The NAACP has just announced that Eddie Murphy will be inducted into their Image Awards Hall of Fame during this year’s ceremony.

The award will be presented to Murphy by his long-time friend, Arsenio Hall.

In a statement about the award, the NAACP states, “We are honored to celebrate one of the most influential comedic geniuses in the entertainment industry and an individual who has inspired a generation of Black talent. To this day, Eddie Murphy’s work continues to bring joy and laughter to individuals around the world, and he is an amazing example of Black excellence, creativity, and artistry.”

They also announced that Jazmine Sullivan and Maxwell will performer at the ceremony.

The 52nd NAACP Image Awards will air on BET on Saturday, March 27, at 8:00 p.m. EST.

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