ESSENCE Festival Is Heading Back To Durban! Here's A Look At What You Missed Last Year

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Get in gear for ESSENCE Fest Durban 2017 with a look back at all the amazing moments from the 2016 festivities.

Essence Jun, 22, 2017

ESSENCE Festival is bringing the party with a purpose back to Durban, South Africa for the second year in a row! Scroll through to take a look at some of the amazing moments from 2016’s inaugural Durban Festival and then be sure to check out the official ESSENCE Fest Durban 2017 webpage HERE for more info on this year’s Festival, happening September 26 – October 1.

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Marjorie Harvey and Tina Knowles-Lawson pause for a fab photo-op while enjoying enjoying ESSENCE Fest Durban.

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Award-winning Gospel signing duo Mary Mary rock the stage at ESSENCE Fest Durban!

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Burna Boy lights up the stage at ESSENE Fest Durban.

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A breathtaking fashion moment on the beach in Durban? Yes, please!

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Stylish attendees flooded the streets during ESSENCE Festival Durban.

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Steve Harvey speaks to attendees during ESSENCE Fest Durban.

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Another scene-stealing style moment caught on camera during ESSENCE Festival Durban.

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Bring your bestie and be ready to strike a pose at ESSENCE Fest Durban.

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We can't get over the beauty and culture seen at ESSENCE Festival Durban!

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You never know who you'll meet at ESSENCE Fest Durban!

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Talented songstress Estelle takes a moment to reflect during a conversation on the Empowerment Stage at ESSENCE Fest Durban,

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Black love is always on display at ESSENCE Fest and Durban is no exception!

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It was a never ending celebration of culture at last year's ESSENCE Fest Durban.

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Powerhouse Gospel songstress Yolanda Adams definitely left her mark on ESSENCE Fest Durban.

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Marvelous wearable art fashions took over the streets of the city during several performances from local dancer groups at ESSENCE Fest Durban.

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President Jacob Zuma and Ethekwini Mayor Zandile Gumede honor vocalist Ladysmith Black Mambazos during Essence Festival Durban.

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Ne-Yo kept the crowd on their feet with an electrifying performance at ESSENCE Fest Durban.

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Babes Wodumo wows the crowd with her performance at ESSENCE Festival Durban.

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo shut down the stage with her performance at ESSENCE Festival Durban.

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The street style was second to none during ESSENCE Festival Durban.

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Priceless advice for business owners and budding entrepreneurs left attendees enlightened following the ESSENCE Festival Durban Business Conference.

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Jaw-dropping statement pieces are an everyday sight in Durban.

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An attendee snaps the perfect selfie while styling in the streets of Durban.

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Fashionistas strut their stuff during the Street Style show at ESSENCE Festival Durban.

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DJ Black Coffee kept the party doing during ESSENCE Fest Durban.

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Durban at sunset is truly a sight to see!

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Squad goals were plentiful at ESSENCE Fest Durban.

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The Lawsons are all smile while posing with ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief Vanessa DeLuca