The evening was filled with keynote speakers such as the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Dr.Juanita Cole (President of the African Smithsonian museum), as well as the key organisers themselves, H.E. the Ambassador of the republic of Benin and H.E. the Ambassador of the Republic of Niger. The Master of Ceremonies this year again was Fox 5 DC's beautiful and gracious Maureen Umeh, pictured below in a lovely red dress.
|Lily and Maureen Umeh|
BrightenMi's co-founder and style blogger, Lily was arguable the most beautiful and elegantly dressed woman in the room. She went for old Hollywood glam, a maxi silver BCBG dress with slits on the side, fur stole and Christian Louboutin pumps. Lily, naturally credited BrightenMi Cosmestics for her remarkable beautiful and flawless skin.