AfroComicCon has announced that producer, composer, singer, D’Wayne Patrice Wiggins, will be among a Special Guests at the virtual convention!
D’Wayne Patrice Wiggins is a blues guitarist, producer, composer, philanthropist and founding member of the 1990s soul/R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! The group had 14 Billboard-charting R&B singles, including five number one hits, three Top Ten pop singles, one gold album, two platinum albums, and one double platinum album. D’Wayne has received recognition with a Grammy Award, American Music Award, NAACP Image Award, ASCAP Award and most recently a Heroes and Legends (HAL) Award.
Since Tony! Toni! Toné!’s last album, D’Wayne has had success with producing and developing documentaries, independent films, and the release of a solo album that featured collaborations with Carlos Santana, Darius Rucker, and Jamie Foxx. In 1996, D’Wayne established Grass Roots Entertainment, which signed and produced Destiny’s Child. His other producing credits include artists such as Jody Watley, Too Short, India Arie, Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx, Alicia Keys, Poplyfe, Her, and Kehlani.
D’Wayne is credited with developing and nurturing the early careers of Beyoncé, Kehlani, Alicia Keys, and Keyshia Cole; all of whom spent significant time in his Oakland recording studio, making music and learning the ins and outs of the music industry. It is through his love of developing young artists along with his involvement with community outreach that he founded Youth Aid Nonprofit which supports after school and summer programs like the Tony’s School of Music (TSM) and Poplyfe, a group of young artists who’ve been featured on the hit show America’s Got Talent.
AfroComicCon‘s 1st virtual convention will be held on October 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the annual event started in 2017 by the Oakland Technology & Education Center (OTEC), will be held virtually and free through a portal on the organization’s website. Sponsored by the NNPA, the Oakland A’s, and Pixar Entertainment, AfroComicCon promises to be a day full of exciting panels, screenings, entertainment, gaming, cosplay and special guests. The 12-hour event is currently slated to be live-streamed across multiple platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. You can register now.