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The Maven Brand Celebrates Never Sold Dope Apparel Collection One Year Anniversary in Atlanta, GA

Keinon Johnson, the founder and creator of The Maven Brand, celebrated the one year anniversary of Never Sold Dope Apparel Collection over the weekend at the beautiful ZuCot Gallery in Atlanta, GA.

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Keinon, who also is the founder of the Never Sold Dope Apparel Collection, said this about his brand and the messaging behind it:

“I’ve noticed over the last few years that urban American culture has been growing more and more out of balance and only the most negative aspects of it are being celebrated and promoted through mainstream media. I wanted to show our youth that there are people who are not products of their hood and have actually made it out without resorting to selling drugs,” said Keinon Johnson, founder of the Never Sold Dope Apparel Collection.

Councilman Kwanza Hall also addressed the packed house and declared Friday, April 15, 2016 as ‘Never Sold Dope’ day in Atlanta. Additionally, guests received a sneak preview of ZuCot Gallery’s upcoming show titled The Spring Palette Cleanse, which is scheduled to open to the public Friday, April 22, 2016.

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Special guests in attendance included some of Atlanta’s leading entertainment executives, fashion influencers and public figures. Ox (Ryan Leslie manager), Ryan Haslam (A3C Festival), Cannon Kent (Atlantic Records), Taiye Samuel (nightlife promoter), Keshia Walker (Insights Marketing and Promotion), Greg Johnson (entertainment executive), Nikki Foster (Sr. Producer at Turner Broadcasting System), Middleman Fresh (Wardrobe Stylist), Gail Lane (Showroom 007 and Farrah Bella Vintage Boutique), Jason Riddick (Hot 107.9 Promotions Director), Garnett Reid (entertainment executive), Mykel McIntosh (Snak Nation), Maurice Garland (HipHopWired.com), Biddy Barnes (Etc…Kicks) and more.

Congratulations on a year well done and wishing many more! See pics from the event below.

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