Dr. Bob Lee from WBLS will be the MC for the Go Africa Stage on 7/14/2018

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Bob Lee will be serving as the Master of Ceremonies  for the Go Africa Stage at the SF on 7/14/2018

The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.

please self-register via Eventbrite https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001more information can be found at www.GoAfricaHarlem.org

About Dr. Bob Lee 

http://www.wbls.com/DrBobLee

 

In addition to his on-air roles, Lee also is the Community Affairs Director for WBLS. As part of his community-based work, Lee has developed strong ties to many local and national politicians and public figures, including President Clinton, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor David Dinkins, and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión. Lee also currently hosts the weekly live television program “Open,” which broadcasts on BronxNet, a cable television station serving the Bronx and upper Manhattan. The program features news and topics affecting the Bronx community and also treats viewers to new and established musical guests.

Lee also appears frequently in the Harlem community as the host of live music and other events, such as Harlem Summer Stage and classic soul programs at the Apollo Theater featuring Regina Belle and Jeffrey Osborne. In addition, his strong ties to the community are reflected in his many charitable endeavors. Among other activities, Lee is a founder and board member of the Make The Grade Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides mentoring and aid to school children. Lee also helps college students interested in radio careers by serving as a mentor for “Table for Two,” a weekly music program which broadcasts from WLIU 88.1 FM radio in Brooklyn and which is staffed by interns from Long Island University. Finally, he is also involved in corporate speaking and promotional work for businesses with an interest in the welfare of the community. 

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Go Africa Award 2018 Recipient: The Office of the Consulate General of Nigeria (New York)

We are pleased to announce that The Office of the Consulate General of Nigeria (New York)  has been selected by our award committee to receive an award for its years of service to the African, African Diaspora, and African-American Communities

Please join us with your presence and spirit on 7/14/2018 at the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street festival when the Office of the Consulate General of Nigeria (New York)receives his well deserved recognition for its years of service to the African, African Diaspora, and African-American Communities 

The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.

please self-register via Eventbrite https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001more information can be found at www.GoAfricaHarlem.org

 

About the Consulate General Of Nigeria (New York)

As one of the four (4) Nigeria’s diplomatic representation in the United States of America, the Consulate General of Nigeria, New York, has amongst its mandate, protection of its nationals, rendering consular services, and promoting economic relations with the United States of America. The Consulate is located at 828 second Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Since its establishment, fourteen (14) Consul Generals have served in the Mission. They are as follows:

  • Hon. Victor Taylor ……………………..1973-1975
  • Hon. R.O. Omotoye……………………..1976-1977
  • Hon. Zubair M. Kazaure………………..1978-1979
  • Hon. Dr. U.A. Angulu…………………..1980-1983
  • Hon. B.O. Awokoya……………………..1984-1987
  • Hon. Abraham Tukuru…………………1987-1989
  • Hon. Y. Usman…………………………….1989-1991
  • Hon. F.O. Nwankwo……………………..1991-1993
  • Hon. C.O. Awani(Ag.)…………………….1993-1998
  • Hon. T.O. Oseni …………………………..1998-2003
  • Hon. Mrs. M. Ekong Omogbami……..2003-2004
  • Hon. V.O. Bosah…………………………….2004-2005
  • Hon. Dr. F.R. Aderele……………………….2005-2007
  • Hon .I. Auwalu………………………………..2007-2011
  • Hon. Habib B. Habu…………………………2011 till date

The Consulate has under its jurisdiction the following states: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Vermont and Pennsylvania.

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The Consulate General performs the usual consular functions including visas; passports; immigration; welfare of Nigerians; notary ; trade inquires; promotion of trade, commerce, and investment ; as well as educational , cultural, and information services.

ABOUT NIGERIA

Nigeria is located on the west coast of Africa and is the most populous black country in the world, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean, between Benin and Cameroon. Nigeria covers 356,668 sq miles (923,7770 sq kilometers). It is about the same size as California, Nevada and Utah combined. Nigeria is diverse in people and culture. The history of the country goes back to 500 BC when the Nok people were the inhabitants. It was the ending of the 15th century European explorers and traders began their lucrative slave trade with the Yoruba and Benin peoples. In 1861 Lagos was colonized by the British and 1914, the entire country became The Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria. Nigeria became independent in 1960.

NIGERIA GEOGRAPHY

Area

  • TOTAL 923,768 SQ. KM,
  • LAND – 910,768 SQ. KM
  • WATER – 13,000 SQ. KM

Land Boundaries: 4,047KM

Coastline: 853KM

Boundaries

  • WEST (BENIN REPUBLIC) 773KM
  • EAST (CAMEROON), 1690KM
  • NORTH (CHAD) 87KM AND (NIGER) 1,497KM
  • SOUTH (GULF OF GUINEA AND EQUATORIAL GUINEA) MARITIME BOUNDARY

Geography

Geography Land area – approximately 923,768 square kilometers, which spans over six ecological zones, ranging from the swampy coastal rain forest of the south to the semi-arid fertile grassland of the north. The country’s land area is made up of high grounds of average heights of 1,500 metres over the eastern region, 600 metres over the northern region and 300 metres over the western region. Over the coast and southern regions are the low-lying grounds which are generally below 300 metres and are characterized by creeks and lagoons on both sides of the niger delta. The main drainage systems in nigeria are (a) the niger-benue, (b) the chad and (c) the coastal river systems

Vegetation

Reflecting the varied topography and climate typical of the tropics, nigeria is blessed with very rich and diverse plant and animal life. There are four broad vegetation belts: the mangrove swamp on the coast, the rain forest, the woodland savannah in the middle belt and the guinea and sudan savannah in the north.

Climate

Varies: equatorial/tropical, when traversing from the coast to the hinterland. Semi-arid, from the hinterland to the fringes of the Sahara desert. The climate is tropical with two main marked seasons – the dry season lasting from November to march with the dry dust-laden north-easterly winds blowing across the country. The rainy season is from April to October, during which the moisture-laden south-westerly winds blow from the coast, bringing the rains. Rainfall decreases from about 1,500mm in the south to about 500mm in the north. The temperature is generally high, except in the Jos plateau, the Mambila plateau and Obudu ranch plateau where the temperature is relatively cooler all year round.

Temperature

Ranging between 20c and 40c. Temperature increases as one moves from the southern part to the northern part

Our Contact Information

Consulate General of Nigeria
828 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017
Tel:(212) 808-0301
Fax:(212) 687-1476
Email:cgnny@nigeriahouse.com

Consular Service Phones

For new passport enquirie: (917) 818-7102
For visa enquiries: (917) 818-8726

Go Africa Award 2018 Recipient: Joseph N. Garba

We are pleased to announce that Joseph N. Garba  has been selected by our award committee to receive an award for his years of service to the African, African-American, and Caribbean Communities 

Please join us with your presence and spirit on 7/14/2018 at the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street festival when Joseph N. Garba receives his well deserved recognition for his selfless service to our community and the great City of New York throughout the years.

The Go Africa Carnival 2018 will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.

please self-register via Eventbrite https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 more information can be found at www.GoAfricaHarlem.org

About Joseph N. Garba:

Joseph N. Garba, secretary to the NYS assembly Speaker for Intergovernmental Relations

Joseph N. Garba is currently serving in the role of secretary to the Speaker for Intergovernmental Relations. Mr. Garba has extensive experience in New York State and city government, most recently serving as deputy borough president for the Borough of Manhattan, with a focus on budget and policy. He previously served as the director of State Legislative Affairs for the City of New York in the Office of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of other roles in city and state government. He earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany and a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University at Albany where he also served as President of the Public Affairs Student Association.

Visit Charik African Fashion @ the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival on 7/14/2018

We welcome Charik African Fashion to the Street Festival this year!

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018

from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please self-register via Eventbrite https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com   or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

about Charik African Fashion 

https://www.charikafricanfashion.com/

Exclusive African Shoes, Cloths and Accesories

We are deighted to provide a wide variety of hand made mens and womens shoes, fabrics and art to fit every style and occation.  Over the past 20 years we have done just that and there is no solution to African fashion we cannot provide.

Visit Our Locations:

Charick Shop at Lake Forest Mall

701 Russell Ave E221,

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Tel: (240) 631-9404

Charik Shop At Wheaton Mall

11160 Veirs Mill Road Unit P 208A

Silver Springs, MD 20902

Tel: (301) 933 2527

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See Da Twin Prince Live @ the Go Africa Harlem 2018 street Festival on 7/14/2018

See  Da Twin Prince live at the Street Festival on 7/14/2018 

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 07/14/2018 from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.  please register at  : https://goafricaharlem2018.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

Short Bio of  Da Twin Prince

Brooklyn born artist Da Twin Prince is an independent unsigned artist/producer/song writer and musician. He has performed and made appearances dozens of local venues and music festivals like South by South West, A3c. Performing at local venues such as  SOB’s, The Delancey, The Well, The Apollo Theatre, Drom, the list goes on. But currently he is on his  #PHP Tour promoting his two recent singles, “Taste Your Love” and “I’m Wit It” along with music from his last mixtape.

#datwinprince #phptour 

Instagram @DaTwinPrince

Twitter @DaTwinPrince

Facebook @DaTwinPrince

YouTube @ Da Twin Prince

Website @ www.soundcloud.com/DaTwinPrince

See Go Africa’s Artistic Director, Sekouba Bolomba at Groove NYC on May 22nd at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m!

See Go Africa’s Artistic Director  Sekouba Bolomba at Groove NYC on May 22nd at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m!

Purchase tickets at http://clubgroovenyc.com/event.cfm?cart&id=279215

Show Details
  • When: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 7:30 PM
  • Ticket Price: $5.00
  • Show Type: Reggae
  • Restrictions: All Ages
    Two items minimum

Sekouba Diakite is an Ivorian reggae musician. In the tradition of rootsy reggae from the 70s, Sekouba combines an eclectic mix of traditional West African rhythms known as Bolomba, using djembe drums and balafons. His potent lyrics, heavy ideas, and delicate voice are laced in his music in six different languages: Mandingo, French, English, Malinke, Bambara, and Dioula. He humbly has graced stages around the globe with generous performances, including Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire.

After being enriched into the roots of the Bolomba style in The Gambia, the young Sekouba came alive with the West African sounds of the Mandinka. Sekouba’s desire to sing came naturally but it was never a reality without the musical influence of his brother, Ismael Isaac. Sekouba’s other musical influences include, Lucky Dube, Alpha Blondy, and Bob Marley.

Sekouba’s uplifting and heartening lyrics enliven audiences with spiritual liberation and African consciousness. His debut album “I’m So Glad” was self-produced in New York and arranged by Oscar Ankou. Sekouba’s sophomore album in 2010 “Sejo” was co-produced by Sidney Mills, Grammy award-winning reggae artist and keyboard player for the legendary band Steel Pulse. The album includes outstanding, liberal tracks like “Mandela,” featuring Bob Marley’s guitarist Junior Marvin from The Wailers. “Mandela” is a sharp and arousing tribute to former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela, and has been well-received by international fans.

Sekouba and his band Bolumba Stylee have decorated the nation with groovy, soulful performances at venues and festivals such as Fête de la Musique in Mali; SummerStage in New York City, alongside Israeli artist Idan Raichel; NJPAC SummerStage; New Haven Music Festival; Brooklyn’s International African Arts Festival; S.O.B.’s; Shrine World Music Venue; and many more. Sekouba’s music is inspired by a conglomerate of modern day music, and the ancestral dialogue passed down to him as a descendant of a long line of griots. In one show, Sekouba’s listeners share in a universal experience.

Support Africa & immigrant rights: Go Africa Fundraiser for Congressman Adriano Espaillat on 2/22/2018

We have heard from many in the community who are inquiring how to do something given the current state of affairs.  donate here

U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat is a leading voice in Washington in the fight for what is right for our communities and Africa.  attend the upcoming fundraiser on 2/22/2018 from 6pm – 10pm @ 543 West 141st Street NY, NY 10031 in Hamilton heights register or donate at https://espaillat2018.eventbrite.com

 

 

Go Africa Health LLC,  SJ Medical PLLC, Go Africa LLC, & the African & Caribbean Communities at  Large are honored to host a fundraiser in support of the Honorable Congressman Adriano Espaillat for reelection to the United States Congress Representing New York’s 13th Congressional District.

about Congressman Espaillat

U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat proudly represents New York’s Thirteenth Congressional District. He was sworn into office on January 3, 2017, during the 115th Congress.

 

Congressman Espaillat was born in the Dominican Republic in 1954 and came to the United States with his family when he was nine years old.  He grew up in the Washington Heights neighborhood in New York City and is the first Dominican-American to serve in the United States Congress.  Congressman Espaillat currently serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Select Committee on Small Business.  He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves as Chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.

 

A steadfast champion for working- and middle-class New Yorkers, Congressman Espaillat is a staunch advocate of a fair living wage, immediate and effective investments in affordable housing, meaningful criminal justice reform, infrastructure improvements, expanded youth programs, and better educational opportunities.

 

Throughout the tenure of his career in public service, Congressman Espaillat has been a vocal advocate for protecting tenants, improving schools, and making serious, smart investments in economic development, job creation, and environmental protection.  Prior to coming to Congress, he served as a New York State Senator during which he represented the neighborhoods of Marble Hill, Inwood, Washington Heights, Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, the Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, Clinton, and Chelsea.

 

While in the New York State Senate, Congressman Espaillat served as the Ranking Member of the Senate Housing, Construction, and Community Development Committee; Chairman of the Senate Puerto Rican/Latino Caucus; and as a member of the Environmental Conservation, Economic Development, Codes, Insurance, and Judiciary committees. Prior to his tenure as a state senator, he served in the New York State Assembly, and in 1996 became the first Dominican-American elected to a state legislature.

Mr. Richard Iyasere: Bio: Senior Director for African Affairs & promotions

We are proud to welcome Mr. Iyasere as Senior Director for African Affairs & promotions for Go Africa Network, Go Africa Health LLC, Go Africa LLC & African Union  Expo LLC.

 

about Richard Iyasere 

Mr. Iyasere is a community leader in the Greater New York metropolitan area. He is originally from Edo State, Nigeria and has lived in the States for over 24 years.

 

He received his Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science from City University of New York before eventually becoming a System Safety Specialist with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) where he is currently employed.

 

As most immigrants, he came to the States to build a career and future for himself and his family. He arrived in the states in the early 1990s and by working tirelessly, he was able to own his first property in only six years later. Because he understood the struggles of immigrants moving to a new country and learning new surroundings, he decided to help new immigrants by providing them a place to stay or hosting them while they settled in this country. Due to his role in the community as a provider for those in need, he became lovingly called “Daddy Rich” by family and friends.

Iyasere has extensive work community service and civic engagement, reflected in thirteen years of consistent dedication as an organizing member of the Nigerian Independence Day Parade, the first and longest running parade in the city which has been in existence for over 20 years. Other community initiatives he is involved include: a member of the Community Board 1; District 17 Round Table member in the New York City Council; and Community liaison at African Advisory Council of the Bronx under Borough President Ruben Diaz, jr. Iyasere is also a one-time vice president of the Nigerian Unique Club of New York and the former president of African Club, Bronx Community College among many accomplishments and feats. He was also the 2014 Community Leadership Award winner by the 3G Media in NY.

 

Apart from his community work, Iyasere is also an entrepreneur and businessman whose deep love for music and dance inspired him to start his own company DaddyRich Productions, which brings quality concerts and events to the diverse audiences. With DaddyRich Productions, he has brought quality artists and musicians from around the world to perform in New York City to contribute to the rich cultural tapestry and inform the larger NYC community about musical acts from Africa.

 

Iyasere continues to remain driven and active in his own Nigerian community and more importantly, remains engaged in the larger African and New York City communities.

 

He currently resides in Bronx, New York with his wife Egbe and their four daughters. He may be contacted at Daddyrich793@gmail.com or 

RIyasere@goafricanetwork.org

 

Services Profile: We are proud to welcome Grameen America (Micro Lending) to the African Union Expo 2016 on 11/15/2016

We welcome Grameen America to the expo. Grameen America will be providing microloans, training and support to women at the Expo

Visit AfricanUnionExpo.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email  info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002

About Grameen America: 10399057_1139747992725316_6449821990971628442_n

We provide microloans, training and support to women who live in poverty in the US to build small businesses and create better lives for their families.
Company Overview
Since opening in January 2008, Grameen America, has disbursed over $480 million to more than 75,000 low-income women across the US.
Mission
Founded by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families. We offer microloans, training and support to transform communities and fight poverty in the United States.
Awards: Nobel Peace Prize
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Products
Microloans
Savings Program
Credit Building
Financial Education

Contact:

Rajitha Swaminathan | Director, Programs | Grameen America, Inc.

150 West 30th Street, 8th floor,  New York, NY 10001

Office: (718) 704-0364 | Cell: (917) 860-2428 rswaminathan@grameenamerica.org <mailto:rswaminathan@grameenamerica.org>  | www.grameenamerica.org <http://www.grameenamerica.org/>

Media Profile: We are proud to welcome Afric Vision Network TV to the African Union Expo 2016 on 11/15/2016

We would like to welcome the Afric Vision Network TV team to the African Union Expo 2016 on 11/15/2016

We welcome Afric Vision Network TV team. The Afric Vision Network TV team will be providing TV and visual production services for the entire event .

Visit AfricanUnionExpo.org for more information for Merchants and general Attendees or email  info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002
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About Afric Vision Network TV:

Mr. Dosso Inza

Director

Afric Vision Network TV

http://www.avntv.net/

Facebook: AfricVision Nouvelles

africvisiontv@yahoo.com 12823356_1521137038188048_8290981845429736419_o

Tel: 646-234-0609 / 646-546-5276