DSC_8630I got the chance to meet Oprah Winfrey at the Queen Sugar Private reception that celebrates the newest edition to the OWN’s dramatic television series produced by super director Ava DuVernay.

DSC_8734The private reception was held at New Orleans’ posh Legacy Kitchen. The reception was truly star-studded because the entire cast of “Queen Sugar”, some of our favorite star,s and industry’s most influential media professionals and socialites around.

DSC_8417Check out the details after the break.

The OWN hosted a dope cocktail reception for the first glimpse of the network’s latest projected entitled “Queen Sugar“. The project is the mastermind of Oprah Winfrey and her protegé super director/creator Ava DuVernay where Winfrey works as executive producer. Select members of the press and celebrities of all walks of life had the opportunity to check out the first episode and meet the cast that includes: stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, Tina Lifford, Omar Dorsey and Dondre Whitfield – all who will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.

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Oprah Winfrey was in the house and I got the chance to meet her and glean wisdom from her stirring speech.

In addition to Oprah, Ava DuVernay, and the cast attending the event these celebrities were spotted in attendance:

DSC_8935Lynn Whitfied

Gayle King

Tina Lawson

Grace Gibson

DSC_8706The Cast of The Real

DSC_8445Kandi Burrus with hubby Todd Tucker

Dr. Heavenly

Gocha

Mona Scott Young

Stevie J

Lisa Nicole and so much more.

“Queen Sugar” will debut as a two-night event on Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7 at 10PM ET/PT on OWN. The series will regularly air Wednesday nights at 10PM ET/PT for the remainder of its 13-episode first season.
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