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©2017 Afrikana Independent Film Festival

Thursday, September 14

checked inn 

Sneak Peek of New OWN Network Reality Show

Screening followed by Q&A with Akwaaba owner and TV SERIES STAR, Monique greenwood

Black History Museuem | 7:00p 

Opening Night Reception | Love Jones RVA debut

In 1995, Monique Greenwood pursued a newfound love for hospitality and opened her own Bed & Breakfast while working as a magazine editor. Then, five years later, she landed a dream job at Essence Magazine and continued balancing the two professions, quickly becoming Editor-in-Chief of the magazine. People thought she was crazy when she eventually walked away from Essence, so she could build the B&B into a legacy she and her husband, Glenn, could leave their daughter, Glynn. 

 

Today, Monique runs Akwaaba Bed & Breakfast Inns, the most successful B&B business on the east coast. Monique runs her business the only way she knows how- she’s the heart and soul, the everything planner and the innkeeper. She even sometimes finds herself giving advice to her guests who bring lots of baggage--and we aren’t talking about luggage! Set at The Mansion at Noble Lane in the Poconos, Pennsylvania, this former Woolworth estate is where couples go to push back the world, re-ignite passion, celebrate life’s most exciting events and sometimes save their marriage. Things may not always go smoothly, but Monique and her colorful staff will work hard to make sure their guests have an experience they’ll never forget. 

 

Full Schedule | Get Tickets ›

FRIDAY 

SEPT. 14 | 10:30p 

Welcome to the Afro-Vantgarde

OFFICIAL AFRIKANA x STYLE
& SPIRITS RVA AFTERPARTY

The Hofheimer Building

SATURDAY

SEPT. 15 | 10:30p 

Afrikana Mash-up

AFRIKANA FEATURING DJ NOBE x AFRO-BETA FEATURING DJ MIKEMETIC

The Hofheimer Building