Created in partnership with Full Circle Festival, LLC, the ESSENCE Full Circle Festival partnership will focus on a three-part mission to:
(i) support cultural ownership and economic collaboration among Africans on the continent and people of African descent in the Diaspora;
(ii) connect Black communities globally for the exchange of ideas and shared objectives that leads to cultural monetization and community reinvestment;
(iii) facilitate the learning and discovery of the many facets of Africa’s beauty, excellence and opportunity globally.
In addition, the annual ESSENCE Full Circle Festival experience will focus on showcasing African nations increasingly as global destinations by highlighting their critical roles as ancestral, spiritual, cultural and commercial epicentres.
The primary purpose of the festival is to give people the opportunity to experience Ghana (Africa) authentically and personally to reconnect with ancestry.
The 2019 ESSENCE Full Circle Festival will include the first-ever ESSENCE Global Black Economic Forum: Africa, which will convene entrepreneurs, executives, entertainers and government officials to discuss how new opportunities for economic development and cultural exchange can be created.
About 2018/2019 Festival
The festival began with 7 people (family of Boris) and increased to 120 people in 2018/2019 and in 2019/2019 it’s going to have some 500 people to experience Ghana from December 26, 2019, to January 4, 2020.
To mark the historic anniversary of Year of Return, actors Boris Kodjoe and Idris Elba, supermodel Naomi Campbell and other A-listers travelled to Ghana to visit Akwamuhene Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III at the Bogyawe Palace, Akwamufie where he was conferred a citation for “leading our kinsmen home.”
Boris Kodjoe Speaks On Importance Of Returning To Africa and Full Circle Festival on Hot 97
- Boris Kodjoe, other A-listers mark the end of Full Circle Festival with the Akwamuhene
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— Michael Jai White (@MichaelJaiWhite) January 3, 2019
Diggy Simons (@diggy_simmons ) and Jidenna (@Jidenna ) were shaku-ing into the new year at Ghana 🇬🇭 at the Full Circle Festival that happened at Labadi Beach 🏝#Ghana #FullCircleFestival #MövenpickHotelAccra #rhythmentertainmentnews #diggysimmons #jidenna pic.twitter.com/MyeUeVWpx5
— Rhythm FM (@937RhythmFm) January 3, 2019
Ayyye!!! 💃🏾💃🏾🎺killing me softly🎺 still banging in these streets 🙏🏾 #thankful RepostBy @theajzone: “When #Capricorns do a birthday cruise up the largest river in Africa on the way to meet the King. #turnup with my Cap sista @luvvie 🎂🎂🙌🏾🚦❤️🇬🇭 #fullcirclefestival” pic.twitter.com/t8RUzcRF2u
— Adina Thembi (@Adina_Thembi) January 2, 2019