BEFFTA AWARDS 2016 NOMINEES UNVEILED

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Official 8TH BEFFTA UK 2016 NOMINEES.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: As we wait for nominees to verify their details, voting will now begin on MONDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER and close on SUNDAY 16TH OCTOBER

WE WOULD LIKE TO URGE NOMINEES TO CONFIRM THEIR DETAILS IMMEDIATELY AT INFO@BEFFTA.COM AS WE SHALL NOT  AMEND DETAILS WHEN VOTING BEGINS.

www.beffta.com/voting

Entertainment Category

Music

  1. Best Female Act: Beverly Knight, Zeeteah Massiah, Emile Sande, Kimberley SK, Laura Mvula, T-licious, SHiiKANE, Lady Leshurr, Paigey Cakey, Nadia Rose, Ray BLK
  2. Best Male Act: Craig David, Lemar, Wiley, Wretch 32, Tinie Tempah, Reggy N Bollie, Rough Copy, Michael Kiwanuku, Stormzy, Krept&Konan, Dizzie Rascal, Avelino, Akala, Lethal Bizzle
  3. Best Unsigned Act: Jango and ThaFirst, Alonzo, Leyton Benta, Dee Ajayi, Shylo soulstar, Ike Chuks, Kimberley SK, Moelogo, Wey-Mi, Ani, Bella Jackson, Kelvin Aromana, SHiiKANE, King Nqoe, Vee Aqua, Ms Banks, Nadia Rose, Luci Monet, KC Pozzy
  4. Best Female Gospel Act: Sandra Godley, Sis Maneli, Tose, Mo Adiah, Anastasia Baker, Precious Ngwu, Natasha Campbell, Rebekah Parkes, Mabel Agbenorto, Eloho Efemuai, Syvia Ajayi, Dess, Minista Jaiho, Shola Victor-Sajowa, Ayo-Dele , Kylie Gbokolo, Arinola,
  5. Best Gospel Group: The Anointed UK, Dot&Darryl, Portsmouth Gospel Choir, London African Gospel Choir, The Keepers, Gospel Touch Choir, Free To Worship
  6. Best Male Gospel Act: Mario Ajavon, Cerose, Anthony Williams, Atta Boafo, Sam Fred, Sam Adebanjo, Eric Reverence, Andrew Bello, Daniel Twum, CalledOut Music, Makpo, Christian.K, JayJayBorn2Sing, Zangi, Min Taf, Phemmoh, Snatcha, HenriSoul
  7. Best International Gospect Act: Sinach, Uche Agu, Ada, Papa Denis, Billie Olela, Beth Jesus, Rebecca, Mary Ade, Darlene Madu, Rebecca Malope, Joyous Celebration, Joe Praize, Eben
  8. Best International Act: Jhené Aiko, Jason Derulo, Alicia Keys, Drake, Kelis, Beyonce
  9. Best International Female African Act: Efya, Vannessa Mdee, Akothee, Yemi Alade, Tiwa Savage, Butera Knowless, Lira, Zahara, Kan2, Victoria Kimani, Seyi shay, Kissilâ Kay, Angela Kalule,
  10. Best International Male African Act: Jay Rox, Tay Grin, Reekado Banks, Kiss Daniel, Martse, Timi Dakolo, Ali Kiba, Eddy Kenzo, Diamond Platnumz, Maleek Berry, Shattawale, Deng, Sarkodie, Stonebwoy, Sauti Sol, Flavour, Patoranking, Eric Geso, Dan Lu, Kell Kay, Falz, Kalifah Aganaga,
  11. Best UK Female African Act: AVM, Kleo, Tsungai Tsikirai, Melissa Kibathi, May 7, Ada snoop, SHiikane, Angel SBL, Mistony, LeaHabz, Lily Kyeyune, Bella Mubiru, D. Buyinza, Abigal Powers, Lyton Namubiru
  12. Best UK Male African Act: Hyper Hype, Alonzo, Mazi Chukz, Stunner Gee, Yemi Rush, Valentine, Tracer, Georgy K, K Weezy, Moelogo, Vjoj, Kuklee, Mc Moseh, Kitoko, Wool Betah soulja, Kiyaye Crew, Jean Brown, JoeStreet, GeorgeWill Dive, Paddy Dee, iLLamadi, T3st, Prophet Mc, Gina Watupa, Levis Albano
  13. Best Newcomer African Act: Inkra Debelle, Johnson Orchid, Young Pharaoh, Ike Chuks, The-Rebirth family, Wool Betah Soulja, KC Pozzy
  14. Best Reggae UK Act: Stylo G, Mandee, JayJayBorn2Sing, Don Campbell, Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson, Frederica Tibbs, Tippa Irie, Peter Hunnigale, Lloyd Brown, Empress Imani
  15. Best International Reggae Act: Tarrus Riley, Chronixx, Jah Cure, Busy Signal, Tarrus Riley, Takana Zion, Etana, Joseph Israel, Rootz Underground, Takana Zion, Natty
  16. Best African Legend: JJC, Angeliqu Kidjo, Jose Chameleone, Majek Fashek, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, 2Face Idibia, Dbanj
  17. Best Music Producer: Mictizzle, Femi Iloyi, Kieyan Iloyi, Maleek Berry, Dj Coublon, Masterkraft, Jay Pizzle. P2J, Ligget Modungwa, Ayo Beatz, Eaaron Quacoe
  18. Best Music Video Director: Director Q, Clarence Peters, Teddy Dankira, Mr Moe Musa, Dego Visionz, Director X, Christabell Leonard Peters, Paul Gambit, Eric Myers, Vjoj, Femi Iloyi, Rouchen Iloyi, Tee Kay, Richard Cunningham
  19. Best Music Video Producer: NangTV, Bosss Media, CAPital Dream Pictures
  20. Best Music Video: Kidogo( Diamond Platnumz ft Psquare), Mwana(Alikiba), Chipapapa(Tay Grin ft 2Baba), Mungo Park(Korede Bello), Airbrush(Seyi Shay), Africa(Yemi Alade ft Sauti Sol), Na Gode( Yemi Alade), African Child(Inspired Pintinz), Teddy Dankira(Dankira), Loke(SHiiKANE)
  21. Best Record Label: Fero Records, Marvin, Rock Steady Movement, Babycamp Records, Thapzation Records, M.A Records
  22. Best Musician: Ben Audu, Sheku Kanneh-Mason, SaxAngel Gabriel, Opoku Sanaa, Mike Aremu, Peter Olatunde Adeshile, Niran Obasa, Kelvin Aromana, Martin Chims, Ben Saxxy, Patrick White, Jerry Brown, Lekan Shobiyi, Terron Murray,

Dance

  1. Best Dance Act: Triplets Ghetto Kids, MLM Dancers, Suela Wilsterman, Ras King Bobo, DC Dance, GOP, Kofi Mingo, Elleviate, Kara Jenelle, Dankira, Izzy Odigie, Fernando Montano, I am Movement, Unity Gang, Ghetto Kids, D3 DANCERS, DANKIRA, Unique silver dancers, MotherLand Dancers, Project G , CEO Dancers. FDC Ladies, High Rollaz, ICSN dance troupe, Sherry Silver
  2. Best Dance Choreographer: Antoine Marc, Sherrie Silver, Ghana Boyz, Jeya Raveendran, Omar F Okai, Tomi Idowu, Dance Choreography, Sir Loui, Linton Clarke, Ezinne Asinugo Brenda Dery, Petit Bagaza, Ezinne Asinugo, Suela Wilsterman, Kara Jenelle, Izzy Odigie, Teddy Dankira, Kemi Durosinmi, Sharma Jay, Olu Alatise

Comedy

  1. Best Male Comedian: Mark Angel, MC Mark, Lateeflovejoy, Julius Agwu, Eric Omondi, Clifford Owusu, King kong MC, Akpos Ogabbe, Aurie Styla
  2. Best Female Comedian: Emanuella, Anne Kansiime, Melanie Gayle,

Radio

  1. Radio Station of the year: Mytic Radio live, African Heritage On Radio, Ruach Radio, Oasis Radio, Pamtengo radio, Colourful radio, Powerextra radio, Tracy J, Ahodwo Radio, ABN radio, Power Global radio, TGM UK, East African Voice, Newstyle Radio Fm 98.7, Nehanda Radio, Naija Fm, Radio Uganda Boston, London Hott Radio, UGN radio, Pamtengo Radio, Inspiration FM, Rinse FM, Power Global Radio, Prayz.In Radio, The Soul Of London Radio
  2. Radio personality of the year: Fikelephi Jackson, Prince ijo ojo- Amas, Steve Chijota, Lady Ferg, Sonia Poleon, Hyper Hype, Afua Adom, Dj Billy, Timothy Redcup, Jacqueline Matovu and Junior, Dj Charles Munamasaka, Dj Shots, Dj Que, DJ Sparks, DJ SPAQZ, DJ Cymoh & DJ Billy, Ngunan Adamu, Princess Ifem, Tracy J, Amy, Lady D, Novena-Chanel, Jai J, Molara, Master Mo, Sandra Godley, DJ Wale and becks beck, Adja Amy, Harpreet Kaur, Ian Carter Phiri, Elayne Smith

Newspapers/Magazines/Blogs/Social Media Group

  1. Best Community Newspaper: African Voice, The Voice, Nyasa Times, Nigerian Watch, Informer East Africa, The Phoenix Newspaper
  2. Magazine of the year: African Dazzle, New African Woman, Womanhood Global, London Le Blanc, Diamond celebrities, BlackNBold Magazine, Diamond Celebrities, YAYA Magazine, Afropulp, NU People, C.HUB, Pearl Woman, Glam Africa, Tropics Magazine, Swish Magazine, Tropics Magazine, Ten 2 Teens, Pause MaG, Mambo Magazine, My Trinity Magazine, Black Hair Magazine, Afronoire, Creme de la Bride,
  3. Journalist of the year: Mark Dwayne, Julius Mbaluto, Noellin Imo, Ayo Akinfe, Delia Innoma, Thom Chiuma, Sophie Ikenye, Danelle Craig, Valley Fontaine, Elizabeth Ohene, Dekan Apajee, Shamlal Puri, Lerato Mbele, Lebo Diseko, Claudia Liza Armah, Seyi Rhodes, Phinnah Chichi Ikeji, Delia Innoma, Faustina Anyanwu, Venicia Stelle Victoire Guinot
  4. Blog of the year: Blackballad.co.uk, Naijamusicmovement.com, astylediary.com, curls-aunaturel.com Baronessj.com, Fearlessstoryteller.com, Ukafrolista.com, stelladimokokorkus.com, Antoinespeaks.co.uk, Alexmagaisa.com, Zikoko.com, Africafashion.co.uk, Bougieblackgirl.com, Shoppeblack.com, docbeecee.co.uk, redcarpet-international.blogspot.co.uk, jozyzonline.com, Simply Glamorous, Sleeky Naija, Diaspora Lifestyle, We Plug Good Music, BooshBingBang, Not Just Ok, Kickin’ it with the Kinks, Simply Glamorous Fashion, Ronnie J Health and Beauty, Chizy’s Spyware, The Bespoke Black Book, Gistfactory.com, Bella Naija, Jestinageorge.com, De Avenue, Pappzd, Eka Start Up Cooperation, Linda Ikeji, Bikozulu, Simply Oloni, thefatgirloffashion.com, phoebeparke.com, Simply Glamorous Fashion, Fusion Of Cultures
  5. Best News Website: The Root, HuffPost Black Voices, Rolling out, The Grio, Black British Bulletin, Bossip, Blacknet UK, Atlanta Black Star, This is Africa, Madnewsuk.com, Informer East Africa, The Voice online, Nigerian Watch
  6. Best Social Media Community Group(FB): The UK Black Community Network, Kenyans In The UK, UK Southern African Community, Africans In London, Soap Box, Tears of A Woman, Mentor Kings
  7. Best Cultural Organisation: Dankira Entertainment, Malaika Unique, Bantu Arts, Black History Studies, Flame Lily

Events

  1. Best Events Promoter: Romiam Ents, Grajoh Talent Management, Bernadette Abu, Rainbow Entertainment/promotions, Nah Laugh Entertainment, Jay One Productions, JfSolutions, Exposed Uganda, Richmoond Promos, Danny Promotional, Marketing Ministers UK, Voodoo Entertainment, Smade, Kayo Ent, Cyromas Events, Majuu Events, DLA, Lounge Entertainment, Diaspora PR, Therapy Entertainment, Theodora PR, ABM, JM Promotions, FOCUS Organisation, Bashment Vibez, Kush Promotions, Crystal Ents, Afrobeats Scotland, Orlando Gittens(Giants Of Lovers Rock), Danroj(Reggae Lounge), Tony Fairweather(In Celebration of my sisters), Gatecrash(Legengs of Legends)
  2. Event of The Year: Africa Oye Festival, Kitenge Festival UK, The Vintage Red Ball, Afrikafest, Africa Utopia, Lifts Effects, Kenya in the park, Uganda in the park, The Royal Fashion Day Franco Carta, Passion for Motherland, Africa Fashion Week London, Divas Of Color, Miss Pride Of Africa UK, Miss Africa Great Britain, Sarkodie Live, Afrobeats Live, Farm Capital Africa Agricultural Investors, SAFA, Afrobeats Industry Night Scotland
  3. Best Event Planner: Mohsin Zaigham, Nwanne Campo, Therapy Entertainment, Flora By Grace, Parkers4Events, Event Royale, Tutu’s Balloon

DJ

  1. DJ of the year: Dj Shady, Dj Dubwise, Dj Collo, Dj Unbeetable, Dj Sat, Dj BigMike, Dj Nash, Dj Kasuku, Dj Macpro, Dj Giddie, Dj selector Alvin, Dj Mind The Gap, Dj Wiley, Dj Sonique Dj Mento, Dj Ace, Dj Billy, Dj 279, Dj Alexo, Dj Mac Pro, Dj Fabio, Dj Gabe, Dj Slipa, Dj Bayo, Dj Tallest, Dj Omo White, Dj Whatever, Dj Daddy Ernie, Dj Jerry, Dj Neptune Oladuni, Dj Jp Kairo, Dj Yung Milli, Dj Homeboy, DJ French Kiss, DJ Lady G2, Dj Field, Dj Natty B, Dj Neptizzle, Dj Papa Minnie, Dj General, Dj Ranking Merva, Dj T-Roy Broadcite, Dj Golden Tshuxs, Dj Lungo, Dj Bonz, Dj Herman, Dj AK, Dj Daniro, DJ SPAQZ, DJ Moses, DJ TZ, DJ Kev, Dj Spencer, Dj Sokinder, Dj Little, Dj Kumbi, Dj Nash, Dj Mikey Notch, Dj Sean, Dj Charlie Sloth, Dj Elayne Smith
  2. Best International Dj: Abrantee Boateng, Dj Flash, Dj Spinall, Dj Sparks, Dj Squeezer, Dj Jimmy Jatt, Dj Rachael, Dj Edu, Dj Wil Johnson, Dj Mkhukhwini

Photographers

  1. Best Events Photographer: Arteh Creative, Josh Daniels, Creative Iris Ldn, Ismiles photos, Index Video, Karlton Chambers, Mintt Photgraphy, Javed Ahmed, Aanu Famo, Coucou Fotoz Int, Mansoor Ali, Lensi Photography, Grimmy West, B Face, Evette Chiverton, Jesse Gerald, Des Richards, Ola Awosika, Imtiaz Akbar, Raffealla Fernando Photography, Jackie Morrison Photography
  2. Best Fashion Photographer: Imtiaz Akbar, Chima Luke kafor, Des Richards, Ismiles photos, Soozana Pvan, Jeyash Luxmanan, Mayuran Siva, Arteh Creative, Mintt Photography, Jay Pedram, Tidg Visuals, B Face, I.ONE Photography, Monir Ali, Abi Oshodi, Heatha Akosua, Dudu Images, Raffealla Fernando Photography

Fashion Designers

  1. Best Male Fashion Designer: Doller Creme, Morts&More, Mark Johnson, Ade clothing, Keye London, 101 clothing, Mustafa Hassanali, emmanuel Nnacks, Alex Alecool Clothing, Aso Global, Ade Bakare, Alecool Clothing, Kitoko, Sola Cash, ROOOI, Zerkaraya Solomon, Flylander Couture, Taibo Bacar, Continent Clothing, Soboye, Imran Khan, Wazal Couture
  2. Best Female Fashion Designer: Chadeton designs, Hamida Mbaga, Modern Heritage, Onomen, Majestic by Eliza, LE Ekaya, Hyness, Catherine Monique, Isatu Harrison(Izelia), Beige Malibu, Le Diamante Couture, Luxury By Feyi, Giberky, Hamida Mbaga, Bestow Elan, RAAAH, Daolondon, Kaft Trendz, Ten&Lee, Gracious Alma, HK Creations, ShiiBrit By ShiiKANE, Preby Fumudoh, House Of Charles, TAYAMIKA, Yvonne Yvette, Mam-Maw, Gitas Portal, Adama Paris, Koyawo, D’Piper Twins, Monaa, Tina Lobondi, Chio Couture, Dearcurves, Fabric Gateaux, D-Love Jewellery House, Mary Martin London, Ngoni & House Of Okosun, Dama Fashions, Pebbles Aikens

Stylists

  1. Best Hair Stylist: Barbara Gayle, Dimps Sanghani, Vithya, Sash and Bronze, Vera Samuel, MZ Shan Hair and Beauty, Neusa Goncalves, Smeena Bashir, Glow n Glamour, Michelle Garande, Prestige Hair and Beauty Salon, Zahid Hussain, Safeena Sohail, Vernon Francois
  2. Best Wardrobe Stylist: Thiaba Diallo, Leah Adejinmi, VeroFash, Jeanette Young, Giuseppe Nkansah, Ihunna Eberendu, Zahid Hussain, Mrz Biggz

Make-up Artists

  1. Best Make-up Artist: Tisco Beauty, OAH( Ophelia Appiah Hamilton), Renuka MUA, Touched by Racheal, Posh Diva. Taniya Khan, BeAuTy by Nila, Yolanda Shillingford, Vithya, Thiaba Diallo, Sash and Bronze, Grace Ibukunoluwa, Sophia Kharbouch, Lami exquisite makeups, Mahina Make Up, Charisma Crowns, Soni Makeovers, Fazezone Mua, Karen Messam, ObanBeauty, Smeena Bashir, Maria Khan, Saleema Ali, Ash Artistry, Monia Ahmed, Sophistlook Artistry, BIJOU Make Up, Bella Seka, Zahid Hussain, Safeena Sohail
  2. Best Beauty Brand: Iman Cosmetics, Mya Minerals, Shear And Shine, Fashion Fair, Black Opal, MDM Flow, Yana Cosmetics, TLC Naturals, Premae Skin Care, KITOKOMAKEUP, Glow n Glamour

Fashion Choreographers

  1. Best Fashion Choreographer: Julius Reuben, Syed , Rueben Joseph, Nadim Saleem, Leo Johnson, Daniel Hughes, Nehil, Evrin Bashak, Leo Johnson, Nicole Justina Alvarez

Models

  1. Best male model: Benjamin Poku, Tash Tash Tash, VM The Model, Shafa Khan, Tadelayo sodipe, Champ Imi, Steven St Catherine, Ken Coco, Bill Alvin Eweka, Ovais Khan, Imo Malik, Slicker Sir, Rick Walters, Akber Rashid, Llewellyn Livingston, Pavel Diaz, Giuseppe Nkansah, Sam Choudhury, Romeo Jamal Santiago, Sajid Khan, Akbar Rashid, Emeka Okakpu
  2. Best female model: Siam Antoinette, Kiane Ashman-Swaby, Zara Marie, Shanelle Banton, Jalicia Nightengale, Tashienna Bookal, Abigail AM Isaac, Ngozi Thompson, Aneeka Williams, Sonia Chohan, Elesha Turner, Rhesa Owusu, Chereena Miller, Eva Apio, Jhenelle Green, Emily Blake, Sheri Yat, Reema Choudhury, Bhasha Mukherjee, Malaika Firth, Grace Bol, Estelle Digridi, Eunice Olumide, Symara Templeman, Toyin Toni, Awa Sanako, Monica Adeng, Suzanne Hassan, Nisha Chand, Maggie Sarai, Vanessa NM, Mulan Itoje, Nyakor Riam, Sandra Nakawunde, Cindy Humphrey, Natalie Nwagbo, Serena Marija, Darshani Khodabaks, Samirah Al-rubai, Amie Mustapha, Soraya Hakeem, Alia Ali, Ese Den, Maybeline Akua, Nica Ina, Shenaye-Thai Richards, Misty Bailey, Maurisa Coleman
  3. Best Modelling Agency: PDM Agency, Choco Media Models, Face 4 Music, Above & Beyond, Dam Model Management, New Generation Equisite Model Management

Fashion Industry Personality Of The Year: Savita Kaye, Ronke Ademiluyi, Syed Akhar, Kwame Koranteng, Nadim Saleem, Chioma S Onwutalobi, Regina Jere

Beauty Pageants

  1. Best Beauty Pageant: Miss Pride of Africa UK, Mr and Miss West Indies UK, Miss Uganda UK, Miss Africa Great Britain, Miss Malawi UK, Miss Nubian UK, Mr and Miss Black Beauty, Miss Ebony Ambassador, Miss Congo UK, Miss Guyana UK, Miss Trinidad and Tobago UK, The Commonwealth Pageants, Mr Africa International, Asian Beauty Pageant International, Miss Teen Africa
  2. Best Beauty Queen: Maksuda Akhter, Natasha Mutebi, Aneeka Williams, Janiel Mitchell, Deborah Owiredu, Shana Shenkyire, Anjali Sinha,
  3. Best Former Beauty Queen: Inkra Debelle, Jasmine Chavda, Gladys Kyatugire
  4. Best Beauty Pageant Director: Jacqueline Wabara. Mrs Biggz, Jacqueline Matovu, Fiona and Trishana, Dele Anabowu, Irene Eribo, Sherika Miller, Shiv Kakran

Film Category

  1. Best director: David Kazadi, Noel Clarke, Kunle Afolayan, Toyin Moore, Steve Gukas, Sammy Ankrah, Patience Chitiyo, Freddy Nwaka, Taiwo Oduala, Nelson Spyk, Adeyemi Lardner, Josh Burton, Ishaya Bako, Malcolm A Benson, Amma Asante, Sheyman Mcluving, Izu Ojukwu
  2. Best Lead Actor:Noel Clarke, Paul Van Beaumont, Chuky Venn, Josh Burton, David Oyelowo
  3. Best Lead Actor(International film): Ibraham Attah, Kevin Hart, Ice Cube
  4. Best Lead Actress(African Film): Ramatu Koroma, Genevieve Nnaji, Angelique Kidgo, Chanade Rabess, Rita Dominic
  5. Best Lead Actor(African Film): Wale Ojo, Adeyemi Lardner, Oris Erhuero, Ramsey Nouah
  6. Best Actress(Theatre Production): Sheila Atim, Dolapo Oni, Mawuyon Ogun
  7. Best Actor(Theatre Production): Danny Sapani, Tunji Kasim, Bimbo Manuel, Jolomi Amuka, Don Warrington
  8. Best UK African Supporting Actress: Sola Kosoko-Abina, Jennen Kamanda, Crystal Ihenachor, Cordelia Emeh, Malisha D Queen, Annalise Amoako
  9. Best UK African Supporting Actor: Danny Erskine, Ayo Oyebade, Lateef Lovejoy, Godwin Ogbe, George Ogbeide, Oladapo Opayinka
  10. Best UK African Actress: Yolanda Sanda, Toyin Moore, Hellen Atim, Taiwo Odebode, Sarah Okereke, Tolu Olurebi
  11. Best UK African Actor: Ken Smart. Malcom A Benson, Nonso Waiwu, Sammy Ankrah, Sheyman Mcluving, Okukunle Fafowora
  12. Best International Film: Beasts of No Nation, Ride Along 2, Straight Outa Compton
  13. Best International African Film: Perfect plan 2, CEO, Road To Yesterday, 76, 93 Days
  14. Best UK African Film: Return Of The Don, 69, Golden Love, 2ND Wife, Divine Intelligence
  15. Best UK Film: Brotherhood, Return of The Don, A United Kingdom
  16. Best Documentary: Generation Revolution, Hidden Colors 4
  17. Best UK African Rising Star: Vee Nick, Stephan Pierre Mitchell, Taiwo Odebode, Constantine Oueda, Ola Akanni
  18. International Rising Star: Florence Kasumba, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o,
  19. Best Short Film: Awol(Dir. Freddy Nwaka), No Images(Dir. Patience Chitiyo), Forget The Pact(Malcolm A Benson), Descent, The Good Son(Dir. Tomisin Adepeju), Beyond Plain Sight(Joseph A Adesunloye), Big Man(Julius Ona), The Dead Truth(Dir. Josh Burton), The Tooth Fairy(David Kazadi), Tik Tok(Hassan Masika), Reverse(Sheyman McLuving)
  20. Best screenwriter/Scriptwriter: Toyin Moore, Amma Asante, Noel Clarke, Freddy Nwaka, Hafiz A Mohammed, Malcolm A Benson, Sammy Ankrah, David Kazadi, Sheyman Mcluving
  21. Best theatre production: Wakaa The Musical, Les Blancs, Hatch, King Lear, Eclipsed
  22. Best Cinematographer: Nelson Spyk, Magda Kowalczyk,
  23. Best Producer: Malcolm A Benson, Freddy Nwaka, Toyin Moore, Hellen Atim, Kunle Afolayan, JOT Productions, Rhoda Wilson, Adeyemi Lardner, Josh Burton, Sammy Ankrah,Gerard Saint Guillaume, Adonaija Owiriwa

TV Category

  1. Best Actress: Ellen Thomas, Diane Parish, Tameka Empson, Sair Khan
  2. Best Actor: Chucky Venn, Richard Blackwood, Nitin Ganatra, Ashley Walters, David Ajala
  3. Best TV Station: BEN TV, VOX AFRICA, Nollywood Movies, TVC
  4. Best TV Show: The Magazine Show, BBS, Lifestyle, Woman, Career Nuggets, The Just Eve Show, The Buzz
  5. Best TV personality: Angela Griffin, Jamelia, Reggie Yates, Ronke Phillips, Esther Praise Olufunmi, Ngozi Thompson, Ndiyo James
  6. Best presenter: Ria Hebden, Esther Praise Olufunmi, Adesope Olajide, Goldiva, Leah Charles, Lebo Diseko, Claudia Liza Arma, Sophie Ikenye, Lukwesa Burak, Cindy Humphrey, Tomi Badejoko, Dami B, Ndiyo James, Stephan Pierre
  7. Best Webseries: BattaBox, Mark Angel Comedy, Soapbox, Omoiyaseri & You, Hot Pepper, Meet The Adebanjos, Trim, All about McKenzies, Venus Vs Mars, Unfamous, Redemptions, Brothers With No Game, Reckless, Tuko Macho, Wahala Show
  8. Best online TV: Afro Films TV, Greenwich TV, Fancy TV, Sleeky Naija, gotkushTV, Battabox, Paps TV, Pearl Chat TV Black Visions TV, iROKO TV, Fusion TV, SBTV, Disk&Jockey Media, 2HBTV , Cut The Chat, SMETV, SoulCulture TV, Tropical FM TV, Zimbo Live TV, Link Up TV, GRM Daily
  9. Best TV Series: Daddy’s Girls, Jenifa’s Diary, Housewives and girlfriends

Voice Over Artist: Harpreet Kaur, Natalyia Roni, Faridah Rimmer, Bola-Wola Makinde

ART Category

  1. Best Spoken Word Artist/Poets: Lemn Sissay, Emi Mahmoud, Vivian Timothy, Beyonder, Maureen Elizabeth Worrell, Nairobi Thompson, Princess Latifah, Jean Breeze
  2. Best Art Director: Arteh Creative, Reuben Joseph, Nadim Salim, Syed , Julius Reuben,
  3. Best Author: Mel Mbondiah, Sally Williams, Ola Zaccheus, Yetunde Juliet Adeshile, Sheun Oke, Morenike Ajayi, Ferdinand Lawson, Dr Paa Kofi Tinagyei, Jonathan Adzookpe, Bishop Kingsley Akoto-Bamfo, Onye Kingsley, Dr Nicoline Ambe, Richard Paa Kofi, Botchwey, Njabulo Moyo, Gamel Sankarl Dr Ava brown, Bernadette Kerr, Richard Oluyinka, Moses ogedengbe, Mylo Freeman, Namwali Serpell, Jenice Revers, Fredericka Charles, Deji Yusuf, Julian Hall, Diane Hall, Debbie Martin-Garcia, Moral Harrison, Ian T Sebas, Scotty Unfamous, Ella December, JC Johnson, Emmanuel Woyome, Emmanuel Ansah, Ernest Moses, Norma Gregory, Adafa Taharqa Nicol El/Olu Soju Lapite, Charis M B King, Ibitola Ojoye Adebayo, LaShunda Leslie-Smith, Joanna F Amoako, Marcelline Mudisi-Robinson, Andrew Wutawunashe, Emeka Anyanwu, Esther Jacob, Clara Rufai, Carolyn Clarke, Robyn Travis

BEST AGENCY:

1. The Hilton Agency

2. Face4Music

3. Mahogany Models

4.Demus Castings

5. The Casting Dojo

6. GTM Models

7.PDM Agency

8. MNI

9. Syndicate Talent Agency

BEFFTA FEMALE LEADERSHIP AWARD

1. Natasha Mutebi

2. Ruvimbo Chinzou

3. Gloria Tukeba

4. Collette Noel

5. Samantha Paidamoyo Chihata

6. Tariro Masocha

7. Aaaliyah Morrison

8. Sharon Oyakhilome

9. Paulina Ahenife

10. Peniel Wana

11. Nakia Aniagolu

12. Julia Bwoma

13. Nneka Agada

14. Zena Bland

BEFFTA MALE YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD

1. Duro Oye

2. Tinotenda Makwarimba

3. Harold Chinyani

4. Michael Edison

5. Joseph Lusandisa

BEFFTA AWARDS UK 2016 TO REVEAL NOMINEES IN MAYFAIR ON 1ST SEPTEMBER

BEFFTA PRESS AND NOMINATION LAUNCH 2016

BEFFTA PRESS AND NOMINATION LAUNCH 2016

Stars and dignitaries are expected to gather in Mayfair on 1st September for the 8th annual BEFFTA UK press and nomination launch where the official final nominations will be revealed.  BEFFTA(Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television Arts Sports And Leadership) awards founded by the inspirational Dr Pauline Long is celebrating 8 years of honouring industry personalities and global leaders.

The main grand award ceremony which celebrates under one roof film directors, actors, actresses beauty pageants, musicians, fashion designers, journalists, authors, djs, models, radio personalities, TV personalities, sports personalities and many others will take place on 27th and 28th October hosted by  legendary Hollywood actor Dr Winston George Ellis and BEFFTA CEO Dr Pauline Long.

BEFFTA Chairman, the newly appointed honourable personality Chief Bimbo Roberts Folayan will be making his inaugural speech at the BEFFTA launch in Mayfair.

For more information on how to attend as a guest or press please email: info@beffta.com

BREAKING NEWS: BEFFTA AWARDS UK 2016 PUBLIC NOMINATIONS EXTENDED FOR ONE DAY

8TH BEFFTA UK NOMINATION 2016

8TH BEFFTA UK NOMINATION 2016

Europe’s biggest award ceremony celebrating black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts  officially opened it’s grand 8th year anniversary public nominations a few weeks a go.  The team at BEFFTA have decided to extend the process for one more day due to high demand head of the official press and nomination launch on 1st September in Mayfair. With over 6000 guests in attendance  annually BEFFTA awards, founded by entrepreneur, TV presenter and philanthropist Dr Pauline Long in 2009 is back for the 8th year to celebrate greatness within the African, Caribbean and Asian communities.

The 8th year BEFFTA UK anniversary is expected to be celebrated in a very grand prestigious style bringing together several international and UK stars under one roof with a common goal to celebrate and honour both unknown and known hard working and extremely talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television, arts and sports.

After self-funding the prestigious award ceremony for 7 years, BEFFTA awards has made history by being the only and first award ceremony to be fully funded by community leaders.

With legendary TV personality Sir Trevor McDonald OBE,  entertainment icon Sir Lenny Henry and music mogul Quincy Jones celebrated with BEFFTA UK lifetime achievement awards,  BEFFTA awards UK team looks forward to celebrating yet other deserving legend who will be revealed soon.

BEFFTA founder Dr Pauline Long said, “like every year BEFFTA 2016 is extremely special, in the spirit of giving back to the community everybody including the nominees will receive special prizes as we believe everybody is somebody.”

The general public can nominate in the following categories by sending names and details of nominees to nominations@beffta.com

Entertainment Category

Music

  1. Best Female Act
  2. Best Male Act
  3. Best Unsigned Act
  4. Best Female Gospel Act
  5. Best Male Gospel Act
  6. Best International Gospect Act
  7. Best International Act
  8. Best UK Female African Act
  9. Best UK Male African Act
  10. Best Newcomer African Act
  11. Best UK Reggae Act
  12. Best International Afrobeats Act
  13. Best International Caribbean Act
  14. Best African Legend
  15. Best Music Producer
  16. Best Music Video Director
  17. Best Music Video Producer
  18. Best Music Video DOP
  19. Best Music Video
  20. Best Record Label
  21. Best Musician

Dance

  1. Best Dance Act
  2. Best Dance Choreographer

Comedy

  1. Best Male  Comedian
  2. Best Female Comedian

Radio

  1. Radio Station of the year
  2. Radio personality of the year

Newspapers/Magazines/Blogs/Social Media Group

  1. Best Community Newspaper
  2. Magazine of the year
  3. Journalist of the year
  4. Blog of the year
  5. Best Community Website
  6. Best Social Media Community Group

Events

  1. Best Events Promoter
  2. Event of The Year
  3. Best Event Planner

DJ

  1. DJ of the year
  2. Best International Dj

Photographers

  1. Best Events Photographer
  2. Best Fashion Photographer

Fashion Designers

  1. Best Male Fashion Designer
  2. Best Female Fashion Designer

Stylists

  1. Best Hair Stylist
  2. Best Wardrobe Stylist

Make-up Artists

  1. Best Make-up Artist
  2. Best Make-up Brand

Fashion Choreographers

  1. Best Fashion Choreographer

Models

  1. Best male model
  2. Best female model
  3. Best Modelling Agency

Beauty Pageants

  1. Best Beauty Pageant
  2. Best Beauty Queen
  3. Best Former Beauty Queen
  4. Best Beauty Pageant Director

Film Category

  1. Best director
  2. Best Actor
  3. Best Actress
  4. Best Supporting Actor
  5. Best Supporting Actress
  6. Best UK African Supporting Actress
  7. Best UK African Supporting Actor
  8. Best UK African Actress
  9. Best UK African Actor
  10. Best International Film
  11. Best International African Film
  12. Best UK African Film
  13. Best UK Film
  14. Best UK African Rising Star
  15. Best International African Rising Star
  16. International Rising Star
  17. Best Short Film
  18. Best screenwriter/Scriptwriter
  19. Best theatre production
  20. Best Cinematographer
  21. Best Producer

TV Category

  1. Best Actress
  2. Best Actor:
  3. Best TV Station
  4. Best TV Show
  5. Best TV personality
  6. Best presenter
  7. Best Webseries
  8. Best online TV

ART Category

  1. Best Spoken Word Artist/Poets
  2. Best Art Director
  3. Best Author

BEFFTA UK Special Awards 2016

  1. BEFFTA YOUNG FEMALE ACHIEVER AWARD
  2. BEFFTA YOUNG MALE ACHIEVER AWARD
  3. BEFFTA INSPIRATION AWARD
  4. BEFFTA FASHION ICON
  5. BEFFTA FILM ICON
  6. BEFFTA ENTERTAINMENT ICON
  7. BEFFTA MEDIA ICON
  8. BEFFTA CREATIVE PERSONALITY
  9. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD
  10. BEFFTA LEADERSHIP AWARD
  11. BEFFTA HUMANITARIAN AWARD
  12. BEFFTA BEST SPORTS PERSONALITY
  13. BEFFTA FEMALE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
  14. BEFFTA MALE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

BEFFTA UK public nominations will close on 29th August 2016.

For more information visit www.beffta.com/news

To sponsor BEFFTA UK 2016 8th year grand anniversary email info@beffta.com

To get involved in BEFFTA UK 2016 7th year grand anniversary email info@beffta.com

For more information on how to get involved as a sponsor, volunteer, red carpet presenter, press please contact the team at info@beffta.com

BREAKING NEWS: CHIEF BIMBO ROBERTS FOLAYAN APPOINTED BEFFTA AWARDS CHAIRMAN

Chief Bimbo Roberts Folayan CHAIRMAN -BEFFTA GLOBAL

Chief Bimbo Roberts Folayan CHAIRMAN -BEFFTA GLOBAL

Europe’s biggest award ceremony that celebrates personalities in the African, Caribbean and Asian communities in entertainment, sports, leadership and philanthropy – BEFFTA awards has appointed Chief Bimbo Roberts Folayan as the chairman of the global brand. The former chairman of CANUK who is also executive director of NDDIS is the first ever chairman of The Global BEFFTA Awards.

BEFFTA – Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television, Arts, Sports, leadership and humanitarian award is pleased to have Chief Bimbo Roberts Folayan as he is a big supporter of community initiatives. BEFFTA founder Dr Pauline Long said, “we could not have picked a better Chairman who is for the people, a true leader who is committed to seeing the community excel. We are grateful and appreciate him. We look forward to working with him extensively to take BEFFTA to greater heights.”

Speaking at his London office about the appointment, Chief Bimbo said, ” This role is important to me as it gives me the opportunity to join the hardworking BEFFTA team to honour, support and promote showbiz, creative and sporting personalities all over the world. With this new big significant appointment I will work closely with Dr Pauline Long and her team to spread BEFFTA in West Africa, Southern Africa, East Africa, The Caribbean Islands, Asia, USA, Canada and other parts of the world.

The award ceremony which celebrates it’s 8th year in London during the Black History Month is confirmed to take place on 27th and 28th October with stars expected to attend from all over the world.

ZAC GOLDSMITH JOINS STARS TO CELEBRATE THE PRESTIGIOUS 7TH ANNUAL BEFFTA 2015

Zac Goldsmith praises the creative industry at the 7th BEFFTA Awards - London

Zac Goldsmith praises the creative industry at the 7th BEFFTA Awards - London

Europe’s biggest award ceremony for black and ethnic minority  7th annual BEFFTA Awards UK took place during the last weekend of Black History Month 2015 at the grand venue Central Westminster attended by a host of stars from UK Europe, USA, Asia and Africa.  The Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television, Arts and Sports Awards (BEFFTA), aimed at honouring the best entertainment , showbiz, leadership and sports personalities in UK and across the globe is still making history 7 years on by being the first of its kind ceremony  bringing together diverse talent and saw the movers and shakers of the black and Asian community in large numbers under one roof.

The glitzy red carpet event welcomed Hon. Zac Goldsmith MP on Friday 30th October as chief guest of honour while on day two 31st October Chief Bimbo Roberts Folayan was the guest of honour. 107 awards were issued over the two day event and over 500 nominees given recognition certificates. Football legend Didier Drogba was honoured with a BEFFTA Humanitarian award, while Eastenders actress Ellen Thomas, and inspirational women Irene Sinclair, Anni Domingo and Justina Mutale were honoured with BEFFTA Lifetime Achievement awards. Philanthropist Lord John Bird was also honoured with a humanitarian award for his contribution to humanity through The Big issue.

One man who has been in the film and television industry for over five decades was honoured with a big standing ovation. Waris Hussein received BEFFTA Lifetime Achievement award for the many years he has been a director of films and TV series. Waris is the first ever director of the much loved BBC series Dr Who.

BEFFTA founder Pauline Long said, “I’m extremely proud of what we have achieved. BEFFTA Awards has clocked 7 wonderful years cerebrating African, Caribbean and Asian personalities; raising and praising a truly talented community. It has become the annual community award of the year that thousands look forward to attending over two days.”

Full list of BEFFTA Awards 2015 winners can be viewed here:

Entertainment Category

Music

  1. Best Female Act: Fleur East
  2. Best Male Act: Akala
  3. Best Unsigned Act: Shylo
  4. Best Gospel Act: Dot & Darryl
  5. Best International Act : Jason Derulo
  6. Best UK AfroBeats Act: Dizzy VC
  7. Best Newcomer UK Afrobeats Act: Mistony
  8. Best UK Caribbean Act: Maxi Priest
  9. Best International African Act: Jay Rox
  10. Best International Caribbean Act: Maxi Priest
  11. Best African Legend: Wambali Mkandawire
  12. Best Producer: Don Jazzy
  13. Best Video Director: Dego Visionz
  14. Best Music Video Producer: Nang TV
  15. Best Music Video DOP: Nang TV
  16. Best Music Video: Tuele(SHiiKANE)
  17. Best Record Label: Babycamp Records
  18. Best Musician: Leye Tboy Saxangel

Dance

  1. Best Dance Act: ICSN Dance Troupe
  2. Best Dance Choreographer: Sir Loui

Comedy

  1. Best Comedian: Melanie Gayle

Radio

  1. Station of the year: Newstyle Radio
  2. Radio personality of the year: Amy Osabuohien(Power xtra radio)

Newspapers/Magazines/Blogs

  1. Best Community Newspaper: Informer East Africa
  2. Magazine of the year: Diamond Celebrities
  3. Journalist of the year: Thom Chiumia
  4. Blog of the year: www.baronessj.com
  5. Best Community News Website: Nyasa Times

Events

  1. Best Events Promoter: Jay One Productions
  2. Best Event of The Year: Lift Effects
  3. Best Event Planner: Impression Unique

DJ

  1. DJ of the year: Dj Mkhukhwini

Photographers

  1. Best Events Photographer: Josh Daniels Pictures
  2. Best Fashion Photographer: Monir Ali

Fashion Designers

  1. Best Male Fashion Designer: Kwame Koranteng
  2. Best Female Fashion Designer: Dama Fashions

Stylists

  1. Best Hair Stylist: Dimps Sanghani
  2. Best Wardrobe Stylist: Style Check By Dee

Make-up Artists

  1. Best Make-up Artist: Thiaba Diallo

Fashion Choreographers

  1. Best Fashion Choreographer: Nadim Saleem

Models

  1. Best male model: Akber Rashid
  2. Best female model: Elesha Turner
  3. Best Talent Agency: Casting Dojo

Beauty Pageants

  1. Best Beauty Pageant: Miss Pride Of Africa UK
  2. Best Beauty Queen: Miss Commonwealth International
  3. Best Former Beauty Queen: Jacqueline Moyo(Miss Zimbabwe UK 2014)
  4. Best Beauty Pageant Director: Simbarashe Nyanhanga(Miss Zimbabwe UK)

Film Category

  1. Best director: Toyin Moore
  2. Best Actor: Ramsey Nouah
  3. Best Actresses: Eniola Badmus
  4. Best Supporting Actor: Ken Smart
  5. Best UK Nollywood Supporting Actress: Helen Gold Osabutey
  6. Best UK Nollywood Actress: Helen Gold Osabutey
  7. Best UK Nollywood Supporting Actor: Collins Archie-Pearce
  8. Best UK Nollywood Actor: Nonso Nwaiwu
  9. Best Newcomer Actress(UK Nollywood): Cordelia Emeh
  10. UK Nollywood Rising Star: Nnenna Ani
  11. International Rising Star: Cynthia Erivo
  12. Best International Film: Going Bomgo
  13. Best African Film: Thy Will Be Done
  14. Best UK Nollywood Film: Basira In London
  15. Best Short Film: Magda’s Lesbian Lover
  16. Best screenwriter/Scriptwriter: Tolulope Yesufu
  17. Best theatre production: West End Boys East End Girls
  18. Best Cinematographer: Nelson Spyk
  19. Best Producer: Philippa Chiedu Abraham

TV Category

  1. Best Actress: Ellen Thomas
  2. Best Actor:  Chucky Venn
  3. Best TV Station: Vox Africa
  4. Best TV Show: The Buzz
  5. Best TV personality: Ngozi Thompson
  6. Best presenter: Makhosi Musambasi
  7. Best Webseries: Brothers With No Game
  8. Best online TV: SBTV

ART Category

  1. Best Spoken Word Artist/Poets: Vivian Timothy
  2. Best Art Director: Reuben Joseph
  3. Best Author: Jenice Revers

BEFFTA UK Special Awards 2015

  1. BEFFTA YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD : Sophia Joseph
  2. BEFFTA YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD: Gabrielle Joseph
  3. BEFFTA YOUNG ACHIEVER: Asanda Jezile
  4. BEFFTA LEADERSHIP AWARD: Ronke Alli Udofia
  5. BEFFTA LEADERSHIP AWARD: June Douglas
  6. BEFFTA LEADERSHIP AWARD: Usha Oliver
  7. BEFFTA LEADERSHIP AWARD: Dr Comfort Momoh MBE
  8. BEFFTA LEADERSHIP AWARD: Stefan Brown
  9. BEFFTA LEADERSHIP AWARD: First Lady Pastor Mel Makore
  10. BEFFTA LEADERSHIP AWARD: Dr Nkem Ezeilo
  11. BEFFTA LEADERSHIP AWARD: Gertrude Chirambo
  12. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: Pily Mirazi
  13. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: Ayan De First
  14. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: Jacqueline Wabara
  15. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: Lydia Tett Olet
  16. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: Riyike Alayande
  17. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: Luyanda Jezile
  18. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: Prudence Jezile
  19. BEFFTA  EXCELLENCE AWARD: Ben Gray
  20. BEFFTA SPORTS LEADERSHIP AWARD: Larry Ekundayo
  21. BEFFTA SPORTS LEADERSHIP AWARD: Olusegun Ajose
  22. BEFFTA HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Didier Drogba
  23. BEFFTA HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Sir John Bird
  24. BEFFTA HUMANITARIAN AWARD: Sebastian Adu Gyamfi Bloom
  25. BEFFTA ENTERTAINMENT ICON: Apache Indian
  26. BEFFTA WOMAN OF THE YEAR: Sandra Nelson
  27. BEFFTA MAN OF THE YEAR: Dr Abbey Akinoshun
  28. BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Waris Hussein
  29. BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Justina Mutale
  30. BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Ellen Thomas
  31. BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Anni Domingo

BREAKING NEWS: VETERAN ACTRESS ELLEN THOMAS TO RECEIVE BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

ELLEN THOMAS - BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2015

ELLEN THOMAS - BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2015

BEFFTA awards is pleased to honour veteran actress Ellen Thomas who is currently in Eastenders with a special award: BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. With over 25 years in film and television, the star has graced several TV series including Holby City, The Bill, Teachers, Doctor Who, Casualty and many more. Her exceptional talent has earned her roles in major films such as Basic Instinct, South West and Wonderland.

The prestigious BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television, Arts and Sports) awards is on 30th and 31st October at Central Hall Westminster. Stars from US, Africa, Canada, UK the Caribbean and the rest of Europe are expected to turn up in large numbers. BEFFTA awards honours and celebrates global talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television, arts and sports.

INSPIRATIONAL DOVE MODEL IRENE SINCLAIR HONOURED WITH BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Irene Sinclair - BEFFTA Lifetime Achievement Award

Irene Sinclair - BEFFTA Lifetime Achievement Award

BEFFTA Awards is pleased to honour a truly inspirational woman, Dove model Irene Sinclair with a special honorary award THE BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at the 7th annual BEFFTA UK awards. The 107 year old great grandmother posed in billboards stating if she is ‘wrinkled’ or ‘wonderful’ in Dove adverts that are part of a mission to widen the definition of beauty.  Irene became the subject of magazine and newspaper articles throughout the world, she was featured on a 30-metre-high adverts in Time square, Wall Street and on external wall of Milan Cathedral. That campaign generated acres of publicity and increased sales of Dove products by 700. Irene Sinclair, a woman of integrity and strong conviction has been a positive role model to many women. These days she spends her time and words of wisdom inspiring younger women to become their best.

The prestigious BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television, Arts and Sports) awards is on 30th and 31st October at Central Hall Westminster. Stars from US, Africa, Canada, UK the Caribbean and the rest of Europe are expected to turn up in large numbers. BEFFTA awards honours and celebrates global talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television, arts and sports.

BREAKING NEWS: FOOTBALL STAR DIDIER DROGBA TO RECEIVE BEFFTA HUMANITARIAN AWARD

BEFFTA HUMANITARIAN AWARD - DIDIER DROGBA

BEFFTA HUMANITARIAN AWARD - DIDIER DROGBA

BEFFTA Awards is pleased to honour football legend and former Chelsea football Didier Drogba with a special honorary award THE BEFFTA HUMANITARIAN AWARD at the 7th annual BEFFTA UK awards. The twice named African footballer of the year who is currently a striker for the Canadian club Montreal Impact has been inspirational to many people through his charity work. The striker founded Didier Drogba Foundation which helps educate thousands of children in Ivory coast. As well as providing school bags to the children he has built a free medical clinic in his home town Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

The prestigious BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television, Arts and Sports) awards is on 30th and 31st October at Central Hall Westminster. Stars from US, Africa, Canada, UK the Caribbean and the rest of Europe are expected to turn up in large numbers. BEFFTA awards honours and celebrates global talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television, arts and sports.

BREAKING NEWS: BEFFTA AWARDS UK 2015 VOTING GOES LIVES TODAY – 15TH OCTOBER

BEFFTA UK 2015 NOMINEE VOTING TEMPLATE

BEFFTA UK 2015 NOMINEE VOTING TEMPLATE

Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television Arts and Sports – BEFFTA Awards UK 2015 voting goes live today 15th October. Personalities nominated for Europe’s prestigious awards for black and ethnic personalities include fashion designers, models, TV personalities, Djs, film producers, film directors, actors, actresses, script writers, dancers, artists, youth leaders, authors, photographers, event promoters, beauty pageants, choreographers, art directors, make up artists, wardrobe stylists, hairstylists and many more.

Please keep checking our website for voting updates.

BEFFTA AWARDS UK SET TO RELEASE HALL OF FAME EDITION MAGAZINE AT THE 7TH NOMINATION LAUNCH

BEFFTA MAGAZINE - HALL OF FAME ISSUE 2015

BEFFTA MAGAZINE - HALL OF FAME ISSUE

Europe’s biggest award ceremony celebrating black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts is set to release a special edition of BEFFTA magazine called BEFFTA Hall Of Fame Edition. With over 6000 guests in attendance  annually BEFFTA awards, founded by entrepreneur, TV presenter and philanthropist Pauline Long in 2009 is back for the 7th year to celebrate greatness within the African and Caribbean community and fully funded by the media personality.

The 7th year BEFFTA UK official final nomination list will be announced on 1st October in Mayfair where the BEFFTA magazine – Hall Of Fame edition will be unveiled. Stars nominated for the prestigious award include, actors, models, actresses, Djs, radio personalities, TV personalities, dancers, journalists, poets, fashion designers, authors, film directors, film producers, sportsmen, sports women and more.

With legendary band The drifters, The Jacksons, TV personality Sir Trevor McDonald and entertainment icon Lenny Henry celebrated with BEFFTA UK lifetime achievement awards, BEFFTA awards UK team looks forward to celebrating yet other deserving legend who will be revealed soon.

BEFFTA founder Pauline Long said, “this year is extremely special, we have gone an extra mile to recognise more talent and in the spirit of giving back to the community everybody including the nominees will receive special prizes.”

For more information on how to et involved with BEFFTA contact the team at info@beffta.com