Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hip-Hop Singer/MTV/VH1 PERSONALITY AMANDA DIVA HOSTS BENEFIT GALA & CONCERT IN NORTH CAROLINA 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

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.

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, soulstress Jocelyn Ellis featuring
band Alpha Theory, urban folk starlet 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, Taj Polite and
Roderick B. Vakala, along with international street culture enthusiast
Antonio T. Mercer; the brand fuses the urban aesthetics of global
street movements with Pan-African cultural principles and designs.

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