Sheen Magazine Awards honors entertainment industry trailblazers

Headkrack at the Sheen Magazine Awards 2022

It was a night to celebrate so many people who have made an impact on the industry.

The Sheen Magazine Awards took over Atlanta’s Sheraton Hotel Thursday night for their annual celebration. Everything seemed to have lined up – the atmosphere was beautiful, the red carpet was set out, and the show was entertaining. Don’t worry, you’ll get to catch it all streaming on Fox Soul later this year.

The red carpet had everyone dressing their best! Walking the carpet were many entertainers, including Real Housewives of Potomac cast member and singer, Candiace Dillard-Bassett. “Sheen Magazine is a staple, it’s legendary in the Black community and I love that we are now personifying what’s in the magazine, in the flesh,” Dillard-Bassett told Access Atlanta. “We get to fellowship and be together. We’re coming out of this crazy pandemic and it’s nice to be able to be together and celebrate.” We also got to see legends like award-winning producer Jazze Pha, Atlanta native and rapper Pastor Troy, multimedia personality Headkrack, along with singer and songwriter Vedo.

Candiace Dillard Bassett at the Sheen Magazine Awards 2022
Vicky Ro, Access Atlanta
Jazze Pha at the Sheen Magazine Awards 2022
Vicky Ro, Access Atlanta

The entertainers made sure to acknowledge the impact Sheen Magazine has not only had on them but the culture. “Sheen Magazine has always given me a platform to showcase my talent.… they didn’t have to do that,” Vedo told Access Atlanta. Headkrack echoed Vedo’s sentiments. “Not only is print medium still important to me, but it has also been important to our culture a long time.… what Sheen Magazine is doing is keeping that tradition going,” he told Access Atlanta. “For them to be able to get so many dope people of Black excellence in the building is an amazing thing.… so I’m just happy to be a part of the festivities.”

Co-founder of Sheen Magazine, Kim Chapman, says the event is the perfect opportunity to bring the community together post-pandemic. “Everybody loves to dress up and be beautiful and handsome and network, so this gives people something to do,” Chapman told Access Atlanta. “Then, coming out of COVID, people want to have that comradery.… and we need to be together.”

The awards show went on to honor trailblazer in television James Dubose and comedy icon Bob Sumner, along with a host of other awards and performances. Overall, it was an entertaining night for everyone! We’ll keep you posted on when you can catch it streaming on Fox Soul once they release an official date.

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