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‘Next Narrative Africa’ Brings Africa Centerstage At The Sidelines Of UNGA
Next Narrative Africa (NNA), a multimedia production company with focus on Africa will host its inaugural event titled: “The Bridge” Friday, September 22 in celebration of United Nations General Assembly in New York at The Apollo Theater. It aims to build an ecosystem to support African content creation and advance economic progress.
This celebration of the collective power of the global Black diaspora to share African stories for global impact will be headlined by award-winning African artist, Flavour who will mark the occasion with a special concert performance, according to the organizers.
Flavour is a pillar of African music who has undoubtedly shifted the way the world sees and experiences African music and we can’t wait to have him join us,” says CEO of Next Narrative Africa, Akunna Cook”
Set to join Flavour is a roster of performers to include Singer and Songwriter Mpho Sebina of Botswana, talented stepping professional company, Step Afrika! with music and vibes provided by New York’s very own DJ Jon Quick.
In addition to the concert and performances, The Bridge: Africa’s Next Narrative will bring prominent government officials, business leaders, investors, and philanthropists from across Africa and the world together to lead important conversations about changing the narrative about Africa and bridging Africa and the diaspora to build wealth.
Speakers to include:
His Excellency, Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi – President of The Republic of Botswana
His Excellency, Dr. Hage G. Geingob – President of The Republic of Namibia
Amina J. Mohammed – Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
Linda Thomas-Green eld – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Charles Phillips- Managing Partner/Co-Founder, Recognize and Chairman, Apollo Theater
Harvey Mason J.R., President and CEO of the Recording Academy
Travis Adkins-President and Chief Executive O cer U.S. African Development Foundation
Bill Sonneborn-Global Director, Disruptive Technologies, Creative Industries and Funds International Finance Corporation
Marc Walters – Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Microsoft
Moky Makura- Executive Director, Africa No Filter
Barkue Tubman- Zawolo – Chief of Sta and Diasporic Engagement, Essence Ventures
Reggie Ugwu, Pop Culture Writer, The New York Times
Drea Okeke, Content Creator, Comedian and Entertainer
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