October 23, 2014 Jameela 0Comment
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This was the second Obsidian awards that I attended. I was really happy to volunteer with this organization.

About the Obsidian Awards

The Obsidian awards celebrates excellence by all those who belong to either an African, Caribbean or Afro-Canadian culture and all those who have and continue to show commitment in supporting these cultures.

The Event:

The event, of course, was excellent. Amazing performers like Ian Keteku graced the stage. Ian was the highlight of my night with his thought provoking spoken word performance. Maxi Priest was also a highlight. He performed at the end of the ceremony and kept the crowd dancing and dancing!

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Below is a list of the hosts and performers (taken from www.obsidianawards.ca) that made the show what it was.

What I wore:

I had this dress that I made for the day I would go to a fancy event. The obsidian awards was the event. It is a long, floor length yellow and burgundy African wax print dress with a pattern reminiscent of flowers. This is GTP fabric meaning it was made in Ghana. I had some extra fabric, so my mom said I should fashion it into a head band. Good call mom.

Since the dress was strapless, I styled it with a rose-gold statement necklace that featured recycled glass beads. I layered stretch and charm bracelets for a little arm candy. I added a snakeskin clutch and pinkish red heels to finish the look. Since I was going for an earthy West African priestess look I was not about to accessorize with black. I think I nailed it! Wouldn’t you agree?

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Adinkra Heart earrings with hypoallergenic earring hooks made by alora boutique

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Custom made Yellow african wax print dress

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What I saw other people wearing

As usual the community came out in style. Black folk never miss an opportunity to look fabulous!

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This woman makes the best jerk wings in Calgary

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