Tara Wallace of VH1's Love & Hip Hop NY will host the 2014 Image Entertainment Distinction Awards
GlamsenseDivas' in collaboration with juSSoul Productions' 2014 Image Entertainment Distinction Awards (IED) is set to kick off on Sunday June 1st at the Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, NYC. The annual star studded gala is an event that honors those who have contributed and have excelled in the Image, Entertainment and Humanitarian industries. The event is also a fundraiser to benefit GSIOM (a 501c3 non-profit organization with emphasis in the area of performing arts); proceeds being donated will be from the sale of art work donated by featured artists Dean Green and Justice Pessoa, as well as a raffle fundraiser of art pieces.
This year's IED red carpet and cocktail reception is being hosted by reality TV star Tara Wallace of VH1's "Love & Hip Hop New York" and comedian Jonathan Martin. The honorees includes NFL wide receiver Marion Manningham (NY Giant's #86 and Super Bowl XLVI team member), Jamaican actor Paul Campbell (star of The Lunatic, Shottas, Third World Cop and Dancehall Queen), actress turned makeup guru Vera Moore (president & CEO of Vera Moore Cosmetics), celebrity makeup artist Diane Pottinger, humanitarian Dr. Dwight Williams, author Jean Alerte, actress/model Melyssa Ford, promoter Derrick Sanders, Nigerian producer Femi Ojetunde, celebrity stylist Michael Barnett, business guru Jiton Greene, business mentor Tani Chambers, and promoter Lanny Gee.
Guests will be treated to an entertaining night of fashion by Kahnami Creations and Petal Exclusive, a musical tribute to pop icon Whitney Houston and Reggae superstar Dennis Brown. Performers are set to include Mary J Blige's 15 year old artist Katlyn Nichol, reggae artist Teddy Selassi, and soul singer Atumn Tuesdae. Other celebrity guests will include Jersey Shore's Angelina, celebrity stylist Luke Destin, and of course the Nicole's Lifestyle Lounge team will also be in attendance; with the night's dining catered by Mango Restaurant and Country Kitchen.
For those of you who won't be able to make it, you can tune in to the event live at 2nd Annual IED Awards.
Watch highlights from last year's IED Awards below.