QUEEN EVERLENA BROWN DE THIAM (aka QN. EVERLENA or QEB) is best known as the media personality behind QEBVLOG.TV produced by her non-profit media and entertainment production outfit QEB FOUNDATION. She just graduated with her Master of Arts in Organizational Management – Media after completing a B.A. in Journalism/Mass Communications from Ashford University. Coming full circle as an Artist, the emerging journalist & humanitarian is focused on storytelling through Music. This is most evident with the new release of ALI UN.
Music is the universal language of the soul. QEB FOUNDATION proposes a world music tour featuring our founder QN. EVERLENA, to establish a digital media network, anchored by 10 U.S. /10 Non-U.S. cities. The lead single ALI UN is currently playing on FM stations & our Beta-radio station. Based on the schedule from Latin/Caribbean/Soul festivals worldwide the tour will 1) increase radio brand awareness & attract listeners, 2) develop radio staff & programming, and 3) provide research & planning for TV/Film content. Our goal is to improve the image of underserved communities to motivate their participation in change. Media is one of the only tools that bring together news, politics (first amendment), arts & entertainment in the name of social justice.
1 Live ALI UN Performance (4 minutes, set can be extended with 2-3 additional songs depending on venue needs and budget with a DJ, guitarist or full band, and special featured guest)
1 ALI UN Salsa Tutorial (Song also compliments Kizomba, Afrobeat, Semba, Dancehall, Zouk, & Bachata dance styles)
*On-site social media presence helps extend audience and increase brand awareness. Please review the following links for consideration:
* Freestyle Salsa con Punta (Honduras), Rumba (Cuba), Oromo (Ethiopia), & Mapale (Colombia)
CLAIM TO FAME
On Feb 3, 2011, KCAMP headlined a concert for DREAMin on Trinity Ave to benefit Make-A-Wish GA. He not only performed, but made the first DONATION to support QEB cause.
“While battling breast cancer, my stepmother told me to never stop dreaming. What better way to honor her memory than granting the wishes of children with similar conditions.” says QEB. She was first introduced to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in South Florida by celebrity photographer, Douglas Lance. QEB ends, “Our coverage attracted more supporters and media to their events. Thus, this was the first form of AWARENESS that I got involved in. Now, I want to do more!”
Former programs & fundraising chair for Akon’s Konfidence Foundation, after the event she immediately referred KCamp to Bu Thiam, Akon’s brother and newly appointed VP of A&R for Def Jam (Universal) at the time. Later that year, JR, a protege of Bu Thiam begin managing KCamp. In the meantime, QEB continued to book interviews with KCamp for every radio station where she worked. Three years later KCamp was signed to Interscope (Universal). It pays to support a worthy cause, because you never know who might find you a worthy cause because of it.
“Entertainment is a tough business, and I really wanted to quit. But when I heard KCAMP got signed, I knew my small gestures didn’t go unnoticed. I had recently left Konfidence Foundation, but still texted Bu for 2 weeks to check out KCamp’s music. I never knew if my messages got through, until his mother, Shauna Hervey, ended a phone conversation with me to talk to JR. I never told her what I had did, and it was a time where she wanted me to be more involved. But, I had to let go and let GOD if I wanted her son to truly succeed. When he got signed, I knew my faith and charitable work was not in vain. Instead of giving up, I would officially launch a non-profit” – QEB
QEB Foundation promotes literacy in Education, Finance, and Technology. Due to the lack of self-knowledge and digital divide prevalent in individuals from low income areas, the foundation uses MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT to create awareness and funds. The foundation believes these individuals are destined to repeat their current socio-economic status without the proper tools to change their family tree. Therefore, the foundation empowers the working-class, with special interest on Women, with the resources needed to transform a generation.