IED Awards


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(New York, NY – June 27, 2013) – GlamsenseDivas 2013 Image Entertainment Distinction Awards (IED) kicked off with a star studded red carpet adorned with large plasma TV’s and hosted by Miss Ireland, Oriana DAgostino and K’Coniel.  The Exclusive VIP loft at 1150 Ave of Americas in New York City sparkled with decor provided by ConceptXgroup.  

The show honored those who have contributed to Image, Entertainment and Humanity.  Also the event functioned as a fundraiser for Women Beyond Survival, a not-for-profit 501c3 company founded by Safiyya Marcia Sarkin.   The foundation deals with the plight of women and children around the world.  The Trophies were provided by Mint Creations who created an amazing 3D laser crystal for all the honorees. The Honorees included . Fubu Founders (Daymond John, Keith Perrin, J Alexander, Carl Brown), Jack Brewer( Jack Brewer Foundation), Safiyya Marcia Sarkin( Women Beyond Survival Foundation), Donna Scott (Celebrity facialist), John Blassingame (Publisher of Hype Hair Magazine) and Anthony Turner (Jamaican Media Marketer).

Patrick Maitland (Editor Street Hype Newspaper), The Serrano Sisters (World Champion Female Boxers), Love Majewski (Mob Wives),Olga Maria Czarkowski (Dreams in Heels PR), Logan West,(Miss Teen USA”Unite against Bullies), Nathaniel Felton “Flo” (On The Rocks Entertainment Enterprise), Ricardo “Tip Top”  Johnson (Dream Team Nation Inc.), Missouri (Styletainment The Show),Tes Barnett (Runway Life International), AZ (One of the Best Rappers of All Time), Father Barney(Promoter) and Ricky Genius(Promoter)

“We are extremely happy that everyone who came out to support the IED Awards had such a great time,” quoted IED Founder, Diva Madonna.  “We are pleased that we are able to   recognize the talent, hard work and commitment, while infusing Caribbean roots and mixing it with the American culture; The IED Awards will forever be like no other”  

The guests were treated to a show hosted by Julie Grauert (WPIX11 reporter) with performances by Natalia Segura, Zieme, Greg Machado, BQ Girls, Milton Samms and Stephen Souza. The Runway came alive with a stunning show by Colorful STYLETAINMENT THE SHOW and Celebrity Tailor, Sharon E Clarke.  The night also featured a tribute to the Legendary late Reggae Icon Bob Marley and the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt.

Celebrity guests  included, Nikki Orlando (Miss New York Teen USA), Marcus Stewart (Dukes of Melrose), Rapper Livewire, AZ the international model, Nathan Helsel(Celebrity Stylist), Mama Jones(Reality Star), Hattie Weiner(Reality Star), Tashera Simmons(Reality Star) and Andrea Giovino(Author & Motivational speaker).

For List of Sponsors go to IED Sponsors.



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