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AMCI Inaugural Launch Event


Peter Jallah founder of AMCI at the Africans in the Media and Creative Industries Event in New York City at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel

Peter Jallah founder of AMCI at the Africans in the Media and Creative Industries Event in New York City at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel.
Photo by: Hallie Geller Photography


New York, NY, April 18, 2012 – Africans in the Media and Creative Industry (AMCI) staged an invite-only inaugural launch event at New York’s iconic landmark, the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel (36 Central Park South, Manhattan, NY). 

This prestigious kick-off, hosted by media professional and AMCI founder Mr. Peter Jallah, Account Director at Newsweek & The Daily Beast, was the first mega-media event in New York City (NYC) dedicated to promoting African journalists, publishers, and creative professionals.  The mixer attracted the best and brightest in the media and creative fields, including: Macdella Cooper, philanthropist and founder of the Macdella Cooper Foundation Academy in Liberia; Lola Ogunnaike, Entertainment Journalist and former CNN correspondent; GeorgieBadiel, Supermodel, Co-founder of Models 4 Water, and Founder of Georgie’s Garden; GerDuany, Supermodel, Actor and Activist, as well as many others. 

The audience listened to afro-beats tunes from DJ Universe, creator of the new wave of African beats in the United States, Afro-Electronica

“AMCI is proud to pool together amazing talents who have made tremendous accomplishments in the media and creative industries.  This successful launch event sent a strong message on the importance of convening a cross section of Africa’s intellectual through collaboration, networking, and sharing ideas,” emphasized AMCI founder Mr. Peter Jallah.  He further added, “It is the first concerted effort to cultivate a launch-pad for exploring the professional and social impact of Africans in media.  AMCI will become the largest media event that pulls together an all-star lineup of African professionals from world-class media and Fortune500companiestocreative start-ups and dotcom industries.” 

For more information about AMCI’s Inaugural Media Event and to get additional information about AMCI, please visit


About Africans in the Media and Creative Industry: Headquartered in New York and founded by media professional Mr. Peter Jallah (Newsweek & The Daily Beast), Africans in the Media and Creative Industry (AMCI) is the first membership-only media organization that connects people and organizations through collaboration, networking, and sharing ideas.  AMCI invites African Media professionals to leverage AMCI to interact, connect and soar.  Learn more:

About the Inaugural Media Event: Africans in the Media
& Creative Industry

The event was made possible through the generous support of the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel (36 Central Park South, Manhattan, NY).


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