Cultural architect Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi of LiL SoSo Productions, Inc., and married Politicos Danielle and Aisha Moodie-Mills of the weekly politics and pop culture show Politini, are merging the book club and watch party concepts and taking it to the next level. This week the trio announced a new series of interactive cultural events, framed around the television sensation Scandal, that they will produce and curate along with community partners SoulBounce and Candice Nicole Public Relations.
The Scandal Watch kick-off will coincide with the season premiere of ABC’s hit show Scandal on October 3rd at Jin Lounge in the chic and popular 14th & U corridor. The event will begin with an exclusive live streamed videotaping of Politini, featuring a panel of political and cultural influencers who will turn a critical eye on Scandal to discuss how creator/writer Shonda Rhimes’ (also of Grey’s Anatomy fame) multi-ethnic and multi-dimensional characters defy stereotypes and shift culture.
Scandal Watch will continue each Thursday through December alternating hosts who bring four distinct perspectives to the events: cultural, political, musical and style. Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi, founder of LiL SoSo Productions, a cultural architect company instrumental in the revival of U Street, will build community by connecting real-life “Olivia Popes”, the fixers and influencers of Washington, through Scandal-themed entertainment. Politini, the most popular talk show on blis.fm produced and hosted by “The Polinistas” Danielle & Aisha Moodie-Mills, will present “SCANDALous Cocktails and Conversations” that examine the political and social impact of the show’s complex themes. Editor-in-Chief Kimberly Hines and her team at SoulBounce will curate Scandal-themed music mixes inspired by the characters, storylines and classic soundtrack, and Candice Nicole will explore the show’s fashion, style and beauty with DC’s most renowned bloggers.
The October 3rd event will begin with an invitation-only cocktail soiree and live taping of Politini from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. followed by a “SCANDALous Red Carpet Affair” from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. and the Scandal season premier watch party from 10 p.m. to Midnight. The entire event will be live streamed and tweeted using #ScandalWatchDC and #ScandalDC.