Beverly Hills: Harlem’s Teyana Taylor’s Prayer As Culture Creators Brunch Serves More Than Mimosas

June 29, 2024

Teyana Taylor was honored as Innovator of the Year at the 8th Annual Culture Creators Innovators & Leaders Awards Brunch held on June 28, 2024, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills

The exclusive event, hosted by journalist Gia Peppers, brought together industry icons and thought leaders to celebrate individuals who have made significant contributions to Black culture across various sectors.

Taylor’s remarkable career was highlighted in a celebratory video montage, showcasing her journey from choreographing for Beyoncé at 16 to her current status as a multihyphenate star.

Her achievements include eight gold-certified singles, a platinum certification for “Gonna Love Me,” and success in music video direction, acting, and creative direction for various artists.

During her acceptance speech, Taylor delivered an emotional prayer, expressing gratitude for her journey and acknowledging the support of her family and team.

Her 8-year-old daughter Junie joined her on stage, adding a heartwarming moment to the ceremony.

Other notable honorees at the event included:

Connie Orlando, BET’s EVP of specials, music programming & music strategy, Lorrie Bartlett, CAA account executive, who received the Icon Award, Monique Idlett, co-founder of Reign Venture Capital, Tai Beauchamp, Brown Girl Jane CBO and media personality, Claire Sulmers, FashionBombDaily CEO/founder, Alencia Johnson, social impact and brand engagement strategist, Cecil White, WME Sports agent and executive, Wayman + Micah, celebrity stylist duo, Alton Glass, AI innovator and immersive technology expert, and Maya and Brian Smith, creators of The Doux haircare brand

The event also served as a benefit for the Culture Creators Foundation, raising funds to support underrepresented students in industries lacking diversity.

Photo credit: HWM.

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