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GROUNDBREAKING NEW TELEVISION SERIES “THE DIASPORA DIALOGUES” IGNITES A CULTURALLY CONNECTED CONVERSATION WITH A RESOUNDING ROAR AND STANDING OVATION

In Brothers Kwame Boateng Kofi Siriobe & Kwesi Boakye, Kofi Siriboe, Koshie Mills, Kwame Boateng, Kwesi Boakye on November 5, 2018 at 12:04 pm

(left to right: Koshie Mills, Dawn-Lyen and Kofi Siriboe)

Creator and Executive Producer Koshie Mills presented The Diaspora Dialogues in partnership with The Africa Channel at an exclusive and intimate Launch Event that curated the much needed conversations between Africans in Africa and Africans outside of the continent. Presented to an international audience and applauded with a standing ovation, Mills created a beautiful evening fostering cultural connection.

Center: Koshie Mills, surrounded by The Africa Channel Team

BEVERLY HILLS (November 5th, 2018) — Creator and Executive Producer Koshie Mills premiered her new television talk series, The Diaspora Dialogues with an exclusive intimate launch event that took place on Tuesday, October 23rd, at the luxurious Beverly Hills Viceroy L’Ermitage hotel. The evening set the tone with Hors d’oeuvres, Afro-beats and traditional African bites.

Koshie Mills and Family (left to right:) Kwesi Boakye, Koshie Mills, Kwame Boakye, Kwame Boateng, Kofi Siriboe

The first episode of The Diaspora Dialogues, starring Grammy-award winning musical artist Estelle (American Boy) and Pan-African Digital Strategist Suede titled, “Who Do You Think You Are?” was screened to a captivated audience of friends, family and influencer guests; Malinda Williams, Constance Ejuma, Estelle, Kwame Boakye, Kwame Boateng, Kofi Siriboe, Kwesi Boakye, Stephanie Coker, Michael Colyar, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing and The Africa Channel. The room was filled with excitement and curiosity further punctuated with a thundering ovation which is the magic of the dialogues.


The beautifully curated evening further fostered an ambiance of electric conversation with a Q&A panel moderated by host, Koshie Mills alongside guests, Actress Dawn-Lyen Gardner (Chinese and African American) and Actor/Director Kofi Siriboe (1st Generation African) from Queen Sugar, inspired the audience further with their nuanced cultural identity stories.

Kofi Siriboe elaborates, “You have the instinct to hide yourself before you even know what you’re hiding. There’s a divide created. It’s like there’s a part of me that’s not normal but then I go home and it’s normal. There’s a curiosity to how am I?” He added, “I felt like I had to be what I saw and I realized now that what I see is a bunch of people who are wanting to be what they just don’t know. It’s just a lack of information.”
Raised by a black father and a Chinese mother, Dawn-Lyen Gardner rejected the idea of having to pick sides. “It always bugs me when it’s put to me like you’re half Chinese and you’re half Black. No, I’m 100% Chinese and I’m 100% black. People feel more comfortable with boxes and clear identities.”

Left to right: Estelle, Koshie Mills and Dawn-Lyen Gardner

“I created The Diaspora Dialogues platform, so we can connect to correct the cultural divide between Africans from Africa and African descendants in the Diaspora; African-Americans, Afro-Latinos, Afro-Caribbeans, Afro-Europeans. Our intention is to create a better understanding of our different experiences but shared identities to bridge the gap. I want to see our millennials and the young generation come back to Africa in force. Visit the land and understand the cultures. I want them to not see Africa as a country but as a continent with various traditions. I am humbled to be supported by The Africa Channel and so many long-time friends and colleagues as I begin this journey.” – Koshie Mills

About Koshie Mills:
The official Ghanaian Ambassador for Film, Arts and Culture, she is best known as a Hollywood Executive Producer, Media Maven, Power Broker and Power Momager to (Kwame Boateng, Every Body Hates Chris, The Plug; Kofi Siriboe , Girls Trip, Queen Sugar; and Kwesi Boakye, Colony, Claws.) After two decades of navigating the entertainment business, the family enterprise has been lovingly referred to as The First African Family of Hollywood. Koshie’s dynamic personality and fierce business acumen, lead her to establish her boutique consulting and public relations firm K3PR and production company K3 Productions. Mills is now following her passion of pulling Africans together globally through her talk series, The Diaspora Dialogues.
About The Diaspora Dialogues: 
The Diaspora Dialogues platform is created by Koshie Mills, whose sole purpose is to connect Africans in the continent and Africans in the Diaspora through a series of innovative, inspirational, entertaining and intimate conversations. The show will invite both parties together on one platform to bridge the gap. We will connect with entertainers, influencers, change agents and as guests. Over four 30-minute episodes, we explore engaging subject matter which not only has timely relevance but is also uniquely entertaining in it’s honest approach.
About The Africa Channel: 
A showcase for the African continent’s most outstanding English-language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, lifestyle and cultural and historical content. These travel, lifestyle and culture-oriented programs reflect the people of Africa, the diaspora and their influence on the world. The Africa Channel is based in Los Angeles and is available in approximately seven million homes in North America and the Caribbean on cable systems such as Comcast, Charter/Spectrum, Cox and those represented by the Caribbean Cable Cooperative.
CLICK BELOW TO VIEW SHOW REEL:

Episode 1: “Who Do You Think You Are?”
Air Date:11/21/2018
Estelle and Suede discuss if identity is rooted in history.
Grammy award-winning musical artist Estelle, best known for her hit “American Boy” is of Senegalese and Grenadian decent and grew up with strict religious parents. She was able to express her feelings through music and has been doing so since she was a child.
Suede is a Digital Content Provider that has been able to reach many among African markets. Suede has helped represents stars such as Kelly Rowland & David Guetta in South Africa where he currently resides. As he helps manage careers, Suede uses his platform to speak activism to his audiences.
Episode 2: “What Does Beautiful Look Like?”
Air Date: 11/28/2018
Model Khoudia Diop talks about her experience of being bullied for her complexion.
Khoudia Diop best known as the “Melanin Godess” is of Senegalese decent and has now become an international model known for her beautiful skin. Sh

e talks about her experience with bullies and how to overcome negative comments. Khoudia was featured in a campaign for The Colored Girl Project and most recently did a campaign for French brand Make Up Forever. Khoudia is using her platform to be a positive model for young people everywhere.

Episode 3: “Are We Cut From The Same Cloth?” – Part 1
Air Date: 12/5/2018
African-American Monique Coleman and Ghanaian, West African Chris Attoh discuss ways to heal the divide between Africans and Diasporans.
American Actress and Activist Monique Coleman most recognized from Disney’s High School Musical. However, her most significant role came a few years ago when she was appointed the first ever United Nations Youth Champion for the International Year of Youth. With this title, she organized and funded a 6 month global tour to 24 countries and raised awareness about the most pressing issues facing today’s youth.
Chris Attoh is an established Actor, Filmmaker, TV host and master of ceremonies from Ghana, West Africa by way of film school in England. He has had the opportunity to work in the industry for over 15 years and received the AMVC Award Nominee 2014, Mode Men Actor of the year 2012. Currently he is a season regular on on the show MTV Shuga.

Episode 3: “Are We Cut From The Same Cloth?” – Part 2
Air Date: 12/5/2018
Jamaican-Brit Jodie Smith and Ghanaian Nana Akua Addo discuss the globalization of African print and how it makes them feel.
Jodie Smith is a British born Jamaican Model and Actress known for her appearances in True Blood and The Last Ship. She is well known for her unique & edgy style. Jodie promotes self love through her fashion as she faces the everyday challenges of Hollywood. Jodie speaks of self-worth and how to honor yourself no matter your situations.
Nana Akua Addo, born in Berlin, Germany, gained recognition when she was awarded Miss Ghana. She is now an international model known to wear African prints and beautiful gowns. Nana seeks to inspire others through her colorful fashions.

Episode 5: “Are You African Enough?”
Air Date: 12/12/2018
Jamaican Vanessa McCullers and Nigerian Chike Okonkwo talk about how we as African descendants are disconnected and have to create curiosity about ourselves.
Vanessa McCullers is an entertainment executive and advocate. She is a spokeswoman for MOBs: Mother of Balck Boys. Vanessa has an extensive resume as she worked with some of Hollywood’s top entertainment brands such as OWN, MTV, and TMZ. Vanessa continues to make a name for herself as she starts a new project soon to launch with FOX.
Chike Okonkwo is lgbo-Nigerian decent. Chike is a talented actor as he has performed in theater productions such as Julius Caesar and All My Sons. He has now taken his skills to the small screen as he appears regularly on the BET series Being Mary Jane. Not only has Chike been succesful in acting but he has also excelled in his education as he obtaines a degree in Computer Science from the University of Surrey. Okonkwo is a great model as he inspires youth everywhere.

Photo credit from The Diaspora Dialogues Launch Event:
Phred Mosby with Nuview Media
Connect with The Diaspora Dialogues:
For more information about The Diaspora Dialogues contact:
Salaina Cisneros
Office: (424) 335-0335

 

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“THE DIASPORA DIALOGUES” CREATED AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY MEDIA MAVEN KOSHIE MILLS DEBUTS PRIMETIME ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH ON THE AFRICA CHANNEL

In Brothers Kwame Boateng Kofi Siriobe & Kwesi Boakye, CLIENTS, Kofi Siriboe, Koshie Mills, Kwame Boateng, Kwesi Boakye, Powerhouse Productions on September 27, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The Mother of three Hollywood stars Kwame Boateng, Kofi Siriboe, and Kwesi Boakye moves from momager & media maven to creator and executive producer of a television talk show to bridge the gap between Africans in the continent and African descendants in the Diaspora.

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K3 Productions Inc. is proud to announce a groundbreaking limited 4 part edition series, The Diaspora Dialogues features an All Star lineup of international celebrities. The multi-topic, primetime talk-variety show hosted by Hollywood power broker Koshie Mills, premieres Wednesday, October 24th. The 30 minute weekly series will regularly air every Wednesday night at 7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT. Among the celebrity guests who will appear during the show are British born Grammy-award winning musical artist, Estelle (American Boy); UN Youth Ambassador and American Actress, Monique Coleman (High School Musical); Nigerian actor Chiké Okonkwo (Being Mary Jane) and more.

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“I created The Diaspora Dialogues platform, so we can connect to correct the cultural divide between Africans from Africa and African descendants in the Diaspora; African-Americans, Afro-Latinos, Afro-Caribbeans, Afro-Europeans. Our intention is to create a better understanding of our different experiences but shared identities to bridge the gap. I am humbled to be supported by The Africa Channel and so many long-time friends and colleagues as I begin this journey.”
– Koshie Mills
 

“We are pleased to be working with Mrs. Mills, a passionate advocate for the African Diaspora, by providing her a platform to engage in these provocative and illuminating conversations. We welcome feedback on our social media platforms once the show begins to broadcast.” – Karen Juve, Head of Programming for The Africa Channel

Click below to view trailer:

The Diaspora Dialogues show is a prime time talk-variety series that showcases the tri-continent experience of African Aficionado Koshie Mills. The show is produced by Koshie Mills for K3 Productions and is aired on The Africa Channel around the country and parts of the Caribbean. The 30 minute weekly series will regularly air every Wednesday night premiering on October 24th at 7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT.
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Can African descendants really connect to Africans in the motherland? That’s the question host, Koshie Mills explores through her new series. The program provides an opportunity to dissect answers to questions like, “Are we cut from the same cloth?” and “Who do you think you are?” The conversation can be contentious at times but ultimately seeks to celebrate the connection between all descendants from Africa whether living on the continent or in the diaspora.
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About Koshie Mills:
The official Ghanaian Ambassador for Film, Arts and Culture, she is best known as a Hollywood Executive Producer, Media Maven, Power Broker and Power Momager to (Kwame Boateng, Every Body Hates Chris, The PlugKofi Siriboe , Girls Trip, Queen Sugar; andKwesi Boakye, Colony, Claws.) After two decades of navigating the entertainment business, the family enterprise has been lovingly referred to as The First African Family of Hollywood. Koshie’s dynamic personality and fierce business acumen, lead her to establish her boutique consulting and public relations firm K3PR and production company K3 Productions. Mills is now following her passion of pulling Africans together globally through her talk series, The Diaspora Dialogues.
“I want to see our millennials and the young generation come back to Africa in force. Visit the land and understand the cultures. I want them to not see Africa as a country but as a continent with various traditions.” – Koshie Mills
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About The Diaspora Dialogues: 
The Diaspora Dialogues platform is created by Koshie Mills, whose sole purpose is to connect Africans in the continent and Africans in the Diaspora through a series of innovative, inspirational, entertaining and intimate conversations. The show will invite both parties together on one platform to bridge the gap between the entities. We will connect with entertainers, influencers, local heroes, change agents and artists as guests. Over four 30-minute episodes we explore engaging subject matter which not only has timely relevance but is also uniquely entertaining in its honest approach.
About The Africa Channel: 
A showcase for the african continent’s most outstanding English-language television series, specials, documentaries, feature films, music, lifestyle and cultural and historical content. These travel, lifestyle and culture-oriented programs reflect the people of Africa, the diaspora and their influence on the world. The Africa Channel is based in Los Angeles and is available in approximately seven million homes in North America and the Caribbean on cable systems such as Comcast, Charter/Time Warner, Cox and those represented by the Caribbean Cable Cooperative.

 

Model, Actress and Activist Ebonee Davis Steals the Scene at This Year’s NYFW

In CLIENTS, Ebonee Davis on September 11, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Model, actress and activist Ebonee Davis is killing the game at New York Fashion Week. Topping multiple best dressed lists with stunning looks at every fashion week event she attended. Starting with Harper’s Bazaar Fashion Icons event to Telfar after party, down to her street style, Davis is serving looks!

Ebonee looked angelic in the opening look for Pyer Moss’ Spring 2019 runway show in an all white silk collared gown. Proudly wearing her natural afro on the catwalk looking elegant as ever.

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We look forward to many more stunning runway and street-style looks to come. Keep up with Ebonee’s stylish looks on her instagram @eboneedavis