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'Diaspora Dialogues' Is a New Series Connecting People of African Descent Globally

The new show from Koshie Mills is encouraging open discussion between Africans and members of the Diaspora.

Ghanaian media personality, Koshie Mills, is launching a new conversation series that will foster and encourage discussion between Africans and members of the diaspora, entitled "Diaspora Dialogues."


Here's a summary of the show via Shadow and Act:

"[Diaspora Dialogues] are a series of innovative, inspirational, entertaining and intimate conversations designed to facilitate cultural exchange, while fostering and inspiring empathy between two seemingly different groups of the same people, Africa and its Diaspora,"

Mills, who is also the mother of actor Kofi Siriboe, is both the creator and executive producer of the show. She says that her aim with the series, is to forge connections between the continent and the diaspora and provide a platform for nuanced perspectives.

"Impacting the continent in a positive way is my biggest intention. We will challenge the prior narratives and stereotypes about Africa by driving the conversation about us and creating a desire for the global descendants of the continent to connect with the motherland."

The show will feature a bevy of guests including social media influencers, actors, and musicians including, Estelle, Khoudia Diop also known as the Melanin Goddess, Chiké Okonkwo of Being Mary Jane, and a slew of other notable folks.

Check out the trailer below to learn more about the series.

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Influential Louis Vuitton And Off-White Designer Virgin Abloh, Dies at 41

The popular Ghanian-American designer had been battling a rare form of cancer in private for several years.

The fashion industry has lost a talented, unique, and boundary-pushing influence this weekend.

41-year-old Ghanianian-American designer Virgil Abloh has died after a 2 year battle with a rare form of cancer, a statement from his associates LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said on Sunday. Abloh, founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White, and artistic director of men's wear at French fashion house Louis Vuitton leaves his wife Shannon, and 2 children - Lowe and Grey. Chairman and CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault said in a statement, "We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom." "The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother, or their friend," he added.

After the news broke on Sunday, Abloh started trending on Twitter, with fans of the designer remembering his influence on music, art, and fashion. The 1990s saw Abloh DJ and the creative director once told The Guardian in a 2016 interview, "When the phone is off, I play my favorite songs really loud for myself, and I'm not talking to anyone. I'm not managing anything. It's just like a time when I can listen to music… I'll be DJing after I'm done designing or doing anything else." Virgil got his hands into designing album artworks after strumming up a friendship with American rapper Kanye West before becoming the creative director of West's DONDA Creative House. More recently known for his creative streetwear brand 'Off-White' the designer became popular among fashion-conscious youngsters and will forever be immortalized.

A statement posted to Abloh's Instagram explained that "Virgil chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture"

Friends, fans, and colleagues took to social media to share their well-wishes for Virgil as he transitions to his next destination.



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