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Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Jessica Williams


The Power of Influence Awards Takes Over Atlanta

The Power of Influence Awards held its annual awards ceremony during Super Bowl LIII week in Atlanta, GA. The private red-carpet event is dedicated to celebrating an esteemed group of people who serve as forces in their respective arenas and beyond. The highly-anticipated ceremony was held on Friday, February 1st, 2019 at Ambient Studios.

This year’s extraordinary award recipient include Atlanta giants Jermaine Dupri, singer-songwriter Monica and Roc Nation President Benny Pough. The evening was hosted by 9-time Grammy Award Winner Bryan Michael-Cox.

“Our goal for the Power of Influence Awards is to honor the best in entertainment, sports, entrepreneurship and philanthropy and it’s a special honor to bring awareness to some of those who work behind the scenes,” says Elora Mason, Co-Founder and Creator of The Power of Influence Awards.

The Complete list of 2019 Power of Influence Award Recipients

• Jermaine Dupri – Quincy Jones Lifetime Achievement Award

• Monica – Vanguard Award

• Benny Pough, President of Roc Nation Records – Executive Of The Year

• Paul Judge – Tech Innovator of the Year

• Cedric Mahaffey – Community Champion Award


Year of The Woman Award Recipients

• Dr. Chanita Foster – Author, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

• Jovita Moore – Emmy Award Winning Journalist

• Kara Lynn Joyce – 4x Olympic Silver Medalist

• Princess Banton-Lofters – Creator and Producer of The Real Housewives of Atlanta

• Nzinga Shaw – Chief Diversity Officer of the Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena

• Collette V. Smith – 1st African American Female Coach in NFL History

• Felicia Mabuza-Suttle – TV Host, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

The evening entertainment included surprise musical performances and tributes, special celebrity guests, awards presentations and dinner curated by Celebrity Chef AV.

Symposium was named the official live pay-per-view broadcasts app for the awards and The Power of Influence Awards was presented in party by SunTrust Bank.

For more information on The Power of Influence Awards, visit

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