Founder of Kenya in the Park to Host Afrokanist Magazine’s Launch
Like they say in Kenya Jambo Jambo friends, family and supporters, we are super excited to announce that we have been honoured by the prestigious business woman,actress,CEO and Founder of Kenya in the Park,Founder and Director of Malaika Dance Unique,Lydia Tett Olet to Host Afrokanist Magazine’s issue 3 Launch.
Lydia Olet is a woman of great ambitions, she is an inspiration to us all, her love and pride for Africa is infectious and refreshing. Lydia is an actress, a writer, story teller, drummer and most importantly, a promoter of the African culture in the UK.
In addition to her great talents, Lydia Olet also wrote and co-produced a movie tilted, ‘Captivated’. It was premiered in London and she went as far as visiting Nigeria to engage with the film industry, sharing moments and working with the Nollywood celebrities. Her hard work has definitely not gone unnoticed in the community, Lydia has received several awards such as TAHA Awards, Beffta Awards, Miss Teen Africa Award and certificates from different organisations.
Kenya in the Park
Kenya in the Park is a project set up by Malaika Dance Unique, Maasai World Market and supported by Kenyans in the United Kingdom; the project involves having an annual event with an aim of taking it to different countries. Kenya in the Park has been running for two years now and it has stated to be one of the biggest African event in Europe “Success of Kenya in the Park 2016: 2016 took a different turn, more than 6,000 people in attendance from different nationalities majority being Kenyans. They had variety of different stalls which included investors who came all the way from Kenya.the event was endorsed and graced by The Kenya High Commission UK and acknowledged by the foreign affairs office in Kenya.”
Kenya In the park 2017 will be taking place on the 29th of July 2017, at Plaistow Park, Greengate Street or Balaam Street, E130AS from 11:00am till 10:00pm.
Exploring the intersectionality of identity and African Languages issue3
This year we started on our journey of bringing you the 3rd issue of Afrokanist Magazine, the identity and language issue.
Language is power and it is a huge part of our identity , this issue is an artistic collection of personal stories, celebrating and creating dialogues on the intersectionality of identity and African languages. Followed by the utilisation of African languages in photography, fashion, music, social media, comedy, cinema and business, you can expect a diversity of contributors showcasing the use of their skills to fight oppression, racism and misrepresentation, we have gathered amazing minds who are willing to tell their stories through exclusive interviews, we have put together a variety of black owned business to invest in, you will find life changing stories, motivational and inspirational articles , from London to Accra to Lagos, to South Africa to Kenya.
This issue is a pure representation of Africans taking back the ownership of their identities and using their languages as a tool to stand tall and break barriers.
To celebrate the soft launch of our 3rd issue, you are invited to Afrokanist Magazine’s Afro- hair show on the 17th of June at Hot Spot African and Caribbean restaurant/bar, 22 Lordship Lane, Tottenham , London,N17 8NS. It will be an evening of informative, fun and exciting gathering, you will have the opportunity to purchase your copy of the exclusive issue 3 of Afrokanist Magazine and opportunity to win different prizes by black owned business.