Welcome to New York-Afro New York Experience
Written by: Obafemi Lasode
The “American Dream” is alive and well, even in the African Community in New York City, “The Big Apple”!
A tale of Obaman Lahoo, a recent African Immigrant’s experience in New York City, the United States of America. An aspiring young African musician pursues his dream to be a big musical star in New York City, believed to be “The Entertainment Capital of the World”. His quest for Entertainment Success and Glory unfolds, as he confronts the trials and tribulations he meets along the journey to stardom in the “CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS”. His journey to New York, from Africa to the US, commences at the dreaded Arrival Immigration Desk at JFK Airport NYC. Next he had to confront
unexpected accommodation issues and had to spend a night sleeping on a park bench at Greenwich Village Park. Eventually he collaborates with musician acquaintances of his, and professional performances starts in earnest. His African-oriented shows attracts attention of a producer and Label Executive. A rags to riches story of an African Guitarist’s struggle in New York City.