Event Recap: 2017 COSIGN Awards Dinner & Gala Was a HUGE SUCCESS!

This past weekend, we held our inaugural COSIGN Awards Dinner & Gala at the Crowne Plaza Hotel – Downtown Dallas. Hosted by K.G. Graham, COSIGN’s Founder and Creative Director and featured several performances, it was THE place to be in the Dallas area on Saturday night, with the best of the best in the city in attendance. Deejay Mike Bee provided the soundtrack and visual presentations for the evening, and kept the party going all night.

The evening began with a cocktail and networking reception in the foyer, sponsored by Hennessy and Hennessy VSOP in which the first 50 attendees received complimentary cocktails. Several vendor booths and a step and repeat banner were set up on the red carpet upon entry along with our photo booth sponsor, Flash Forward Photo Booth. Everyone was wearing their best, the gentlemen in suits and the ladies heels and evening dresses, and there was the constant flash of cameras and camera phones. After everyone shopped with the local vendors, we were let in the ballroom around 8 p.m., to a beautiful set up of several tables, all with dinner salads, bread and drinks. K.G. blessed the food with a short prayer before everyone dug into their steak and chicken dinners.

Throughout the night guests were treated to several music acts that we #COSIGN, including R&B songstress Soliel Soleil X, hip-hop artist Jayson lyric and the Movmnt Band played during the dinner reception.

The highlight of the evening was when super-producer J.White Did It won producer of the year and Mike Bee played Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” which J. White produced and spent several weeks on the charts as the number one record in the country. The attendees rapped the lyrics word for word while celebrity DJ, DJ ASAP ad-libed the entire performance. You just had to be there for this epic moment.

The night concluded with guests taking last minute photo opps on the red carpet in front of the COSIGN and Curls banner and the Hennessy banner.

THANK YOU TO OUR VENDORS:

ARM CANDY, ALEX DEON, ZENU APP, KMS GLAM STUDIO, ECHELON DESINGS, AUDIO PLUG, CICELY RUE, DREAMS FREE APPAREL, RAW PREPS, & HELP US GIVE BACK!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

HENNESSY | CURLS | ELLE REAUX | FLASH FORWARD PHOTO BOOTH | TEKEEN | NUNU BABY MUZIK


The Awards in the order they were presented. Congratulations to the winners and the nominees.

FASHION DESIGNER – PRESENTED BY BRIAN MILLAGE

Winner: Levenity

STYLIST – PRESENTED BY CANDICE BOOKER

Winner: Kristin McIntyre

VIDEOGRAPHER – PRESENTED BY NUNU BABY MUZIK

Winner: Jeff Adair

PUBLIC FIGURE – PRESENTED BY CARA D.

Winner: Marcus Gilmore

BLOGGER/JOURNALIST – PRESENTED BY BRITTANY B.

Winner: Channing Beumer

CREATIVE ARTIST – PRESENTED BY RAQUEL GONZALEZ

Winner: Enrique “Ejay” Bernal

ON-AIR PERSONALITY – PRESENTED BY LULU AMIN

Winner: DeDe McGuire

MODEL – PRESENTED BY ALISA CALLAWAY

Winners: Chasity Samone & Shaun Balkum

OVERALL MUSIC ARTIST – PRESENTED BY A.D. OF CHOSEN MUSICIANS

Winner: Lil Ronny MothaF

MUSIC PRODUCER – PRESENTED BY DJ ASAP

Winner: J.White Did It

BEAUTY SPECIALIST – PRESENTED BY MAHISHA DELLINGER OF CURLS

Winner: Jessica Tafoya

DJ – PRESENTED BY JAY WIL

Winner: DJ Duffey

PODCAST – PRESENTED BY LADONDRA WILSON

Winner: Millennial Lov3

FITNESS/HEALTH INFLUENCER – PRESENTED BY BRANDON MILLER

Winner: Brenda Austin

ENTREPRENEUR – PRESENTED BY MAHISHA DELLINGER OF CURLS

Winner: Alisa Callaway

View our photo gallery below via Gavin Lueking.

All photos by Gavin Lueking

Posted by COSIGN Magazine on Monday, November 13, 2017

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