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Afro-Highlife Star Flavour Headlines Anniversary Festival In Los Angeles

A Los Angeles-based Online community publication, LIFE & TIMES will mark its 10th year anniversary October 15th at the Carson Civic Center in Carson, California
with Nigerian Afro-Highlife star, Flavour headlining the event.
 
Dinner and show ticket cost is a $100.00 per person. Known as “ijele One” of Africa, Flavor is female fans favorite.
 
To purchase tickets and more details click here   

Trade With Africa Business Summit/ September, 2022

A yearly summit to encourage investment into the African economies will mark its 5th edition September 22-September 23 online. Theme of the event is: “Strategies For Growing Trade and Investments Under AFCFTA”.
 
The Trade With Africa Business Summit convenes global business leaders, trade experts, policy makers, exporters, service providers, and investors driving trade with Africa across sectors including manufacturing, agriculture, 
Retail, technology and innovation and more.
 
For details, visit: www.twasummit.com

The Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) has announced its “Call for Entries” for its 31st international film festival taking place in Los Angeles in February 2023.

PAFF 2023 is planned as a hybrid festival–both physical and virtual–with the majority portion of physical activities and all live-audience screenings being held physically in Los Angeles. In past years, PAFF has hosted its live film festivals with more than 40,000 in attendance, which has long been a highly anticipated event in Los Angeles attended by local, national, and international guests.

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Afrobeat Saturdays In New York

Gypsy Rose Bistro at 125 West 26th Street in the Big Apple (NYC) hosts a weekend of fun with AFRO-BEAT SATURDAYS featuring the thumping melodies and beats of West Africa from 9pm – 3am. Groove to the music of Burna Boy, Wiz Kid, Davido, Shatta Wale, Tiwa Savage, Angelique Kidjo, among many others in the heart of the city that never sleeps.

There is a LADIES FREE CHAMPAGNE time (7pm – 8pm), plus food and drinks on demand.
 
For more information, call: (347) 255-8026.

The headline is not meant to be fighting words. But a call for a celebration because Jollof Fest is coming to a city near you. It’s a day fest where you can stuff your face with the world-famous dish hailing from West Africa.

“Jollof rice is a one-pot rice dish native to many countries in West Africa,” a statement reads on the website. “Some consider it the predecessor to the Cajun dish Jambalaya.”

Even though we did say that Jollof Fest isn’t meant to be fighting words, those representing Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone will have to bring their A-Game. 

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A yearly family induction ceremony featuring an awards segment returns Saturday, August 20 at the usual venue in California. Aimed at inducting members of the African American diaspora into various African
ethnic communities across the continent.

More details to follow from the organizers.