This rendezvous will feature a special performance by Olutayo a Nigerian American whose sound is described as Afropop with an R&B sensitivity. Also get ready to dance all night with music by DJ SM and DJ E'Love bringing some of the best of World music - Afrobeats, Soca, Coupe Decale, Kwaito, Afropop and more. "As always it will be another great evening", says Akin Akinsanya, Founder NY African Restaurant Week.

Light food will be served by Panla and some of its partner restaurants, so come excite your taste buds. This event will also provide a wonderful opportunity to celebrate an important occasion in style with friends - your birthday! To learn more about how to celebrate your birthday email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
General admission is $15 available on - will be more at the door. Part of the proceeds will benefit THE DANCE MOVIE PROJECT (TDMP) - a project that among other things aims to bring more awareness to diabetes in Africa.
Attendees will also get to win lots of giveaways from sponsors including Madiba restaurant, La Caye Restaurant, Fafafina Cafe and Lounge, and more.
About Panla and A Taste of Africa USA: Headquarters in New York City, A Taste of Africa USA and Panla create networking events in NYC that feature food, fashion and live entertainment programs from all over Africa. Their events have also highlighted and raised funds for non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting changes and development here in America and various corners of the world. Please follow them on Facebook and Twitter today. Panla is also the producer of the NY African Restaurant Week – please see
Meridian 23 is a new music bar in Chelsea that aims to connect people globally through culture and music. Great decor and great place to listen to live music.
Olutayo a Nigerian American was born with an innate passion for music and performance. Always able to sing and move well, he focused on dance and began training at the age of fifteen in Broadway Dance Center under some of NYC's most highly sought after choreographers , leading him to perform on many stages including Nassau Coliseum and threat, starring in and choreographing off-Broadway productions throughout New York city. Olutayo can be seen in music videos with Rihanna FT Drake 's "What's My Name" and Toby Love's "Hey", He was also featured in "One life to live: Star Crossed Lovers " Day Time Series. Olu sound as been described as "Afro-pop with an R&B sensitivity". "Absolutely amazing, you're a showstopper" - Debbie Allen.