Friends, I have some exciting news! Recently, I won the ‘Outstanding Celebrity Blogger & Outstanding Journalist‘ award, presented by the EOTMAwards (Entrepreneurs On the Move). The awards show, which was held last weekend at Pacific Design Center in Hollywood, is an accolade presented by the EOTMRadio and Network celebrating entrepreneurial achievements in business, philanthropy and the arts (recordings, television, radio and literature, film, directing and writing). This was my first time being nominated and winning any type of award in entertainment journalism (thanks to Windi Washington for the nomination) and the first time that I actually walked the red carpet (the word ‘nervous’ is an understatement).
Thankfully, I was in great company! Check out the full list of winners and other red carpet photos.
Outstanding Reality Star (Male): Adrian Dortch
Outstanding Reality Star Fan Favorite: Camille Grammer
Best Young Actor: Brandon Tyler Russell
Best Young Actress: Tara Nicole Azarian
Best PSA: Janks Morton
Best Writing/Adapted or Original Screen Play: Angel Terron
Best Director – Indie Horror: Gregory Blair
Best Scream Indie Horror: Jared Lee Masters
Best Director – Indie or Motion Pic: Nicole Conn
Outstanding Creative Director – Evgeny Afineevsky
Photographer of the Year: Gisele Rebeiro
EOTMs Artistic Photographer: Tina Marie
Entrepreneur of the Year: Tami Roman
EOTMs Global Humanitarian Award: Kerry Washington
The Aaron Hatcher Humanitarian Award: Yolanda Whitaker
The Christopher Kennedy Lawford Award: Meeghan Henry
EOTMs Changing The World Award: Herbert Bohanon
EOTMs Honorary Achievement Award (Community Activism) Chille Mo
EOTMs Honorary Achievement Award (Entertainment) Michael Wayne Thomas
EOTMs Honorary Achievement Award (Film) Steven Drayton
Outstanding Actor/Actress in a Web Series: Lily Melgar
Best Director/Producer Talk Radio Show: Staci Harris
Outstanding Talk Show Host: Teangelo
Outstanding Talk Show: Steven Escobar
Best Song: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (Same Love)
Best New Male Artist: Daytatchi
Outstanding Lyricist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
Best Duo or Group: Musically Challenged
Outstanding Album: Heston
Best Music Video Male: Chioke Dmachi
Best Music Video Female: Marina V
Best Song Female: TORICA
Best Female Artist: FAWN
Best Indie Label: CASH Lewis
Entertainment Business Magazine of the Year: The Bizness Magazine
Outstanding Inspirational/Biographical: Lourdes Duque Baron
Outstanding Literary Work/Inspirational True Story: Jeanne Cooper
Outstanding Literary Work/Motivational Self Help: Farrah Abraham
Outstanding Journalist/Blogger: Jasmine Brand
Best in Fashion: Parris Harris
Quickly, without boring you LOL, here are a few quick ‘things’ that winning this award have taught me.
1. Be thankful.
2. Get your Jesus (Allah or Budha) on.
3. Lose the distractions.
4. Don’t force it.
5. Control your thoughts.
6. Don’t focus on competition.
7. Keep going.
Video post forthcoming.
‘Honestly, I’m humbled and surprised at the same time. The life of an entrepreneur is rewarding, but sometimes a thankless path. I’m grateful thatEOTM shined a light on those who grind it out, day in and day out, to pursue the vision that God has given them.’ – Jasmine Brand
Reality Star Farrah Abraham, Actress/Reality Star Tami Roman, Actress Reatha Grey
Actress Marla Gibbs
Reality Star (LA Hair) Terry Hunt, Jasmine BRAND
Singer Torica, Talent Manager Windi Washington
Dollphace, Jasmine BRAND
Special thanks to Windi Washington (talent manager, Maxi Wade Agency), Chris Mannor (celebrity stylist), Candice Mackel (publicist, Candice Nicole PR) and our die-hard faithful readers (I appreciate you’ll the most!).