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On May 22, 2014, A Lucky person will win 2 Round-Trip Tickets, courtesy of Arik Airline for travel from New York to Lagos!


Special Thanks to Arik Air Int, The Official Airline of
the Joyful Joy Foundation.


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JJF Launch Event – Lagos Nigeria


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Joyful Joy is officialy registered as an NGO in Nigeria!  We present our Joyful Joy Launch Event there, October 27, 2013!

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Osas Bday

Osas Celebrates her birthday and asks friends who are looking to offer her gifts, to do so in the form of a donation to the Joyful Joy Foundation

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JJF Give Back Experience: ealth and Wellness Workshop

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Joyful Joy on its mission to Spread More Joy, presents A Give Back Experience, Health and Wellness Workshop Saturday October 19th, 2013,12pm to 3pm at Campus Square on Lagos Island.

The event will offer discussions on health-related topics by notable healthcare professionals and will provide current health information, teach skills necessary to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors, and connect participants with appropriate resources.  Free onsite HIV and Malaria testing will be provided

Highlights of the event will include a performance by musical artist JJC.
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Friday April 26 – Laugh Fest Benefit at the Gramercy Theater



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Purchase Your Tickets While They Last: Tickets made available for sale utilizing Eventbrite have been sold out. You can only buy tickets now through Ticketmaster, The Gramercy Box Office and Brooklyn Swirl.


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We are so excited to be presenting our LAUGH FEST Stand-Up Comedy Fundraiser.  It's Comedy with a Heart!  You get to laugh and have a great time, while your financial support helps to Spread More Joy!


Proceeds from this event support the Joyful Joy Foundation’s Adopt-a-Clinic Program.

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Joyful Joy’s Laugh Fest stand-up comedy fundraiser will be presented on stage at the Gramercy Theater, Friday April 26th, 2013, 8pm-10pm.  The evening will feature a power packed line-up of comedians:  Capone, just off a 2-year tour with Shaquille O'Neal’s All-Star Comedy Tour, will host and headline the show.  Additional talent will include, “African King of Comedy” Michael Blackson, Smokey Suarez, Idriss, Kenny Woo and more, with music provided by, DJ Mike Neeze.


With a commitment to transforming health care and reducing poverty in Africa, JJF utilizes the arts as a bridge between entertainment, fundraising, and intervention.  Laugh Fest symbolizes comedy with a heart, and encourages its audience to spend their time, money and energy in a socially conscious way. Guests and contributors are invited to be supremely entertained, while knowing that their support will have a long-term impact on saving lives.


100% of all proceeds from the Laugh Fest will fund JJF’s Adopt-a-Clinic Program.  The adopted health care facility will be supported with supplies, medical staff training and additional provisions to increase the facility's capacity to sustainably provide a more reliable package of health care services and operate more efficiently. JJF’s initial effort will be launched in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, an area with one of the highest rates of malaria infection in the world.



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Thank you to Everyone who Supported the Launch of Joyful Joy


Thank you to everyone who supported the Launch of Joyful Joy. New York City professionals, elected officials, celebrities, and notable figures in the corporate and nonprofit sectors came out in large numbers to help make our celebration an overwhelming success.

Guests were treated to a program of performances that included Greg Banks, Brianna Colette, Traditional Ivory Coast drummers and dancers Kotchegna and Mexica Dance Group Kalpulli Huehuetlahtoli who offered a blessing in the form of dance.

Silent Auction items included:

  • Dr. Catrise Austin's autographed book and dental service
  • A custom "Crown" by Hadiiya Barbel
  • Chris Childs autographed basketball
  • Joe Namath autographed football helmet
  • Hollywood Hino personal training session
  • Autographed copy of Crystal McCrary Anthony's Inspirations
  • 4 courtside tickets to Liberty Basketball game/Platinum Package.

Raffle items were a big hit and included:

  • Nubian Heritage gift basket
  • Pericone MD skin care package
  • 2 tickets to Platanos & Collard Greens
  • Autographed copy of Nelson George's book & Brooklyn Boheme DVD
  • Nu Yu Day Spa Mani/Pedi/Massage package
  • 2 Fermented Beads bracelets
  • 2 Tickets to Black Angels Over Tuskegee
  • 2 concert tickets for Gladys Knight and Brian McKnight
  • Healing Hands massage session
  • 2 tickets to Sister Act, donated by Whoopi Goldberg.
  • Pepsi, Adiree and Doris New York provided VIP gift bags.

We greatly appreciate our event was sponsors: Heineken, Belvedere, Pepsico & Vitamin Water. Media partners included, WBLS, Face 2 Face Africa, Applause Africa and Akila Worksongs.

Thanks again to all. Your belief and contributions continue to sustain us, as we strongly move forward.

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Joyful Joy Launch Event

Join us at the Joyful Joy Launch Event, Tuesday May 22nd, 2012 at the premier XL Lounge, located at 512 42nd Street in NYC, from 6 pm-11 pm.

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Hosted by AJ Calloway, Extra TV Correspondent, and Osas Ighodaro, Actor and Miss Black USA 2010. Music will be provided by DJ Jon Quick, DJ Mike Neeze, and DJ Pollux Star.

For exciting updates on our Launch Event, please visit us on our Facebook page.

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