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Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Ledisi, Mary J. Blige & More of Your Fave Celebs spotted at Day 1 of the 2018 Essence Festival



The 2018 Essence Festival is currently underway in New Orleans, Louisiana, and there have been quite a number of exciting activities already for the first day, which was Thursday 5th of July.

Known as “the party with a purpose”, the Essence Festival is an annual music festival to celebrate African-American culture and music.

See photos of Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox, Ledisi, Mary J. Blige and more at various events during Day 1 of the festival.

Tiffany Haddish

Queen Latifah

Vivica A. Fox

Mary J. Blige

Naturi Naughton


Lena Waithe

Regina King

Angela Yee

Regina Hall

Maxine Waters

Luvvie Ajayi

Remy Ma


MC Lyte

Amandla Stenberg

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Paras Griffin | Marianna Massey | Christopher Polk | Bennett Raglin |


  1. Anonymous

    July 7, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Did you say Los Angeles???????????

    • mya

      July 7, 2018 at 11:57 pm

      lol Bella Naija been lost its credibility with erroneously posting headlines and fake news.

  2. Wow

    July 8, 2018 at 3:17 am

    Isn’t Essence Festival in New Orleans???

  3. Oma

    July 8, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Bellanaija fear God naw? What are you guys turning into these days?

    You’re slowly losing my respect. 2018 Essence Festival is in New Orleans

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