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Top 20 ATL Millennial Dinner honors influential locals | Their advice to aspiring game changers

Atlanta's top millennials offered advice to the up and coming game changers.

To be young and restless paid off for 20 talented millennials who strive to be be game changers and influencers in their industries.

The annual Top 20 ATL Millennial Dinner was held Wednesday night in Atlanta at The Gathering Spot. 

This year's honorees included 11Alive's own Francesca Amiker, Music Executive Kei Henderson, and community leader Jah Rawlings. 

This is the third year for the awards dinner, whose purpose is to highlight the city's most influential and progressive creatives in the community. 

Some of the past recipients include comedian DC Young Fly, Actor Jacob Latimore, among other notable ATLiens. 

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"Every year, we strive to acknowledge the most hardworking young influencers who are making a solid name for themselves in their respected fields," said Music Executive Brandon Farmer, a co-founder of the event. "We are so excited to continue in our tradition of connecting like-minded individuals for an evening of celebration, networking, and building."

Below is the list of honorees:

  • Jah Rawlings (Community Leader, Entrepreneur) 
  • Francesca Amiker (News Anchor, 11 Alive) 
  • Yusuf Yuie (Program Director, A3C Music Festival) 
  • Erica Key (International Food Blogger) 
  • Scooter Taylor (Co-Founder, Look Live LLC) 
  • DJ Ohso (International DJ) 
  • Sammy Approved (Media Personality) 
  • Corey Arvinger (Marketing Strategist) 
  • Kei Henderson (Music Exec & Manager, 21 Savage) 
  • Terrius Mykel (Film Director/Producer) 
  • Partha Unnava (CEO of Lasso Gear, Forbes 30 Under 30 past recipient) 
  • Sheoyki Jones (Program Manager, Invest Atlanta) 
  • Quinn Goydish (VP of Streamcut Distribution) 
  • Set By Skye (Set Designer) 
  • You Know BT (On-Air Personality)
  • Keyz (Grammy Nominated Music Producer) 
  • Tasha Catour (Singer/Songwriter) 
  • Tahira Joy (Co-FOunder of Beauty Blog The Cut Life) 
  • TP (Music Manager, Yung Nudy) 
  • Jhordan Gibbs (Talent Relations Manger, Atlanta Hawks)

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The A-Scene got the chance to catch up with some of the recipients who gave advice to others who want to make a difference and be trailblazers. 

"Keep going," said Erica Key. "Life is never a perfect story. It's not about how many times you fall it's about how many times you get up."

"If you stay the course because what's for you is going to happen for you," Amiker said. "What you are supposed to have, what you are supposed to created is going to manifest."