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Sat, Sep 24


932 E. 43rd Street, Chicago, IL 60653

Back2Basics Ball - Edition: Black is Beautiful

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Back2Basics Ball - Edition: Black is Beautiful

Time & Location

Sep 24, 2022, 2:30 PM

932 E. 43rd Street, Chicago, IL 60653

About the event


Haven Entertainment Center

(Black owned and LGBTQ Friendly)

Doors Open at 2:30 pm 

Entry is $35 - No RE-ENTRY


Snookie West

Precious Basquiat


Ballroom Throwbacks


Presenting Sponsor - Project VIDA

Presenting Sponsor - Zoliy Productions

Life 4 All Inc.

House Lives Matter

Brave Space Alliance

Trans Solutions


(All Legends will battle Legends in the respective categories and battle for the Cash)




RWT 1 Trophy

Deep in the darkest shadows of the Congo forest, where the willow tree leaves hang low, lives a man of many mysteries and enchantments. Fables have misled us to believe this man of many charms is full of dark magic, thus forcing him into hiding. During this time, many have falsified who they are, pretending to be the authentic medicine man, deceiving many. But tonight HE RETURNS! Bring forth… THE WITCH DOCTOR! The mystical being you are will mutilate the imposters, leaving one standing returning to reclaim the BEAUTY in BLACK MAGIC. BRING IT! (Past or Present is acceptable)



All American $200

European (Big vs Small vs Tall)  3 Trophies $200

FF Runway - (FQ, Drags, Womens) 3 Trophies $200

Battle for the final $800 to become the next $1000.00 runway ruler!

The battle grounds are here! The runway war has been declared. As a Zulu Warrior you are prepared to give us a leather fashion flare! However, Zulu Warriors are not only known for their garments, they are revered for their Weapons! Bring forth your fashion renowned Zulu Warrior look, prepared for battle with your shield and your Zulu Weapon!

***Mini Grand***



FF Performance {3 Trophies} $500.00

BQ Performance (Soft vs. Dramatic) $500.00

In the name of Massai Jumping Dance, you must incorporate a jump for your 10's

In the name of West African Neck Dance, you must incorporate a hair swing for your 10's




Best Dressed

MF1 trophy $250

FF 1 trophy $250

Africa's biggest award ceremony is the All African Music Awards. You have been asked to present the biggest award of the night and must dress the part! To honor tonight's theme, show us how beautiful black is in an Head to toe All Black look!



MF Face ( BQ vs Trans Man) 2 trophies $250

The most exotic people on the planet are those who call Africa home! And so it is no surprise that those who are not human are just as unique! From feathers to fur to scales, bring forth an exotic creature of your choice from the county of Madagascar!


FF Face

(FQ, Womens, Drags, Big Girls) 4 Trophies $500

When a queen is laid to rest she is given items to take with her in her afterlife. Only rare diamonds, precious jewels and the purest of gold lay by the side of the most beautiful woman to walk the earth. And on this day NEFERTITI HAS ARISEN! Bring forth the queen of ancient Egypt, draped in all the finest items she was laid to rest with. Who will take the crown!?



Team Realness {2 Trophies + 1 Cash} $500

Trophies will be given to the last standing for (School Boy, Prettyboy, Executive, Thug, Trans man, Drags, FQ)

**Must have 1 MF & 1 FF**

Prepare yourself for the arrival of Beyonce and Jay-Z as the African ROYALS! Draped in the finest fabrics, and the most exquisite gems stones lay on their crowns. Bring it as an African King and Queen inspired by any country and let your realness dynasty reign supreme over all competition!

Sex Siren & Body


Sex Siren

MF (Cat boy vs Jr. vs Sr. vs Trans Man) 3 Trophies $150

FF (FQ vs Drags vs Women) 3 Trophies $150


MF (Muscular vs Models) 2 Trophies

FF (Lucious vs Models) 2 Trophies

Anubis and Anput have been transition gods from earth to the spirit realm for centuries. These two dominating beings now want to enjoy eternity in the afterlife and need you to embrace the crown, but there could only be one King and one Queen. In the name of Anbuis and Anput bring forth the new King and Queen reign!

**Jackal face paint or mask not a must but a plus**

MF: Bring it as Anubis

FF: Bring it as Anput



OTA Bizarre 1 trophy $250

Bring it as a the Dragon Blood Tree





  • AFC Samburu Table


    +$8.75 service fee

    Samburu Table General Table at Back2Basics Ball


    +$8.75 service fee

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