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NIVEA MEN Presents the 2nd Annual BLEU MAVERICK AWARDS

On November, 14th 2017 , Bleu Life Media Ventures founder and publisher DéVon Christopher Johnson hosted the 2nd Annual Maverick Awards presented by NIVEA MEN honoring Ty Hunter, Christopher Chambers, and Spencer Means at downtown Manhattan’s famed Duane Park burlesque venue. The Bleu Maverick Awards is a prestigious annual ceremony honoring the achievements of Black men in media, fashion, and business. Mr. Hunter, Mr. Chambers and Mr. Means and guests were treated to a special burlesque show by some of Duane Parks most notable acts. Cocktails throughout the evening were provided by BELVEDERE VODKA. And Harlem’s own newcomer, Erwan Alexis, serenaded the crowd with a fusion of hip-hop & R&B to kick off the night.

TY Hunter, Chris Chambers, DéVon Christopher Johnson, Erwan Alexis, Spencer Means
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Now Starring: Quincy Brown

Photography: Ricardo Nelson

Fashion Editor: Chris Sandford

Fashion Stylist: Amber “Glam” Leon & Brian Goodwin for A Guy & A Girl

Words: Chris Law

It’s the first day of fall, but you wouldn’t know it thanks to an 80-plus-degree day outside. We are all anxiously awaiting for our cover star, Quincy Brown, to arrive, as we are told that he’ll be walking in any minute now.

A few minutes later, he arrives smiling with a small entourage in tow. The room springs to action—looks are presented, makeup and hair gets underway, music blares from the sound system, Brown starts an Instagram Live feed.

Although he is an attractive guy who could be linked to many bad chicks, and he comes from a well-to-do background, none of that has gone to his head. He is young, but he’s got an old soul and a ferocious work ethic.

Quincy knows what he does and does not want. When his stylist brings him a fur coat to wear in one of the editorials, he kindly lets her know that isn’t going to happen.  When the music was too loud during our talk, he asks the manager to turn it down.  And when he wants to get behind-the-scenes footage of the shoot, he uses a film camera because it’s conducive to capturing what he says is “the true candidness of not knowing what you look like in a moment in time.”

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