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Anti-Ratchet Superhero Saves DC Nightlife
by: Christina Sturdivant/Special to the AFRO/ Feb.25, 2015

With as much history, art and culture as D.C. holds, it can still be hard to find a quality nightlife scene – one where bottles aren’t being popped pretentiously, women aren’t dressed to the nines – only to stand in the corner – and fights do not break out between business professionals looking to be reality TV stars.

Risikat Okedeyi, owner of Lil SoSo Productions, is on a constant mission to bring quality nightlife to D.C. with her self-labeled “anti-ratchet superhero” powers. What is ratchet? It is behavior that is not synonymous with Blackness like so many believe. Rather, it is defined as being disposable, Okedeyi told the AFRO, Feb 5. Read more


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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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“Chocolate City Rocks” continues at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage: Doubleheader weekend featuring Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute (Sept. 13) and Lil SoSo Productions (Sept. 14).

Washington, DC – DC Hip-Hop artist Head-Roc  (www.head-roc.com) will curate his 2nd and 3rd of four scheduled “Chocolate City Rocks” themed productions as part of the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage Free Concert Series, the weekend of September 13-14, 2014.

On Saturday September 13th, the Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute (www.jowga.org)  will produce a show founder and executive director Mr. Sifu Abdur-Rahim Muhammad describes as, “Africa and Asia Building Bridges through Culture and Cooperation with traditional drummers, dancers, lions and Kung Fu heroes to make for an exciting and memorable evening.”  The evening’s performers will include: Dragon Princess Olivia Zhang, Culture Queen Jessica Smith, Fairfax ‘Chinese Dance Troupe, Wuiping Yap, Malcolm X Drummers, and Hung Tao Choy Mei.

On Sunday September 14th, Lil SoSo Productions (www.lilsoso.com), Risikat Okedeyi’s woman-owned and run company specializing in Cultural Architecture, will present a program titled “I Remember U: A Live Mixtape Experience.”  The presentation will feature Washington DC Poetry and Hip-Hop icons Ra Brown, Poem-cees, Dehejia Maat, Wes Felton, Asheru, and DJ Stylus.

The Kennedy Center’s Millennium stage performances occur daily at 6pm and are part of its ‘Performing Arts for Everyone’ initiative featuring local, national, and international talents.  The events are free and open to the public of all ages. (http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/millennium/ )

“Chocolate City Rocks” is a DC-based grassroots initiative started in 2010 by Vance “Head-Roc” Levy to promote a greater public awareness and patronage of Washington DC area’s conscious and cultural artist community.  Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi (LSP) is the Host of Chocolate City Rocks, and Cory Stowers is the Creative and Visual Director of the “Chocolate City Rocks” design brand.

“Chocolate City Rocks” schedule at The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage is as follows:

Saturday, August 23rd, 6pm  – GODISHEUS w/ Thaylobleu
(Watch Video: http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=M5969&type=A)
Saturday, September 13th, 6pm – Hung Tao Choy Mei Leadership Institute
Sunday, September 14th, 6pm – LiL SoSo Productions
Saturday, December 13th, 6pm – La Orilla

Available for print and video interviews: Abdur-Rahim Muhammad HTCMRAHIM@aol.com;
Risikat Okedeyi  kat@lilsoso.com; Head-Roc media@head-roc.com or call 202-670-6141.

Visit www.chocolatecityrocks.com for updates.

Head-Roc has been on the front line of professional entertainers using their talents to support the United States progressive agenda for the past twelve years. He is highly recognized as a performing artist and distinguished by many awards for his work as a D.I.Y musician, artist advocate, and community activism. Head-Roc is the author of the popular Washington City Paper blog “Head-Roc’s Mouth”, and makes contributions to Huffington Post DC. He is also the first ever Arts Ambassador for the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (WALA).

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TOP DC POLITICOS AND CULTURAL INFLUENCERS KICK-OFF A ‘SCANDALOUS’ NEW WATCH SERIES

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 1, 2013 — Cultural architect Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi of LiL SoSo Productions, Inc., and married Politicos Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills of the weekly politics and pop culture show Politini, are kicking off the season premiere of the ABC hit show Scandal, October 3rd with Scandal Watch DC. The event will begin with an exclusive live streamed videotaping of Politini, featuring a panel of political and cultural influencers who will turn a critical eye on Scandal to discuss how creator/writer Shonda Rhimes’ (also of Grey’s Anatomy fame) multi-ethnic and multi-dimensional characters defy stereotypes and shift culture.

The Politini show will feature guests:

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore, wife of Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and President of Global Policy Solutions
Daniella Leger, Senior Vice President at the Center for American Progress and former Special Assistant to President Barack Obama
Joshua DuBois, former Spiritual Advisor to President Obama and author of The President’s Devotional: Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama
Helena Andrews, author and screenwriter of Bitch is the New Black which was recently optioned to the big screen by Shonda Rhimes.

Laverne Cox, star of Orange is the New Black, the latest hit from Netflix will also be in attendance.

The October 3rd event will be the first in a new series of interactive cultural events, framed around the television sensation Scandal, that the trio will produce and curate along with community partners SoulBounce and Candice Nicole Public Relations. Click here for complete advisory.


 

A Scandal Watch DC write up in Black Enterprise was quite a surprise! Carolyn M. Brown’s approach was quite refreshing. Check out: Olivia Pope Fans Prepare For Interactive Scandal Watch Series In Washington, DC: A book club style viewing party kicks off around the ABC hit TV show.



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LIL SOSO PRODUCTIONS AND POLITINI LAUNCH INTERACTIVE SCANDAL WATCH SERIES

 WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2013 — Cultural architect Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi of LiL SoSo Productions, Inc., and married Politicos Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills of the weekly politics and pop culture show Politini, are merging the book club and watch party concepts and taking it to the next level. This week the trio announced a new series of interactive cultural events, framed around the television sensation Scandal, that they will produce and curate along with community partners SoulBounce and Candice Nicole Public Relations. Read entire advisory here.



LSP Founder Named One of PG County’s ‘Forty Under 40’

We are pleased to announce that on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 LSP’s Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi was honored by The Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund as one of its inaugural ‘Forty UNDER 40 -Prince George’s County 2012’ awardees for exceptional contributions in Arts and Humanities. Click here for PG Community College related press release.

 


On Monday, October 3rd, Kat MAKE(S) NO!SE

The 4th edition of MAKE NO!SE features event concept producer Risikat Okedeyi owner of LiL SoSo Productions, LLC. Launch date Monday October 3rd.
For additional info visit www.gmoney77.wordpress.com.

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Photography:
Rosina Photography
Video:
Stellar Creative
Brand Partner:
Native Shoes


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The Red Tent Symposium Returns to Washington, DC for its Fall Edition
Real Women. Real Talk. Real Solutions.

Washington, DC (Monday, September 12, 2011) – In celebration of “Women’s History Month” this past March, LiL SoSo Productions presented the first Red Tent Symposium in Washington, DC. This event was attended by over 100 women. This unique women-only event was based on the very popular fictional novel, The Red Tent by Anita Diamant. After the three day celebration, which was held March 25-27, there was much healing, survival stories and eye opening knowledge that was shared with every woman in attendance. It is because of popular demand; The Red Tent Symposium is back for the Fall Edition. This edition’s a three day program will be held October 7-9, 2011. Click here for more…

Register for Red Tent Symposium For Women- Fall 2011 in John A.  Wilson Building  on Eventbrite

What is The Red Tent Symposium?

Red Tent Symposium from jinjiiDOTcom on Vimeo.


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“LiL SoSo Productions launches new radio show on IM4RADIO”

(Washington, DC) On June 1, 2011, LiL SoSo Productions (LSP) launched its new radio show “The LSP Effect” with host Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi (owner of LSP).  The show will highlight independent culture, music, artist, art, and more. It airs every live Wednesday online from 1pm to 2pm on The Flow (www.rocktheflow.com), a member of the IM4RADIO Broadcasting Company. Click here to read more.


05.19: Keeping D.C.’s Underground “Africa Hot!”– Cultural concept artist Risikat  Okedeyi explains how her roots inspire her events and work ethic. Also, see the things she loves and loathes about Nigeria.


Thursday, March 3, 2011
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The Red Tent Symposium, A Celebration of Women in the Month of March
Real Women. Real Talk. Real Solutions.

Washington, DC (Wednesday, March 2, 2011) In celebration of  Women’s History Month, LiL SoSo Productions is delighted to present “The Red Tent Symposium for Women: Problem Solving Outside of the Framework”. This unique women-only event based on the very popular fictional novel, The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, will feature an all-day program Saturday, March 26th from 9am-3:30pm at the John A. Wilson building in Washington, DC. Click here for more…

The Red Tent Symposium for Women featured on WUSA9