Real Men Cook was established in Chicago in 1990 by then- nuptials Kofi and Yvette Moyo. Over the last two decades the event has expanded to 20 cities. And although Captivate Marketing Group has acquired licensing to produce the Chicago location of the ev
Father’s Day never tasted and sounded so good as Real Men Cook celebrated its 21st year. This year’s annual event took place Sunday on the new sprawling campus of Kennedy-King College and patrons had a variety of foods to excite their palates. Succulent jerk chicken and the sweet potato cheesecake drew the longest lines. There were also healthier options of fresh berries and fruit cobblers offered.
As attendees dined, they were also entertained as WGCI-FM/107.5 radio personalities Tony Sculfield and Leon Rogers hosted the concert and kept the crowd hyped until just before each musical act. Singer Slim, formerly of the group 112 opened the show with a 15-minute set that included the hits, Cupid and Dance Wit Me. He closed his set with the announcement that he would be releasing new music.
Capitol Records recording artist Letoya Luckett bounded the stage and began belting out her hit single, Torn. She also performed with formidable ease No, No, No and Bills, Bills, Bills megahits she sang with Beyonce and Kelly Rowland when Luckett was one-third of of Destiny’s Child. She paid tribute to the late Michael Jackson by dancing and singing his hits, Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ and Billie Jean. Her set closed with her latest single, Regret.
Popular R&B group, SWV, waited by the side of the stage as a loop of their greatest hits were played. Lead singer Coko, vibrant voice still in tact moved, right through their hit single, Right Here. The group seemed shocked as the crowd sang along (even the ad libs). Anything was met with cheers as the group harmonized the song’s melody. You’re The One which ended their 30-minute set.
Real Men Cook was established in Chicago in 1990 by then- nuptials Kofi and Yvette Moyo. Over the last two decades the event has expanded to 20 cities. And although Captivate Marketing Group has acquired licensing to produce the Chicago location of the event, Yvette Moyo (now Moyo-Gillard) is a consultant to CMG and still maintains the ownership of the brand and its licensing agreements with other cities.
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