The 2018 Bahamian Icon Awards were handed out at the 6th Annual Bahamian Icon Awards Ceremony at the Independence Ballroom of the Melia Nassau Beach Resort.
Over 700 guests were entertained hosts Chigozie Ijeoma and Patrice Johnson and by a myriad of diverse Bahamian Performers including Icon Winner Sammi Starr, Alia Coley, Angel Reckley, VISAGE and Cara Newton Thurston.
The Bahamian Icon Awards acknowledges the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in various industries thus contributing to the overall development of the Bahamian community.
Check out the full list of the evening’s winners below:
Fine Art-Theodore Elyett (Theodore Elyett Designs)
Entertainment-Dillon Sonovia Pierre (Goddess, Once On This Island)
Education-Monique Hinsey (Bahamas Ministry of Education)
Tourism- Jennifer Ellis (Grand Lucayan Resort, Grand Bahama)
Sports- Steven Gardiner (Track and Field)
Media- Jerome Sawyer (On The Record)
Music- Ericka Lady E Symonette (Kill Dat Roach)
Entrepreneurship-Jay and Hilda Forbes (Tasty Teas)
Rising Star-Khalea Richard (Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Abaco)
Youth Development- Coach David Charlton (Star Trackers Athletics Club)
Humanitarianism-Bishop Walter Hanchell (Great Commission Ministries)
Commerce- Tanya McCartney (Bahamas Financial Services Board
Health-Dr. Richard Knowles (Imperial Optical)
Live Entertainment Ensemble- Keeping Up With the Boujees (Kerel Pinder, Producer)
Recorded Entertainment Ensemble- On the Record (Tanya Smith Cartwright, Producer)
Lifetime Achievement-Dr. Gail Saunders
The date for next year’s show will be announced at a later time. For more information visit www.bahamianiconawards.com.