Musical Performance & Recording Artists

SIIMBA LIIVES LONG

Siimba Liives Long is an Ethiopian American recording and performance artist. A gemini born in New York, and raised in Addis Ababa, Siimba is able to give the best of both worlds on every track.

Instagram: @SIIMBALIIVESLONG

Twitter: @SIIMBALIIVES

Soundcloud: Siimba Liives Long

YouTube: Siimba Liives Long

Inquiries: Siimba.mgmt@gmail.com

HAILE SUPREME

Haile Supreme is a cymavocalist who currently tours and performs with Siimba Liives Long, Congo Sanchez, Daybreaker, and Washington Slizzards.

Instagram: @HaileSupreme

Twitter: @HaileSupreme

Soundcloud: Haile Supreme

YouTube: Haile Supreme

Inquiries: haile.supreme@gmail.com

CHYNA STREETZ

Chyna Streetz is a performance and recording artist based in Brooklyn, NY

Website: IAmChynaStreetz.com

Instagram: @ChynaStreetz

Twitter: @ChynaStreetz

Soundcloud: Chyna Streetz

YouTube: Chyna Streetz

Inquiries: info.cstreetz@gmail.com

ROME STREETZ

Rome Streetz is a performance and recording artist based in Brooklyn, NY

Website: RomeStreetz.com

Instagram: @RomeStreetz

Twitter: @Rome_Streetz

Soundcloud: Rome Streetz

YouTube: Rome Streetz

OG LULLABIES

OG Lullabies is a multi-instrumentalist native to Washington, DC. A virtuoso violinist, composer, producer, and singer songwriter, she merges her multi-talents into a one-woman show; an eclectic fusion and force of self expressive sounds transformed through technical mastery and fearless musical experimentation.

Website: OGLullabies.com

Instagram: @OGLullabies

Twitter: @OGLullabies

Soundcloud:

Inquiries: oglullabies.com/booking/

M'GOUCK

Mgouck, The Congo Lion, is a Congolese American recording artist, engineer and producer. He is based in Brooklyn, NY.

Instagram: @MGouck

Soundcloud: M'Gouck

Inquiries: TrueMgouck@gmail.com

OSHUN

On the convergence of culture, politics, and art - OSHUN’s Thandiwe and Niambi Sala have chosen to march to the beat of their own drum. The D.C. natives have coined their own music style (Iya Sol) that is a cultural blend of neo-soul & hip-hop.

Website: Oshuniverse.com

Instagram: @Oshun

Twitter: @Oshuniverse

Soundcloud: Oshuniverse

YouTube: OSHUN

Inquiries: booking@oshuniverse.com

TiDUS

ForTheFuture (((+)))

Website: HeresTidus.com

Instagram: @WheresTiDUS

Twitter: @WheresTIDUS

Soundcloud: TiDUS

YouTube: TiDUS

Inquiries : team@herestidus.com


Visual Artists

ALIM SMITH

Website: YDNite.com

Instagram: @YesterdayNite

Twitter: @YesterdayNite

Inquiries: YesterdayNite@gmail.com

KAHIEM ARCHER

Website: KArcherArt.com

Instagram: @ThaSobreKid

Inquiries: KArcherArt@gmail.com

CREATIVE PERSONA

KETURAH ARIEL


Photographers

HARUKA SAKAGUCHI

Haruka Sakaguchi is a Japanese photographer currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. Her work focuses on cultural identity and sense of place. 

Website: harukasakaguchi.com

Instagram: @hsakag

Inquiries: hsakag@gmail.com

THE DENIZEN CO.

Launched in 2013 by Haruka Sakaguchi, The Denizen Co.’s primary mission is to work with entrepreneurs and small businesses to develop and realize their brand identity. I am currently based in Brooklyn, New York and specialize in creating elegant designs for both web and print. I am currently available for freelance projects, consulting and collaborations. I work with clients across the US and around the world.

Website: thedenizenco.com

Inquiries: hello@thedenizenco.com

PHOTOGRAPHY ALEX

SIR NOAHBILITY

Instagram: @sirnoahbility

Tumblr: @noahbility

Inquiries: sirnoahbility@gmail.com

A BROOKLYN SOUL

SIR DEX R. JONES

EMMANUEL AFOLABI

Emmanuel Afolabi is a photographer and filmmaker based in New York City. Emmanuel sees photography and filmmaking as a way of bringing out the beauty in life.

Website: EmmanuelAfolabi.com

Instagram: @Emmanuel.Fola

Vimeo: Nomadic Film

Inquiries: info@emmanuelafolabi.com


Clothing Brands

HACKY SACK

The Hacky Sack is a trunk shop pop-up located in @JAHArtHouse. All of the pieces are one-of-a-kind exclusives or up-cycled and customized vintage. In-house stylist, Hack, hosts a weekly open shopping event on Sunday evenings. Although the shop is open every day, viewings are taking on an appointment basis.

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Owner & Designer: Hack (@hvckavelii)

Website: IvyLeagueInTheHood.com/events

Instagram: @JAHArtHouse

Inquiries: JAHArtHouse@gmail.com

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NAKIMULI INC.

NAKIMULI aims to go beyond the traditions of women's fashion and explore more of the imagination, creating fashion forward garments for forward thinking young women. Inspired by color, shapes, and prints, NAKIMULI has created their own fashion revolution: one that embraces a love of self at any size, inspires sisterhood, individuality, comfort, and lots of fierceness.

Be bold; become your own trendsetter. Dream. Explore. Dare.

Owner & Designer: Tennille McMillan (Tennille22)

Website: Nakimuli.com

Instagram: @Nakimuli

Inquiries: CustomerCare@Nakimuli.com

MADE IN AFROOKLYN

 "I came up with Made in Afrooklyn, bridging the gap between Brooklyn and Africa. We get most of our fabrics from Senegal, and we mix that with the Brooklyn or urban aesthetic." -Berchell

Owner: Berchell Eggerton (@berchandise)

Website: MadeInAfrooklyn.bigcartel.com

Instagram: @MadeInAfrooklyn

Inquiries: MadeInAfrooklyn@gmail.com

QUELLY RUE

QUÈLLYRUE is multifaceted apparel and accessories collection based in New York. Founder and Creative Designer, Racquel Dwomoh, prides herself on her afro-chic handcrafted line bursting with color, texture, print and intricate patterns. Although constantly pulling inspiration from various sources, the collection is specifically driven by her love for art in all its forms, her cultural legacy, happiness, truth, colors, textures, and the beautiful people of Africa. 

"My collection is a genuine reflection of me and my personal style… Art and design is a great way for me to express myself."

For Racquel, the creative direction of QUÈLLYRUE is to express all the creative wanderings in her mind, her art, and her personal style through designs that are artistic, whimsical, and necessary.

Owner & Designer: Raquel Dwomoh

Website: QuellyRue.com

Instagram: @QuellyRue_

Inquiries: QuellyRue@gmail.com

MARTINE'S DREAM

"Martine's Dream was not created for a specific person. I focus not on trends, but what moves me. It is from a heart place and it makes me happy. So if it connects to your heart and a dreampick brings you joy, then that's Martine's Dream and,well, that is specific indeed :)"

Owner: Debby Hardy

Website: MartinesDream.com

Instagram: @MartinesDream

Inquiries: martinesdream@gmail.com

GOLDEN BIRD BOUTIQUE

Golden Bird Boutique is an online destination for vintage and vintage inspired preloved clothing and accessories.  We set out to create an online space for vintage lovers like ourselves offering one of a kind items at affordable prices.

Website: GoldenBirdBoutique.com

Instagram: @GoldenBirdBoutique

Inquiries: GoldenBirdBoutique@gmail.com

NIGERIAN HIPPIE

"The Creator has given me the ability and tools to create. I style hair, paint, draw and sew. Despite my abilities, I found myself sitting at a desk working 9 to 5. I realized I wasnt creating and living the life I wanted. Sitting at that desk was literally making me sick. So, I left my job and Im so proud to say Ive spent two years living my dream of creating full time. I'm self employed and loving it. Daily, I get to decide what I want to do and create. I support all Beings who are doing what they love, it brings absolute joy to my heart. I love what I do and I hope you love it, too."

Owner: Ngozi Okechukwu 

Website: NigerianHippie.com

Instagram: @NigerianHippie

Inquiries: NigerianHippie@gmail.com


Jewelry & Accessories

TEMPLE OF SOL

Pleasant & Powerful Collection of Amun:Xkorpious Re & the TempleofSol Family. Let's Get that Amazing new Creation to you.

Owner: Amun Neteru El

Instagram: @TempleOfSol

Inquiries: TempleOfSol13@gmail.com

 

SUNNIE WALLFLOWER

Renaissance woman. Custom earrings & artwork.

Owner: Janiah Vann-Bradley

Website: SunnieWallflower.bigcartel.com

Instagram: @SunnieWallflower

Inquiries: sunnie.wallflower@gmail.com

STUDIO OF PTAH

Studio of Ptah is a family run NYC based Independent Jewelry Company led by Heru Ankh-Ra Semahj and El-Aton Georges.  Together, they work to make Studio of Ptah a go to brand for those looking for fine jewelry that is not only beautiful but also meaningful and symbolic. 

Owner: Baba Heru Ankh-Ra Semahj

Website: SOPtah.com

Instagram: @StudioOfPtah

Inquiries: info@soptah.com

 

84 GEM

84Gem is ethnic, exotic and regal. A combination of contemporary and traditional tribal jewelry styles, 84Gem offers very unique pieces reminiscent to jewelry found in other countries and cultures. Inspired by my personal travels, the designs consists of an organic mixture of natural gemstones, beads and metals. All pieces are handmade in Brooklyn and material is sourced from India, Istanbul and some parts of Africa.  Each piece is created to evoke a sense of power, strength and confidence to the wearer. 

Owner: Kimone Young

Website: 84gem.com

Instagram: @84Gem

Inquiries: Info@84Gem.com


Hairstylists

HAIR BY SUSY

Susy Oludele is a natural hairstylist with over five years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist. Her client list includes Zoe Kravitz, Solange & Beyonce Knowles. She currently works out of her salon in Brooklyn.

Owner: Susy Oludele (@africancreature)

Website: hairbysusy.com

Instagram: @hairbysusy

Inquiries: hairbysusy@gmail.com

Booking: BookFresh

Salon: 1019 Hegeman Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11208

 

JANERA ROSE

 

Janera Rose is a FIDM Beauty Merchandising and Marketing Alumna with over seven years of experience as a licensed cosmetologist and makeup artist. When the Baltimore-raised Brooklynite isn’t on set with some of today's most coveted brands or shooting content, she can be found reading books (that she probably found on the street), singing and dancing to the oldies.

Owner: Janera Rose

Website: JaneraRose.com

Instagram: @janerarose

Inquiries: JaneraRose.com (scroll to bottom of site)

Booking: JaneraRose.com/book-online

 

COWRIE SHELL CENTER

Yendys Nefer-Atum is a Barbadian born entrepreneur; the founder and owner of The Cowrie Shell Center for Natural Hair Care and Holistic Wellness Therapies in Bedford stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York since 1991

Owner: Yendys Nefer-Atum

Website: CowrieShell.com

Instagram: @ancientblends

Inquiries: info@cowrieshell.com

Booking: 718.221.2051

ANCESTRAL STRANDS

Ancestral Strands is a Unique Braid Shop specializing in Tribal, Eclectic, and Cultural braiding & Natural hair styling w/ a unique twist! AS gives you access to the cities best braiding while preserving our African and cultural heritage.  Along with receiving a beautiful work of hair art , you will be served a Herbal hair tea tonic drink infused with natures healing herbs for hair growth, root stimulation, and to bring out the natural essence and beauty from the inside out.

Website: AncestralStrands.com

Instagram: @ancestralstrands

Inquiries: ancestralstrands@gmail.com

Booking: 347-688-ROOT

Salon: 1080 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238, Suite 5

 


Health & Body Care

BLACK ORCHID BEAUTY

Handmade all-natural sugar scrubs, coffee scrubs, sea salt scrubs & whipped shea butter.

Owner: Simone (@simonefiasco)

Website: BlackOrchidBeauty.com

Twitter: @BlackOrchid_BBO

DELISH CONDISH

Plant Based, Homemade, & Handmade in small batches with the best ingredients. Hair care, skin care and more! No fillers, just GOOD. - a black owned company.

Owner: Kashmir (@kashmirVIII)

Website: DelishCondish.com

Twitter: @DelishCondish

Instagram: @DelishCondish

SHANGO OYA CLOSET

Herbal bags for healing.

Owner: MoniLola Bey (@99333moniherbs)

Website: ShangoOyaCloset.bigcartel.com

Instagram: @ShangoOyaCloset


Personalities

RAW ART TV

Founder: Mars Mercury (@__rawart)

YouTube: RAW ART TV

Instagram: @TheGiftedSource

Facebook: The Gifted Source / RAWART TV

Inquiries: RawCloset@icloud.com

MLNN NYC

Founder: Shavonne Taisha (@shavonnetaisha)

Website: MlnnNYC.com

YouTube: MLNN NYC

Instagram: @mlnnnyc

Inquiries: Info@mlnnnyc.com

BLACHAZ3

Hazel, MSW

Event Host, Thrift Connoisseur 

Consolidating Philanthropy & Social Justice With Fashion, Art & Laughs In Order To Change The World In A Positive Way.

Brand: Fists Up, Afros Out

Youtube series: BarGAINING with BlacHaz3

Instagram: @BlacHaz3

Twitter: @Zaaaym_SheBLACK

Inquiries: Blachaz3@aol.com

FUNNY JULIUS

Julius Stukes

Event Host, Videographer, Scriptwriter, Actor

Website: JStukes.com

Twitter: @FunnyJulius

Instagram: @FunnyJulius

Inquiries: juliusstukes@gmail.com


Authors & Journalists

ANTON P. NOEL, MSW

Self-published author, who has mastered the art of incorporating social commentary in his fictional literature. Each book will have you on the edge of your seat and demanding more. Anton continues to hold a perfect 5 star review rating on Amazon for a book released in 2014. See reviews here.

Purchase Books: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Inquiries: ant.noel3@yahoo.com

Instagram: @KelizNoelPublishing

Facebook: Keliz Noel Publishing

IVIE OKECHUKWU ANI

Freelance Journalist. Graduate from NYU School of Journalism. Click links below to see some of her work.

Portfolio Links: 

Village Voice, New York Times, Women in the World, Teen Vogue, Paper Magazine, Complex & more.

Inquiries: ivie.ani@nyu.edu

Twitter: @IvieAni

ALISHA ACQUAYE

Freelance journalist • Brunch host  • & more

Click links below to see some of her work.

Portfolio Links:

TimeTeen Vogue, ELLE, Essence, Marie Claire, CosmopolitanRefinery29, OkayAfrica, Catapult, Everyday Feminism

Inquiries:

Twitter: @AlishaAcquaye

Instagram: @Ali.the.Prince

SHANTEL PASS

Freelance Journalist & Editor

Portfolio Links: Saint Heron

Twitter: @_k1ngMe_


Dancers & Choreographers

BRIANNA SULTAN

Specialty: African Dance & Hip-Hop

Instagram: @itsgummibri

YouTube: Brianna Sultan

Inquiries: Bookb.sultan@gmail.com

Video Description:

African Dance to Rihanna's song work Choreography by Brianna Sultan Hope you enjoy.

KEVIN HUNTE aka NINO BEZ

Specialty: Hip-Hop

Instagram: @IAmNinoBez

Inquiries: Magickblyssent@gmail.com

Video Description:

Kevin dancing in the top 14 on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance"

DANI CRISS

Website: DaniCriss.com

Instagram: @danicrisstheartist

YouTube: Dani Criss, The Artist

Inquiries: danielle_criss@yahoo.com

Video Description:

Phase 1 showing of "I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR!" by Dani Criss at the Choreo Lab Showing at the MOPDC Winter Instensive 2017, Barnard College, New York, New York.


Recording Studios & Event Spaces

JAH ART HOUSE

Shot by Haruka Sakaguchi in @JAHArtHouse

JAH Art House is equipped with an in-house photo studio, video recording space, and audio recording studio. The top floor boasts 11-foot ceilings and amazing natural lighting, while the bottom floor holds the staged studio space with backdrops & lighting. Rooftop access with a gorgeous Brooklyn skyline.

The studio is fully equipped with the following amenities:
-Kitchen
-Private Bathroom
-High Speed WIFI
-Hair and Makeup Room
-Clothing Rack
-Assorted Backdrops & Tapestries
-Photography Lighting, Lightboxes
-Coffee, Tea & Assorted Snacks
-Elevator
-Elaborate Rooftop
-& Much More

Location: Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Booking: IvyLeagueInTheHood.com/booking/

Inquiries: JAHArtHouse@gmail.com

HOLYRAD STUDIO

Holyrad Studio is a 1300 square foot modern white box space available for creative productions and events. The airy open concept space is lofted 15 feet high and complete with floor to ceiling windows for unobstructed views of the gorgeous Brooklyn skyline. The east facing windows allow for ample sunlight to fill the space from dusk 'til dawn. 

The studio is fully equipped with the following amenities:
-Kitchenette
-Private Bathroom
-High Speed WIFI
-Hair and Makeup Station
-Clothing Rack
-Tethering Station
-Autopoles
-V Flats
-Coffee
-Elevator
 

Location: 20 Grand Avenue, Brooklyn

Inquiries: Studio@HolyRadStudio.com