Africon Excellence personified.

This fashion conscious, philanthropic event celebrates individuals who are amplifying Africa and the diaspora by excelling in their respective professional and creative fields.

During the ceremony

Certificates of recognition by the U.S Congress are issued to the selected candidates who have exhibited distinction in such categories as business, entertainment, fashion, and healthcare to name a few.

On Saturday, May 22nd after nearly 20 years of silence, Mount Nyiragongo erupted destroying homes, and livelihoods in DR Congo's eastern city of Goma; a city of 700,000 people, just south of the volcano.

There are currently more than 10,000 displaced individuals in a camp with no running water, sanitation, electricity and barely any food. A total of 25,000 individuals have been displaced in multiple camps.

AFRO BALL is partnering with Chaka Bars and the iHEARTAFRICA FOUNDATION as the official charity for the GALA. Our fundraising goal is $500,000 which would go towards supporting the #GIVE2GOMA initiative to the resettlement of these 25,000 people.