It’s Black History Month! Well in the UK it is lol. This month is all about celebrating Black Excellence. On a side note, I would like to use this opportunity to say that having October recognised as Black History Month is all nice and dandy but let’s not use that as an excuse to celebrate our history and achievements once a year. This is something we should do everyday in our lives. But since it’s October, let’s just go harder with the celebrations because we absolutely can! *grins*.
There’s no better way to kick of Black History Month than going to a #YouTubeBlack event organised by Amaru from Amaru Don TV.
When see you a tweet, flyer or an Instagram post for an upcoming AfroBeats in Conversation event, you already know what time it is. You don’t want to be the person who took their time to register to attend. Going once, going twice… Gone! All spaces were filled up within 24 hours! This goes to show that this is a must-go event. If you missed out, make sure you give @AmaradonTV a follow on Instagram and subscribe to the YouTube channel to be the first to know about the next event.
“Too Much Sauce, Too Much… Maleek Berry!”
AfroBeats in Conversation is a night full of enjoyment. All you need for a good party is music, food, drinks and amazing people.
Guess what… this event had all of these things in place plus the very talented AfroBeats artist Maleek Berry! He’s known for his hit song Kontrol which he released a video for on his birthday back in 2016. We got to hear Maleek speak about his journey to success. From living with his fellow AfroBeats artist and friend Davido at the beginning stages of his career to his success in releasing dope music you can’t help but move your feet to. He ended the first half of the night by performing his hits Kontrol, Let Me Know, Juice and many more.
A lot of people say that fame can get to your head when you become successful but that’s not a statement I would use to describe Maleek Berry. After seeing him interacting with his fans by taking pictures or doing a SnapChat Takeover, it’s safe to say that Maleek is a very down-to-earth guy. Not once did I see him decline anybody for a picture. We need more people like him in the music scene!
After The Club It’s The After Party!
The event didn’t end after Maleek Berry’s performance… That’s when the party started! The DJ started spinning tunes and we carried on vybzing, dancing and networking. I know most people had a long day as they rushed to the event straight from work. But it’s hard to leave when you’re around positive vibes, free food and alcohol lol.
Work Hard, Play Hard!
Balance is key and so is networking! So besides dancing, I met some amazing people who are on their way to success just like myself and the On The Low Podcast girls. So don’t be surprised if you see any future collabs with new faces on my blog and the podcast. It’s good to have fun but don’t forget that opportunities come in all shapes and forms. Sometimes they present themselves to you and sometimes you gotta create them yourself.
It was my first time attending the AfroBeats in Conversation event and it sure won’t be the last. Can’t wait to attend the next one!
Sugars and love,