B&G Awards

Watch history in the making as we take connecting creatives to a whole new level. Cast your votes for the Black&Gifted Awards.

Congratulations to our winners!

Saturday, February 17 is a date that we will never forget! What a night! History was made in Morrilton, Arkansas. Congratulations to all of the winners, you all deserve it. Let this serve as motivation to keep going and to keep inspiring others. The Black&Gifted Awards was a night of celebration, togetherness and support! Let’s continue to show others what black excellence truly is.

2018 Nominees

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Price The Poet (Award Winner)

Solo Jaxon

Rah HoWard


Michael Day

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Solo Act


Suni MF Solomon

Anisah Lanae (Award Winner)


Best Male R&B Artist

BJ Soule

Chris Echols (Award Winner)

Malachiae Warren

Jordan Hush

Dayo Bello

Best Female R&B Artist

Brandy B


Dazz & Brie (Award Winner)

Mionne Destiny

Rayana Jay

Best Music Group

Akeem Kemp Band

YGOA (Young Gods of America)

Dazz&Brie (Award Winner)

Kill-A-Flowz Music Group

Odd Ambitions

Best Producer

Rock Boy Beats

Idle Kid

Sizz The Producer

Let That Boy Cook (Award Winner)

Yuni Wa

Best DJ

DJ Nick Hud (Award Winner)

DJ P. Smooth

DJ Xavier Riley

DJ 2Timez


Album of the Year

Can’t Chase Girls & Your Money Too – Dazz & Brie

School Dayz – K-Ray

Everybody Loves Chris – Chris Echols (Award Winner)

Flamingo Frequencies – Brandy B.

The Sound of My Melodies – Lydell Williams

Song of the Year

“I’m Not Okay” – Solo Jaxon

“Mine” – Dayo Bello

“I’m Black” – Rah Howard

“Old T-Shirt” – Dazz & Brie (Award Winner)

“Still I Rise” – Mike Day

Best Male Spoken Word Poet

Price The Poet

Chris James (Award Winner)

Gensu The Blerd Philosopher


Malcolm Pennington

Best Female Spoken Word Poet

Rebecca Dupas


Soul.Flwer (Award Winner)

Tashia Mayo

Drekkia Writes

Best Digital Artist

Le Huck Badu

Corey Coleman

Vallejo Lee (Award Winner)

Brianna Pippens

Karissa Tolliver

Best Conventional Artist

Keishia Marie

Louisiana Beedy

Brianna Pippens (Award Winner)

Sidney Snipes

Dequan Whitley

Best Author

Brittany Warren

Chris James (Award Winner)

Hippy Potter

Jacqueline Sadberry

Crystal C. Mercer

Best Comedian

May Gayden

Ronel Williams

Playa Mook (Award Winner)

Christian The Comedian

Comedian J. Jones

Best Male Model

Sage Michael

Julius Murray

Terreon Cole

Huey Lux (Award Winner)

Demetrius Smith

Best Female Model

Mallory Jackson (Award Winner)

Mariam Kamara


Desire Avion

Peace Olabode

Best Entrepreneur

Gerald D. Thomas (Award Winner)

Royanna Turner

Brandon Miller

Aja Cobbs

Brandon Andrews

Best Beautician

Adrienne Mackey Tolbert

Brittany Warren

J. Renea (Award Winner)

Kristi Fisher

Precious Jones

Best Barber

Smooth The Barber (Award Winner)

Deuce The Barber

Jihad Muhammad

Stef Blaze

Hood Barber

Best Makeup Artist

Kayla Daniels (Award Winner)

Royanna Turner

The Perfect Look Online

Blakely Rashad

Sio The Guru

Best Photographer


Alexander Harold

Artez Irvin (Award Winner)

Garrett Sayles

Jasmine Ryland

Best Videographer

Michael Day

Rah Howard (Award Winner)

Nina Stakz

Jay Coachman

Brian Brimley

Best Fashion Designer

Flavor Apparel

22nd Element (Award Winner)

Ropes Clothing

Mirror Me Studio

Yvonne Yvette

Best Tattoo Artist

John James

Michael Franks

Shaun Shaun (Award Winner)

Todd Walker

Velle Worthy

Best Media Outlet

Creative Connect

The Melanin Pot (Award Winner)

Negus Graduate

The Influence Radio

The Real Underground Radio


Epiphany Morrow (Award Winner)

Chris James

Kanesha Barnes-Adams

Sherman Edgerson

Will Tidwell