Grammy Party in the Bush

Royal Families of Africa and the US Converge for epic BIPOC GRAMMY Celebration and Launch of over $500 Million USD Music, Film, & Tourism Project

From (l-r) - Founder of NOSACONN and Director of NOSACONN VNB, Damon J. Batiste (first cousin to GRAMMY Album of the Year winner, Jon Batiste) of New Orleans Royal Family of Music, , Candice Dawkshas (COO of Virtual Nation Builders) and Director of NOSACONN VNB, Her Royal Highness Queen Sekhothali Mabhena and His Majesty King Makhosoke II of the Amandebele Nation at the epic GRAMMY Celebration in South Africa.

“Grammy Party in the Bush” with African royalty present celebrated the Grammys, BIPOC talent and the launch of new business ventures driven by NOLA’s Royal Family of Music’s Damon Batiste, Virtual Nation Builders and Guqula.

Tourism, technology, musical, and cultural upliftment were winners at the recent GRAMMY PARTY IN THE BUSH at Sensational Sunset Safari Lodge during the most inclusive of exclusive parties hosted by NOLA’s Royal Family of Music’s Damon Batiste (a royal son in the legendary New Orleans Batiste Family who won big at this year's 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards hosted by South African Trevor Noah in Las Vegas). More than entertainment, the celebration launched several epic BIPOC-focused business ventures.

At the invitation of the News Orleans-South Africa Connection (NOSACONN), business partners Virtual Nation Builders and Guqula - leaders in the space to democratize the music, film, and tourism industries - celebrated the vast array of business opportunities that will extend virtually from the US to the motherland of South Africa.

“What a spectacular event. I was elated by the amazing artists and awed by their talents. Thank you to the NOSACONN VNB and Virtual Nation Builders team. Your business initiatives are highly appreciated in creating a better future for our Ndebele Nation and other BIPOC communities” said Her Royal Highness Queen Sekhothali Mabhena of the Amandebele Nation.


“I am so proud to be partnering in our new venture, NOSACONN VNB with Damon J. Batiste of NOLA’s Royal Family of Music, first cousin of Jon Batiste winner of five of the eleven nominations for Sunday’s 64th Annual Grammy Awards,” said Candice Dawkshas, Director of NOSACONN VNB and COO of Virtual Nation Builders, the digital alchemists that created an NFT of Nelson Mandela’s Warrant of Arrest that just last week sold for $130 000 USD. “Our SA ‘Grammy Party In The Bush,’ which celebrated the development of new promising talent of the BIPOC community of South Africa, was such a huge success. Our Guqula Project will create $500 million USD of value in the hands of the local BIPOC communities and more than 5000 jobs in Phase 1.

“We will also be transforming the creative film industry to democratize the making and distribution of filmmaking in Africa, and offering token-based funding opportunities to investors which will yield fantastic investment returns and create cultural upliftment”, added Dawkshas.

The new promising talent of the BIPOC community who performed live at the Exclusive South African “Grammy Party in Bush” were Ladysmith Tigers, Danny Peterson, Afro Soul, Lumkah Fabulas, Lasandra, Cameron Ward, Lynelle Kenned, Master Willis, and Bongvisto.

The venture partners, Virtual Nation Builders and Guqula, will launch an annual Jazz festival in the African Bush beginning in 2023”.