Remi ‘REMI’ Kolawole and SensibleJ Smith
REMI & SensibleJ are a formidable co-creative team. They’ve been making music together for 7 years. Working under ‘House Of Beige’ this duo is making incredible waves within the Australian hip hop and music scene at large.
Check out REMI’s latest album ‘Divas and Demons’ with Sensible J on Production.
Connect with REMI
Bandcamp - remi1.bandcamp.com
Twitter - @remikolawole
Instagram - @remikolawole
Soundcloud - soundcloud.com/remzilla
Facebook - facebook.com/RemiKolawoleMusic
Sasha is a proud Aboriginal woman of the Wadjanbarra Yidinji and Jirrbal clans ‘Rainforest People’ of Cairns, Far North Queensland. Sasha is also of African-American, Malay, Mauritian and Spanish descent. (ascensionmag.com)
Growing up as a model and a woman of colour, Sasha became frustrated by lack of representation in media, particularly print and fashion. This lead to her founding Ascension Magazine, the first Lifestyle Magazine to represent Indigenous and ethnic women of Australia.
Head over to ascensionmagonline.com/membership to support their crowd funding.
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Fablice Manirakiza “Since arriving in Australia in 2007, Fablice has established himself as an artist of influence in Melbourne’s cultural landscape, working as a hip hop artist, presenter, actor, festival producer and curator. Fablice often appears on national television and radio around Australia and in New Zealand, including a starring role in episode nine of the thirteen-part ABC TV series MY:24.”fabempire.comConnect with Fablice:Instagram: @fablice1FB: @flybzmusicWeb: fabempire.com
Zarah is a 20 year old bi-racial woman with passion for celebrating her identity as a young woman of colour.
She is the Founder and Director of Embrace Your Frizzique
Her crown, her pride, her hair is at the forefront of her passion project - Embrace Your Frizzique - which is gaining reputation as a movement to empower women of colour. On this platform among many goals she works tirelessly to instil pride through education and embracing individualistic hair journey.
Garbrah looks forward to continuing to sprinkle her #blackgirlmagic by creating a product line and building her movement into an empire that continues to empower women of colour.
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Bee is the Designer and Owner Of Chaya Boutique Liputa. A line of accessories inspired by her daughter Chaya. Here she creates beautifully hand crafted statement pieces that are made to stand out.
The mother of two believes that we are created to fulfil a purpose in life and that it is incredibly important to do that which we are passionate about.
Visit her website to learn more about her personal journey as an Accessory Designer, family woman and child of God.
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Shabba is the Founder & Director Of African Dance Star. A platform whose mission is to bring forth the vibrant African culture in particular Ghanaian to the Australian masses.
The internationally acclaimed and professional dancer & drummer specialises in traditional, contemporary, acrobatic, R&B & Hiphop.
Shabba also creates fun workshops where he facilitates drumming and dancing for children and adults.
His passion for cultural exchange has seen him collaborate with many performers from various cultures including African, Indigenous people of Australia and more.
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FB: Kofi Shabba
This singer/songwriter is beyond anything you've seen before. When she graces the stage you'll have no choice but to get up listen to the soulful sounds she puts out. Both inspirational and beautiful, we can't get enough of the vibe she brings and when you hear her voice, neither will you.
Connect with Soli on her Instagram and Youtube
Take a trip to Egypt with the international dance super star, Mohamed Ghareb. He is a master of the Egyptian folklore dance and has traveled the world sharing his passion and spreading harmony.
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There's nothing better than Good Vibes. Thank you to Lamine Sonko and the African Intelligence for an Amazing musical performance.
Be sure to get your copy of their new album "Afro Empire". For more info, visit The African Intelligence
Bright is the Director of Cares Of Africa, a not for profit organisation that does important work in Australia and Africa. Learn more about their incredible work on www.carersofafrica.org.au
Chiza is an expert in Clinical Skin Care.
She is a Global Clinical Education Manager who recently added Nutrition to her practice. Chiza has been working in the clinical skin care industry for 16 years.
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FB/ Chiza Westcarr
Zione Walker-Nthenda and Ikenne Nwokolo are the incredible and power couple behind Incubate Foundation. This is a platform that encourages young people to strive to be their best through workshops, projects and mentorship programs. Connect with Incubate Foundation on FB/ @Incubatefoundationwww.incubatefoundation.org.au
Bonny Hut is a Visionary-ArtistShe ran the Alchemy School of Art for 10 years and has taught over a thousand people to paint and draw. She was also the director at the Esoteric Gallery for 5 years where she curated many art exhibitions and organised many other creative and spiritual events, conferences and workshops. Bonny is still very active with collaborative community art projects.Bonny has had 12 solo exhibitions and 15 group exhibitions since 1996.Words from Bonny's website
Connect with Bonny on Instagram @bonny_hut_visionary_art
Elizabeth is a filmmaker, spoken word artist and published author.
She fell in love with poetry while filming her documentary ‘Make Me A poet’.
Here she interacted with some of Melbourne’s best poets and now joins the league not only on stage but through her newly published book ‘Foot Steps’ which is a compilation of her work.
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FB: Elizabeth Etta
Band Of Brothaz“A sonic collective of beat makers, music lovers and poets” ~Band Of Brothaz Lead by three incredibly talented creatives Zii Wacho aka ZIIMUSIC (@ziimusic), Tenda McFly (@tendacanfly) & Wani Lefrere (@wani.lefrere) and supported by various musicians like Olugbade Okunade (@alariiya) & Arnaud Lebon - this sleek ensemble seeks to create a holistic space for brothers to connect creatively and beyond.Connect with the Brothaz:Tendahttps://tendamcfly.bandcamp.com/ZIIMUSIC ziimusic.comWaniwanilefrere.comOlugbadehttps://alariiya.bandcamp.com/releasesArnaud Facebook: Arnaud Lebon
RUVA is an African Australian Musician who has been making incredible strides in the music industry.
She studied classical and Jazz vocals at Victorian College Of Arts Secondary school. Among many prominent musicals RUVA was cast as lead character in the iconic THE LION KING which toured Australia.
She was recently serving all kinds of vocal fire on the famous talent show 'The Voice'.
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In the true spirit of #blackgirlmagic co-creating, the gorgeous and talented Host & Artist Lynda Matutu joins our host Dorcas Utkovic.
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Rhoda Kate Mphande
Rhoda is the Founder & Designer of the the highly acclaimed Melbourne based fashion label titled after her name RKM Global Fashion.
With the desire to combine traditional African style, contemporary and youthful fashion which was largely missing in the fashion industry here in Australia - Rhoda established her label.
Her “objective and endless desire is to create clothing that adheres to elegance, modesty, class and no boundaries of who can be ‘Mad about prints’” (RKM website).
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A women like no other. As an Consultant, Author and Activists, she is royalty when it comes to Social Justice and Cultural Diversity. For years she has fought for the rights and respect of not just the African community but for that of the Middle Eastern, Asian and migrant communities as well. Today she's still pushing boundaries and we have her here on Oz African TV.
Connect with Tasneem on Twitter, Instagram and her Website.
Born in London and raised in Perth, Western Australia, N’fa Jones is an Afro hip- hop recording artist. He is best known as the front man for the Australian hip-hop pioneer ensemble 1200 Techniques. He is currently a member of the new collaboration that’s making big waves in the Australian music scene titled ‘Cool Out Sun’ comprising; Sensible J, Lamine Sonko, Nui Moon & N’fa Jones.
You can listen to N’fa Jones’ music here: www.nfajones.bandcamp.com
Connect with N’fa Jones on his social pages: Instagram, Facebook and Web
The South African born Natasha Zantsi is the President of Afrocare. An organisation that works with the African community to combat Mental Illness. Natasha is currently involved with The Women's Leadership Program as the liason between The City Of Melbourne, The African Australian Communities and the Women taking part in the program.
Deeqo Thahaliil is a native of Somalia but has called Australia home for 11 years. She is passionate about working with African communities especially but not limited to women. She's a graduate of The Women's Leadership Program and would encourage anyone who wishes to expand their leadership skills to join the program.
Find out more about The Women's Leadership Program by visiting the City Of Melbourne's website or giving them a call.
03 9658 9658
Edem is an incredibly talented Graphic Designer and Branding Wizard. She's also an Artist who has exhibited extensively in Melbourne. Anyone who knows Edem would agree that she's the kindest and mostly generous with her time and expertise.
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Sasha is the Founder and Editor of Ascension Magazine, the first lifestyle magazine for Indigenous and ethnic women of Australia.
Connect with Sasha on FB/ AscensionMagazineOnline
Catherine Pwiti is a talented dancer, loving mother and wife of late Kuda 'Di Apprentice' Pwiti.She is passionate about sharing her late husband's story of the struggle against mental illness and substance abuse which resulted in suicide.Connect with Catherine on Social MediaInstagram @kitty_cat_bcqFB / Cat Pwiti Burncityqueens
Lisa Minogue is a Photographer and Visual Artist who works under the banner, Liberation Images.
Liberation Images is a Melbourne based Fashion and Portrait photographer who specialises in African Australian and Multicultural models and clients.
Our aim is to capture, support, promote and exhibit African Australian and Multicultural models in an endeavour to raise the presence of diverse faces in our advertising, media and publications whilst at the same time supporting our clients as they rise in their chosen fields.
Liberation Images has had the honour and pleasure of photographing emerging fashion designers, actors, models, sports stars, musicians and other talent along with clients who just want high end portraits of themselves.
Connect with Lisa Minogue on Instagram @liberationimagesor www.liberationimages.com
Lawyer, Change maker, Culture Shifter, MC ... call him what you will but be assured that this intelligent and talented young man will deliver when called to action.
Arriving in Australia at the age of 19 with a heart full of dreams, Simba Mak is a true testament to what it means to embrace opportunities that exist here in Australia.
In following his vocation, this Lawyer turned rapper has performed before a myriad of audiences, gracing big stages like Hisense Arena (Melbourne), Federation Square (Melbourne), Immigration Museum (Melbourne) to name a few.
“From suits to hoodies, dress shoes to Timberland boots, court rooms to main stages, clients to fans, Simba Mak is the embodiment of versatility. Keep an eye out for this MC with the ability to effortlessly morph into exactly what the Australian Hip Hop scene has been yearning for all along – it’s very own Black Superman.” simbamak.com
Connect with Simba Mak
FB: SIMBA MAK
Soundcloud: SIMBA MAK
KrownKrown is a young Melbourne based musician - songwriter/rapper.He is making big waves not only in the hip hop scene but also in the African Australian community.At 18, Krown is a role model for other young people who strive to achieve incredible goals while breaking the walls of stereotypical representation of young African Australians men in mainstream media.Connect with Krown:Instagram: @militarykrownFB: @krownSoundcloud: krownzmusic
Lisa is the Founder and Designer of Silvarai Designs. A high end hand crafted silver jewellery with a personality to suit individual clients.
Lisa migrated with her family to Australia from South Africa when she was eight years old.
Jewellery plays a pivotal role in exploring her connection to people and places and ultimately exists as a vehicle that helps her to explore her own identity as an African Australian.
Her #blackgirlmagic as experienced through her powerful designs especially but certainly not limited to the finger print design transcends geographical boundaries to reach some of the world's biggest artists including Jamie Foxx, Pink, Palmer and more.
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Coco has gone through a journey that many couldn't even imagine. He's trained with the masters of Chinese Taoist and Shaolin Qi Gong. A master of Kung fu at 22, but a master of meditation and the mind before anything else. Coco spends his days honing his skills and as the founder Reality Based Mindfulness, he teaches others to train their minds for the better
Connect with Coco on his Facebook, Instagram,Realitybasedmindfulness.com
Nelly is an exemplary young athlete with passion for mentoring youth.
Nelly Yoa is a shining beacon for many young people in our society. The American Express Ambassador stretches his abilities beyond the AFL pitch. Yoa is a motivational speaker as well as youth ambassador at AFRI-AUS CARE.
In his line of work, he mentors troubled youth and helps guide them towards achieving their goals.
Nelly recently switched from being a professional soccer player to joining the Australian Number one sport, AFL under Collingwood football club.
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FB: Nelly Yoa
Nehanda Yemaya Rusere
Nehanda is a model, dancer and spiritual teacher. After a time of dealing with her own struggles, she set herself on path of healing her mind, body and soul, and soon she began to do the same for others. She's gone from a career in I.T. to now being the founder of her own brand dedicated to helping others fulfill their desires, mind, body and soul.
Connect with Nehanda on her Facebook, Instagram, Nehandalife.com
Meet the dream team behind the incredible Africa Day Australia Celebration showcasing the best of African culture, art, music and talent. As both proud Africans and Australians it is a beautiful thing to have two cultures come together in the spirit of unity and diversity. Special thanks to Rabecca Mphande, Fraser Mutumwa and Tina Mulaudi as well as the rest of the Africa Day Australia team
Lorraine is passionate about helping young people to realise their dream careers. She is the Founder and Youth Advisor at Useful Link. Here she hosts workshops and sessions to help guide young people to secure employment.
In her line of work, she engages with government bodies, schools, youth organisations and more.
Connect with Lorraine here: Instagram, Facebook and Useful Link
Ez Eldin Deng
Ez Eldin Deng is a young creative who uses the power of media to tell the stories that would have never been told. He is an inspiration to all future content creators. Get the chance to learn his story here, on OZ AFRICAN TV.
Connect with Ez on his Instagram and his Facebook
Junior is the Director of Eco Removals, an environmentally conscious business that not only services Victoria but extends to charity work in Africa.
Connect with Junior on Istagram
Lea is the Founder and Make Up Artist at Sundari Cosmetics, a line of cosmetics that caters for all skin types. Her love of working with cosmetics extends beyond creating amazing products to teaching aspiring Make Up Artists as well.
Barbara Osafo-Kwaako is a Lawyer. However in recent time she's has been very active in the community working with Cares Of Africa to assist young people with issues relating to job seeking, migration and other social matters.
Tamirat Gebremariam is an acclaimed Artist from Melbourne with an extensive academic backing. He also teaches art. Learn more about Tamirat's art and connect with him on Facebook/ @TamiratGebremariamArt