The 2016 Legendary Awards


Written By Towanna Hogue

On Sunday, March 6, 2016 was the 6th Annual Legendary Awards, a black tie event held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Executive Producers and Brand Ambassadors of the event were Mr. and Mrs. John & Rhonda Wilkins.  The Co-Brand Ambassador was Grammy Award-winning R&B songwriter, musician and producer Darryl Simmons.

The event was hosted by Cocoa Brown and Rodney Perry.  Actress and Comedian Cocoa Brown is a Screen Actors Guild Award nominee, star of “The People vs O.J. Simpson” and as Jennifer In Tyler Perry’s “For Better or Worse”, co-starred in the hit movie “Ted 2” and has reoccurring roles in “Mann and Wife” on Bounce TV and “Soul Mann” on TV Land.  Comedian Rodney Perry opened for the likes of Steve Harvey, Cedric “The Entertainer” and George Lopez.  He was the Co-Host of the Mo’Nique Show, starred as Harold in “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family” and is on Bounce TV’s “Off the Chain” Original Stand Up Comedy.

Visionary, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, Rhonda Wilkins introduced the Legendary Awards to the City of Atlanta in 2010 shortly after being approached by NBA Hall of Famer, Dominique Wilkins to coordinate a memorable 50th birthday celebration. The idea of celebrating milestones in the career of legends emerged as a vision that turned into a reality. In 2011, the Legendary Health Initiative was launched to provide education, prevention, awareness, advocacy and improved access to care to Georgia residents lacking access to quality healthcare, pre-screening diagnosis, and health screenings.

The Legendary Awards has emerged as an iconic ceremony to honor and celebrate living legends that have excelled and made significant contributions within their industries and communities locally, nationally or internationally. Recognized with a Proclamation by the City ofAtlanta City Council for contributions to the arts, health and humanities.  The Legendary Awards presents awards for categories such as Humanitarian, Spotlight, Legendary, Pioneer, Media Icon, Lifetime Achievement andHuman Highlight.

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