Bobby Pen’s Essence Fest 2017 Recap

Wow! This was my first year attending Essence Festival​ in New Orleans, Louisiana​ and Bobby Pen​had a ball! Not only did I get to see 3 full days worth of music performances + get tips on black hair care, beauty & food, but I also got to interview over a dozen celebrities in TV, Film and Music.

Check out this quick recap of what to expect from​’s Essence Fest 2017 coverage.

Interviews include: Lance Gross​ + Yvette Nicole Brown​ + Lil’ Mama​ + Ro James​ + Sir the Baptist​ + Master P​ + Jackie Christie​ + Daley​ + June’s Diary​ + Michael Brandon Hall​l + DC’s own Ari Lennox​ + PJ + Louis York​ + Napoleon Da Legend​ + Algee Smith​ + DETROIT Movie​ Cast + “Shuri” played by Letitia Wright in the upcoming Black Panther​ movie

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