Beauty & lifestyle digital content creator, Chizi Duru, hosted her second annual #TheAfroBrunchNYC in the Heart of NYC’s Meatpacking district, bringing an unforgettable experience to aspiring beauty influencers. Saturday’s event featured giveaways and appearances by special guests such as Cynthia Andrew, Steven Onoka, Nneoma Okorie and more. Live DJ sets were courtesy of DJ Absolute and there was an open bar presented by Maison Marcel! #TheAfroBrunchNYC took place at Betaworks Studios on Sunday, November 3rd between 1 pm – 5 pm. Confirmed sponsors included Devacurl, Aveeno, Head and Shoulders, Neutrogena, Maison Marcel, and Tangle Teezer.

She created an offline space to further conversations about knowing your worth through the development of the Afro Brunch series. She hopes her modeling work will allow her to use her face and 4C hair to add diversity to visual representation in mainstream media. For more information on The Afro Brunch, click here!

Attendees enjoying their time at The Afro Brunch.

Beauty influencers sharing their insight at The Afro Brunch

Maison Marcel, sponsor of The Afro Brunch

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YouTube star turned professional model Chizi Duru started a huge YouTube channel after her dad encouraged her to cut off her hair and go natural as a pre-teen. Appearing in campaigns for major brands like Burlington Coat Factory and Clarks she has been able to see the full extent of a company’s resources from a more empowered perspective.

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