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Treme Sidewalk Steppers Presents 2020 She-King-Mona Scott-Young

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.

King Mr. Hiram Smith and She-King Mona Scott -Young

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 Court of Queens before They Take Of For The Sidewalk Steppers Secondline

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
Nyte Lyfe Lexx and New Orleans Legendary 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.

The Mane Choice- photo taken by #TKOI
The Mane Choice- photo taken by #TKOI
CEO of The Mane Choice Looking Stunning Before The Royal Gala

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!


Mona Scott Young Shares Why New Orleans Is Her Second Home

As we enter into a new year 2020, everyone should have Mardi Gras this year on their to do list. The beautiful Mona Scott-Young took advantage of experiencing The City of Love by accepting her thrown as She-King Elect. Just in time for Mardi Gras, The Treme Sidewalk Steppers presents “The Greatest Show On Earth”. That became a factual statement of The Sidewalk Steppers. This will be one weekend to remember in the city of New Orleans. Mona Scott-Young is a successful talent manager, film producer, TV personality, and has created her highly rated Love and Hip-Hop franchise.

She also published her book called “Blurred Lines” which shares music and entertainment of her life. Many would see what is on television , but within her book, it becomes more precise with the storytelling from betrayal, love, loyalty, and more. Her long time friend and creative collaborator Courtney Parker get their vision straight and forward to their readers of their new book.

Mona-Scott Young Shares how she became apart of New Orleans from actually coming to the city to get married. A month before the Hurricane ” Katrina” she gets married with her husband , Shaun Young. She shares how they actually opened the city up! Staying in the heart of The French Quarters, to enjoying music hanging outside of their window. Their beautiful all white wedding was at The Dillard Chapel. It took her two years to receive her marriage licences . That left an unpredictable effect on that situation. Mona Scott has been embarked with the Nola Culture indefinitely, now she makes this her home.

Mona Scott-Young Speaking before The Royal Homecoming Gala in New Orleans

With “The Royal Homecoming” Gala on Friday February 7th, they presented She -King-Elect Mona Scott -Young and New Orleans own King-Elected Hiram H. Smith a special night. We spoke with Mona before the Gala and she was so thrilled to be apart of Treme Sidewalk Steppers, a group that preserves cultural heritage within the community. They presents unity, and raises funds by dancing to music that is delivered to their ancestors in Congo Square.

From Mona just traveling back from Ghana, she shares how important it is to embrace our culture back from Africa. She went to Africa with many notables including New Orleans Mayor, LaToya Cantrell. Cantrell officially proclaimed Cape Coast, Ghana “The Sister City” of New Orleans. This embeds so much sisterhood and perseverance at all the same time. She hopes to continue to keep everything united with The Sidewalk Steppers. She says she want to

“continue that connection at the Sidewalk Steppers Royal Homecoming Gala where we all commemorate the majesty of our ancestry and celebrate the magic of women of New Orleans.”

After having Mona Scott-Young learn more about our African history, she was overwhelmed with how much of our culture need to be shared. Coming to celebrate with New Orleans during our Mardi Gras season allows her to feel the energy of the city. The beautiful spirit of the people will grow on The new elected She-King. We look forward to seeing her continue to embrace the culture of our people and the city of New Orleans.

The festivities were made possible by many sponsors that created an amazing weekend:

  • The Mane Choice
  • Treme Sidewalk Steppers
  • 50 Cent & Branson Cognac
  • Monami Entertainment
  • Hiram Style
  • MYX Fusion Beverage
  • Because I Can Foundation Inc.
  • Bartenura Wines
  • LVOV Vodka