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#ConnoisseurAfrica Kicks Off NYFW | Africa with Tastemakers Africa

Connoisseur.Life and AlleyNYC have partnered up to host, Connoisseur Africa(#ConnoisseurAfrica), a new series that showcases premier African start-ups and entrepreneurs changing the game on the continent and in the Diaspora. Connoisseur Africa brings together an eclectic and inspiring mix of influencers, creatives, entrepreneurs, and Africa aficionados. Their first mixer kicks off New York Fashion Week | Africa on September 10 at 7 pm and features travel start-up, Tastemakers Africa. Tastemakers Africa (TSTMKRS) is single-handedly changing the game of travel and exploration across the vast continent with underground dining experiences in Accra, VIP rooftop access in Nairobi, rural escapes packed with authenticity, and more.

At Connoisseur Africa, TSTMKRS Founder, Cherae Robinson, will debut the sneak preview of Wàllá Dá, a documentary that provides a brief look into the new age of African exploration while traveling through Ghana and following 5 of the continent’s most dynamic young creatives: Yagazie Emezi

of Nigeria, Velma Rossa of Kenya, Twiggy Moli and Sedi Ramone of South Africa, and Maame Adjei of Ghana. Attendees can meet the TSTMKRS team and feature creatives from Wàllá Dá at Connoisseur Africa.

Additionally, Connoisseur.Life and AlleyNYC have amazing sponsors and partners to make Connoisseur Africa unforgettable. Aperol Spiritz will keep the drinks flowing with their summer cocktails. Guests will go home with swag grabs from CRWN Mag and True Moringa. Chalé Global will also be there. Get your tickets now.

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Event Partner & Sponsors: Life and AlleyNYC (event hosts). Tastemakers Africa (Featured Start-Up). Aperol Spiritz

(Sponsor). Innov8tiv (Media). CRWN MAG, True Moringa, and Chalé Global (Partners). Expected Attendees includes, key players in African Fashion and Art, entrepreneurs, investors, Africa Aficionados, and creatives.


AlleyNYC, 500 Fashion Ave (7th ave) Suite 17A, New York, NY 10018


September 10 at 7pm, Get your tickets now.

  About Connoisseur.Life:

Introducing the modern day aficionado – an uninhibited connoisseur of unforgettable experiences. Connoisseur.Life is a new collective of creatives that curate global experiences driven by action-rich content, knowledge sharing, and community. Our immersive events explore entrepreneurship, culture, language, art, and politics around the world. We’re driven to excite passionate imagination, inspire serendipity, and moments that feel damn good. Follow our first series, Connoisseur Africa, as we zero in on all

things Africa and Diaspora via events, master classes, and meetups. The journey begins Sept 10. #thatconnoisseurlife. Connoisseur Africa curates unique experiences that bring together Africa aficionados from all walks of life. We provide engaging, immersive, and action-driven content around business, art, culture, and history — sometimes all in one night. We’re driven to shed light on the happenings in Africa and the Diaspora while inspiring tangible ways to take part, starting today.

ABout AlleyNYC:

AlleyNYC  is a 16,000 square foot entrepreneurial hub, where teams and individuals can grow there businesses surrounded by like minded people, and work collaboratively in a supportive environment. Additionally, our members take advantage of outstanding networking opportunities and special events hosted by ‘The Alley’, such as speaker series with Angel Investors and experienced entrepreneurs, as well as hackathons and sponsored happy hours. Our aim is to help our start-ups bridge the gap between their innovative ideas and stable business establishment. This is where human talent, ingenuity, and sourcing capital come together.

About Tastemakers Africa:

Tastemakers Africa

(TSTMKRS) is a mobile app and content platform disrupting what the world thinks about travel in Africa. From underground dining experiences in Accra, to VIP rooftop access in Nairobi, to rural escapes packed with authenticity, TSTMKRS moves beyond the safari and into a new age of African exploration. The platform has been recognized by leading travel innovation forecaster as a startup that knows the future and has also been featured by as a leader in the “Destination Africa” consumer trend. Founder. Cherae Robinson, has been recognized by, the United Nations Foundation, and the UNWTO for her efforts in building the platform.

Innov8tiv is a dynamic Web source for technology news, resources and innovation, with a special focus on the entrepreneurial advances of Africans on the continent as well as in the Diaspora. This site seeks to not only inform consumers and companies about the latest in tech trends and ideologies, but to shed light on a phenomenon often ignored: the inventive, life-changing and creative engine that exists in Africa and among leaders of color around the world, including the UK, the Caribbean, Australia, and Asia. Send story ideas to

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