IED Awards

Glitz, Glam, Emotions At The 2016 IED Awards

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13654160_314325452242982_8920259183876599043_nNEW YORK July 2016

GlamSense Diva, Madonna Williams, Founder/Producer/Director of the Image Entertainment Distinction {IED} Awards, hosted the Fourth Annual IED Awards ceremony on Sunday, July 24, at the Radisson Hotel, New Rochelle, New York, with several luminaries, mainly Caribbean Americans, beautifully attired and enjoying the Great Gatsby themed glitz and glam together in a posh atmosphere and celebrating the achievements of the awardees, their excellence in music, fashion, the arts and photography, as well as their contribution to the betterment of humanity. Co-hosted by Bob DeSouza. Radio Personality and President of Trans-Continental Express Shippers, the IED Awards ceremony was very entertaining and sumptuously catered.

Ec Salsero, a very good singer, with amazing vocal range and a very suave stage presence, gave several thrilling performances. The fans could not get enough of him. At one point he totally excited the audience by inviting Diva Madonna center stage to join him in ballroom dancing as he delivered a stunning rendition of “Always And Forever”.

Awards were presented in three categories, In the IMAGE category , the 2016 Jammin’ Entertainment IED Media Award
went to Ray Holiday. The 2016 Dumplin Shop Lifetime Achievement Media Award went to Conroy Allison. 2016 Foodz To Go Designer Award went to Michael Cherry. 2016 Prakash Patil Trendsetter Award went to Pilar Scratch and Madison Jaye. 2016 IED International Designer Award was presented to Glenroy March, D’Marsh Couture.

2016 IED Promoter Award. Recipient Syn Clarke of Irie Jam Radio. The Lab 2016 IED Performing Arts Award, Recipient, Donnaray Roc, Dance Choreographer.

GlamSense Divas 2016 IED Humanitarian Award, Recipient, Sister Aimee Koonmen. 2016 IED Community Service Award, Recipient, Dr. Errol Thompson. The Groovin In The Park 2016 IED Hospitality Award, Recipient, Richie Richie. 2016 Scrape And Cruise Magazine IED Lifetime Achievement Hospitality Award, Recipient, Humberto Guallpa.

Ruperto Vanderpool gave a Special Tribute To Prince, with Purple Rain playing in the background. Overall, the Awards presentation was meaningful and very inspiring. The rags to riches stories were extremely touching, especially tales from two individuals who overcame homelessness and achieve success.

Sponsors included Cutesy Event, The Lab, Second Chance Promotion, The Dumplin Shop, Carlos La Cruz and  Ms Media PR.
Award Sponsors:  Dumplin Shop, Groovin in The Park, Foodz To Go, The Lab. Scrapes & Cruise, Jammins Entertainment, Prakash Patil
Media Sponsors; Street Hype Newspaper, Future Fm,Irie Jam Radio, Real Deal Fm,FaceUTV, Rock Dem Radio, Rolond Hyde, Image NNewsletter,
Food Sponsors: Mangoville Resturant, Dumplin Shop, Country Thyme Cuisine, Richie Rich Restaurant, Freckles Juice Bar, Made By Kay Cupcake and Things by Monah,Eternile: Vegan Treats
Decor: Sutton Florist,  Finishing Touch Floral & Gifts
Gift Bags: Lux Spa, Runway Life Magazine, RiddiM Don Magazine, Aris Sun Akaline Water, Island Energy Drink,
Hair/Makeup: Completely Unique, Motive, arumiebeauty and facebynicole

BY Roland Hyde

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