• ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ต๐˜†๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—”๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—™๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜€ ๐Ÿฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—”๐—ป๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜๐—ต ๐—ช๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—น๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ(coats, hats, mittens) for Toddlers to Teens! Please consider making a donation: TheShyneAwards.org ๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—ก๐—ž ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ!!
  • Thank you Abby Mackey from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for highlighting The Shyne Awards 2nd Youth Winter Clothing Drive! We sincerely appreciate your support. post-gazette.com/life/goodness/โ€ฆ
  • Thank you Iota Phi Foundation and along the Iota Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc for inviting me to serve as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the 28th Annual Achievement Dinner. And, Congratulations to the Student Scholarship Honorees and Professional Honorees!
  • My organization The Shyne Awards Foundation has our first weekend collecting Winter Outerwear for TODDLERS to TEENS and it was a huge success! We return back to Mount Ararat Baptist Church next weekend Saturday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and Sunday from 8:30am to 12:30pm!
  • Our first weekend collecting Winter Outerwear for TODDLERS to TEENS was a huge success! We return back to Mount Ararat Baptist Church next weekend Saturday from 6:30pm to 8:00pm and Sunday from 8:30am to 12:30pm! Thank you to everyone!
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Speaker & Emcee

Orlana is a professional public speaker. She has conducted workshops, has been a keynote speaker for colleges & universities and has hosted a variety of events.

Inquire HERE about Orlana's availability for your next event, conference or convening.

The Shyne Awards Foundation

Orlana is the co-founder and executive director of The Shyne Awards Foundation, a student-led organization that hosts their signature event The Shyne Awards that celebrates the positive achievements of young adults. For more information about The Shyne Awards, click here. The Shyne Awards Foundation houses The Shyne Network, a Promotional Media Company. For more information about The Shyne Network, click here.

Church Consultant

Does your church solely depend on the congregationโ€™s tithes and offering to support the ministries and operation of the church? If youโ€™ve answered yes, youโ€™ll want to sign up for the free webinar โ€œGoing Beyond Tithes: Using Non-Traditional Revenue to Grow Your Church.โ€ If you are a Forward-Thinking Pastor, Church Leader, Communications Director or an Accountant of a church. Click Here to Learn More

Orlana has a high success rate in creating effective communications and additional revenue generating streams for small and large churches. Schedule her to do a Workshop at your Church.

Voice-Over Artist

Orlana provides voice overs for churches locally and nationally in addition to businesses and organizations.

Click Here for Samples of her work

The Shyne Network

The Shyne Network (formerly The Darkins Group, LLC) is a promotional media and event management company that also specializes in national celebrity & artists bookings.

About Orlana

Orlana Darkins Drewery is a renowned media, public relations, and event management professional who held key positions with prominent businesses and organizations throughout her rich career. Orlana, who is also an advocate for young adults, used her skills and passion to co-create an organization thatโ€™s dedicated to promoting the positive sides of Western & Eastern Pennsylvania by celebrating the positive achievements of young adults.

After founding Darkins Communications, a communications and event planning company in 1994, that expanded to The Darkins Group in 2005, she went on to

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    coordinate major events and has brought numerous A-list superstars to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.ย 

    Performing artists booked by The Darkins Group include Gospel artists and Grammy winners, Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Kirk Franklin and Vicki Winans; Grammy winner and superstar, Fantasia; EGOT winner, John Legend; and Grammy winner, Esperanza Spaulding, just to name a few.

Communications Specialist & Writer

Communications Specialist
& Writer

A renowned media professional who held key positions with several local businesses and organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penn State University graduate entered the field of communications with the New Pittsburgh Courier and would move on to work in public relations with Ketchum Public Relations, Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation, American Urban Radio Networks, Family House, University of Pittsburgh, Mount Ararat Baptist Church & Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

Learn More About Orlana's Extensive Career

Learn More About Orlana's Extensive Career

Communications Specialist & Writer

Communications Specialist
& Writer

A renowned media professional who held key positions with several local businesses and organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penn State University graduate entered the field of communications with the New Pittsburgh Courier and would move on to work in public relations with Ketchum Public Relations, Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation, American Urban Radio Networks, Family House, University of Pittsburgh, Mount Ararat Baptist Church & Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

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We are thankful to have been given the opportunity to celebrate the positive accomplishments of young people (13-24) all over the world in the city of Pittsburgh for 14 years! โค๏ธ

I remember being told, โ€œno one is going to nominate youth for an awardโ€ AND โ€œno one is going to travel to Pittsburgh to attend the event!โ€

Well, here we areโ€ฆ gearing up for The 14th Annual Shyne Awards, August 2023!! ๐Ÿ†

๐™’๐™š ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™–๐™˜๐™˜๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™จ ๐™‰๐™Š๐™’! Visit our website, www.TheShyneAwards.org to nominate a young person/group or support our mission with a donation. THANK YOU for your support! We sincerely appreciate it.

๐˜›๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜š๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ˆ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ๐˜ด ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต. ๐˜๐˜ตโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต!

#theshyneawards #pittsburghpa #awards #youth #teens #youngadults #scholarships #trophy #national #ceremony #nominate
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Me and my husbandโ€™s organization The Shyne Awards Foundation (TheShyneAwardsFoundation.org) is conducting our 2nd winter clothing drive collecting coats, hats, gloves for infants, toddlers and teens at Mount Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Thank you to everyone who donated items and made financial donations. We will be back at the church the weekend after Thanksgiving (Saturday at 6:30 to 8:30pm) and (Sunday 8:30am to 12pm)

#youth #toddlers #teens #winterclothing #pittsburghpa #theshyneawards #donations
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Testimonials

  • "Orlana Darkins Drewery has been instrumental in building an incredible media division that has contributed to our church by generating income above tithes and offerings. We are continuously impressed with her level of service and consider her a key partner in developing our ongoing communications."

    Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis,
    Senior Pastor, Mount Ararat Baptist Churchย 
    Pittsburgh, PA

  • "Orlanaย Darkins understands the importance of reaching consumers throughout their busy days through a variety of multimedia assets woven into a comprehensive marketing campaign. Being able to effectively promote your brand to a select audience is key and she gets it."ย 

    Laura V. Norman,
    Vice President of Sales,ย 
    iHeartMedia DC

  • "Orlana Darkins Drewery has been the behind-the-scenes success engine for countless businesses, churches, and agencies throughout the country. Her unique ability to discover, market and monetize a corporation's authentic good is unprecedented.

    She is an expert in creating diverse funding streams through media marketing and strategic partnering. Orlana's proven track record and uncanny ability to reach multigenerational, multicultural audiences have positioned her to be a highly sought after communications expert."

    Rev. John A. Knight,
    Senior Pastor, Bright Side Baptist Church
    Lancaster, PA