Monday, December 12, 2011

Together Apart comes to The Bahamas

After leaving the Ranfurly Home For Children, as a teenager to reunite with his biological mother in New York, former orphan turned relationship expert Chris Kazi Rolle, returns home December 29th, 2011 to host “Straight Talk. No Chaser.” at The Sheraton Hotel Cable Beach, where an all male panel will engage an all female audience in a candid conversation about what is on the hearts and mind of men.

Alongside Leah Rose, Media Personality and Marketing Consultant here in the Bahamas, Kazi will serve as co-host to facilitate this innovative community forum, which will include a diverse group of single and committed Bahamian men, age 25 to 45, in varying stages of life, backgrounds and careers. The 7 panelists include executive Ed Fields, entrepreneur Brent Mayson, aviation expert Keith Marcellus Dean, artist Sammie Poitier, fitness trainer Freddie Lightbourne, radio personality Kirk Johnson and veterinarian Dr. Kwesi Smith. The men will speak candidly, in this guided conversation, to a multi- generational audience of professional women, answering questions that women have submitted anonymously via Together Apart’s website (

Kazi, who was abandoned as baby, grew up in orphanages and foster homes here on the island, and later lived homeless in the streets of Brooklyn, NY. He overcame daunting odds to become a successful entertainer, educator and entrepreneur in The United States. “With this event series I think about women like my mother, I want to create conversations that can empower and educate single and married women so that they have the information, tools and resources to overcome the adversities that destroy families.” says Rolle.

As a way to give back, a portion of the proceeds of the event will be donated to the Ranfurly Home For Children.

“Kazi’s, Together Apart is a great concept for bringing folks into the same space for meaningful dialogue around important matters. His commitment to going “deep” is so necessary for our generation. Simply put Together Apart is ‘feel good time
with substance.” says Malik Yoba, award winning actor and star of Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married?

“So often we hear women saying that they want men to communicate more. I love this event because finally we get just that.” Shawna Marie, Psychotherapist & Spiritual Leader “Together Apart creates safe spaces for men and women to have open and honest dialogue about relationships.

Knowledge is power, and Together Apart is empowering.” says Demetria L. Lucas, author of A --Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life

About Together Apart: Together Apart is a relationship academy and lifestyle coaching service for hip, sophisticated and cultured adults. Committed to supporting and promoting healthy relationships, they provide tools, resources and safe spaces for men and women to engage in open and honest conversation. For more information about Together Apart visit:

About Chris Kazi Rolle:
Chris Kazi Rolle an award winning relationship expert & media personality. He is the ‘star’ of the Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah & feature-length documentary film, “The Hip Hop Project” and has been featured on VH1, CNN & The Oprah Winfrey Show. For more information on Chris Kazi Rolle visit:

For more information about the event please contact Keisha Oliver at