"I am because we are." An exclusive invite to our annual marquee charitable event of the year.
The 3rd annual MpaBoa Sneaker Gala - Fresh Out the Box is a celebration of authenticity, contribution, and community hosted at The Mezzanine in New York City. This year’s formal affair is dedicated to the people who have broken down barriers to create space for their dreams and our culture. Against limiting societal norms and other adversity, these disruptors have emerged Fresh Out the Box.
The Gala will begin promptly @ 6:00PM EST. Guests–dressed in formal evening wear with their freshest sneakers–will be checked in accordance with NYC COVID protocols.
Following check in, get ready for our stylish red carpet experience with photography by Mike Uko and live music to set the tone.
That’s just the start to a night of excellence, including a chance to check out our Sneaker Vault showcasing the recently released Air Force I “Little Accra” and some of our other favorite sneakers. Make sure you also bid on a piece from our curated Silent Auction exhibition, “Shattered Walls: A Living Experience,” featuring the limit-pushing art of Denny Ow, Solomon Adufah, P-Studios, and more!
For the rest of the night, enjoy a culinary display of the best twists and fusion dishes by Michelin Star Chef Charlie Mitchell and dance to the sounds of Premium Vibez Entertainment's DJ Strikah and DJ Shy Guy. We'll also identify the silent auction winners, acknowledge the support of Mi Daakye's donors, and announce the first annual Mi Daakye Barrier Breaker Award Recipients:
*Abdul K. Abdullah - Founder of Afrochella
*Diarrha N’Diaye - Founder of Ami Cole
*Eche Emole - Founder of Afropolitan
*Ashley Obasi - Founder of Black Girls Graduate
*Charlie Mitchell - Michelin Star Chef/Co-Owner of Clover Hill
*Brandon Frame - Founder of TheBlackManCan
*Jessica Santana & Evin Robinson - Founders of America on Tech
Strict Dress Code: Formal with your freshest sneakers.
Mi Daakye’s back to host our last event of the summer on Saturday, August 13th from 2 - 8PM.
Tis' the season of expansion for Mi Daakye, therefore this time around we will be hosting all-day Brunch AND will be introducing Wellness Services for all interested parties - massages anyone!
In NYC fashion, the requested attire is Sun Dresses & Short Sets.
Along with great food, Gaia NoMaya promises to keep the drinks flowing with specialty cocktails -rose, summer punch , and mimosas; which is great because a portion of any drink, food, or services purchase will go directly to our cause. So we truly hope you’re ready to get lit.
In addition to the drinks, community, and summer vibes, we’re going to have @DJStrikah and @theLoungeInn aka DJShyGuy of @premiumvibezent curating the perfect mix of feel good music: from 90s and 2000s nostalgia to the high energy of AfroBeats and Amapiano sound that’s taken the world by storm!
Join Mi Daakye for our 1st event in Los Angeles.
Mi Daakye is now on the West Coast! We know you're excited to join us on Sunday, July 31st from 2 - 9pm at Melrose House.
Some of our community on the East Coast have migrated West and this event is partially for those who have supported us in the past, and definitely for everyone that can't wait to get to know us.
Mi Daakye has the mission and #theMelroseHouse promises to keep the drinks flowing, while VegainzLA brings in the energy with the food. So make sure to obey your thirst and appetite because a portion of any drink or food purchase will go directly to our cause. We truly hope you’re ready for a good time!
In addition to the food, drinks, community, and summer energy; @Blaq.Pages, @DJRtistic, and friends will curate the perfect mix of AfroBeats, Ampanio, Reggae, and Hip Hop.
Proceeds from this event will provide school supplies for underserved students. For more about how we're hoping to make education more accessible, check out our mission video below.