NEW YORK) – December 16, 2013 – Saturday night, hundreds of friends, family, and tastemakers braved the elements and trekked to Newark, NJ to celebrate the holidays with entertainment mogulMona Scott-Young, founder of Monami Entertainment, and her husband Shawn Young. Guests arrived at the Newark Museum to find it decked in lavish gold, amber and bronze décor, courtesy of event designer Hiram Smith of HiramStyle Productions. Special guests included “Love & Hip Hop NY” stars Yandy Smith, Joe Budden, Peter Gunz and Tara Wallace; “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Benzino; Bravo star Chef Roble; “The Gossip Game” co-stars Kim Osorio and Ms. Drama; Charlene Dance (Global National Marketing Director for Strength of Nature LLC); Hot 97 personality Cipha Sounds; AllHipHop.com‘s Chuck Creekmur and more. Attendees sipped onCiroc cocktails and Myx Fusions Moscato, while enjoying a spread of treats laid out by Chef Corey Wallerson that included gourmet popcorn by Pink Popcorn of Atlanta and cupcakes byPastel Cupcakes. Then everyone hit the dance floor to two-step to the sounds of DJ, “The Legendary” Chris Washington. For those who were in the spirit of giving, the GrassROOTS Community Foundation was on site to accept donations for their organization, which supports the health and development of young girls. At the end of the night, Beautiful Textures made sure that guests walked away with premium gift bags filled with signature product.
Special thanks to Monami Entertainment, Ciroc, Myx Fusions Moscato, Beautiful Textures, The Newark Museum, Everything Girls Love (EGL), HiramStyle Productions, and the GrassROOTS Community Foundation.
For information on Monami Entertainment, visit www.monamient.com.
Photos: Stephen Knight
Mona Scott-Young’s future moguls Justin & Jordan (left), Yandy Smith (center), Joe Budden & Mona (right)
Benzino with Peter Gunz (left); Mona Scott-Young & Tara Wallace (right)
Chef Roble & guest (left); Hiram Smith & Mona Scott-Young (right)
Peter Gunz, Kim Osorio, Benzino & Kino (left); Ms. Drama (right)
Mona with the ladies of the GrassROOTS Community Foundation (left); Mona with the Monami/Eastern team (right)
Charlene Dance with Mona (left); Drewski & Cipha Sounds (center); Brianna Collette (right)
Cisco Rosado (left); Lenny “The Barber” Hansen (center); Todd Wasserman, VP Marketing for Myx Fusions (right)
Newark Museum never looked so good
Monami Entertainment’s Mike Nittolo with girlfriend Marisa (left); a gold-trimmed Christmas tree! (right)
There was a party going on inside (left); Mona & Joe Budden even got their two-step on (right)
“The Legendary” Chris Washington kept the crowd bustin’ a move all night
Golden popcorn with plenty of Myx Fusions Moscato to wash it all down
Look who showed up in the holiday spirit! Peter Gunz & Tara Wallace (left; Benzino (center), and Ms. Fay (right)
Nothing but love from Tara to Mona (left), and Yandy to Fay Southerland (right)
Check out Mona with all her girls!
Ms. Drama, Chuck Creekmur, & Liris Crosse (left); Chef Roble, Kim Osorio, Rowena Husbands, Peter Gunz, Kino, Mona Scott-Young & guest all pose for the camera (right)
Guests enjoyed all the dancing and gift bags galore.