Monday, June 20, 2011

Saycon Celebrating Opus PS 118 @Saks!

Congrats to the students at Opus 118! And also to Steve and Ruth Hendel, executive producers of Fela! who were among the celebrated for the evening! While Steve was away with the Opening of Fela in Amsterdam, Ruth was there to accept the award and we grabbed a pic together! Kimberley Richardson hosted the evening and I must say the event was chalk full of New Yorks best and brightest! The other honorees were George C. Wolf, and the late Barbara Ann Tear, whose daughter accepted on her behalf. People came out to support even on this rainy, rainy evening! I was happy to be there surrounded by the gorgeous shoes in the shoe parlor at Saks, not to mention being serenaded by the wonderful kids from the program! Highlight of the evening was meeting the subject of "Umi Says", Mos Def's mom! she was lovely and kind! A special thanks to my friend Dejuan Wilson who invited me to this fabulous event!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Macdella Cooper Foundation Luncheon

There's no time like the present to make plans and I've been making big ones. One of the most exciting ventures I see coming forward will be more work with the Macdella Cooper foundation. I met Macdella Cooper a few months ago and performed in her La'Africana program a fundraiser for her school located in Liberia, West Africa. And god willing there will be more. Thanks to some really great artists who are lending their time, skill, and patience I will soon be presenting new songs, new music videos, and more live performances in the weeks and months to come. On a day that included meetings with all of them I started off at a small luncheon that featured some amzing people who intend to make change, each in his/her own way in Africa.

Isaach De Bankole (world renown Actor & Model)

Zelma Davis (international pop Singer, Dancer & Performer)

Georgie Badiel (international Fashion Model & Goodwill Ambassador)

Saycon Sengbloh ( broadway Actress, Singer & Dancer)

Mariama Mounir Petrolawicz (Model & Activist)

Danny Soto (Dancer & Educator)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

My trip to Lagos, Nigeria!

*special thanks to friends from the cast of Fela who provided lots of photos!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Liberian love, Liberian Pride!

Performing at the Macdella Cooper Foundation L'Africana was amazing! I pray to use myself to help build my father's country, Liberia, to be one of the greatest in the world.
*this post is dedicated to my nephew Aldrey Anderson!