Denzel Washington Awarded Lifetime Achievement Tribute!!!

Congratulations are in order to one of the hardest working and most motivating African American male actors in Hollywood. Denzel Washington has lived a portion of his life making movies that people all around the world can fall in love watching. Each time he has taken on a character on the big screen, his skill in mastering his craft is undeniable. Styled by celebrity groomer Shawn Janifer, Denzel showed up to the red carpet of the 47th annual American Film Institute Award Gala looking nothing short of Iconic. He attended the ceremony with his beautiful wife Pauletta and their two kids.

The ‘Training Day’ Academy award winning actor was all smiles as he accepted his award and gave a moving speech thanking the people he has worked with along the way. Among the list was his mother who is 95 years old. He has also recently made comments about his wife being the best part of his life. Seated next to him for the night was a long time friend in the business Director Spike Lee, and a few seats down was the Queen of Black Hollywood, Cicely Tyson, The most premiere faces in the industry were present to support such a stand up man. Congratulations to him on such a monumental accomplishment for all his hard work and endeavors along the years.

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By Ogechi

When it comes to Ogechi, energy in the first word that comes to mind. The Nigerian 23 year old is a Singer/songwriter, poet/author, model and dancer with lyrical bars that will leave the listener engaged and thinking critically. Her songwriting abilities and affinity for poetry have an effect on way she writes her raps because she knows what it takes to write something that evokes emotion in the audience… For Ogechi, creating is a spiritual release and we should be honored that The HipHoppa Herself has decided to share with us her experiences and philosophies. Ogechi reminds us what it is to be human, even while affirming our godliness. Ogechi is a creative as she creates what the people need to hear. She is both the artist and the masterpiece at the same time. Ogechi is the future.