MULTI MEDIA MASTERCLASSES
JASMINE WITH SO SOLID’S MEGA AND HARVEY AT THEIR LONDON360 MASTERCLASS.
So it’s the final quarter of the year and notoriously the busiest time in entertainment, music and showbiz!
This fortnight’s been hectic with key influencers from London all attending Media Trust down at the BBC site in Wood Lane to lead a master class in their chosen fields. Its an off-shoot of my main LONDON360 brand that has been supported by the bigwigs up at City Hall and City Bridge Trust and this past 6 weeks has been supported by the Mayors Fund.
JASMINE WITH BBC ARTS CORRESPONDENT BRENDA EMMANUS AT HER LONDON360 MASTERCLASS.
This fortnight we’ve had BBC Arts and Entertainment correspondent Brenda Emmanus, So Solid Crews Mega and Harvey, Dolce & Gabanna PR gurus Chandni and Ruth, fashion stylist to the stars Richard Shoyemi (Nicki Minaj / Eve /etc), radio broadcasters George Kay (Mi Soul), manny norte (Capital Xtra and Krash Williams (Westsidefm), Rosa Doherty on the art of blogging (Jewish Chronicle), PR sessions from Jessica Huie MBE and songwriters master class with songwriter to the stars Wayne Hector (Westlife/ Jes Glynne/etc).
The next three weeks will see them take on master classes by film actor, write and director Noel Clarke and multi media polymath Alesha Dixon – both who are London360 ambassadors. Now that’s what you call leaving a legacy and giving back on a huge scale! A money can’t buy experience for young Londoners that in the past may not have had an easy road into the media industry!
JESSICA HUIE MBE WITH LONDON360 REPORTERS AFTER HER PR AND PERSONAL BRANDING MASTERCLASS.
COMEDY NIGHT- JAMAICA VS THE WORLD
Next it was off to comedy night at Shepherds Bush Empire for Jamaica vs the world, which had a sold-out audience roaring with laughter from 7-11pm! Such a great line up of comedians representing both teams. On the world team were comedians from Africa, the UK and more.
One of my faves was white female comedienne Maureen Younger who killed it. But my ultimate fave comic on the UK scene is Slim, who once again tore the house down. Slim represented the Jamaican team who won and of course lapped up the accolades in pompastic style. He always comes with new, fresh, news and topical content and has the audience eating out of his hands. Its crazy that the top 20 uk comics are still all white, male, and middle class when there is so much diverse talent out there selling out packed theatres nightly across the country! Great job to the whole Comedy Warehouse team led by Alpo!
AINY NAIM HOSTS CELEB DINNER FOR NAUGHTY BOY, SWISS BEATS AND MORE FOR HER DESIGNER LINE LNZ!
VIP GUESTS AT FASHION DESIGNER AINY MAINS DINNER.
The following night I was invited to a VIP only dinner, thrown by a new fashion designer who I predict is about-to-blow, called Ainy Naim, one of the innovators of the LNZ brand. In a lovely basement restaurant in Chelsea around 50 of Londoners movers and key influencers were gathered to have dinner and party with Ainy and her team.
SWISS BEATS AND NAUGHTY BOY ROCK AINY NAIMS LNZ GARMS.
I was sat as what can only be described as the top table with American music producer Swiss beats, business entrepreneur and event planner Becky Fatemi, music and events PR lady Fiona Ramsey, artist manager Nadine Scott and more. Later in the night Naughty Boy turned up to DJ for the guests.
Over dinner I was told that ‘’LNZ is the brainchild of 3 collective individuals from the Middle Eastern background living in the UK. With an educational background of Central St Martins, Regents Business School and 15 years of experience in the industry.
SWISS BEATS AND ANGEL DINE IN HONOUR OF LNZ.
Conceived in 2014. LNZ is a contemporary London Based fashion label under the creative direction of Ainy Naim. For the past 10 years she has been styling some of the most celebrated artists in the music industry that led to creating limited edition custom made pieces that lead to a vast amount of private orders for collectors. This led to the emergence of a contemporary line showcasing the essence of their ideology’’. On the evening of their dinner LNZ clothing was displayed around the venue so that taste makers like MTV/ ITV presenter Laura Whitmore and others could take it all in.
JASMINE WITH MTV/ITV HOST LAURA WHITMORE, PHOTOGRAPHER ERICA,ROKSTONE CEO BECKY FATEMI, MUSIC/MARKETING LADY’S FIONA RAMSAY AND NADINE SCOTT.
The label creates a dynamic combination of modernized prints and redefined social ideology behind the symbolisms used. They’ve clearly merged popular culture with retro Arabic culture that has been worn by the likes of Swizz Beatz, Krept and Konan at yesterdays MOBO nominations event and other celebrities. They told me that the label also ‘’pride themselves in using British manufacturers and retro knitwear factories that are having a huge presence again in the British fashion scene. The label is the first of many to branch out from the Middle East into the western market and is becoming recognized by pioneering personalities in other creative industries, in fashion and music’’. So keep your eyes peeled for that!
Alongside this years awards show presenter- the lovely Sarah Jane Crawford they revealed all the names in this years categories.
JASMINE WITH THE LADY WITH THE INCREDIBLE VOCAL AND GUITAR SKILLS – TORI KELLY!
In the house were names like Krept and Konan, Ella Eyre, Lil Simz, Tori Kelly, Stormzy, Blak Twang, Lady Leshurr, music manager Kwame Kwaten, Columbia Music’s Taponeswa Muvunga and more. The red carpet media run was overflowing with music names and record label press, bloggers, vloggers and photographers!
KREPT & KONAN SPEAK TO LONDON360 ON THE MEDIA RUN.
A great turn out! Get voting for your favourite MOBO2015 acts and see you at the awards in Leeds at the First Direct Arena on November 4th!