As The Year of Return welcomed thousands of African-Americans to Accra, Ghana—many for the first time—Afrochella closed out the year-long homecoming with an immersive cultural experience highlighting visual art, music,entertainment, fashion, food commerce and more from across the diaspora.

Day 2 of the inaugural ESSENCE Full Circle Festival brought EFCF attendees to the Afrochella grounds to take part in the celebration, complete with an ESSENCE-branded pop up experience where Afrochella-goers got the chance to pose for their own simulated ESSENCE magazine cover, get styled at a pop-up hair salon and more.

ESSENCE Full Circle Festival partners include SheaMoisture, Microsoft, Conservation International and the Office of Diaspora Affairs.

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Check out the video above for a look inside Afrochella and be sure to head back to for more of everything you missed at the first-ever ESSENCE Full Circle Festival.


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