Amidst the dynamic gathering of the global advertising community at the Cannes Lions Festival, noted Global Business Strategist and Cultural Architect Unik Ernest orchestrates a series of events that draw in the crowd. Held at the scenic 13 Rue Gerard Monod, The Culturin Afterparty Series, meticulously curated by Ernest, provides a dynamic platform for a splendid fusion of film, sports, music, media, and business elites.

The series kicks off with the Cannes Lions Welcome Party on Monday, June 17th. Hosted by UnitedMasters CEO Steve Stoute, this event is a celebration of groundbreaking creativity, drawing a diverse guest list including Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Anthony Anderson,, Shawn White, Gabrielle Union, Brandon Marshall, Jared Leto, Elle Duncan, Kennan Thompson, DNice, Aj Andrews, Joe Borrow, and Cari Champion. This dynamic gathering sets the stage for a week of inspiration and unparalleled networking opportunities, reflecting the festival’s mission of bringing together creative minds from around the globe.

On June 18th, the atmosphere shifts to a nostalgic rhythm with a Hip Hop throwback party, where DJ Spider spins the decks. The event attracts icons such as Janelle Monae, Melanie Fiona, and DeAndre Hopkins, offering attendees a chance to engage with influential figures they might not typically meet. The energy continues to build on June 19th when Wyclef Jean delivers an unforgettable Afrobeat/Amapiano Experience following his YouTube performance. This session features Nigerian performer Mr Eazi and welcomes guests like Steve Stoute and Eudoxie Bridges, adding a multicultural flair as the evening unfolds.

June 20th introduces the inaugural Rose Day, celebrating the spirit of Cannes with elegance and joy. The festivities culminate on June 21st with the Annual Fête de la Musique, which also serves as a special birthday celebration for Unik Ernest, bringing a grand finale to these unique nightly gatherings.

Unik Ernest‘s vision for The Culturin Afterparty Series not only entertains but also aligns with the Cannes Lions’ ethos of showcasing cutting-edge creativity and fostering connections across the global advertising industry. Set to officially launch in New York City this Fall during New York Fashion Week, his forthcoming bespoke media and travel company, Culturin, promises to revolutionize how stories are told.

Unik Ernest articulates this vision, stating, “The world needs more beautiful stories, and Culturin will harness the power of storytelling, technology, and cultural insights to amplify local cultures on a global stage.”

With over two decades of experience, Ernest has mastered the art of cultural diplomacy and hospitality, forging significant connections that resonate across diverse sectors. His work with major brands such as Nike, Valentino, JetBlue, and NBC Universal through his company, Lokee Worldwide Productions, has set a new standard in event creation.

Through The Culturin Afterparty Series, Unik Ernest continues to demonstrate his unparalleled skill in creating immersive, culturally-rich experiences that not only entertain but also bridge gaps between various creative and business communities. More than just parties, these events are a vibrant celebration of global cultural communion, envisioned and realized by a true visionary of the modern age.