New Edition’s Ronnie DeVoe hits milestone, celebrates 50th birthday (photos)
On Saturday, Nov. 18, 1778 Events along with Ciroc French Vanilla hosted a star-studded 50th birthday celebration for New Edition legend Ronnie DeVoe. Hundreds of fans and industry friends packed the all-new REVEL in West Midtown Atlanta to wish “Big Ron” a happy birthday. DeVoe’s wife Shamari Fears-DeVoe, his mother Flo DeVoe and fellow Bell Biv DeVoe members — Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell — attended the exclusive affair, which included a VIP meet and greet in the Ciroc Experience Room and surprise performances by 112, Damion Hall, Kelly Price and Cherrelle. Of course, BBD took the stage for a mini concert of hits such as “N.E. Heartbreak,” “When Will I See You Smile Again” and the forever classic “Poison.”
Additional attendees included Big Tigger, V-103 on-air host; Tichina Arnold; Stevie J; Hiram Hicks; Trina Braxton; Egypt Sherrod, HGTV, and hubby DJ Fadelf,’ Headkrack, “Dish Nation,””Rickey Smiley Morning Show;” Kiana Dancie, co-host, “Sister Circle Live”; Gocha Hawkins; Sabrina Rowe; Sharlinda Parker; Shanti Das; attorney Donald Woodard of USA Track and Field; Rennie Curran, former NFL athlete; Teresa Caldwell; Sheri Riley, author and motivational speaker; Vanessa Fraction, comedian; Kore Stacks; and DJ E-Clazz on the turntables.