Nikki Free’s Welcome To Waklanta Costume Party was everything I hoped it would be. I welcomed some of my closest friends and family to Waklanta for a night of fun in celebration of my birthday. The name “Waklanta” is a mashup of the chocolate city of Atlanta and the fictional Black utopia of Wakanda.
The event space was decorated in African motif by by my Aunt Diana, owner of Forever Yours, Amor. The decor completely set the tone for the night. Guests came decked out in their full African regalia and looking amazing. There was a $500 cash prize for best costume. And because so many people looked so amazing, the prize was split between three people.
A full menu of African and African-American cuisine was served. Guests were treated to a full open bar stocked with premium top shelf libations. It was an amazing night indeed. So successful was the night that I plan to make this an annual event.
Welcome To Waklanta Video
Here is a short video featuring highlights from the party. Enjoy!