ESSENCE Festival Durban 2017: 22 Amazing Photos Of Everything You Missed In South Africa

Rachaell Davis Oct, 05, 2017

From the empowering conversations, to the breathtaking fashion, to the unforgettable performances, ESSENCE Fest Durban 2017 was one for the books! Scroll through to get a look at just a little of everything you missed and be sure to check out our ESSENCE Fest Durban news page HERE to see more.


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Attendees engage in a workout session at ESSENCE Fest Durban 2017.

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Bishop T.D. Jakes left ESSENCE Fest Durban attendees empowered and inspired following his address.

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This adorable young Festival goer stole the hearts of everyone!

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Powerful voices dominated the weekend.

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Beautiful displays of African culture were plentiful.

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Our fab ESSENCE NOW host and Zimbabwe native Makho Ndlovu grabs a quick photo op with a few special guests.

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The ESSENCE Lifestyle & Wellness stage was full of energy.

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The incomparable Jill Scott serenaded the audience as only she can.

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These Durban beauties took our breath away with their stylish traditional attire.

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The sisterhood on display in South Africa was everything!

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Our signature Street Style fashion show had the Beauty & Style stage on fire.

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The Durban Book Fair was filled with must-reads!

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Reverend Al Sharpton ignited the crowd with words of affirmation and spoke truth to power.

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Even the little ladies of Durban brought their fashion and accessories A-game!

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Khuzani and his dancers had the stage rocking during the All-Star Concert.

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An unforgettable photo op? Yes please!

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Young minds lifted their voices and wowed the audience.

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Our official host and ambassador Nomzamo Mbatha certainly left her mark on the Festival!

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Choreographer extraordinaire Somizi shared words of encouragement and sound advice with the crowd.

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A heartfelt moment captured in a priceless photo.

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Reverend Al Sharpton dropped many gems during his keynote speech!