The Treme Sidewalk Steppers invited us to their 2020 Royal Gala as they celebrate King Mr. Hiram Smith and She-King Mona Scott-Young at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. February 7th, The gala presented a celebration of culture, commemorating our very rich African heritage. This celebration was given to you “Nola Style” kicking off The Mardi Gras Season. The theme of the gala had a cultural African vibe related to “Coming To America”. This Gala was very formal and would be beyond anyone’s imagination how beautiful this event would be.
The room was filled with so many beautiful people that it became overwhelmed with the greatest energy you can ever possess. We saw TV personality and entrepreneur Phaedra Parks and the beautiful Tami Roman, TV personality and member of Mona’s Royal Court. Their support and presence was very fulfilling to see.
Mona Scott-Young introduces her Royal Court of Queens which are beautiful ladies that are her sisters. She states how not only does some ladies work with her but are also her very close friends. Stephanie Mills, Trevia Williams, Keisha Jack, Tami Roman, Stephanie Gayle, Johnna Lister, Laetitia Anguh, were all apart of showcasing unity as beauty, strength, and becoming lord-willing as women. Sharing moments like these will leave a mark on each of these ladies hearts, as they witness something so powerful, yet beautiful at the same time.
The Royal Gala had the best music where no one was sitting at a table. The entire room was filled with everyone dancing, smiling, and just full of enjoyment. Our New Orleans culture is heavily influenced by music. There were so much joy within the room, you had no choice but to dance!
There were performances by :
- Major – Grammy nominated Musician
- New Orleans Bounce Artist- Big Freedia
- New Orlean’s Rap Artist – Juvenille
- New Orlean’s Female Artist – Mia X
As the sponsor of the event, The Mane Choice granted all hair wishes your hair would desire! Everyone was gifted with their “Fro The Culture” BOLD Buttery Gel and the Triple layer Leave-In. The beautiful ladies working with The Mane Choice were great at assisting everyone with all questions on phow to maintain great hair. Their presence and gratitude towards the people was a great thing to see. The CEO of The Mane Choice Courtney Adeleye was present in supports of The Royal Gala. She was stunning in her beautiful gown by MNM Couture, giving us pure African culture and beauty.
We were presented with cocktails and drinks from MYX fusions, Branson Cognac, Bartenura Wines, LVOV Vodka, and more.
There was great support from sponsors Monami Entertainment, Hiram Style, Treme Sidewalk Steppers, The Mane Choice and benefits the Because I Can Foundation, Inc., a non-profit that educates youth based on community needs.
We like to thank Angela L. Young, Dee “The Nola Chic” Hollins and Anita Muhammad, M.Ed for sharing with us about this event! As women working together in unity, we possessed a great time to connect with each other during this weekend of festivities!
Overall, the Royal Gala became a huge success with gathering people from all walks of life in one room. The gathering to kick off this Mardi Gras season was a complete success. The Sidewalk Steppers out for themselves every year with their events for the community to be involved in. What should we expect next year!