(Photos) International Women Of Power Luncheon

 

Host Loni Love for The Diaspora Dialogues 3rd Annual International Women Of Power
 Photo by Bobby Quillard

BREAKING VIDEOS TO WATCH

 

ALL IMAGES COURTESY THE DIASPORA DIALOGUES
The Diaspora Dialogues is an unmatched platform and space founded and Executive Produced by Koshie Mills, to bridge the gap and connect Africans in the continent with its global descendants in the diaspora. The platform’s 3rd annual International Women of Power Luncheon included women from around the world during the program, which was hosted by The Real’s Loni Love.
The star-studded event, which took place on March 7, 2020, commenced with an Ancestral Welcome and Affirmation led by Love. The declarations and sounds of “I AM A DAUGHTER OF THE SOIL….I AM A SON OF THE SOIL permeated the air and set the tone for the palpable love, camaraderie and positive energy in the ballroom. The standing room only crowd was a testament to the need and the reason why founder Koshie Mills created a space where black women can connect and see each other as a global force.
     Koshie Mills Founder of The Diaspora Dialogues 
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  L-R Loni Love, Tiffany Persons, Amara La Negra, Koshie Mills,
Yvette Nicole Brown, Kimberly Paige 
Photo by Bobby Quillard
The elegant, afternoon affair featured its Signature Throne Room, Cultural dancers from the Congo, Spoken word Artist, Actress, Author, Jamaican Born Jozanne Marie, Musical performance from Fox “American Idol” finalist and First generation Nigerian, Adanna Duru and the Afrobeats sounds curated by the DJ  further punctuated the culturally fragrant atmosphere. Spontaneous dancing from attendees erupted at intermission which further underscored our similarities and love of African music.
 L-R Founder Koshie Mills and Husband Kwame Boakye
Photo by Von Thomas
         
Four women who are Innovators and Change Agents from various industries were honored; Afro Latina Musical Artist, Actress and Cultural Activist, Amara La Negra was the Goddess Beauty Honoree. Shine on Sierra Leone
Founder, Tiffany Persons, was The Diaspora Dialogues Honoree, Media Maven Kimberly Paige was awarded with the Lionheart Business Honoree and finally Actress Yvette Nicole Brown, received the Entertainment ROAR Honoree 
                                            AMARA LA NEGRA GODDESS 
Photo by Bobby Quillard
TIFFANY PERSONS 
(Shine Sierra on Leone)
Photo by Akwasi Frimpong
KIMBERLY PAIGE
Photo by Bobby Quillard
Yvette Nicole Brown
 Photo by Bobby Quillard
 KIMBERLY PAIGE 
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AMARA LA NEGRA
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YVETTE NICOLE BROWN
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TIFFANY PERSONS
Photo by Akwasi Frimpong
L-R Annie Jean Baptiste, Cree Summer, Amara La Negra, Tiffany Persons, Koshie Mills, Kim Paige, Yvette Nicole Brown, Loni Love, Nana Ghana, Ryan Michelle Bathe 
Photo by Bobby Quillard

Musical Artist ADANNA DURU

Photo by Bobby Quillard

Congolese Cultural Dancers and Drummers

Photo by Bobby Quillard
Actress, Author and Spoken Word Artist Jozanne Marie
Photo by Von Thomas
Actress Ryan Michelle Bathe presented the Entertainment ROAR Award to Actress Yvette Nicole Brown. Google Executive Annie Jean Baptiste presented The Lionheart Business Award, sponsored by BET Networks to Media Maven Kimberly Paige CMO of BET Networks. Cree Summer presented to “Shine On Sierra Leone” Founder
Tiffany Persons with The Diaspora Dialogues Sankofa Award and Actress/Director Nana Ghana presented to Afro-Latino Musical Artist Amara La Negra with the Goddess Beauty DUAFE Award.
Actress Ryan Michelle Bathe 
Photo by Von Thomas
Annie Jean Baptiste
Photo by Bobby Quillard
Actress Cree Summer
Photo by Bobby Quillard
Actress Director Nana Ghana
Photo by Von Thomas
VIP guests in attendance included the following: Actress Monique Coleman (High School Musical), Actor Kwame Boateng (The Plug), Actor Kwesi Boakye (Claws) Actress Stacy Dash(Clueless),  Erica Peeples (All American), (BET Plus, RuthlessYoung), Nzinga Blake (Influencer and Red Carpet Host), Actress/Artist V. Bozeman (Empire)
 Actress Stacy Dash (Clueless)
Photo by Akwasi Frimpong
 
Actors Brothers L-R Kwame Boateng, Kwesi Boakye  
Photo by Bobby Quillard
L-R Guests, Actress Yvette Nicole Brown, Actress Monique Coleman
Photo by Lorna Little
 
 
  L-R Kimberly Paige, Amara La Negra, Koshie Mills,
Yvette Nicole Brown, Tiffany Persons
Photo by Bobby Quillard

 

“I feel the bridge coming together and this event that Koshie Mills has created is the EPICENTER. Please never let the Dialogues Dialogues die, It Is a necessary platform”. – Tiffany Persons, Founder Shine On Sierra Leone

 

“Koshie and I had a real conversation and that is the UNLOCK for us, it leads to easier collaboration”. – Kimberly Paige, CMO BET Networks

 

“Women are the Backbone and the Future, That is why we need THIS!” – Actress Ryan Michelle Bathe

 

“I’m so excited and honored to host this event. We need to take the time to break bread, that’s why it’s a great event and congrats Koshie You are doing a wonderful job!”. – Comedian, Author and Co-Host of The Real, Loni Love

 

“I’ve always felt like an African living in America. I believe we are sisters by bloodline and that makes us family”.

– Actress Yvette Nicole Brown.

 

“The Cross Pollination is long overdue.” Actress Nomzamo Mbatha

 

“I left the event feeling Euphoric and Empowered.” – Guest, Natalie Beasneal

 

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