Magic Box LA, Los Angeles, CA
Amplify Africa and the Africa Channel present- the second annual AFRICON 2022 conference! Where conference meets culture- featuring interactive panels, a music festival, our annual Afroball Gala, afterparties with PVE and Afrochella and so much more! Save the date - May 25-28th! visit our website www.africon.global for more info!
This multiple day conference is a celebration of African Excellence bringing together pop culture, music, food, innovation, activism and more from the global Black diaspora. This event which coincides with Africa Day, aims to celebrate the diversity and success of the African continent and the Diaspora through the lens of entertainment, media, technology and leadership.
We will have insightful panel discussions and fireside conversations, pitch competitions, a film and television festival hosted by our partners at The Africa Channel, an Afro music festival and our infamous Afro Ball Gala will close out the conference.
This is a fashion conscious, philanthropic event which celebrates individuals who are amplifying Africa and the diaspora by excelling within their respective professional and creative fields.
Past Honorees include:
- Jidenna (Rapper & Singer)
- Karen Bass (Congresswoman)
- Jackie Aina (Beauty youtube & influencer)
- Ethiopia Habtemariam (Chairman/CEO of Motown Records)
- Claude Kameni (Fashion Designer)
- Ayo Tometi (Co-founder of Black Lives Matter and Founder of Diaspora Rising)
- Tunji Balogun (CEO of Def Jam Recordings)
This year we are partnering with ChakaBars to raise $500,000 to resettle a community in Goma, Congo that was displaced due to a volcanic eruption. Here is a link to the video: https://youtu.be/sUpBQjZy9J8