Video and Photos from our MultiCultural Charity Ball 2016 capturing some of our Global International Ambassadors.
Meet the LOANI Global Ambassadors 2016/2017
Jahna Sebastian is classically trained on piano and earned her degree in "Music Business" at the age of 20 at the prestigious Russian Academy of Music is a multifaceted power house of talent. With her sultry vocals, captivating lyrics, hypnotic beats and exotic beauty she is a force to be reckon with. Not only is she an amazing singer and songwriter, she is an accomplished producer and engineer as well as the owner of a recording studio.
Multivizion Music which since its inception has become the nucleus of Russian rap and grime scene in London. She has engineered and produced for many artist including the Russian rapper Oxxxymiron who was named Discovery of the Year at the Russian GQ awards.
Jahna also released a trilogy of her EP's 'The Edge of Love', 'I Am Free' and 'Love Over Hate' and is currently working on her upcoming album.
International Model Angelina Kali is a London-based professional model specialising in print, fashion, swim wear and catwalk.
She is the Current Miss Formula 1 Motors United Kingdom and she also acts as an Ambassador for fashion designer and Brands.
Before becoming a full time professional model, She had a career as a dance choreographer and fitness trainer. She also completed a degree in photography and is a professional photographer.
She helped to transform fashion into entertainment and models into personalities.This has helped her greatly in her modeling career as She understands what a photographer is looking for in a model. She regularly models on the catwalks at the London and Paris Fashion Weeks. She has modeled for several leading fashion designers in the United Kingdom and internationally.
Her message to other models is
to be healthy and look after yourself by eating well, doing exercise regularly and staying focused on the shape you need to do the type of modeling you want to do.
Liz has been creating inspirational body art designs for over 25 years. Sharing her love of art in her book and at her training Academy Follies, (motivating many to pursue their dreams and set up their own businesses).
The Living Art Show, Body painting Festival is one of her creations. Liz also runs women’s empowerment workshops, including retreats to Hawaii to swim with wild dolphins.
beauty and fashion tutorials.
Valdenize was born in a small town on the state of Paraiba in North Eastern Brazil and since an early age she has shown signs of creative talent and an entrepreneurial drive. At nineteen she moved to the UK to pursue a Fashion Career using the proceeds from a small beauty business she developed to open a shop in Oxfordshire making and selling bespoke dresses of her own design.
She has since moved to London, and continues to design and sell fully bespoke dresses to private clients.
She designs for all shapes and sizes, with a willingness to look good the only criteria. Although she has lived in the UK for ten years, the vibrancy of her birthplace has never left her, with strong colours and arresting designs always a feature of her work, tempered by the sophistication of an established Londoner.
Valdenize has also been standing out in the Brazilian Community, being nominated as outstanding professional of the year on the Magazine Nossa Londres and also writes articles for the Adriana Chiari Magazine. Recently Valdenize presented her couture collection at Fashion's Finest at London Fashion Week.
Tulsi is a Philanthropist and a qualified Pilate's Rehabilitation Specialist. She plays an active role as a peer supporter for The Katie Piper Foundation, where she supports and inspires her fellow burn survivors.
Tulsi's current role is an inspirational speaker. She wants to work further in the schools to help young children with their image insecurities and acceptance.
Sistarmama considers herself a creative fashion designer. Self-taught, she has been making clothes for decades, between bringing up her five children. Sistarmama is also a trained footwear designer.
With a unique style, Sistarmama customises clothes and works in mixed fabrics, recycling her beloved African head wraps have become her trademark style which she wears daily.
Mary Russell is a Mother, Fashion & Design student, Model, Disability Awareness Campaigner, TV Personailty and Advocate/Ambassador for Dwarfism Beautiful – which is her
Mary Started out her career as a child development officer, She totally wanted to begin at the grass roots in educating children about difference. She made a stark discovery.In her own words Mary states that Children were not the issue, we had several conversations about difference. They got it. Then they would politely ask, “Miss can we go play in the wendy house now please”. Children are naturally curious, then they move on.
Adults on the other hand…that's where the hard work needs to begin!
She always had aspirations as a child, but they were often dumbed down due to society's view of her and her disability.
Now, Mary is playing catchup and loving every minute of it. Never a dull moment in her new exciting life!
Sharimaelyn Sadca was born and raised in the Philippines before migrating to UK with her family. Shay is currently Ms Earth UK 2016 and also a finalist for Miss Galaxy UK sponsored by the MCT World. She has represented Philippines in the Miss Pearl of Asia 2015. She has also competed in different pageant including Miss Borough UK.
She is a qualified Nursery Practitioner.
She loves modeling for great causes including charity fashion shows just like the CHABSUK which is a cancer awareness show. She supports other charities like the Alzheimers Society so every year she joins the memory walk and also volunteers for The Race for Life.
Sharinaelyn encourages others to follow their passion.
Nyhoka is the founder and designer of the luxurious bespoke women's and children wear brand, Gracious Alma. An entrepreneur, mentor to children and young people, Nyhoka lives a lifestyle dedicated to giving back to the community, paving the way and raising awareness for very important issues such as people living with diabetes, and children and young people with
The name Gracious Alma, (Alma) meaning 'Soul', inspires each individual to find their true purpose. With an eye for uniqueness and timelessness, Nyhoka Rutherford particularly
focuses on making bold statement pieces as well as creating authentic pieces that makes an impression of permanence.
Launched in 2013, Gracious Alma is supported by many famous names and has been featured in many prominent magazines and newspapers, including a channel 4 documentary hosted by the UK's very own fashion mogul Mary Portas. In 2014, Gracious Alma's brand ambassador International Supermodel Harriadnie Beau Phipps was listed as one of the best dressed by the Mirror, wearing an exquisite Gracious Alma lace gown at the Royal Ascot. The show stopping piece made thrilling headlines on Vogue's Italia website which caused global following.
Maurisa is a British-Trinidadian Model, Actress and Entrepreneur.
Her Corporate career spans across 6 years in Hotel Management and Chartered financial management for global firms across the EMEA.
Maurisa first came to light in the fashion world as a Catwalk model at the House of Ikons in 2010 and swiftly proceeded to lead the way at several national shows as a dynamic, strong and fierce personality on stage. She has graced several international publications.
Her acting career kick started in 2013 as the star in 'Dirty Back Seat' a short film by the BBC's Ersel Ulatash which has won three film awards to date. She features in several major film and TV productions including 'Daphne' and Humans and has already paced her way in major roles for many short productions.
Maurisa is the face of McLaren Technologies it can be done campaign, Humans series 2, Lace and Beads for House of Fraser, Kelly&Co and Notting Hill Carnival Mas band Bacchanalia. This year however she shone in Hungary at the Budapest Fashion week where she opened and closed for the international designers.
Maurisa Coleman Incorporated was created to brand Maurisa as privately managed talent, but true to her corporate self the company quickly expanded into branches that handles Event Creation and Management, Choreography, and sub managements of other models and photographers.
With a corporate portfolio that expands never-endingly she is also the co-owner with her husband of Black Panther Productions, a film production company which provides everything from writing the script, editing it, all the way the to final movie edit.
In February 2016 Maurisa held her first black tie event in honour of Plan International, the charity she has supported for several years. The event raised £2000 and is the first of what will now be an
A mistress of event creation and choreography, hosting major fashion shows is the next step in an incorporation named after a young Trinidadian woman who sought to leave a platform for other girls to stand on.
Award Winner and Founder of Soni Makeovers, Soni is a Make Up Artist ,qualified Microsoft certified IT technician & also qualified in estate agency by National association of estate agents Manchester. In the makeup field not only has she worked for all the main UK Pageants including Miss Universe Great Britain 2016, Miss Caribbean UK, Official Miss London, Miss Asia, London Catwalk Society, Pakistan fashion extravaganza but she has also used her skill to support charities like Cancel Cancer Africa. Soni and her team help to raise funds for noble causes.
Soni also helps people who have lost confidence in life due to domestic violence or illness etc to look good and feel good with her makeup transformation. She had her work published in Ebuzztoday, Asian Leader, Panache E magazine & Sa Re Ga Ma Magazine. Soni has already won two awards from Asian Business Award & Star Award by Lift Effects.
Emily is a Professionally trained Presenter for stage and screen, a plus size model and singer. The winner of Miss British Beauty Curve 2014/15, Miss Great Britain United Nations
2016 and newly crowned Europe Ambassador United Nations. She is passionate about empowering others and showing that anything is possible. Being naturally creative, Emily loves to perform whether it
is presenting, strutting down a catwalk or singing and acting.
Emily won an award for empowering women and is winner of the Miss Curvy, Best Curvy Model Award from the Afro Model Awards and featured in a swim wear shoot for BGP magazine.
Her aim is to show people that they can achieve their dreams no matter their financial background, heritage or looks is very close to Emily’s heart and she hopes to continue to inspire people through her work in schools and using her social
Debi Jones, born in Norfolk on 6th January, 1965… that makes her nearly 52!
Debi is what is known as a “Mature Model” or some prefer “Classic Model”. Right now, She describe herself as “the Menopausal Model”.
Sadly though, She soon fell victim to her own insecurities and mind, after a few traumatic and life changing events. She started to experience weird sensations throughout her body that made her think She was going to pass out or worse… die maybe… These sensations became so bad that She eventually became agoraphobic.
She was suffering from Anxiety and Panic disorder.
She felt her modeling career was over and for 2 years she became housebound. Trapped by her own thoughts and fears.
Eventually Debi recovered…. It was a long hard slog, but she was able to finally live a “normal” life. She gave birth to a beautiful son 23 years ago, and when he was 2 years old, she became a single mother. Debi worked and juggled home life, but avoided doing many things in fear of triggering the anxiety again. She didn't get on a train for over 25 years.
About 5/6 years ago, Debi was approached by a photographer… he asked her if she had ever thought of modeling? She thought it was a joke. Now the wrong side of 45, She couldn't understand why anyone would want to photograph her not now! But, to cut a long story short, and after talking with her son, She finally agreed to step back in front of the camera and She loved it.
Since then, Debi have been involved in many shoots and productions.
Debi enjoys advising and helping the youngsters on safety issues and certain aspects of modeling and has also mentored a few ladies who wanted to try their hand at modeling.
Debi has raised over £2,000 for the British Heart Foundation doing a “50 shoot Charity Challenge” and she also helped a close friend to raise money for M.E. Awareness in April 2016 by walking and doing the choreography for her Vintage
Deborah is a Reality TV Actress, Red Carpet Host, Fashion Presenter, Mature Model, Author to 8 books, Trained Dancer, Beauty School Owner, IQA, Assessor and International Trainer, VIP and Pageant Judge. She is a Confident Older Woman who has her own Beauty Show offering quick tips on hair and beauty for mature ladies and a spokesperson for recognition of women in the industry who are over 50 years of age..
She was voted 'Best Female Presenter 2017' at the Oracle Awards, 2017 she was voted Best Reality TV Actress, 2014 she won an Honorary Award in The Hall of Fame at WAW Awards, 2017 current holder 'Ms Classic British Empire' at Miss British Empire 2017, 'Go Getter' Enterpreneur Award at Women of Purpose 2017, Global Ambassador at LOANI, 'Best Charity Supporter Award at Miss London Borough Pageants, Winner of a 'Star Award' at Extraordinary lady. She also speaks at Conferences and Awards regarding the intergration of all cultures/nations.
Deborah trains upmarket Spa's in Beauty NVQ in Germany, Lithuania and Spain, She has worked as a part-time model, dancer and actress since she was 17. She is used to being on the stage and was recently the 'Presenter and host' of the Islamabad Fashion Week, A Guest Speaker at numerous Events. She is passionate about bringing together cultures, embracing each other and to bring about understanding of all minorities.
Oluwabunmi Osiberu popularly known as Bunmi 'Meet The Royals',a name carved out of her multiple Award Winning Event Planning and management Company Meet The Royals.
She is the visioneer and founder Of the Award Winning 'Ever in Vogue' Fashion show, the first and biggest fashion show in Kent which has recorded great success since its inception in 2014.
Featuring over 500 upcoming as well as established fashion personalities
Oluwabunmi is a motivational speaker whose work has been running for over a decade.She has won many Aawards:
The winner of the NEAUK Most outstanding Event Planning and Management in the uk 2015 and 2016.
She has impacted the society and her community in so many positive ways volunteering and supporting many charities such as Gravesham Foodbank, British red Cross, The Christian against poverty, Compassion Uk , The great Olmond.
Aramatou is originally From the Ivory Coast,
She is a Model, An Award Beauty Queen winner, Brand Ambassador, Fashion Designer, Print Designer.
and Judge of Miss Universe Great Britain
She is also winner of Top Model of Colour and Miss London Borough.
Also former Miss Kensington and Chelsea.
Aramatou is also a Charities worker.
Boikanyo a Beauty Queen turned Pageant Director. She specialises in choreography for the catwalk and the beauty pageant stage. She is a Business woman and a founder of Enterprises International Pageants.
Boikanyo is an editor at 11 miles and an
Award winner of African women in Europe . She is the Former Director of world of beauty.
Boikanyo has won several awards and has much experience managing beauty queens. She is a former Director of Events & Project At Commonwealth International Beauty Pageants. She is the Botswana representative for Positive Runway Red Ribbon Models
She is a choreographer who has provided catwalk training for the finalists, ran workshops for the title holders and been a mentor. She has appeared as a VIP Judge for many prestigious pageants all over the country."
She was honoured in 2013 by being invited to the Commonwealth Nations Reception at Buckingham Palace courtesy of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh and she met the entire Royal Family. She has appeared on the ChrissB TV Show, Sporah TV show and the Pauline Long TV Show. She has won several awards including the Empowering African Women in Europe Award 2013, African Achievers Award 2014, Global Recognition & Awards for Excellence 2014 for Outstanding Achievement in Fashion and Beauty.
Boikanyo is also Patron of the School Bus Project for the kids who walk 18km to school.
Dr Ashish Paul helps couple’s on their journey of parenthood by improving their fertility with ancient Ayurvedic Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine. She utilizes meditation, yoga
and her NLP/hypnosis skills to achieve the desired outcome for her patients. These therapies work with the natural rhythm of the body, treat the cause of a problem and have less adverse
Her aim is to bring awareness to the holistic benefits of Ayurveda and the western herbal medicine. She passionately speaks about protecting women’s health before and after having children. She educates people about the preventative methods to reduce the risk of diseases and live an optimally healthy life.
Dr Ashish Paul is a qualified Ayurvedic Physician (BAMS- Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery) and a Medical Herbalist (MSc Herbal Medicine). She teaches yoga and breathing techniques to all her patients.
Her Mission is to serve people across the world, Helping and inspiring them and bringing light and hope to their lives.
Dr Karen Johnson is honorary Deputy Minister UK ,WHC World Humanity commission for Safeguarding and Empowering women and the Author of 'Out of the Corner'.
Part of her vision is all about raising awareness for victims and survivors of domestic abuse .
Her aim is to break the silence of victims of abuse.
Dr Karen's Motto is 'Say NO to any form of abuse , Never suffer alone in silence'.
Her passion and mission is to continuously support victims/ survivors of abuse giving them confidence , self belief , self esteem , self love , self respect , motivation , determination and freedom.
Dr Karen also delivers her own courses voluntarily to change lives for the better and rebuild lives back again after being broken . This is just part of what she does, she does a whole lot more.
She created an FB page called Out of Corner. Her group is very focused on advise, help and to empower. A place where people can be themselves without being judgemental.
Dr Karen Johnson has also encouraged people who have been abused to speak up.
Azi is a London based, Educational Specialist with over 13 years’experience in working with young people. Azi has explored many areas of education including secondary schools and further education (with both institutions including learners with behavioural issues and needs). Azi has also worked in the voluntary sector and played a pivotal role in promoting, motivating and encouraging the importance of education within her local community.
In 2009 she graduated with Combined Health Studies (Health Policy and Management) BSc from Birmingham City University. During her university years, she volunteered at the British Red Cross as a support worker. Providing care and treatment to service users who faced drug addiction, mental health problems and immigration issues. Azi was exposed to situations were service users deliberately caused confrontation and she resolved situations calmly and effectively without it escalating further. Being in these situations knowing that she remained calm and patient inspired her further to seek rewarding roles.
Azi currently works as a learning mentor with learners aged 16 to 19 identifying the needs of, and providing support and challenge for, groups and individuals who may have additional support needs arising from their learning environment, family circumstances, disability or health needs; or social and emotional factors.
Azi launched her own business this year, this has given her the opportunity to enrich the young peoples lives. By delivering sessions to help them adapt to our complex, rapidly changing society. Key topics include: Sexual health, strengthening families, knife crime, bullying and self-esteem. Sessions are student led, allowing young people to take control of their own learning – encouraging further engagement. We encourage self-reflection and growth allowing students to explore the different life choices and challenges they may face in society, topics discuss ways to tackle issues much more effectively thereby making better decisions.
Sessions take place daily lasting an hour with flexibility. Sessions will generally take place in your home, or within the community. Sessions can be tailored to suit the group’s interests, ability and needs; follow up sessions are also available. The Movement are passionate about developing long term relationships with young people which will help them contribute to their community in a positive light.
Azi’s motivation for starting up The Movement lets talk about higher levels stems from her experiences whilst growing up, the challenges she faced as a teenager and how she overcame all barriers enabling her to strive and achieve her goals.
The Movement are inclusive in meeting needs, welcoming all young people regardless of social background, ethnicity, religion and gender. The needs of young people is not just about fixing one problem, it is about providing them with the support at different stages in their lives encouraging development.
Agata is a Self-led, Intuitive Facilitator of Women’s Empowerment, Excellent Communicator and Soul Capturing Story Teller, Creative Leader and Manager of 'Ordinary people's Extraordinary lives' Event, Transformation Mentor and Catalyst. Guiding people towards their greatness by connecting to their hearts to become the best version of themselves and, elevate both individual & business performance.
Agata encourages people to follow their purpose and write their own story to be that inspiration to others
Joy is a mum of 2. Her Main passion in life is
traveling around the world. Joy and Her family have visited many fantastic places and this passion for travel led her to becoming a rep for an amazing home based travel business called world ventures
Being part of this company has given Joy the opportunity to travel to many more exciting places with her family and with her own team members. She has met many people and made friends from all over the world since joining this award winning travel company. Last year alone She visited about a dozen countries, cruising in Bahamas and the Caribbean, swimming with the Dolphins in Cozumel, traveling in a private jet from New York to visit Niagara Falls with her daughter, taking a helicopter tour around Orlando, and traveling in Europe .
Joy is having fun, building a residual income, and helping people change their lives to have fun, freedom and fulfillment which has always been her lifetime ambition. She would love to share her experiences with others.