Lifestyle September 10, 2015 at 10:16 am

#ConnoisseurAfrica Kicks Off NYFW|Africa with Tastemakers Africa September 10

F2FA September 10, 2015 at 10:16 am

September 10, 2015 at 10:16 am | Lifestyle

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Who:
• Connoisseur.Life and AlleyNYC (event hosts). Tastemakers Africa (Featured Start-Up). Aperol Spiritz (Sponsor). Innov8tiv (Media). CRWN MAG, True Moringa, and Chalé Global (Partners)
• Attendees: Key players in African Fashion and Art, entrepreneurs, investors, Africa Aficionados, and creatives
Where: AlleyNYC, 500 Fashion Ave (7th ave) Suite 17A, New York, NY 10018
When: September 10 at 7pm
Why: Connoisseur Africa curates accessible experiences for Africa aficionados to come together and partake in immersive content rich experiences that showcase the happenings in business, art, culture, and history (in one night), while shedding light on how we can all take part starting today.
What: Connoisseur.Life and AlleyNYC have partnered up to host, Connoisseur Africa (#ConnoisseurAfrica), a new series that showcases premier African start-ups and entrepreneurs changing the game on the continent and in the Diaspora. Connoisseur Africa brings together an eclectic and inspiring mix of influencers, creatives, entrepreneurs, and Africa aficionados. Their first mixer kicks off New York Fashion Week | Africa on September 10 at 7 pm and features travel start-up, Tastemakers Africa. Tastemakers Africa (TSTMKRS) is single-handedly changing the game of travel and exploration across the vast continent with underground dining experiences in Accra, VIP rooftop access in Nairobi, rural escapes packed with authenticity, and more.

At Connoisseur Africa, TSTMKRS Founder, Cherae Robinson, will debut the sneak preview of Wàllá Dá, a documentary that provides a brief look into the new age of African exploration while traveling through Ghana and following 5 of the continent’s most dynamic young creatives: Yagazie Emezi of Nigeria, Velma Rossa of Kenya, Twiggy Moli and Sedi Ramone of South Africa, and Maame Adjei of Ghana. Attendees can meet the TSTMKRS team and feature creatives from Wàllá Dá at Connoisseur Africa.

Additionally, Connoisseur.Life and AlleyNYC have amazing sponsors and partners to make Connoisseur Africa unforgettable. Aperol Spiritz will keep the drinks flowing with their summer cocktails. Guests will go home with swag grabs from CRWN Mag and True Moringa. Chalé Global will also be there. Get your tickets now. #ConnoisseurAfrica

Want more from Connoisseur.Life? Follow all surprises and big announcements at Connoiseeur.Life. Spoiler alert: They’re headed to Nigeria Sept 16 for a road trip across Africa. Join the trip to Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, and Cape Verde for Demo Africa, She Leads, and Africa and so much more. Twitter (@ConnoisseurL_) and Facebook.

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