An African Royalty Fashion Show Will Take Center Stage, on December 9th 2023
The African Student Association is hosting its inaugural African Royalty Fashion Show, a cultural event aimed at educating, enlightening, and embracing African beauty and variety. It is open to students, professors, staff, and the community. Everyone is urged to dress to impress by the organizers.
In previous years, the Tour of Africa was our yearly hallmark event that featured a night of entertainment and cultural celebration, including a fashion display that lasted for maybe five minutes at most.
However, it wasn’t a fair representation of it, according to ASA vice president Ojuolape Folarin.
We’ve made African fashion a stand-alone major event this year. We have the chance to highlight African design from throughout the diaspora at this unique event, which also explores what it means to be black or African in the United States, said Folarin.
On Saturday, December 9, at 7 p.m., the UMC Glenn Miller Ballroom will open. Guests may enjoy traditional meals made in the Ghanaian, Nigerian, Kenyan, and Ethiopian styles. As the presentation rotates between fashion, music, and dance acts, four distinct groups, including Alpha Phi Alpha, will stroll down the runway after the olfactory feast.
At 8 p.m., Emmanuel Nwaneto (E.M.E.) performs his newest song, “Drago,” backed by dance choreography by Yasmine Lawson, to begin the evening’s fashion and performance segment. Four fashion walks will be followed by one-of-a-kind performances.
At the conclusion of the free event, which is supported by the Cultural Events Board of CU Boulder, everyone will be invited to celebrate with Boulder’s very own DJ Ambitious Boy.
Participate in ASA activities
African students at CU and anybody else looking to network with like-minded individuals come together through the African Student Association.
The ASA promotes gathering, sharing, and enjoyment of culture. “Very tight with African Americans, respecting that we are all brothers and sisters,” is how the organization characterizes itself.
The ASA meets every other Wednesday in Abrams Lounge (third floor of the C4C). Information about meetings and events can be found on Instagram and TikTok: @asacuboulder.
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