The Single Jéjé from the upcoming debut Album ‘Yours Truly’ will be released on Friday, July 5, 2013
The suspense is over. After 3 years of waiting, Pop/Soul/RnB Egyptian/Nigerian Recording Artist AiRis returns to her passion for music, with the release of another new hit single Jéjé to be launched on Friday, July 5, 2013. Produced by MR. CHIDOO and part of an upcoming full album project tagged ‘Yours Truly’, a ten track album that will be released in the spring of 2014. Jéjé is a return to romance music that inspires communication with lovers.
Two singles will be pre-released off the album before the launch in the spring. ‘Jéjé’ means ‘Take it easy’ in Yoruba, and AiRiS sings about a loved one taking it easy on her and trusting her love for him. AiRis’s beautiful soulful vocals rides against a backdrop of African talking drum beats and soothing band arrangements of horns and piano licks. The upbeat Afro-pop romantic song will be a favorite among couples sorting out issues or trying to solidify their bond. Jéjé is a good dance track.
…”One thing in particular about AiRis is the fact that she understands her music “sound” which makes the working process very easy. “Working with AiRis on the song Jéjé was about experimenting. We wanted to create a unique sound, then we thought of using some Afrobeat influences. It came out all well.” — Producer, MR. CHIDOO.
o listen to the song on the release date (July 5, 2013), fans can log on to www.airismusic.com. The website provides the media and the growing fan base of AiRis with a place to read, all news about AiRis, including brand new images, videos, a blog and special giveaways for fans.
AiRis is a singer and songwriter who stepped into the African music industry scene in 2009. Greatly influenced by Mediterranean, rock, pop and African music, AiRis is truly an international Artist. Born in Cairo, Egypt to a Nigerian Father and an Egyptian mother, AiRis spent her young adult years between Nigeria, United Kingdom and Egypt. In the fall of 2009, AiRis moved to Nigeria to pursue her singing/song writing career and in the spring of 2010 she created AiRis Music, her own record label. In creating her music, AiRis tries to convey her feelings, experiences, and those of others in the words and rhythm of her style. Her style of music is alternative pop and soul with various cultural influences, specifically African.
Her work brings a unique mixture of pop and soul to the African music industry. Her sound addition to the music industry opens a new door for the African Entertainment Industry internationally. Media interested in setting up an interview with AiRis about the new release should please contact us at press(at)icypr.com or telephone: 305.549.3676. For bookings and appearances, contact Tobi Odusina: telephone: 0816 356 7179, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fans of AiRis can also connect to her via Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube or on her Website – www.airismusic.com
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The show highlighting South Florida talent goes live on ABC WPLG channel 10 beginning July 7, 2013
Miami, Florida (July 2013) – The highly entertaining and informative Casting Couch TV Show, now in it’s second year, premieres its second season on Miami’s Broadcast TV; on ABC WPLG Ch. 10, South Florida. The Casting Couch TV Show focuses primarily on entertainment industry talent located right here is South Florida. Shot in beautiful Miami, this show is designed to give hidden talent in South Florida exposure. It will air on Sunday mornings 2:30am starting July 7, 2013. The WPLG coverage covers Miami ? Fort Lauderdale TV Households population of 1,621,130 and has a DMA Rank of #16 and it is also viewed on Cable Channels – Comcast 10 and 431; Advanced 10 and 610; Atlantic Broadband 10 and 810 and AT&T U-Verse 10 and 1010. The show will also be re-broadcasted on www.thecastingcouchtv.com.
“This show is going to take viewers throughout South Florida to discover its hidden talent. We always hear about celebrities that come to our city. It’s time we focus more on what we have going on in the Magic City.” says Keith Harrell, Executive Producer of Casting Couch TV Show.
The Casting Couch TV Show line up includes Host Alisha Brooks with SoFlo Authors: Marvin Dunn, SoFlo Musicians: Big Brooklyn and Miami Heat Saxiphonist, Jon Saxx and SoFlo Power Couple: 2013 Best Actor Carbonell Award Nominee, Ethan Henry and Makeba Pace; 2013 Carbonell Best Actress Award Winner, Host Lela Elam with Catching Up with GiGi: Tori-Ann Hampton, Gigi St. Juste and cast, AAPACT: Teddy Harrell, Sr. and cast of Anne and Emmett and Leading Men: Andre Gainey and Will Barnes; 2011 New Times Best Actress Award Winner, Host Karen Stephens with SoFlo Movers & Shakers: Scherazade King and Dr. Patrick Williams, Miami Media: Kevin McNeir and Keith Harrell and SoFlo in Action: Jessica Bircann and Peggy Foxx; Host Giordan Diaz with SoFlo Hidden Talents: Marcell Black and Apon Nichols and Young and Talented: Justin Robinson, Anthony Roberts, and Rene Granodo; and Casting Couch Web Host Vanessa Rottenburg with The Finale: Lela Elam, Karen Stephens, Alisha Brooks, and Giordan Diaz
Viewers can look forward to seeing Big Brooklyn Red, Jon Saxx, Teddy Harrell, Jr. of AAPACT, Tori-Ann Hampton, Gigi St. Juste and the cast of Catching Up with GiGi. Also viewers enjoy the presentation of the Casting Couch TV award winning hosts. For more information of The Casting Couch TV, please visit www.thecastingcouchtv.com.
About The Casting Couch
In 2004, the Casting Couch was introduced as a live Sunday night event that showcased national and international talent. Although the show was geared toward individuals established in the performing arts community, Casting Couch encouraged anyone from SoFlo who so desired to perform; spoken word, reading scripts, and excerpts from books or narrations – nothing was out of bounds. In its infancy the Casting Couch was set in a live talk show atmosphere minus the cameras. After several months the Casting Couch concept was shelved.
In 2012 the idea of the Casting Couch was revisited with vigor. Slightly tweaked The Casting Couch TV Show focused primarily on entertainment industry as it pertains to SoFlo. Shot in beautiful Miami, this show is designed to give hidden talent in South Florida exposure. Although, the main premise is focused on entertainment the show will discuss social issues that affect our society. What makes the Casting Couch unique is that this show is totally interactive and social media driven.
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The Chicago area loft & lounge will open to the public May 30th & 31st 2013 IN GRAND STYLE!
We’re excited to announce that IJORERE The Invitation, Inc. is officially opening its flagship loft space, IJORERE Atelier on May 30th & 31st , 2013. Located in the heart of historic downtown Elgin, IJORERE Atelier is a sign that Illinois is now the heart of exceptional multicultural style. IJORERE Atelier will host intimate events including, but not limited to weddings, dinners, corporate events and design workshops. IJORERE Atelier will also be a meeting place to cater one’s most exotic and fabulous stationery needs. The ribbon cutting ceremony & offical grand opening is May 30th from 4:45pm to 7:45pm. A family and friends night, will take place on Friday, May 31st, 2013 from 7pm to 10pm. IJORERE Atelier is located at 51 S. Spring St., Suite 125A, Elgin, IL, 60120 .
Loft Hours:-Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am until end of event(s) and Sunday & Monday by appointment/reservation only. The new loft and lounge is directly across the street from famous Al’s Café & Creamery, within walking distance of Festival Park, Grand Victoria River Boat Casino and the Metra train station.
“Intricately being involved with designing luxe invitations and now hosting events is a perfect combination of being creatively immersed in the back and front end of my client’s grand day. I’ve made great connections with my out of state & international clientele but now I get to be meet with them one on one, a personal experience that is very valuable to the continued success of my business. I know having a place to come to will be well received by all and I look forward to hosting grand affairs & designing to my heart’s delight, in a rightfully titled location as IJORERE Atelier”.- Ola Morin-Muhammed, C.E.O – IJORERE The Invitation, Inc.
The loft is available to host small & intimate gatherings such as, but not limited to- Weddings, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Poetry Reading, Mind body sessions, Corporate/Business affairs, Birthday parties, Design workshops, Book reading clubs and other intimate but GRAND events. RESERVATIONS are now being accepted. Eclectic & Luxurious! Come and celebrate your event in a GRAND style! Contact IJORERE today at email@example.com
This grand launch event is sponsored by Al’s Café, Aladdin Mediterranean Grill, Cakes Cookies & Candy, Carolina Weddings & Celebrations, Comfort Suites, Dare2dream Photography, DJ Diesel Adekunle, Holiday Inn Express, Incognito, Kesh Event Productions, Mary Kay, Morkes Chocolates, Tarji Michelle Photography, Tasty Catering and Turtle Bay Natural.
IJORERE Atelier will offer exclusive promotions & rewarding giveaways for attendees at their 2 day GRAND opening:-
Guests receives 20% off when they book a session, workshop or class within the next 30 days. Complimentary use of IJORERE Atelier for their grand event(s) with purchase of custom invitations. Guests should enter the promo code “IJORERE” at check out &/or in loft.
ABOUT IJORERE The Invitation, Inc.
For thousands of years the exotic colors of the peacock has stood as a symbol of Luxury, Beauty & Pride. And just as this intriguing bird mesmerizes you with its brilliantly vibrant feathers, IJORERE captivates your eyes with an array of imaginative designs that will add exuberance to every occasion. Our exotic invitations celebrate the beauty of multicultural heritage using traditional fabrics & embellishments that is certain to leave a lasting impression.We strive to bring you exceptional customer service, an intimate experience and to ensure you have a memorable IJORERE event, after all your day comes but once, shouldn’t it be IJORERE, a day that is GRAND?
Our beautiful and eclectic loft is sure to be a GRAND experience for your next fête. IJORERE Atelier…We’ll make your day GRAND!
Contact Info: Phone-(312) 401-3956, Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Website- www.ijorere.com
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The Chicago area storefront will open to the public January 2013 in a GRAND STYLE!
IJORERE The Invitation, Inc. will be launching its first flagship store, IJORERE Atelier on January, 2013. Located in the heart of the historic district of downtown Elgin, Illinois, IJORERE Atelier will be a meeting location to cater to clientele’s stationery needs. IJORERE Atelier is also an event venue for private & small gatherings. IJORERE Atelier is located at 51 S. Spring St. Suite 100, Elgin, IL, 60120. Loft Hours will be:-Thursday – Sunday 10 am until end of event(s) and Monday – Wednesday, by appointment only. The new storefront is directly across the street from the famous Al’s Café & Creamery, within walking distance of Festival Park, Grand Victoria Casino and just seconds away from the Metra train station.
“Opening this flagship store is a dream come to life. Meeting with my clients face to face is that personal experience that is becoming obsolete in a world of technology. I know having a location to come to will be well received by all and I look forward to many creative concepts we get to explore with our first and brand new location.” – Ola Morin-Muhammed, C.E.O – IJORERE The Invitation, Inc.
The store will host small & intimate gatherings such as, but not limited to:- Weddings, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Poetry, Readings, Rehearsal dinners, Corporate/Business sessions, Birthday parties, Workshops, Book reading clubs and other intimate yet GRAND events. Reservations are now being accepted.
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Launched in August 2012, ASK ICY focuses on giving PR tips to emerging business owners who want international publicity. Initiated by Fashion & Entertainment Entrepreneur (and ICY PR’s director extraordinaire) Yetunde Taiwo
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The Big Day: October 14th!
TOJU FOYEH ANNOUNCES THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF A NEW STORE
AN EVENING OF CHAMPAGNE, COCKTAILS AND CANAPES ON SATURDAY
It’s been a long time coming. With much excitement and anticipation, Lagos based Toju Foyeh, the stylish and bold design house for women, opens a store in Victoria Island, Lagos. The official launch of the event wil be on the 14th of October, 2012 at Suite 1, Number 31, Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos at 2pm prompt. The evening will be a swanky soiree filled with Toju Foyeh clients, friends and fans, champagne, cocktails and canapes with music from Celebrity DJ Jimmy Jat. Celebrity guests expected include Tiwa Savage, Ruth Osime ,Waje, Vivienne Chioloji, Elohor Aisen, Lynxxx, Franka Asindi, Mai Atafo, Kelechi Amadi Obi, Bella Adenuga Disu, Jide Adenuga, Jumai Shaba, Basket mouth to name a few. As guests mingle, they get to also shop and enjoy the Toju Foyeh experience. Guests will also be specially treated to special discounts and attended to by friendly store assistants.
The Toju Foyeh store is enclosed in glass walls with vintage and luxe furnishings that evokes the feeling of stepping into another era with every little detail making its own statement.The store will stock the new Toju Foyeh Diffusion line which consists of various fabrics like guipure lace ,silk ,chiffon and even jersey and styles comprising of ready to wear, easy and comfortable peices that can translate from casual days to events,work and even a fun day at the beach. Patterns and cuts are less complicated and are at wallet friendly prices.
Toju Foyeh, the designer herself, says of the store opening : “This is a new chapter with an ability to expand my client base and most importantly, it is a dream come true”.
This event is strictly by invitation.
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UNITED FOR KIDS FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH ICY PR TO HELP CHILDREN IN NIGERIA, ONE CHILD AT A TIME
United for Kids Foundation (UKF) announces its first Fundraising Ball scheduled for October 12th 5:00 P.M. at the beautiful Clear Essence California Resort & Spa located at 13, Alexander Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
MIAMI, FL (October 2, 2012) — The United for Kids Foundation announces a public relations and concept development partnership with ICY PR to accelerate development and fundraising efforts of the organization. ICY PR is very proud to be associated with a charity organization whose goal is to improve the lives of Nigerian children who are potential leaders and influencers of tomorrow. The mission of UKF is to heal Nigeria, and indeed the World, One Child, One Heart and One Smile at a time. UKF and ICY PR will be committed to efforts that will enable creating long-term solutions to address problems facing children from socially and economically disadvantaged backgrounds.
“I am sincerely excited about partnering with United for Kids Foundation to help create better awareness for this organization. For years, we have been looking for the right not-for-profit in Nigeria to partner with and after 10 years of UKF’s hard work in Nigeria, this partnership came at a perfect time. Being in a position to directly have an impact on the lives of young children in Nigeria is humbling, and I am honored to be a part of it all.”- Yetunde Taiwo, Executive Director, ICY Public Relations.
United for Kids Foundation (UKF) will be hosting its first ball, the UKF PASSION BALL 2012, a Black Tie event, an evening of elegance and glamour to create awareness and raise funds for 2013 education and healthcare programs. It takes place on Friday, October 12th at 5:00 P.M. at the beautiful Clear Essence California Resort & Spa located at 13, Alexander Road, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria. The general public can confirm acceptance of their presence at the ball by supporting the foundation via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds go to providing and supporting the many children that UKF supports every day.
The PR efforts will include adopting new strategies to interest a more extensive public involvement by implementing membership opportunities and special events for everyone who would like to be a part of this worthy cause. To be a part of this, kindly visit the website for more information at www.unitedforkidsfoundation.org
“We are excited about this partnership with such a great team of experts. We have been working in the background for 10 years and believe that it is time to give more Nigerians and friends of Nigeria the opportunity to provide sustainable solutions to the big challenges and problems facing less privileged children in the Nigerian society.” -Tope Ganiyat Fajingbesi, Founder, United For Kids Foundation
United for Kids Foundation (UKF) is a charitable organization established exclusively for charitable and educational activities aimed principally at less privileged children in Nigeria. Our aim is to create a bridge between fortunate Nigerians and the less fortunate sick and orphaned children. Since UKF was founded in 2002, we have selected 1 teaching hospital and 4 orphanages as beneficiaries of our activities, we have partnered with them to upgrade facilities, provide financial assistance for prescription drugs/medical tests, educational materials, food, beverages and household supplies in order to alleviate the suffering and discomfort encountered by the children. Our projects include monthly visits to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (Ikeja General Hospital)- Patients Pre/Post-Recovery Support, Annual ‘Back to School’ Project, Festive Period Activities (Christmas and Eid), Facilities repairs and rehabilitation, Young Readers’ Club (Future Project) and ‘Adopt’ a Child (Future Project)
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“Stephanie Daily” blends of fashion, beauty, life, and give-aways all in her brand new interactive blog!
The site is aimed to boost spirits and keep you up to date on the actress! And also the interactive channel, “Talk to Steph” that gives visitors the opportunity to help each other solve daily challenges.
“It’s my own personal space for me to interact with the wonderful fans I have been blessed with. It’s called Stephanie Daily for a reason – that means, everyday there’s something new to talk about. So now there’s an actual platform that draws me closer to the people who believe in what I do.” –Stephanie Linus
Stephanie Daily is daring, charismatic, informative and screams spunk! ICY loves spunk!
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Soulful Afro-Pop Inspirational Singer/Songwriter TolumiDE is at it again! She releases “More than you’ll ever know” – Single and Official Remix Video from ‘My Love’ album featuring award winning Ghanaian Hip Hop artist, D-Black – Da Ghana Bwouy, BET’s Best International Act: Africa Award Nominee 2011.
“More than you’ll ever know” produced by Terry Poindexter, is a sultry love song declaring true love ‘Me Do Wo’, in the midst of common challenges couples face every day. The blend of English, Ghanaian (Twi) and Nigerian (Yoruba) languages and D-Black’s hit rap verse gives the listener an emotional connection with the power of love and cross-cultural fusion.
“Working with TolumiDE was very different as she showed a lot of professionalism… I have been a fan of her music before we met at the 2010 Channel O Awards in South Africa; I felt it was the right timing for this collaboration to happen. The message of the song is also true- Relationships don’t always go right and no one is perfect, however love is the key to having a successful relationship. That’s the story we told through this song and I loved every bit of making this song and the video…” – D-Black, Artist
More than you’ll ever know” Remix Video featuring D-Black (http://youtu.be/vHuBpeL2kPE) was directed by Antar Hanif of Team1kfilms Production Company with Nia Malika Dixon as the 1st AD. Associate Producers include Tayo Abereoje (Black Royal Pictures) and Cucillo Consad (Beyond Sight Pictures). The song has an original lyric video (http://youtu.be/NSYxQsC4FI4) which features Choreography & Dance by Scott Rink & Zenas Tobi Okanlawon and is directed by Tayo Abereoje and evokes as much passion as the Remix video.
TolumiDE “More than you’ll ever know” original and remix is available on iTunes, amazon & CDbaby – http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/tolumide6 – The single also available on ‘My Love’ Album.
The recipient of the coveted Nigeria Entertainment Award for Best Female R&B Artist has already been recognized in the motherland as one of the brightest music stars of the day. TolumiDE showcases her African flair and World Urban Soul musical style at a number of concerts, festivals, churches and other prestigious venues. In addition to being a sought- after vocalist, TolumiDE also sings with Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa; Tosin Aribisala and AfriKan Rhapsody. Other acts she has opened for include Salif Keita, Burning Spear, 2face Idibia, P-Square and D’Banj.
Fans can connect with TolumiDE on her Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Reverbnation or through her website. Website: www.TolumiDEmusic.com, Follow on Twitter: @TolumiDE.
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Studio D’Maxsi and Afua Foundation are proud to announce the winner of this year’s ‘Operation Prom’ Competition – Jasmine C. Green.
A resident of Baltimore, Maryland, Jasmine wins a custom made prom dress by Studio D’Maxsi with her entry of a compelling and well written essay titled ‘Fashion Limited to No defining Standards’. Her personal story is also an inspiration.
The ‘Operation Prom’ competition, a foundation program started by STUDIO D’MAXSI’s owner, Afua Sam, was established to encourage as many girls as possible to complete high school with a serious attitude towards academic drive and excellence. Afua Sam is giving back by making the prom night of one very special and brilliant high school senior girl a special night to remember with the gift of a custom made elegant prom dress.
To read the essay, click here!
Afua Sam thanks all the awesome people who donated their time and talent to support the “Operation Prom” cause. A big, huge shout out and thanks for the contribution and hard work of celebrity hair stylist, CHARLENE BROWN, make-up artist, FELICIA GRAY, and Photography by David McCOY/IMAGES by McCOY LLC .
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The new website? www.Bravo-Moda.com
BravoModa introduces a stylish menswear/summer wear that are uniquely designed and fits the body with matching accessories with cost just ranging from $30-$185.
The website will also feature a new fitness and style blog by fitness expert owner, Seun Ola— creator and brand owner.
“My passion for fitness inspired me to launch this brand and I enjoy the idea of creating clothes that fit the body as it grows. With every piece designed, innovation and style are paramount, so anyone wearing any of our pieces would be showcasing style and class thereby making a fashion statement“–Ola
BravoModa brings an edginess fused with uniqueness and style catering to individuals that are fashion forward, trendy, confident, and polished. Every piece designed, innovation and style is paramount, so anyone wearing any of our pieces would be showcasing style and class therefore “making a fashion statement”.
Phone number: 416-834-6551
Email: inquiry@Bravo-Moda.com .
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AiRis has released another new single. Right on time for Valentine’s Day!
‘Olowo Ori Mi’ which means ‘My Lover’ was produced by Shizzy and Victor ‘Spankie Doodle’ Oganua.
Olowo Ori Mi is an upbeat Afro-pop romantic song laced with AiRis’ soulful vocals with Yoruba infusions.
With the sexy saxophone and dance instruments, Olowo Ori Mi is sure to make this V-day one to remember!
AiRis is a singer and songwriter who stepped into the African music industry scene in 2009.
Her work brings a unique mixture of pop and soul to the African music industry. Her sound addition to the music industry opens a new door for the African Entertainment Industry internationally. Media interested in setting up an interview with AiRis about the new release should please contact us at info(at)icypr.com or telephone: 305.549.3676. www.airismusic.com
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