Saturday February 21 in Buffalo, NY the #SELFIE Teen Summit was the place to be! Student’s who had the chance to participate in the first #SELFIE Teen Summit event walked away informed and pumped. The Teen Summit had 200+ student in attendance who all participated in a series of skill building and character building workshops and exercise events.I had the great opportunity to host the Teen Summit and introduce the special guest for the event Dlow which was the highlight of the event for the students The special guest Dlow is a YouTube sensation that has all the students doing his dance. Checkout the video and clips of the event below.
Dlow is a rapper and bop dancer from Chicago, Illinois. He is well known for his bopping abilities, a dance which originated from Chicago’s West Side. Dlow claims to be the king of bop along with Lil Kemo. He and Kemo have gone to numerous TV Programs to show their bopping abilities to the world. At the moment bopping is still only popular in Chicago, but as Chicago’s music spreads around the world, more specifically drill music, bop dance is spreading along with it.
Dlow’s popularity skyrocketed after releasing a video titled the Dlow Shuffle, in which he displayed a new dance named after himself, The Dlow shuffle is a bop dance customized by Dlow. Soon after the release of the ‘Dlow Shuffle’ video, him and Lil Kemo were invited to the Steve Harvey show to do the Dlow Shuffle, as well as the Fox 32 channel in Chicago .
In March 2014, Dlow made the announcement that he had signed a record deal with Atlantic Record.
The Dlow Shuffle seems to be the dance that every one is doing. Dlow has performed the Dlow shuffle on 106&Park, The Steve Harvey Show and so many more places. Checkout the video below of the dance.
On the first day of the New Year I was honored to receive an award from the S.E.N.S.E.S foundation. The S.E.N.S.E.S Foundation is a comprehensive tutoring and mentoring program for teens and young adults. The S.E.N.S.E.S. Foundations’ primary agenda is to revitalize our youth and encourage them to use their senses.
Thanks again to the Dr. Loyd and Dr. Curly Brown, Board of Directors and Gala Committee for considering me for this award and the opportunity to share with the youth of S.E.N.S.E.S.
If this was how my 2015 started I know it will only get better!
Every year I make sure I am in church bringing in the New Year but right after I am always hosting someones event. This year I hosted the Infamous Productions New Years party. Rocking the mic is what I love to do but when I have a great DJ mixed with great people its never work, its always fun and a good time. Book me for your next event!
I had the blessed opportunity to work for a dope radio station 103.9 WDKX and I was given the chance to co-host the Step Jam 2014.This is an annual event where students from Rochester get to step, dance and showcase their talents all on stage. Also students got a chance to get a live concert as well with artist Rae Sremmurd and We Are Toonz. This event was awesome! What I love most is the initiative behind it. Every student was required to have perfect attendance with good grades.
Every student that hit the stage was great and everyone that attended enjoyed it! Want to know more about the event go to WDKX.com
I had the great pleasure of being featured and sharing my story with Black Western New York Magazine. A go to for information in the community the BWNY (Black Western New York) Magazine provides up-building, positive reporting on community-centric content. They have become the voice for a community, everyday citizens, businesses, and community leaders alike. What I love great about this magazine is that they focused on sharing the stories of the Millennial generation and taking it back to the basics allowing them to get connected to their communities and fostering an appreciation for print media.
Checkout my feature below from the BWNY
I had the chance to talk with Bas a.k.a Fiend Bassy during The University At Buffalo Fall Fest. With a birth name of Abbas Hamad and stage name Bas, is rapper from queens who had a dream and it came true. Getting his big break he signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville Records and Interscope Records. In 2011, Bas released his debut mixtape titled Quarter Water Raised Vol. 1. In 2013, his second mixtape was released entitled, Quarter Water Raised Vol. 2 and his debut album Last Winter was released on April 29, 2014.
Checkout the video below of my interview with Bas
I had the pleasure to host the 13th annual Young Miss Buffalo Pageant. The Young Miss Buffalo pageant is just one piece of the puzzle to such a great program. Also known as YMBP, Inc. it is not only committed to providing enriching and life changing opportunities to low income young ladies ages 13-17 in the Buffalo area, but young ladies across Western New York. YMBP, Inc. is dedicated to addressing and issues within the community facing all young people, with an emphasis on adolescent females. This is evident in the organization’s commitment to:
- provide scholarships for educational assistance,
- create a safe environment and structure for change to help each participant pursue excellence within themselves, thus enabling them to one day give back to their community, and
- act as a liaison between youth and the community creating more support for the youth in the community by collaborating and building relationships with individuals and organizations that also advocate for and benefit adolescent females.
It is always an honor to host such an event and to support this great organization.
It was truly an honor to receive the Cornerstone Award Of Distinction from the Young Miss Buffalo Enrichment Program during their scholarship fundraiser dinner. This award was so unexpected and came during a time I truly needed that boost of motivation and encouragement to keep going. It was an humbling experience to receive such an award and I am forever grateful and appreciative to have been honored.
I had the great opportunity to host the annual Talk of The Town Hair and Fashion Show Powered by Get Fresh Productions. I have had the opportunity to host this show for the last several years. The Talk of The Town is Western New York #1 Hair and Fashion Show that showcase the latest, trending and most exclusive hair styles.
Check out one of my favorite pictures from this years show
Women in the Spotlight Goinglobal held a weekend long of events from August 15th-17th for the 4th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference. The conference was full of workshops, panel discussions with an evening of celebration.
I had the chance to moderate the the Power Moves: Girls Behind The Brand and the evening award ceremony. As always it was an honor to work with the Women In The Spotlight Goinglobal.