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Operation Kitunguu Kickoff 2013.Draft1

Operation Kitunguu Kickoff 2013.Draft1



Operation Kitunguu Kickoff 2013.Draft1 ...

Operation Kitunguu Kickoff 2013.Draft1

Bermuda Cultural Ambassador AJ Gombey Unity in the Community World Vibe



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    Operation Kitunguu Kickoff 2013.Draft1 Operation Kitunguu Kickoff 2013.Draft1 Presentation Transcript

    • “The pursuit of happiness begins with a smile …and a little onion ”
    •  Operation Kitunguu (OK) is a scenario motion film production that uses viral social media to promote the AJ Action Team (AJAX) mantra of "onionicity" defined as "unity in the community world vibe, fighting with peace and not for it"
    •  Inspired by the ONION - a traditional African symbol of UNITY and INFINITY. Bermuda is famous as the earliest source of onions for the American colonies The word "kitunguu" is Swahili for onion
    •  A child character named “AJ the Little Gombey” AJ is also a little ONION like all Bermudians Represents the inner African child in all humanity. Celebrated for his infectious smile and humanitarian spirit Inspiration for AJAX
    •  OK is a "block-builder" entertainment project that empowers local communities to master new forms of wealth creation through shared sacrifice, innovation and imagination
    •  Bermuda will be promoted as the global epicentre of “onionicity” due to its longstanding social investment in the “Bermuda Onion” symbolized by the annual Onion Drop Ceremony.
    •  Leimert Park in Los Angeles is the adopted home of “onionicity” in Hollywood due to its iconic status as the local mecca of African culture
    •  Matriarchal Icon ONIKA BEST, Cultural Maven TJ GIBSON and Internet Connector, ANDREW WILLIAMS JR, will work with the peoples of Bermuda and Leimert Park to tell the story of onionicity in music, dance, fashion, multimedia, and eco-industry. Regular cinematic webisodes are co-created and distributed over the internet to promote "block-builder" activities and revenue
    • Onika Best – Matriarch An elixir of Bermuda and Barbados Recognised for using the worlds of fashion, production, music, arts and craft to stimulate the mind Produced first album “Blak Kla’ Soyl: The Chromatical” in 2004 Has performed in Denmark, Dominican Republic, , Ghana Africa, Germany, England, and parts of the Caribbean Awarded the Faculty of Creativity by the Commission for Pan- African Affairs Barbados Her new song “I am the Wind” was recently commissioned for the documentary film of the Caribbean Export Development Agency, entitled The Wind. Continues to work for the better cause of the underserved and the disadvantaged.
    • TJ Gibson – Maven Has been around the world playing live music . He was selected to be the band manager for Michael Jackson’s “This is It Tour” and is a UN Goodwill Ambassador Has graced the stage with the best in music, from Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan, to Bruce Springsteen and Earth, Wind & Fire Is a driven artist whose talents dont end at the stage , with projects in the works involving many burgeoning as well as established music industry entities. Currently working with producers on a Sam Cooke biopic and was recently tapped to co-produce The Los Angeles Music Awards in 2012 The songs on his personal break out record “The Standard” express the distinct hardships and everyday struggles, triumphs in love as well as the state and fate of the world we live in
    • Andrew Williams, Jr – Connector A veteran advertising, sales and marketing executive based in Beverly Hills Pioneered the early transition by ad agencies from legacy management to virtual self-organization using proprietary networks Focal point of an international network of CEOs, academics and activists with a shared interest in humanitarianism. Created the AJ Action Team to advance the use of social networks to promote "peoples diplomacy” Ideally situated to connect Bermuda with leading edge California developments in policy, academia, sports, technology, and entertainment.
    •  The OK brand will be based in Bermuda and marketed throughout the USA OK products will be sold worldwide, building a popular membership club in multiple markets, languages, cultures and countries.
    •  Boma Village & OK Corral - EarthBag Soundstage & Theme Park Micro Studio Vaastu Onion Dome - healing sanctuary Virtual "Funk in the Junk" Music Festival at SallyPort in Bermuda & “Watt$ the Funk” in Leimert Park WayStation DungBeetle - portable studio sales Anansee Golden Spider Tents – inflatable domes
    •  ParXTC - social networking Flatland Records - music production Hamilton Group Media - internet distribution Thr33 Scorpios - outreach AP4P - Fiscal receiver GMB Collective - branding KatKing Entertainment - folklife representation Emperial Group – community programs
    •  Coordinate with Friends of the African Union Release official video for "The Lite" on October 31 Drive OK branded merchandising sales push through signature holidays
    •  Onika Best as OK Matriarch AJ as OK Mascot Trade Mission to Los Angeles for July-August Global kickoff on December 31 , 2013 with New Years Eve Onion Drop