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Usher will be honoured with NACCP’s Presidents Award: Deets inside

NACCP President gushes over Usher in a press statement

By Web Desk
March 16, 2024

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Usher will be honoured with the President’s award at the 55th annual NAACP Image Awards on Saturday.

The NACCP announced that the singer reportedly named the recipient of the President’s Award during the 2024 ceremony.

For the unversed, the award is “presented in recognition of special achievement and distinguished public service”.

Derrick Johnson, the President and CEO of the NACCP, said in a statement, “We are honoured to present this year’s President’s Award to Usher for his unparalleled talent and remarkable contributions as an artist and advocate for our community.”

“Beyond his vocal talent and stage presence, Usher has empowered thousands of under-resourced youth to pursue their dreams through college readiness programs, financial literacy, and career planning,” stated Derrick.

He added, “Usher’s dedication to creating positive change in the world has touched countless lives, redefining the boundaries of creativity and compassion.”

Usher will be honoured with NACCP’s Presidents Award: Deets inside

Meanwhile, this week, the NAACP opened up about the winners for its 55th annual awards show.

Andra Day will perform and presenters include Delroy Lindo, Deon Cole, Diarra Kilpatrick, Donnie Wahlberg, Erika Alexander, Idris Elba, Jeffrey Wright, Keke Palmer, Kenya Barris, Kerry Washington, Leslie Jones, Lil Rel Howery, Morris Chestnut, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Sabrina Elba, Sterling K. Brown and Taraji P. Henson.

The statement also mentioned names of the past honourees, which included Lauryn Hill, JAY-Z, Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, Rihanna and LeBron James.