Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Amanda Diva/9th Wonder Nappy Luv 7.5

National and regional Hip-Hop and R&B talents share stage with graffiti artists and poets to bring awareness to the conflict in the Congo. and the DRC Clothing Company announced Wednesday March 11, 2009 that recording artist, author, poet and media personality Amada Diva will host Nappy Luv 7.5 in Charlotte , NC on Saturday April 11, 2009 and in Raleigh , NC on Sunday April 12, 2009.
Nappy Luv 7.5 is an annual event series that molds music, art, dance, fashion and poetry in to one festive occasion. This year's efforts are aimed at bringing attention to the technological resource based war in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Amanda Diva is a multi-talented Columbia University graduate that made her debut on Nickelodeon at the age of 12 on the sitcom My Brother and Me. After graduation she hosted shows on MTV2, VH1 and SIRIUS. In 2007 Amanda Diva replaced Natalie Stewart as a member of the group Floetry on their tour. Most recently Amanda Diva released the free EP Spandex, Rhymes & Soul in March 2009.
The Charlotte stop for Nappy Luv 7.5 is being billed as "The Photo.Conscious Edition and will be held April 11, 2009 at the Hart-Witzen Art Gallery and Theater at 116 W. 36TH Street in the city's arts district, NoDa. A who's who of Charlotte 's politically engaged socialites, tastemakers and creative class will enjoy an open bar catered event featuring live performances and art before partying the rest of the night away while models wearing fashions of the DRC Clothing Company conduct a photo shoot in the background.
On April 12th the show moves to the Lincoln Theater in Raleigh, North Carolina for Nappy Luv 7.5: The Bloody Tech-Knowledge-Y Concert featuring host and performer Amanda Diva, Hip-Hop artist Median, Grammy Award winning producer 9th Wonder, urban folk starlet Jocelyn Ellis featuring band Alpha Theory, soulstress Lizh, and many more. is a social-networking community web site akin to Myspace or Facebook but with a regional focus. As with these sites, allows members to register profiles, upload and share photographs and videos, chat with other members, and update blogs. In addition, the site also features original content. offers graphic design, videography and video editing services as well.
The DRC Clothing Co. is the brand of choice for urban-minded, socially conscious young adults who seek apparel that appeals to more than just a sense of style. Founded by Congolese-Americans Eric B. Ndelo, and Roderick B. Vakala, along with international street culture enthusiast Antonio T. Mercer and Taj Polite; the brand fuses the urban aesthetics of global street movements with Pan-African cultural principles and designs.
Taj Jamal Polite
Phone: (980) 230-9222
Fax: (800) 757-9079

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