Hello All! Today’s teamwork Thursday’s features a brethren that I have supported since the beginning. His initiative is global now and I am so inspired by his entrepreneurial story. DJ Kweks started Afropolitan in Washington, DC, as a networking platform for Black professionals all over the diaspora to come and network for 1 or 2 hours, once a month, then dance the rest of the night! His motivation was to stop the diaspora wars and really bring people together. I can say for myself that it was unique, and I always had a good time. Afropolitan featured various DJ’s who would mix Afrobeat, Hip-hop, R&B, and Reggae. It expanded to showcasing artists and entrepreneurs, and the vibe was always good. Comparatively, other events did not match at all, in my opinion. I really met a lot of great people through his platform. it went on to be successful in many other cities, and now Afropolitan does a virtual party online once a month for quarantine! Check it out! Enjoy the write up below! By the way, I will no longer be featuring interviews from the past, moving forward, they will each be new, 3 Thursdays out of the month.
DIASPORANS MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Kweku Amoako (Also Known as DJ Kweks) is a popular international disc jockey and cultural icon dedicated to empowering and galvanizing the African diaspora through music and culture. Kweku is the founder and CEO of DrumPulse Entertainment – A premiere US based African event production and Entertainment brand with a mission to unlock opportunities in the African diaspora by connecting and engaging professionals through unique social and cultural experiences. The company’s Afropolitan Cities platform is arguably the largest diaspora movement of its kind, attracting over 3000 professionals across 5 cities (Washington DC, New York, Miami, Houston, Baltimore) each month to connect, exchange ideas and celebrate African culture and music. The vision of the company is to build an extensive global diaspora network as a channel for diaspora outreach and engagement and to integrate African culture with those of several metropolitan cities around the world.
Kweku is also a business operations and strategy expert with several years in management consulting for Accenture, JPMorgan, Sprint, Astrazeneca and other fortune 500 companies. He holds an electrical engineering degree from Howard University and an MBA from Georgetown McDonough School of Business.
More about Drumpulse Entertainment-
DrumPulse Entertainment is a premiere African and international event production and DJ service company based in the DC metro area. They aim to connect the African diaspora through symbolic national celebrations & entertaining multicultural events that foster cultural appreciation and integration. Their signature events include African holiday parties, Happy-hour mixers, talent shows, concerts, African food tasting, etc.
More about Afropolitan-
Afropolitan is highly anticiapted and highly attended cultural experience in DC, NYC, Baltimore, Miami and Houston. In each of these cities it is also the premiere if not the only choice of upscale Afro-Caribbean social experience for diaspora professionals. First, people connect over cocktails and light music, for a premier networking experience. Next there is an element of culture that is highlighted through fashion, performances, food, music, art exhibition, and spoken word. Then, there is a business spotlight focusing on inspiring entrepreneurs doing great things. Finally, the night transitions into music, dance, and fun! Featuring the latest Afrobeat and Caribbean tunes. Well, I know I have fun for sure!
To find out more about Drumpulse Entertainment, click here: http://www.drumpulseentertainment.com/Home/About
To find out more about Afropolitan, click here: http://www.afropolitancities.com/#!about/x115m
Be sure to check out one of their events in a city near you!