Charlie Wilson moves the crowd at Essence Music Festival

Charlie Wilson brought down the 20th Essence Festival stage at the Superdome in New Orleans. Singing crowd favorites like “You Dropped the Bomb,” “Charlie, Last Name Wilson” and many more, he was as entertained as his fans were as he and his dancers danced on stage in their sequin outfits. Check out more of Wilson […]

August Alsina performs at Essence Festival 2014

August Alsina performed at the 20th Essence Festival 2014 in his hometown of New Orleans. Performing his hits like “I Love It,” “You Deserve” and “Kissing on my Tattoos,” he had the audience in a frenzy as they sang along with him. Check out more photos of Alsina in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson Photos by […]

Elle Varner performs at Essence Festival 2014

Elle Varner performed in the Verizon Wireless room during the 20th Essence Festival. Singing crowd favorites like her hit “Refill,” “Only Wanna Give It to You” and many more crowd hits, she sat down with her guitar and got real up close and personal about her journey in the music industry. Check out more photos of […]

Erykah Badu electrifies the 20th Essence Festival stage

Erykah Badu performed at the 20th Essence Festival 2014 in New Orleans. Performing her hits like “On and On,” “Bag Lady” and “Tyrone,” Badu had the audience in a frenzy as they sang along with her. Check out more photos of Badu in the gallery. –joi pearson @joiapearson Photos by Joi Pearson Photography

McDonald’s 365 Black Awards gold carpet during Essence Festival

Mc Donald’s 365 Black Awards Show was held this past weekend during the 20th Essence Festival in New Orleans. The golden carpet was hosted by TV personality Janelle Snowden. This star-studded event featured performances and celebrities in honor of the outstanding individuals who make valuable contributions to the African American community. Hosted by Terrence Jenkins, who looked […]