On a cool evening in North Miami, Deyemoncom.blog, Le P’ti Club and TA TV, aka Tele Anacaona presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for her great contribution to Art and Culture to Tico Armand the famous Model, Show Host, Author, Singer, Artist, Activist and Influencer who is a beacon leading young women to empowerment. There is so much that can be said about Tico who despite being a genuine mega star has not lost her simplicity and friendliness. She was beautiful, graceful and so friendly and approachable that all present were touched and happy to share the evening with her.
Tico received the award which was presented by Jimmy Moise, Host of the J & P show for her great contribution and advancement of Haitian Culture.
The evening served as the introduction of the J & P Show on Tele Anacaona and the presentation of the new headquarters where the Miami branch of TA TV will produce and air an exiting brand of television. So, you want to know, what is the J & P Show? Well it’s a variety show devoted to Art, Culture, especially related to the Caribbean, along with some advice on business and investment. The J & P Show will be hosted by Philippe Montas, author of this blog, and Jimmy Moise, President and CEO of Le P’ti Club of Miramar, Florida. This dynamic duo will be joined by Tayo Ishola, a model, a fashion designer, and a Television host, a fantastic and energetic woman who hails from Nigeria, and will conceive and produce a segment of the show. The show will air on Tele Anacaona, Channel 18.7 digital tv every Sunday, starting in January.
Philippe Montas, the author of this blog, is a graduate of Hofstra University with a Master of Arts in linguistics and a Bachelor’s degree from the City College of New York in journalism; while Jimmy Moise is a graduate of the School of Air Traffic Control in France, and a promoter of music and the arts in South Florida and Haiti for the past 17 years, as the CEO of Le P’ti Club of Miramar Florida. Together with Kirby Leveille, Director of Tele Anacaona in Miami, Jimmy and Philippe organized this event to honor Tico Armand, launch their show and welcome everyone to the new TA TV site in North Miami.
Kirby was invaluable, as he was the producer of the event, which was broadcasted live on Tele Anacaona. All afternoon he was seen moving around, ensuring that all was going fine with the entertainment and the production.
A select group of guests attended the event, with few invitations sent because of COVID 19. We wanted to ensure that everyone who was there really had to be there because we had some important guests to protect. North Miami Beach Commissioner McKenzie Fleurimond was there early, as he was the official sponsor of the event; when called upon he accepted the mission with enthusiasm. Commissioner Fleurimond is a two term elected official who has been in office since 2018. He is also the liaison for the Parks and Recreation Committee and the Economic Development Committee while serving on the Police and Fire Pension Board.
Florida House of Representative Member Dotie Joseph was really pleased to participate in the event, and she made a special effort to attend after receiving the invitation. Here she is seen being interviewed by Tayo Ishola who conducted the live interviews. Dotie Joseph represents District 108 as a Democrat in the Florida House of Representatives as a two term elected official.
Newly elected Coral Springs Commissioner Nancy Metayer enjoyed herself though roughly, and even though she was away from her turf she was happy to participate. The J & P Show hopes she will be a guest on the show soon because of the many new initiatives she hopes to sponsor like the Green Iniative for Coral Springs. Nancy just won the election after a hard fought contest, and she will definitely use her experience as leader of the Florida Disaster Preparedness Plan and her expertise as an Environmental Scientist. She is poised to have a fantastic career in the political arena.
Commissioner Metayer is part of a new generation of elected officials who are going to make their mark.
Nadia Assad was also present, as she was a vision of loveliness as usual. Nadia recently ran for the post of Commissioner in the City of Lauderhill, seat # 3 where she was unsuccessful. She is an active resident of Lauderhill who has worked as Director of Community relations for the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce and for the City ifNorth Miami Mayor and Council Office. We hope her next attempt for office will be successful.
Judge Lody Jean who presides over the eleven District Court of Miami got lost on her way to the venue, unfortunately, so she was unable to attend. Her presence was missed. Also Mary Woodson, the newly elected member of the Florida House of Representatives was invited, but she called and expressed her regrets for not attending.
Nelda Augustin Jean who will be a guest on the J & P Show was an enthusiastic guest. Nelda is the publisher of “Weekdays I love you : Time with Granma”. She was gracefully chic as usual, a woman with charm and intellect whom we were glad to have present.
This event was a success because of the many entertainers, guests, caterer, DJ and so many we may not have space to mention them all. A special mention to the best dressed person, aside from Tico of course, of the evening the incomparable Miss Charlotte Grace Vericain who at five years of age is a budding artist with some of her work exposed for 2020 as a young artist in Broward County. Charlotte’s mother Katiusca Vericain was gracious enough to prepare a beautiful spread of appetizers for the guests.
The entertainment came through wonderfully even though the audience in attendance was small because of Covid. The rapper and activist Bennchoumy Yeya Mysyk performed a vivacious brand of rap reminiscent of the great deceased rapper G Bobby Bon Flow. He sounded just like G Bobby with his delivery and style. He was accompanied by a dancer who followed his words with moves and gestures. A good show.
The music accompanied the rapper with gusto; the DJ Pam Dous was spinning and providing beats.
International recording artist Leslie Dalencour, aka Boom Boom was in the house, but he was under the weather, so he could not perform his usual brand of lively entertainment. We all missed his singing, next time Boom Boom.
The dance group Le Nubian Dance Group, what can we say? They provided color, energy and Joie de vivre unmatched. The pictures tell the story.
A show that really rocked.
Along with the music and dance Tayo Ishola came with some models from her group, they accompanied her during her interviews.
The Fountain Gallery owners Wilces Riziere and his wife Nadege Richmond provided the art works that were displayed, as they were gracious enough to show some of their collection.
Early in the afternoon a display from TB Butterflyeffex with Taicha. Very colorful and entertaining. She came at the behest of Leila Jessica Jean-Jeune, a talented model and community activist who heads the Sickle Cell project in Miami.
The evening featured a few friends. Among them Elie Nicoleau made sure he was present. Ana Candioti, an artist and a painter from Argentina came to support Le P’ti Club, as she is a long time contributor of the organization where she shared many moments early in her career. Marie Tricide Montas, wife of J & P Show host Philippe Montas was present, but she chose to remain discreet. Philippe and Tricide’s daughter Ashley was the photographer for the event, and all the pictures in this post were taken by her. Good job Ashley!!
But the star of the evening was The illustrious Tico Armand in all her glory.
And to top it all off a shot of the two hosts of the J & P Show Philippe and Jimmy.
Tune in to Tele Anacaona every Sunday at 2:00 PM