOUT ANKARA MIAMI, INC. - A South Florida based event planning company committed to promoting positive and progressive people and trends in the African Diaspora.