Last week, Atlanta hosted the BET Hip Hop Awards and your favorite media girls put on an amazing experience to celebrate some of the top media and entertainment professionals. Media Girls Network founder successfully filled the room with the top men and women in TV, film, radio, production, content creation and editorial/print media. Hosted by Shenelle Simone, it was a night of Black excellence that included informative panel discussions, networking, performances and more.
The night kicked off with a media and entertainment panel moderated by Trish B which included radio personality from Streetz 94. 5 Bri Renee, and one of the hosts from Revolt TV’s new show “Black Girl Stuff”. Others included Lakia Starks from CNN, news anchor Summer Jackson, journalist Shanique Yates, president of Tricky Bizness Entertainment, Sasha Venord, and newscaster/director Nicole Jones. These ladies discussed their hard work and shared the struggles they went through entering the field. The panel also shared their success stories that inspired rising girls in media. They were awarded for their contribution and dedication to the entertainment world.
The men in media panel was up next and included super producer Drumma Boy, Dj Aone, media personality Terrell Thomas, and Troy Taylor; each honored as trailblazers in their respected fields. Drumma Boy dropped many gems for anyone trying to break into the music game. He also shared how he ended up with a hit on his hands with anthem “No Hands” by Roscoe Dash and Wacka Flocka.
The panels wrapped with the women in Beauty and Entrepreneurship panel. Each panelist shed a different light on what it is like to run a successful business and the importance of having a strong team behind you. This panel was moderated by April B and included honoree B.Simone, makeup artist Jazz Alexis, celeb hair stylists Cherie Amor and Damienne Flagler. In addition; influencers and business owners Dearra, Kayla Gooden, Sevyn Nichelle and Candace Holyfield.
This night ended with a performance by the Taylor Girlz, networking, and photo opps for everyone in attendance. What a way to end a spectacular night showing love to some of Atlanta’s favorites.