save the date: 19 October 2019
keynote speaker: Eji Ekeanyanwu

One Diaspora
GALA DINNER

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2019 annual GALA overview

ONE DIASPORA
GALA dinner

Skin I’m In is honoured to announce details of the One Diaspora Gala, to be held on Saturday 19 October at the beautifully impressive, Encore.   

This year’s theme will focus on social enterprise and we are excited to announce our keynote speaker, Dr Eji Ekeanyanwu, a medical practitioner and entrepreneur.

With Lecturer in Marketing and Program Manager Dr Samuelson Appau as the event MC, stand-up comic Judi Love as our guest entertainer, spoken word artist Consciously Kyah, DJ Walla C and musician Amadou Suso, it is our privilege to connect the African diaspora of professionals, business owners and entrepreneurs together in one place to network, celebrate the skin we are in and black excellence.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is an event ‘for us, by us’. A 5-star night which includes fine wines, hors d'oeuvres, exquisite food, an array of networking opportunities and entertainment. 

We look forward to welcoming you to this very special evening!

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date

Saturday 19 october 2019

venue

ENcore
st kilda

time

6:30pm - late

theme

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

 
 
 
 
If you wish to move mountains tomorrow, you must start by lifting stones today
— African Proverb
 
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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

DR. Eji Ekeanyanwu

MEDICAL PRACTITIONER AND ENTREPRENEUR

Dr Eji Ekeanyanwu is a General Practitioner and business owner in country Victoria.  He is a founding partner of the St Anthony’s Family Medical Practice which owns and runs several practices across the state.

Eji was born in Nigeria where he obtained his primary medical degree from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and then emigrated to South Africa where he studied family medicine at the University of Pretoria, which led to him obtaining a fellowship in family medicine from the College of Family Physicians of South Africa.

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Some people see things as they are and ask why. I dream of things that do not exist and ask, why not?
— on making the impossible, possible
 
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MASTER OF CEREMONIES

DR. SAMUELSON APPAU

MARKETING SPECIALIST

Samuelson has a background in marketing and market research and holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Melbourne. He is currently a Lecturer in Marketing at RMIT University and the Program Manager for the Blue Nile African Business Masterclass at the University of Melbourne. He teaches Marketing Management, Brand Management and Consumer Behaviour.

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Laughter is healing
— Judi Love
 
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entertainment

JUDI Love

COMEDIAN

Judi Love is a Stand Up Comedian, Vlogger, Actress and Writer.

One of the brightest new stars on the stand-up circuit, she won Comedian of the Year at last year’s UK Entertainment Awards and is loved for her brilliant, totally engaging brand of stand-up comedy.  Judi uses every day relatable situations that people from all walks of life can identify with and turns them in comedy gold. 

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Music has the innate ability to cross language, time and space. Walla C’s music has this effect.
— aaa backstage
 
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entertainment

walla c

DJ

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Walla C is a DJ and Radio Presenter who has also established himself as one of Melbourne’s most inventive music producers.  Last year, he was part of a talented line-up at the Melbourne International Jazz Festival and has performed at many local and international venues. 

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I create poetry in motion
— consciously kyah
 
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entertainment

CONSCIOUSLY KYAH

SPOKEN WORD

Consciously Kyah is a Toronto born artist and creative, currently living in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia.

She explores themes of inner and outer space through rhythmic use of the English language. Creating a distinct sound– a gentle fusion of music and poetry; sometimes using nothing but her voice to move her audience.

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Amadou fulfils his ancestral duties to share the culture of his people through an intoxicating contemporary mastery of the kora (an African harp)
— M Pavillion
 
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entertainment

AMADOU SUSO

MUSICIAN

Amadou Suso is today’s generation’s direct line descendent of the very first Kora master who lived 760 years ago. Amadou Suso’s lineage goes directly back to Korea Musa Suso, and born to the life of a musician, or Jaly, he lives true to his origins, combining a deep knowledge of Gambian traditional music with a passion for the contemporary possibilities of his own musical journey.

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for us, by us
— one diaspora
 
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