Art Fusion Night (AFN), is a social event platform that was created in late 2015.
The platform was designed to give the undiscovered and upcoming creative community in the UAE and beyond, a podium to showcase their artistic talents and network with like-minded people. Our goal is to provide a platform for all art forms to present their masterpieces and have the opportunity to auction some of their work during our show.
On our past editions, we have showcased talents from performing arts (singers), fine arts and fashion with elegant designs strutting down unconventional runways, rib cracking stand-up comics from cultures as diverse as Pakistan, America, UK, Sri Lanka, India and Nigeria. Eye raising auction bids for thought provoking oil paintings of African landscapes created by a Russian painter and African painters.
We have had inspirational spoken words by diverse poets that their imagination or form of expression is completely out of this world. Needless to say, if you are into these kinds of art-inclined gatherings; then you don’t want to miss any of our shows.
AFN is more than just a platform. It is a movement that inspires. We have seen how our platform has made creative minds and those who come to our event take a leap they never thought they would have taken until they experienced what it is like to be a part of what we do at AFN. If you have what it takes and wish to be a part of what we do at AFN, then you should reach out to us and we will be happy to have you.
About the Team
AFN’s Founder, Artist and Host
MKO is an Indie RnB/Afro pop singer songwriter and an art enthusiast. In addition to this, he is also a recording and performing artist and the founder of AFN. His passion for creative arts is what prompted MKO to create the AFN platform. The mission and purpose for this was so he can have a platform to promote up and coming talents. A platform where up and coming talents can feel like a ‘star’ and realize that their work can be appreciated. His achievement can be perceived through the success of most of the talents that had participated on the AFN platform.
MKO currently has recorded over 21 songs with the official release of 4 singles and 3 videos (Still Into You, Dance The Night Away and Dabo Dabo). At the moment, he is working on video concepts for 4 of his singles with talented local and global video producers. MKO has performed in Dubai as an opening act for renowned artists such as Davido, D’banj, Mi Casa (South African band), Ice Prince, and Sauti Sol (Kenyan Boyband). In 2016, he also performed on New Year’s Day in KIZA Dubai alongside Patoranking (Nigerian Dancehall singer).
You may follow MKO on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter @mko9jaboy
AFN’s Creative Director
Eliqa is an independent filmmaker who has been in the film industry for a little over two years and has worked on Hollywood films such as Star Trek: Beyond and War Machine and a few TV shows from CBS the experience. Eliqa does more than just films; she also does videography and editing for events, music videos and corporate promotions. that The experience she had gained has been portrayed through the quality of work she produces and her ability to capture pure moments and raw emotions through a lens.
She graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Film Production in Dubai and is passionate about being able to tell visual stories and to have every subjects voice heard. Her exuberance allows her to be remembered through the relationships that she builds with the people she meets. Eliqa is determined to continue her passion and gain recognition within the film and media industry.
You may follow Eliqa on Instagram @eliqashaza