As the event ended, I was approached by gentleman I had never met before. He introduced himself as Paul Mwema. Paul, originally from Lubumbashi, has lived in Richmond for a number of years and he has called me on the telephone during Ambiance Congo radio programs many times to comment and to make requests for songs. It has always been a joy to speak with him.
It was my pleasure to meet Paul face to face. We chatted briefly, and then he reached into a small bag he was carrying and handed me this plaque: