This year’s honorees were:
Jim Kelly – NFL Hall of Famer, Buffalo Bills Quarterback -Lifetime Achievement Award
Joe Louis Reliford – World’s Youngest Pro Baseball Player – History Maker Award
Jonathan Babineaux – Atlanta Falcons NFL Player – Community Award
Sugar Shane Mosley – American Professional Boxer – Trailblazer Award
Karyn Greer – 11Alive News Anchor – Media Icon Award
Cameo – American Soul-Influenced Funk Group – Legendary Award
Elisabeth Omilami – Award-Winning Actress - Humanitarian Award
Legendary Awards Ambassador Teddy Riley Highlight Honorees: Shanti Das – CEO of Press Reset Entertainment and Madeline Nelson – VP of A&R, Artist and Label Relations at Sony Music
Celebrity guests, honorees, executives, elected officials and others were in attendance for the red carpet Big Rich Atlanta Sharlinda Parker, VH1 Couple’s Therapy Kelsey Nykole, Own TV For Better or Worse Actor Brad James, Co-Star of Bravo’s Kandi Factory Don Vito, Dekalb Chairman Robert Pitts, Cumulus Vice-President of Operations Colby Bruell, Vice-President of Franco Industries Steve Franco and others.
Rhonda Wilkins, Chair and CEO of the Legendary Awards Foundation, Creator and Executive Producer of the Legendary Awards and John Wilkins CEO of Divas Unlimited Inc., presented the Legendary Awards to a deserving and achieved group of honorees for its fourth year celebration. The Legendary Awards Foundation Board Member Dora Din-Durant announced its first winter initiative with Side by Side Brain Injury Center.
Performers included Two-Time Grammy Award-Winning group members Rasa Don and Headliner of Arrested Development who emerged back on the scene with a breaking performance, Germany hit singer Wolfgang Hildebrandt who did a heart wrenching tribute to Nelson Mandela and others, Case, Q Parkerof 112, and Jase of Soul 4 Real followed with a tribute to Cameo, B Angie B and the Legendary Awards Choir who raised the roof.
Presenters included R&B Divas CreatorNicci Gilbert, Have and Have Nots Actor Palmer Williams, Host of HGTV’s Property Virgins Egypt Sherod, Former Atlanta Falcons Player turned Pro Boxer Ray Edwards, Editor-in-Chief of Viva Magazine Katherine Phelps, Fulton County Chairman John Eaves, WXIA Producer Evelyn Mims, Licensed Professional Card Trader Jim Pasco and 20-year veteran of V103 House Announcer Joyce Littel.
Presenting Sponsors included Divas Unlimited Inc., a full service marketing and event production company, The Creations Group doing social impact commercial investments in Downtown Atlanta including the M. Rich Center and 34 Peachtree and Anushka Healthcare, owner of multiple hospital rehabilitation centers.
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