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.
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.
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!
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.