Visionary Founder of the Diaspora Dialogues Koshie Mills Unites African Women Around the Globe to Celebrate Sisterhood

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( ENSPIRE She Did That ) The Diaspora Dialogues 3rd Annual International Women Of Power Luncheon

The Diaspora Dialogues 3rd Annual International Women Of Power Luncheon took place on Saturday, March 7th in Los Angeles.  It 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 power of excellence was displayed in the entertainment quality and program. Illustrious women of power and inspiration came from Africa, West Indies, UK and other parts of the globe to attend the event. The diversity of black women in the room created a magical environment of inclusion, hosted by veteran Author, Comedian, Co-Host of “The Real”, Loni Love

The star-studded event commenced with an Ancestral Welcome and Affirmation led by the illustrious Host Loni Love. The declarations and sounds of “I AM A DAUGHTER OF THE SOILI 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 3rd Annual International Women Of Power Photo by Bobby Quillard, Courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
 L-R Loni Love, Tiffany Persons, Amara La Negra, Koshie Mills, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kimberly  Paige Photo by Bobby Quillard, Images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues

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.

Founder Koshie Mills and Husband Kwame Boakye Photo by Von Thomas, Images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
Host Loni Love Photo by Bobby Quillard, Images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues

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 LeoneFounder, Tiffany Persons, was The Diaspora Dialogues Honoree, Media Maven Kimberly Paige was awarded the Lionheart Business Honoree and finally, Actress Yvette Nicole Brown received the Entertainment ROAR Honoree. 

AMARA LA NEGRA GODDESS BEAUTY HONOREE Photo by Bobby Quillard, Images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
TIFFANY PERSONS THE DIASPORA DIALOGUES HONOREE (Shine Sierra on Leone) Photo by Akwasi Frimpong, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues
KIMBERLY PAIGE, LIONHEART BUSINESS HONOREEPhoto by Bobby Quillard, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues

Yvette Nicole Brown, ENTERTAINMENT ROAR HONOREE Photo by Bobby Quillard, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues

Actress Ryan Michelle Bathe presented the Entertainment ROAR Award to ActressYvette 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 NanaGhana presented to Afro-Latino Musical Artist Amara La Negra with the Goddess Beauty DUAFE Award. 

Actress and Voice over Artist Cree Summer
Photo by Bobby Quillard, images courtesy of The Diaspora Dialogues

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