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2017 Cosign Awards Gala Recap + Award Winners

11/11 was a lucky night for the Cosign Media Group as they hosted the FIRST Cosign Awards Dinner & Gala. This Curls and Hennessy sponsored event benefited Generation Esperanza, a nonprofit organization founded with the intent to give hope to children in Panama.

The Founder of COSIGN Magazine and native Panamanian, K.G Graham, organized an event that was dedicated to celebrating the top influencers, talent, professionals, and millennials in the city. The event started with a mix and mingle atmosphere as patrons could interact and purchase from various vendors, some of which, were nominees and award winners of the night. The red carpet was simply beautiful as women adorned stunning gowns and the fellas stepped out in some of their best suits. After dinner over the awesome live band, the fun began.

The awards kicked off with key influencers announcing their fellow peers as nominees and then announcing the overall winner. Dallas did not spare on the jokes, shoutouts, and turnt up award speeches. Most notably, the award speech, or should I say turn up, of Producer of the Year Winner J.White Did It. He was introduced by his longtime friend and Dallas DJ Great, DJ ASAP. In true ASAP fashion, he held his cup high and tipped his hat to his partner, who he stated, “has created a lot of great music with me, yet has remained the same humble guy.” Instead of the usual speech, J White simply said play my song. The room went from Awards Gala, to a Bodak Yellow session. J White showed appreciation for this award because producers are often forgotten once the song takes flight. He also assured us that more hits are on the way, and I cannot wait to see what he has in store. Local Dallas Talent performed and DeeJay Mike B held down the 1’s and 2’s, providing the perfect ambiance and segway into each award.  One of the most notable moments was the amount of support and appreciation for K.G Graham. Although he is the COSIGN king, it was amazing to see a roomful of influencers COSIGNING him.

Reporting the greatness that was the COSIGN Awards was not my sole reason for attending. I went because our very own Editor- In- Chief was nominated AND AWARDED Public Figure Of The Year. This award was accepted by his sister, Camille Gilmore, on his behalf. Gilmore is a public figure personified and I can guarantee, if you have ever engulfed yourself in Dallas Culture, you have heard the name Marcus Gilmore.  We are all proud of you! So next year, do not hesitate to get your tickets early to this sold out event. Think about it, if it sold out in its first year…what type of numbers do you think COSIGN will pull next year? COSIGN, we here at the Culture Supplier COSIGN your Award Show and Gala. Congrats on doing it for the culture and congratulations to all the winners!

Below is the official list of winners:

FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
LEVENITY

STYLIST OF THE YEAR
KRSITIN MCINTYRE

VIDEOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
JEFF ADAIR

PUBLIC FIGURE OF THE YEAR
MARCUS GILMORE

BLOGGER/JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
CHANNING BEUMER

CREATIVE ARTIST OF THE YEAR
ENRIQUE “EJAY” BERNAL

EVENT SERIES OF THE YEAR
ALL / EVERYTHING

ON-AIR PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
DEDE MCGUIRE

FEMALE MODEL OF THE YEAR
CHASITY SAMONE

MALE MODEL OF THE YEAR
SHAUN BALKUM

MUSIC PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
J. WHITE DID IT

OVERALL MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR
LIL RONNY MOTHA F

BEAUTY SPECIALIST OF THE  YEAR
JESSICA TAFOYA

DJ OF THE YEAR
DJ DUFFEY

PODCAST OF THE YEAR
MILLENNIAL LOV3

FITNESS & HEALTH INFLUENCER OF THE YEAR
BRENDA AUSTIN

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
ALISA CALLAWAY – STUDIO MOISELLE

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