Reggae queen Marcia Griffiths and Calypso legend, The Mighty Sparrow are recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the September 30 Image Entertainment & Distinction (IED) Awards, scheduled for Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.
Shaggy and Tara Wallace of VH1’s hit show, Love & Hip-Hop New York, are co-hosts.
“We are proud to honor those who have contributed and or have set trends in their careers, we know that this year will be bigger and better! We are happy that the awards will take place for the first time at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn,” says IED Awards CEO, Madonna Williams.
The International Award in Music will be presented to Maxi Priest, while R&B singer Mel’isa Morgan is the IED Lifetime Image Award recipient.
Irie Jam Radio and Road International Disc Jockey, Roy Walters, will be awarded the IED Media Award.
Photographer Roland Hyde is the first recipient of the IED Trailblazer Award.
Humanitarian awards will be given to physician Dr. Dexter McKenzie; Criminal and Civil Rights lawyers Rebecca Freedman and Glenn A. Gaber.
Community Service awards go to NYS Assemblyman Nick Perry and Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.
Brooklyn Borough’s President, Eric Adams, will hand out a surprise special Proclamation.
Shaggy, Morgan, Griffiths, Maxi Priest, D’Angel and gospel artist TREX, are among the live segment performers.