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Jessica Chibueze & Jidenna honored as “Nigerian Renaissance” Ambassadors at All Things Ankara Ball 2015
“Official Nigeria Independence Ball”
“Come Dry, Leave Wet” – Fear & Fancy .
“Celebrating Nigerian Renaissance”
All Things Ankara Ball
All Things Ankara Ball is a formal social event in which the guest attend in luxurious, classy, elegant & couture Ankara Print Attire.
It is also the Official Nigeria Independence Ball. The event includes: electrifying music, exciting entertainment, and an award ceremony to honor
Nigerian Renaissance Men and Women excelling in the Nigerian and African Community at Large.
Come Dry, Leave Wet” – Fear & Fancy
The Slogan for All Things Ankara Ball is: “Come Dry, Leave Wet.”
“Come Dry, Leave Wet” derives from: A social club co-founded by Jidenna called, Fear & Fancy.
Fear & Fancy is an international collective of entrepreneurs, activists, educators, scientists, and artists who host soirees, dinner parties, and demonstrations. Fear and Fancy hosted Masquerade Balls in Oakland, California around (2006-2009). Fear & Fancy and The Wondaland Arts Society (Janelle Monáe) officially met at one of the Masquerade Balls and formed a collaborative partnership instantly.
“Come Dry & Leave Wet” means:
Going to A Party Dressed to the nines “to perfection in the most fashionable attire” (Come Dry) but having a good time, dancing and sweating out your clothing (Leave Wet). Jidenna explains the meaning of this phrase in his interview with Janelle Monáe at The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 (15:57-17:12)
All Things Ankara Ball 2015
All Things Ankara Ball 2015 is the first ever official inaugural All Things Ankara Ball and it will celebrate Nigeria’s 55th Independence.
All Things Ankara Ball 2015 will take place, Saturday, October 17th, 2015 from 9p-2a at Martin’s Camelot Embassy Ballroom in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
The theme for All Things Ankara Ball 2015 is: Nigerian Renaissance.
Nigerian Renaissance is the beautiful marriage of French Renaissance and Nigerian-African Aesthetics.
Our goal with this theme is to display, expose & educate, the public and the world to the rich culture of a Nigerian Renaissance man and woman though illuminating Ankara Print Fashion and vibrant craftsmanship.
All Things Ankara Ball 2015 Ambassadors are: Jessica Chibueze & Jidenna
Jessica Chibueze is a Nigerian-American Model & International Philanthropist. Jessica partakes in medical mission trips to provide hygiene education to young children in rural regions of Uganda. Jessica uses modeling as a means to fund her program, create buzz and to spread the awareness of her philanthropic initiatives. She is also a recent graduate of George Mason University obtaining a degree in International Studies with minors in Non-Profit Studies and Public Health.
Jidenna is a Nigerian-American recording artist and producer signed to Janelle Monáe’s Wondaland Record Label. Jidenna currently has two chart topping singles, “Classic Man” ft. Roman GianArthur & “Yoga” with Janelle Monáe. “Classic Man” has been on the Billboard Hot 100 for 20 weeks with a 22 peak position. The song reached #1 on the official rhythmic radio airplay charts and is also certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Jessica and Jidenna will be honored as Nigerian Renaissance Ambassadors at All Things Ankara Ball 2015, for Excelling in the Nigerian and Africa Community at Large.
We want All Things Ankara Ball attendees to let loose and have fun; whilst exhibiting luxurious Ankara Print Inspired gowns & suits.
We are pleased to formally invite everyone to All Things Ankara Ball 2015! See You There!
Dress Code: Formal Ankara Print Attire (Required)
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About All Things Ankara
All Things Ankara is the #1 Destination for Ankara Print Fashion. Nikki Billie Jean is the founder, editor-in-chief, wardrobe stylist and executive fashion show/event producer of All Things Ankara. All Things Ankara is also an international movement of Ankara Print Inspired Creatives & Enthusiasts who create visual art and collaborate on Fashion Productions such as Photo and Video Editorials, Campaigns & Events. All in the name of Ankara Print Fashion.