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

See JW Images at the Go Africa 2018 SF on 7/14/2018 (Carnival)

We welcome the photography and art of JW Images  at the SF this year. 

JW Images is available for photo ops & special events.

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 JW Images

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Somehow the same attitude applies regardless of the travel mode – via jet plane over different tapestries of nature or over a tissue section.
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Tour promoting cards and posters..
Slide shows and assignments.
Mission
Building bridges through positive images.
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Check out CDSC @ the Go Africa 2018 SF on 7/14/2018 (Carnival)

We are pleased to have the Child Development Support Corporation (CDSC) as part of the event this year! 

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

http://www.cdscnyc.org/

About the Child Development Support Corporation (CDSC)

We are a community-based, not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1975.  CDSC began as a self-help group headed by parents to provide child care for families in the Fort Greene and Bedford-Stuyvesant sections of Brooklyn, New York.  From our modest beginnings of providing the single service of on-site childcare, we have evolved into a multi-service organization that provides a wide range of services to children, youth, and families.  

Since our beginning, CDSC has helped more than 20,000 families and individuals to become self-sufficient and self-reliant.  We are motivated by the belief that vibrant, healthy communities start with strong, secure families.

Our unique ability to recognize and adapt to changing community circumstances and needs enables us to continually provide proactive, responsive, relevant, and quality programs and services to our clients.

Accomplishments

  • Our Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) program helps over 6,000 families annually to access child care information and resources, and connect them to subsidy funding to pay for their child care needs. In 2006, we received a Best Practices certification for demonstrating our competence in the field of Child Care Resource and Referral. 
  • We help more than 3,000 individuals annually to become self-employed by establishing home-based early childhood programs through training, technical assistance and resources.
  • Through our partnership with the Brooklyn Outreach Center (BOC), we assist low-income child care providers to become successful entrepreneurs by providing intensive business, legal, child care skill and accounting assistance

Our Mission

The mission of CDSC is to provide programs that empower families by helping them to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for successful living in today’s society.

CDSC carries out this mission by:

  • Developing a community action plan that is based upon strategic planning;
  • Coordinating and collaborating with other community-based efforts to develop partnerships, maximize resources, and enhance existing service delivery systems;
  • Identifying service gaps;
  • Advocating for the needs of families, youth, individuals, and low income persons;
  • Developing services that are relevant and needed;
  • Leveraging funds for needed community services;
  • Encouraging services that are accessible, culturally sensitive, family-friendly, and responsive.

Vision

CDSC’s staff recognizes that a thriving community is measured by how well it takes care of its members, especially its most vulnerable.  Together with policy makers, community members and partnerships with broad low-income representation, we ensure comprehensive support service delivery systems that promote self-sufficiency, pride and community spirit for the people in Central Brooklyn.

We pride ourselves in offering relevant quality services to the community in a caring and respectful manner.  In order to maintain high standards of service, we internally practice the values that we seek to foster in the community.  Those values include quality work, honesty, and mutual respect, along with teamwork and creativity in problem solving.

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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 Carinista Art @ the Go Africa Carnival 2018 @Harlem NYC on 7/14/2018

visit Carinista Art @ the Go Africa Carnival 2018 @ Harlem NYC 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

Born in Lompoc, CA, Carin Bernard is just an average left handed young lady who enjoys her culture which she defines as her brand. Growing up in Waterbury, CT, Carin dealt with mild racism and consistent bullying in her younger years. Struggling to make friends, she often kept to herself and developed a passion for “creating.” From writing stories to sketching anime characters, Carin developed a love for art before even attaining the ability to create pristine, likable pieces. With 15 years under her belt, she disciplines herself to learn and master different mediums. She is currently in the process of mastering Acrylic and water paintings where she will eventually venture to oil paintings. Her art is meant to glorify black culture while revealing to the world her eclectic imagination. Please enjoy her many works and support her new found brand Carinista Art, a combination of fantasy and melanin beauty. Have a cherry.

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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

Visit L. Joevon “the Masked Don” @ the Go Africa 2018 SF on 7/14/2018

Visit L. Joevon the Masked Don and experience his music and related works such as SEEDS IN THE CONCRETE 2017 at the SF on 7/14/2018

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

SEEDS IN THE CONCRETE 2017

  1. JOEVON THE MASKED DON Release Date: September 1st, 2017 Representation: Seeds in the Concrete Inc. Production: Rick Hertz, Greg G The Golden Child, ROK R, MV Riot Streaming Link: www.seedsintheconcrete.com

Stage Name: L. Joevon the Masked Don Location: Brooklyn, NY

Styles: Hip Hop, Rap, R&B Available for: Performances, Showcases, Club Appearances, Features, Collaborations Set: 1-2 Hours

TRACKLISTING 1. IMURJE 2. CANDY RED 3. TREES GROW IN BROOKLYN 4. H2H 5. DO IT ALL 6. SENSES OF LOVE 7. GOLD DIGGER 8. LIFE SO STRANGE 9. NO PLACE TO GO 10. HATER 11. THE STORY 12. DO OR DIE 13. HIGH ROLLER 14. DARKNESS 15. THE SPROUT 16. SURF MY WAVE 17. MUSTARD SEEDS

Biography

Born in Brooklyn, New York, L.Joevon currently lives and produces in New York City as a writer with various artistic abilities. His creativity helped him endure many of the obstacles he faced by escaping the reality of his life. L was raised by a single misguided mother until the age of seven. Growing up in a broken home generated a lot of misguided confusion and anger. After going through eight foster homes, he realized he needed to find a way to cope with his pain. His outlet became art. With no family to trust. L found one within the New York City Crip Gang where he was praised for his loyalty and support. His commitment to the streets built his rep and landed him in incarceration at the ripe age of17. At the age of19, he created his first mixtape Ethiopian and sold over 2,000 copies.

 

 

L.Joevon performed in local underground spots thatlanded him a management deal. Unfortunately, L experienced the manipulation of power and was faced with a decision to make; either become a puppet for funding, or take his career into his own hands. L chose to defend himself, and was faced with three years of incarceration. During his time, he started using his creative mind to escape the reality he was facing. L received news from an ex-girlfriend that he had a son. Grief consumed him as L felt responsible for becoming an absentee father. He wrote Seeds in the Concrete along with multiple songs inspired by his time in solitary confinement. He found answers to problems through autonomy, and used that to create an ultimate new reality to live in. He studied business, philosophy, and the arts. Through this L found that the greatest and most vital tool was love. L.Joevon is currently being managed by Am’I ( Autonomy Manifested, Inc.) He is working hard to craft an innovative and creative project. Through Seeds in the Concrete, L.Joevon is hoping to inspire others to be the seed growing from the concrete. 2

 

 

SEEDS IN THE CONCRETE

“A Tale About A Tree

That Grew in Crooklyn!”

Website: www.seedsintheconcrete.com

Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

Author: L Joevon

We welcome Healthfirst® to the Go Africa Harlem 2018 Street Festival on 7/14/2018

We are honored to welcome Healthfirst again this year to the Street Festival.

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

 

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Go Africa Award 2018 Recipient: Sekouba Bolomba

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

Mr.  Sekouba Bolomba, Senior Artistic Director (Africa), Go Africa Network Inc, as the lead performer and artist for the upcoming street festival on 7/14 /2018

The Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/14 /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

Words from Sekouba Bolomba :

This is a honor  for me to accept the award from go Africa Harlem street  Festival 2018
Sekouba Diakite.

Sekouba Bolomba is hard-working man … reggae artist from west Africa ivory coast. my American Dream came true coming in this country 1998 no speaking English I learn how to speak English and move around in the U.S A. I like to help I am part of be something special

we are accepting donation to help Schools in Africa and I’m glad to be part of go Africa Harlem street Festival.

Click her to donate: https://www.facebook.com/donate/116415502551116/

or https://www.facebook.com/GoAfricaNetwork/

 

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Mr. Sekouba Bolomba is an Ivorian reggae musician. In the tradition of jamaican roots 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 four different languages: English, French, Malinke and Bambara. He humbly has graced stages around the globe with generous performances, including Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Mali, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, the United States of America and Canada.

After being enriched into the roots of the Bolomba style, 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. 243695_4250615666917_1978768217_o

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 City 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 reggae 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 Festival Nuits d’Afrique in Montreal, Canada; Abi Festival in Abidjan, Ivory Coast; 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. 12227056_10208321335974308_8777459754701423514_n

Sekouba is the youngest brother of Isaac Ismael, the lead singer in Ivory Coast’s best known musical group. He currently lives in New York City and is the Senior Artistic Director for the Go Africa Network 2016 (NYC).

 

Sekouba’s bio is in the May 2016 edition of L3 Magazine, North America.s #1 Urban-Caribbean online publication.

 

Sekouba’s next album ”Imagine” will be released in early 2017.

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Go Africa Award 2018 Recipient: Famod Konneh

We are pleased to announce that Famod Konneh 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 Mr. Konneh 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 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 Famod Konneh

Bronx Borough Director & African Liaison, New York City Mayor’s Office Community Affairs Unit

@Famodk1 @mayorsCAU

 

Famod Konneh is the Bronx Borough Director & African Liaison of the New York City Mayor’s Office Community Affairs Unit (CAU). The Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (CAU) is the fundamental connection between City Hall and New York City residents throughout the five boroughs. Before joining the Mayor’s Office, Mr. Konneh worked for the New York County District Attorney’s Office as the Senior Specialized Coordinator for over six years. Mr. Konneh is a member of the Manhattan Borough President African Task Force and the founding Chair of the Bronx Borough President’s African Advisory Council. Mr. Konneh graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSc) from the University of Liberia and a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from Baruch College School of Public Affairs.