"A Toast to Everlasting Impact"
On Saturday, November 11th, we look forward to expanding our footprint in NYC, the birthplace of Hip Hop and the city that supported us since inception, to bring to you the 2023 MpaBoa ‘Sneaker’ Gala - Fresh Out the Box…Hip Hop 50th Celebration!
The 4th annual MpaBoa Sneaker Gala is a celebration of authenticity, contribution, and community hosted at The Rally Museum in New York City.
This year’s formal affair will be an immersive experience in barriers broken across industries and continents. From fine art to fashion and beauty, food and beverage, each touchpoint will highlight creators and the tangible results of the Hip Hop movement. Like our honorees, part of Mi Daakye’s mission is to bridge the gap between the African the American and the extended diaspora.
The Gala will begin promptly @ 7:00PM 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 Jay Marley and live music to set the tone.
For the rest of the night, enjoy an OPEN BAR experience, a culinary display by Michelin Star Chef Charlie Mitchell showcase the best twists and fusion dishes, curated Silent Auction exhibition, Sneaker Vault with limited edition exclusive sneakers, and dance to the sounds of Premium Vibez Entertainment's DJ Strikah and DJ Shy Guy.
The gala will be hosted by rising star and motivational speaker Jordan Michael Pierre, who will announce our 2023 Honorees:
*Sade Muhammed - CMO of Time Magazine
*Leke Osinubi - CDRO of Goldman Sachs
*Tari Wariebi - Film Director and Writer
*Rah Thomas - MD at Accenture
*Tiara Hargrave - EVP/GM Alamo Records at Alamo Records
The funds raised from this gala will be used to support students of the Amanfro School District, which consist of 68 schools and 31,087 students in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.
Strict Dress Code: Formal with your freshest sneakers.
Join us for a celebratory brunch, panel discussion and wellness experience in partnership with TheBlackManCan, TheDadGang Stockx.
On this day, we bridge the gap across the diaspora by promoting the advancement of black unity, black business, black freedom, black leadership through the celebration of black fathers and their contributions to future generations.
In partnership with TheBlackManCan, join us as we facilitate a dialogue to raise awareness of how our community comes together to change the stigmas surrounding blackness and fatherhood alongside Sean Williams of the Dad Gang, Roots of Brooklyn, and the Brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
Join us as we host a celebratory brunch, panel discussion, and wellness experience on Father's Day, Sunday, June 18th from 2 - 7 pm at Gaia No Maya in Brooklyn, NY.
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.
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!
In addition we will be promoting black businesses at the Summer Social Series such as @B'FlybyStaciSherrie.
Proceeds from this event will provide school supplies for underserved students in NYC. For more about how we're hoping to make education more accessible to students, check out our mission video.
"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.