Award Winning Multimedia Creator
Welcome to ESSOWORLD
Welcome to Essoworld! Culture Influencer, Music Manager, and Promotional Executive for Award-Winning Stars. From All-Star Athlete to celebrity music manager and entrepreneur, Randall Parker “E.S.S.O.” has worked behind the scenes with many legendary artists, producers, and songwriters within the music business.
D.C.-BASED R&B/SOUL ARTIST DIQUAN JULIUS DROPS RETURN RECORDS DEBUT “LET’S DANCE”
R&B/Soul Singer-Songwriter Diquan Julius is extending the summer vibes with the release of his newest single, “Let’s Dance.” The song will be available for streaming and download on all major digital platforms this Friday, August 20. The feel-good dance record is the premiere release following Julius’ recent signing to Return Records, the D.M.V.-based independent artist-driven imprint distributed by The Orchard/Sony Music Entertainment. Produced by UK-based Greenlight Production’s Andrew Napoleon, “Let’s Dance” is a high-energy follow-up to Julius’ most recent single, “Soap Box.”
Courtney "O.C." Smith
Courtney “O.C.” Smith is a passionate woman who enjoys helping people from all walks of life through various endeavors. Growing up, Courtney was immersed in arts, culture, politics and introduced to entrepreneurship through her family. Courtney tried her hand at many career paths and majors in College before deciding that she had what it takes to do this on her own. Through her own research, Courtney then secured contracts with lobbying firms, real estate firms, and telecommunications companies. None of which truly allowed her the freedom she longed for. Organically, Courtney began to amass a network of friends who were artists, actors, and public figures.
National Black Business Spotlight
As a very excited Mom-to-be, that excitement quickly spiraled into a resentful, dark, and lonely 3 year season of life! Misha Taylor is a 3-in-1 Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Potty Training Consultant, and Positive Parenting Coach who created Slumber Potty to help Moms “end the dread” of the first 5-7 years of Motherhood. Misha advocates to help future generations of Mothers so they don’t have to suffer in silence, “guess” or “figure it out” by creating a roadmap for Moms to easily navigate sleep deprivation/ending co-sleeping, potty training, and behavioral-communication challenges with your child (tantrums, not listening, etc.) through Slumber Potty membership.
Digital Media Insights With Tammy and Imran Podcast Provides a Platform For Multimedia Professionals
New Podcast Digital Media Insights With Tammy and Imran Set To Provide a New Platform For Multimedia Professionals. Mohd Imran Founder & CEO at BIZBoost and BTweeps joins forces with Tammy Reese Founder of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media for a brand new podcast called Digital Media Insights With Tammy and Imran. Viewers and listeners will be able to catch the podcast on a variety of platforms including YouTube, BIZBoost, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin. As the podcast circulates across various online platforms, Tammy and Mohd (affectionately known as Imran) are in hopes that the audience is educated and inspired by the diverse conversations that will take place weekly. The first episode discussed Digital Media Journalism and Digital Media Management. The Second Episode touched on Business VS Personal Social Media use and an upcoming show will dive into Social Media and Mental Health.
Hamlet/Horatio: The Story Of Hamlet Told Through The Eyes Of Horatio
Hamlet/Horatio is the retelling of the classic Shakespeare tale which celebrates the power of love to transend corruption and evil driven by Horatio's mission to keep Hamlet's spirit alive even after death. Writer David Vando worked with Wenzel, the producer, on several off-Broadway shows in which the latter played Hamlet. They re-worked the script to make it a version for all audiences that do not need a Shakespeare background to understand the film and story.
Rapper Ivy Shades Celebrates 100K Views with “Photo” TikTok Challenge and Chance to Win Free Louboutins!
Breaking Hip Hop artist Ivy Shades' official music video for "Photo" is nearing the 100K view mark in just one month. The Houston-bred Rapper, Celebrity Eyewear Designer, and President of P by Tha Pound Records is becoming well-known in the south for her alluring blend of hard-hitting lyrics, flamboyant femininity, and southern flavor. Colorful and cinematic visuals like "Photo" have helped the burgeoning star to rack up over half a million views on her Youtube platform and perform sold-out shows across the country. With the ease of COVID-19 safety protocols, Ivy Shades is now preparing to hit the road to deliver the high-energy stage performances her fans have come to expect.
Vocal Spotlight: Ayana Bean
Boston, MA native Ayana Bean has lead a life worthy of a movie, with a preview of her story being shared through her episode of Black Entertainment Television’s reboot of the highly acclaimed American Gangster series. Her hustle spanned from the streets of Boston to the entire country as she became a vital music presence in Boston and worked as the regional liaison for several major record labels including Def Jam, Sony, Eone formerly Koch Records, Interscope to name a few. However, the battles in her personal life--which consisted of raising 2 young sons, and the disease of drug addiction in the home led her down a path of fiscal ruin. After serving time on State and Federal convictions for fraud, Ayana chose to become an advocate of at-risk women and gives talks to those in or transitioning from prison.