Uniting the Global Black Diaspora
May 25 - 28, 2022

AFRICON is the conference that brings together pop culture, music, food, innovation, activism, education & more from the global Black Diaspora. This event which coincides with Africa Day, aims to celebrate the diversity of the African Continent and the Diaspora through the lens of entertainment, media, technology and leadership.

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What To Expect

Panels

Pitch Competition

Gala

Parties

Shop Black Businesses

Music Festival

Keynote Speakers

Fela

Maya Angelou

Mandela

MLK

Madam CJ Walker

Bob Marley

Chinua Achebe

Caroline Wanga

CEO, Essence

Kanayo Awani

Managing Director, Intra-African Trade Initiative in Afreximbank

Dr. Akintoye Akindele

Chairman of Platform Capital

Speakers

Fela

Maya Angelou

Mandela

MLK

Madam CJ Walker

Bob Marley

Chinua Achebe

Ukonwa Ojo

Global Chief Marketing Officer, Amazon Prime Video & Amazon Studios

TJ Adeshola

Head of Global Content Partnerships, Twitter.

Shavone Charles

Musician & Ford Model Founder, Future Of Creatives Group Technology Executive

Travis Adkins

United States African Development Foundation (USADF)

Girmay Zahilay

Councilmember

Benoni Tagoe

President, Raedio

Olamide Olowe

CEO, Topicals

Rodney Williams

Co-Founder, SoLo Funds, Inc.

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Honorees

Fela

Maya Angelou

Mandela

MLK

Madam CJ Walker

Bob Marley

Chinua Achebe

Ukonwa Ojo

Global Chief Marketing Officer, Amazon Prime Video & Amazon Studios

TJ Adeshola

Head of Global Content Partnerships, Twitter.

Kweku Mandela

Founder, House of Mandela & Board Member, Global Citizen

Chaka Bars

Activist

Abdul Abdullah

Founder & CEO of Culture Management Group and Afrochella Festival

Dr. Michael K. Obeng

Plastic Surgeon & President of Global Health Solution

Wendy Okolo, Ph.D

Aerospace Research Engineer

Poizon Ivy

DJ, Dallas Mavericks

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Talents

Fela

Maya Angelou

Mandela

MLK

Madam CJ Walker

Bob Marley

Chinua Achebe

BUJU


Jidenna


Elaine


Stanley Enow

June Freedom


Nana Kwabena


Prince


Poizon Ivy


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LOS ANGELES, CA

LOS ANGELES, CA

Magic Box @ The REEF is the first of its kind, and one-of-a-kind. A truly all-inclusive “one-stop-shop” for producing unique and successful events in DTLA – from small meetings to large conventions – Magic Box provides both the spaces and services that bring every event experience to the next level. Housed in the iconic LA Mart building, this collection of gorgeous, modern, renovated spaces play host to an enormous array of special events and trade shows, including the arts, design, fashion, film, television, advertising, and tech industries, and more.

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