Wed Aug 26 2015 ::(a Penn Center FundRaiser) Vintage Vantage Point Presentation by Penn Center Director of History Culture & Art, Victoria Smalls & Entrepreneur & Owner of MVP (Mahoganee’s Vintage Pieces) Mahoganee Amiger featuring Live Models, a Gullah Cuisine & a Vintage Soul Music Tribute (InSpired by Nina Simone) by Smooth Jazz Vocalist Jan Spencer & Soul Singer Mahoganee accompanied by SC Jazz Hall of Fame Inductee and SCSU Jazz Band Director Roland E. Haynes with Discussion of the Impact of Vintage Style on today’s ARTist (Location: The Historical Penn Center Site St. Helena Island SC) $20 in Advance | $25 at Door (www.AFWLC2015.Eventbrite.com) TIME:: 7pm – 9:30p
Super excited about my #NinaSimone Inspired Vintage Soul Tribute for @afwlc Africa Fashion Week LowCountry #AFWLC with the Beautiful #JanSpencer #PennCenter #AfricaFashionWeekLowCountry #Fashion #BeaufortSC #LowCountryGal #Mahoganee #SoulMusic & I will be accompanied by SC Jazz Hall of Fame Inductee Roland E. Haynes Jr. …. Get your tickets NOW at (www.afwlc2015.eventbrite.com) THIS IS A PENN CENTER FUNDRAISER ::: Day 3 of Africa Fashion Week LowCountry August 26, 2015
It is indeed a pleasure to be on the ViSionary Team of the Ngome Collective in bringing the very first Africa Fashion Week LowCountry to Beaufort, SC. It will be the premiere event of the year. Many have asked and will ask, what is Africa Fashion Week? The short answer is, Africa Fashion Week is the premiere international event celebrated across the globe showcasing African designers, African inspired designers, clothing, and textiles which connect the undeniable influence of African culture on the world’s runway! You don’t want to miss this. Click on the AFWLC Logo above to visit the Official Website for more info or visit www.afwlc.com || To purchase tickets visit (www.afwlc2015.eventbrite.com)
So on Tuesday May 19th the day before my birthday I had the opportunity to perform at the State House in Columbia SC in commemoration of the Brown vs Board of Education Segregation case. This had special meaning to me because my hometown of Summerton, SC is where the Briggs vs Elliott case happened which was one of the first cases filed for the BrownVsBOE. It was truly a full circle moment. I appreciate those moments and savor them.
Our characters l to r: Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald and me as Nina Simone.
This was an awesome adventure for me. These are some of fellow cast members in the play, Take Me Back to Harlem featured at the North Charleston Arts Festival. Amazing things happen when you step out of your comfort zone and do the thing that frightens you. You become stronger, wiser and growth ensues. Your mind stretches and it cannot go back to the state it was in before and that is a beautiful thing. When you say yes to the right thing many blessings come behind it. I am growing…….
Currently working on songs for the new album and this one entitled “Celestial Will” is inspired by the untimely death of two beautiful young people who committed suicide last year Celeste Wills & Julian Jones. There were a few other students that I had the opportunity to mentor last year and with God’s help made an impact. I do not take my purpose lightly because the enemy is working overtime to steal our youth::: Produced by Beat Huztlerz Productionz for Responsible ARTistry Records
Yayyy, and the beat goes on, just like my love it’s everlasting…. the beat of my dreams is so in tune with my life’s goals. I am so thankful and grateful to be moving in such a dynamic and positive direction. I accomplish so much because of my connections with the right people. My business partners and I were featured front page in the business section of the Beaufort Gazette for our Ngome Collective Boutique Grand Opening and the Daytona Times featured the panel I was invited to be on for the Writer 2Author Seminar in Palm Coast, FL. #ExpectGreatness
SO the day arrived and we held our RoyalTea Grand Opening on this past Saturday and it was amazing. SO much support from our family, friends and the community as a whole. It was a day full of love and laughter. We are officially open for business. MVPs is an exclusive partner of the Ngome Collective Boutique. Here are a few pics from our Royal Grand Opening. You may click on the pics to view the rest of the photos on my facebook page. #ExpectGreatness #JustDoIt #WomenEntrepreneurs #BlackWomenEntrepreneurs
The Ngome Collective Boutique is made up of (l to r) Mahoganee of Mahoganee’s Vintage Pieces (MVP), Cynthia Stewart of Stylistic Cafe and Donellia Chives of Ngome Inc.
Breaking News::::: The L.I.F.E. Tour presented by Brian Rouche featuring Princess Rouche Fox & Mahoganee | Summer 2015 Coming to a City near you. (Living In Freedom Everyday)#ExpectGreatness
I am extremely happy to say that my very first presentation on “ARTist Branding” went extremely well at the Writer 2Author Workshop in Palm Coast, FL this weekend.
If you are interested in having a Branding Session or would like info from this weekend’s workshop please send your inquiry via this contact form
I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to portray the role of none other than the legendary Activist Jazz Singer Nina Simone “The High Priestess of Soul” in an upcoming theatre production “Take Me Back To Harlem” based on Langston Hughes’s “Less B Semple” by W. Lavonne Griffin. “Sometimes I sound like gravel and sometimes I sound like coffee and cream,” Nina Simone remarks of her signature style. Play dates will be listed soon for April & May 2015. Charleston, SC
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I absolutely love this 3-fold shot by Natural Nubian and how it captures three different love emotions. (A smile is love) My makeup was done by @10MonaLisha (MakeUp by Mona Lisha) and it was flawless. The night was perfect.
This photo (below) was taken in our new location of the Ngome Collective Boutique. It also evokes Love. African Wax Fabric Earrings are by Ngome Inc. and Necklace is by Stylistic Cafe | Mahoganee Brand T-Shirt (coming soon) | African Wax Fabric Skirt by Ngome Inc. Black Princess Jacket by @MVPieces
At home on Stage…
I will be speaking on ARTist Branding at the Writer 2Author Seminar” as well as performing New Music. This workshop will include how to understand your contract, copyrighting, editing, finding a publishing company that can meet your needs, marketing and a Q&A sessions. Link to Event:: https://www.facebook.com/events/1518856535061549
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