Bas a.k.a Fiend Bassy Chats With ADRI.V

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

ADRI V Hosted The 13th Annual Young Miss Buffalo Pageant

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.



Young Miss Buffalo Enrichment Program

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.

Talk Of The Town Hair And Fashion Show

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

ADRI V Host The Women In The Spotlight Goinglobal Weekend

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.

ADRI V Receives Community Service Award of Excellence

The Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals held there second annual Soiree honoring several young professionals in the Buffalo community and I was the recipients of the Community Service Award of Excellence. This was a true honor for I know that it is beyond important to give back to the community that once gave back to me. Thank you again to The Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals for such an honor.

ADRI V Set To Moderate Women’s Empowerment Conference Panel “Girls Behind The Brand”

Join Women in the Spotlight Goinglobal and experts all weekend long -August 15th-17th for our 4th Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference as we learn and become empowered together with workshops and panel discussions covering every aspect of your life.

It gives me, ADRI V  great honor to be the the moderator of the the Power Moves: Girls Behind The Brand

This is an event you do not want to miss. Be there!

ADRI V To Be Honored By Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals

Join the Buffalo Urban League Young Professionals as we celebrate our Second Annual Soiree, “Queen City Lights” on Saturday, June 14, 2014. Dress up like you belong to the 1920′s and join us for a night of dinner, dancing and recognition of outstanding youg professionals making incredible strides in Western New York.

ADRI V  is one of the recipients of the Community Service Award of Excellence

There will also be performances by Carmelita Burgin, R&B band Pure Pleasure and a live deejay, DJ Mr. Illmatic. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Buffalo Urban League’s Scholarship Program. The event will be held at Buffalo’s newest venue, The Foundry,1738 Elmwood Avenue and doors will open with a cocktail hour beginning at 6 P.M. Tickets are $60 for non YP members and $40 for YP members.

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ADRI V Speaks at TEDxYouth@Buffalo “Be A Go Getta”

I had the blessed opportunity to share my love and idea of why it is so important to “Be A Go Getta” on the platform of TedxYouth@Buffalo.  It was truly a honor to be one of the phenomenal speakers to share.

TEDxYouth@Buffalo encourages and facilitates the unleashing of powerful ideas and concepts that can change the world.

TEDxYouth@Buffalo brings together innovators, explorers and teachers and seeks to illuminate, inspire and activate them to encourage conversation, collaboration and action. Together with our community and corporate partners, we work to provide Western New York’s youth with a forum that encourages and facilitates the unleashing of powerful ideas and concepts that can change the world.

TEDxYouth@Buffalo is part of a series of live and live-streamed events organized in Buffalo, under license from TED and under the TEDxBuffalo umbrella.

Check out my video as I presented on why one should “Be A Go Getta”

CAO Youth Power Summit With Eric Thomas

I had the great opportunity and honor to host the CAO Youth Power Summit. The event was a packed out event and the highlight of my day was introducing Eric Thomas The HipHopPreacher.

While he spoke the room was so silent you could hear a  pin drop.  I believe every person that came to the event was truly transformed.

Check Out The Video Of Eric Thomas Live In Buffalo NY!

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