“These grants affect wide-ranging organizations and diverse audiences statewide, from Town Theatre in Columbia, starting its centennial season next week, to Wits End Poetry, holding a poetry slam event in Greenville later in the month. They enable our four fellowship recipients from Charleston, Columbia, Little River, and Spartanburg to develop their talents, and provide support for artisans like Serwah Armah-Koranteng to strengthen Africstyle mobile boutique, her arts-based business. And perhaps most importantly, they help the next generation hone creativity and problem-solving skills with funding for arts-based education programs in schools.”
OMG! First off let me say I had an AMAZING time at this year’s AfricStyle Fashion Show presented by AfricStyle Initiatives Vissionaire Serwah Armah-Koranteng and her amazing team which consist of her two sisters, Ama Williams Armah-koranteng and Love-Barbie Adwoa Gyameya. AfricStyle Initiatives founded in 2014 aims to educate, empower and promote African culture in its entirety from food, fashion, entertainment and health and wellness. I had the pleasure of wearing one of my many HATS and worked as a makeup artist on the Beauty Team coordinated by Tara Canty, who made sure hair and makeup ran smoothly for the models along with wardrobe coordinator Leslie Rhodes of LesAnn’s Creations. Among others who helped with this year’s production was Michelle R. Cannon-Finch, Tshomba Johnson, Erika Princess Reinhard, Yolanda McCray and Laraine Fluker.
You’ve made the first step at claiming your independence. Starting a new business can be a wonderful experience that gives you FAST extra income. Not only this, but you can also celebrate African heritage and help support the people of Africa at the same time. Your customers can own actual products made by the people of Africa.