Everyone has heard the adage, “it takes a village to raise a child,” but no one could envision an African village quite like actress and singer-songwriter Naturi Naughton’s “it takes a village” themed baby shower. With Caribbean roots flowing through her veins, a typical jungle theme with cartoon characters just wouldn’t do for the mother to be. “I wanted something different. I wanted something that was more realistic, unlike the usual animation jungle characters,” Naturi said.
The shower was fit for an African queen and princess. Naturi walked in on the arm of her father to the rhythm of African drumbeats and a phenomenal dancer that wowed the attendees. From light pink to orange and yellow with a touch of gold, the colors symbolized the bright yet rustic tones of the shower’s theme. The menu consisted of an array of food, which were both of American and Caribbean origins. The night would not have been complete without an amazing performance from the mother-to-be. Naturi showcased her acting and singer skills by performing a scene from the movie Notorious. Attendees danced the night away to Afro Caribbean music as they celebrated the start of a new beginning for the parents-to-be.