By: Nycole Hutchens

The 3rd Annual Go DJ Awards brought out some of the biggest talent and media heavy hitters in Houston on Monday.

This year’s award show featured many celebrities and H-town’s finest, including musical artist and reality star Jhonni Blaze, Just Brittany, Basketball Wives star Tami Roman, DJ/Producer “DJ XO,”  “Rap Game” reality star Young Lyric, just to name a few.

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The Go DJ Awards not only recognizes talent in the music arena, but also media professionals, business leaders and other movers and shakers who have made a significant impact in their community.

Honorees at this year’s award show included Isiah Carey (Fox 26), James Prince (Rap-A-Lot Records), Jeffrey Boney (Houston Forward Times), Ron Jemison Jr. (Franklin Beauty School), Lydia Harris (Death Row Records) and Nakia Cooper (CW39 Digital Content Manager and owner of

Cooper was honored for being a strong leader in the community and in media, and said she is proud to be a part of the platform.

“This is a huge honor for me to be celebrated with my peers. I grew up listening to the Geto Boys and I was once an intern under Isiah Carey, so to be considered to be in the same class as him and James Prince just blows me away,” she said. “I believe in my community, I believe in what we stand for and I believe that Houston has so much talent and we are ready to takeover.”

Velma Trayham (Thinkzilla PR) and Nakia Cooper (NewsWithAttitude) at the 2016 Go DJ Awards

Velma Trayham (Thinkzilla PR) and Nakia Cooper (NewsWithAttitude) at the 2016 Go DJ Awards

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was also honored, and made a personal appearance not only just to accept his award, but to present the Go DJ founders with a proclamation from the city.

The hosts of the show, 97.9 the Box personality “JJ on the Mic” and “DJ Kane” brought in the laughs and kept the energy high as the crowd rocked out to performances by Just Brittany, Nessacary, Jazz Anderson, DJ XO, Paul Wall and more.

JJ spoke with and said she was excited to host Houston’s biggest award show.  She also spoke about getting involved in this year’s upcoming election and what being “Presidential” meant to her.

“I am so honored to be here.  I am presidential because of me and who I am and the values that I hold,” she said.

Velma Trayham, CEO of ThinkZilla  PR Group, led the charge with putting together the show.  She said she was extremely pleased with the turnout.

“I am so excited about this year’s event and it’s so special because we have Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, and I am so proud of my team for putting together such an amazing event. We have worked so hard,” she said.

Check out highlights of performance by Just Brittany and Nessacary.

Recognized as Houston’s largest annual awards show, the event attracts thousands of music lovers, the hottest new names in hip hop and major national brands seeking increased visibility and exposure and unique opportunities to reach affluent urban audiences.

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