The Annual Trumpet Awards was created to celebrate and honor African American achievers and those who support the African American experience. The Awards honor accomplishments in diverse fields including law, medicine, business, politics, the Arts, civil rights, sports, entrepreneurship and entertainment. It was a star studded affair as Bold PR Manager Tinzley Bradford and Freelance Photographer Relle Godwin worked the red carpet as if THEY were the stars!
There were a slew of celebrities who came out to support this cause. The Trumpet Awards was created by founder Xernona Clayton who is a civil rights leader and pioneering broadcasting executive created this annual awards program televised by the TBS network and now BOUNCE TV and distributed internationally to over 185 countries.
Bold Favor was proudly in the building at this honorable event.
Larenz Tate, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award-winner and Power series star and Erica Ash, who appears on Survivor’s Remorse and stars in the upcoming BET legal drama series In Contempt, served as this year’s hosts. The gala black-tie ceremony was held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018 and the taping will air on Bounce TV February 11th at 9:00 PM EST.
2018 Honorees included: Jermaine Dupri, Cameo, Richelieu Dennis, Tamika Mallory, Marley Dias, Dr. Lonnie Johnson and Rhyon Brown.
Performers at the event included: Doug E. Fresh, Keke Wyatt, Anthony Hamilton, Bow Wow, Sir the Baptist, Arrested Development, Estelle, Bilal, Big Daddy Kane, V. Bozeman, Donald Lawrence, Major, We’ McDonald, Mr. TalkBox, Kevin Lemons & Higher Calling, Rhyon Brown, Michel’le, Stokley Williams and Carl Thomas.
Cee Lo Green, Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell were among the presenters.
Bold Favor highlights BOLD people, organizations and causes that inspire us to live fearlessly. It was a privilege for us to be amongst those African Americans being honored for their contributions to the greater good. #GOALS
Please enjoy the below original write up and photos by freelance photographer and blogger Relle Godwin of the hot blag “Let’s Get Relle” http://letsgetrelle.com/2018-trumpet-awards/
You know, some people dream of being able to reach the red carpet while others want to be in the presence of the stars. Well, I had the opportunity to do both. Now, I was very proud of myself for not “fan-girling.” Honestly, I didn’t have to because the energy was set.
Tinzley Bradford was the media icon conducting interviews on behalf of Bold Favor Magazine. You all, I did NOT take this lightly. My trusty red camera was by my side and I let things flow naturally. We met Anthony Hamilton, Omar Gooding, Dondria Nicole, Arrested Development and a crowd full of more. Tinzley did an EXCELLENT job gearing her questions around current trends going on and manipulating her words to create a very personable conversation with these individuals. It was on point. Simple as that.
Check out the pre interview clip below! 2018 Trumpet Awards
Isn’t she a natural?? As much as I would love to go on and on about who we saw, spoke to and joked around with, I would much rather let the pictures do the talking. This is definitely an event well worth attending if you are in the Atlanta area. Everything was clean, classy and timely. Alongside the many recognized celebrities we spotted Yandy, Cee Lo Green, & T.C. Carson in the crowd.