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GEORGE MICHAEL’S GUITARIST MIKE BROWN RECEIVES BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD

Mike Brown lead guitarist for George Michael

Mike Brown lead guitarist for George Michael

Legendary musician Mike Brown who started his career at the tender age of seven with the help of his father is the recipient of the special honorary BEFFTA Excellence Award. Mike brown started from humble beginnings in church and rose up in ranks becoming the guitarist for world famous artists like Sir Cliff Richard, Quincy Jones, Leona Lewis, Damage, Michelle Gayle and many more. However his permanent residency is with George Michael since 2003 to present time. He has toured the world with George Michael including appearing on Oprah Winfrey show and playing at World Music Awards performing the hit song Amazing.

The 6th BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) awards is on 24th and 25th October at The Hippodrome. Stars from US, Africa, Canada, UK the Caribbean and the rest of Europe are expected to turn up in large number. BEFFTA awards honours and celebrates talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

THE JACKSONS RECEIVE BEFFTA PLATINUM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

THE JACKSONS RECEIVE BEFFTA PLATINUM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

THE JACKSONS RECEIVE BEFFTA PLATINUM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Musical genius and legends The Jacksons are the recipients of BEFFTA Platinum Lifetime Achievement award for their generous contributions to the music industry for over four decades. The Jacksons currently consisting of Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Jermaine are the first family of music performing since the 60′s with their late brother Michael Jackson.

The Jacksons were one of the biggest phenomenons in pop  music during the early 70′s and the last great group to come out of Motown hit-making machine before Marvin Gaye and Stevie wonder shifted the label’s focus to more individual vision.

BEFFTA(Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Awards is happy to honour and celebrate the legends. BEFFTA founder Pauline Long who has previously met Jermaine Jackson said, “The Jacksons have been an inspiration to many and have touched lives positively. We salute them.”

THE LEGEND QUINCY JONES RECEIVES BEFFTA GLOBAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Music Mogul and Legend Quincy Jones receives BEFFTA GLOBAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD presented to him by BEFFTA founder Pauline Long

Music Mogul and Legend Quincy Jones receives BEFFTA GLOBAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD presented to him by BEFFTA founder Pauline Long

As Europe’s biggest award ceremony BEFFTA launches it’s 6th year anniversary on the first day of Black History month in Mayfair,  the legendary music mogul Quincy Jones received BEFFTA GLOBAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD at a private ceremony in London. The LA based musical genius was in London for an intimate gig called An Audience With Quincy Jones. The star who developed music for many legends including Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles and many more was thrilled to receive the BEFFTA award presented to her by the founder Pauline Long.  ”This is beautiful, this award means a lot to me, it is great to be appreciated, thank you,” said Quincy Jones.

The 6th BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) awards is on 24th and 25th October at The Hippodrome. Stars from US, Africa, Canada, UK the Caribbean and the rest of Europe are expected to turn up in large number. BEFFTA awards honours and celebrates talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

Pauline Long presents quincy Jones with award

Pauline Long presents Quincy Jones with award

Pauline Long presents Quincy Jones with award

Pauline Long presents Quincy Jones with award

Pauline Long presents Quincy Jones with award

Pauline Long presents Quincy Jones with award

XFACTOR STAR TEN SENAH TO PERFORM AT BEFFTA AWARDS ON 24TH OCTOBER

TEN SENAH PERFORMING LIVE AT BEFFTA 2014

TEN SENAH PERFORMING LIVE AT BEFFTA 2014

Guests at the 6th annual BEFFTA  awards UK are looking forward to be entertained by the very talented Xfactor star Ten Senah on the first day of BEFFTA awards celebration Friday 24th October at The Hippodrome. BEFFTA((Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) awards is Europe’s biggest ceremony for black and ethnic personalities honouring personalities in showbiz including musicians, actors, producers, dancers, script writers, authors, TV personalities, journalists, radio personalities, fashion designers and many more all under one roof.

Xfactor contestant Ten Senah who wowed the judges in her auditions with her original song 15 minutes is  the one to watch.

MEDIA PERSONALITIES ABRANTEE BOATENG AND PAULINE LONG TO HOST THE 6TH ANNUAL BEFFTA UK

CAPITAL XTRA RADIO PRESENTER ABRANTEE BOATENG AND BEN TV PRESENTER PAULINE LONG - BEFFTA HOSTS

CAPITAL XTRA RADIO PRESENTER ABRANTEE BOATENG AND BEN TV PRESENTER PAULINE LONG - BEFFTA HOSTS

Top media personalities Abrantee Boateng of Capital Xtra radio and Pauline Long a TV presenter on Sky Channel 182 BEN TV are set to host Europe’s biggest award ceremony for black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts. The two celebrities friends have a great chemistry hosting together. Last year they did a fantastic job presenting BEFFTA 2014. This year we expect even a much greater performance.

The 6th BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) awards is on 24th and 25th October at The Hippodrome. Stars from US, Africa, Canada, UK the Caribbean and the rest of Europe are expected to turn up in large number. BEFFTA awards honours and celebrates talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

THE VOICE WINNER JERMAIN JACKMAN TO PERFORM LIVE AT BEFFTA UK 2014

JERMAIN JACKMAN PERFORMING LIVE AT BEFFTA 2014

JERMAIN JACKMAN PERFORMING LIVE AT BEFFTA 2014

The winner of BBC series The Voice is set to perform live at the prestigious 6th annual BEFFTA awards UK. The extremely talented star who is currently signed to Will.i.am Music Group is set to entertain guests with his phenomenal performance that won the hearts of millions in the UK.

Also hailed as the singing Prime Minister, the youth leader is involved with a number charities and mentors several youth.

The 6th BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) awards is on 24th and 25th October at The Hippodrome. Stars from US, Africa, Canada, UK the Caribbean and the rest of Europe are expected to turn up in large number. BEFFTA awards honours and celebrates talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

MALAWIAN HIP-HOP SUPERSTAR TAY GRIN TO PERFORM AT BEFFTA UK 2014

TAY GRIN LIVE AT BEFFTA UK 2014

TAY GRIN LIVE AT BEFFTA UK 2014

Malawi’s hip-hop superstar Tay Grin is ready to rock BEFFTA UK 2014 in London with his electrifying performance. This will be the second time the Channel O award-wining rapper jets into the country this year after his major tour in August-September, where he performed at the Commonwealth Festival in Scotland, Manchester and Nottingham.

The 6th BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) awards is on 24th and 25th October at The Hippodrome. Stars from US, Africa, Canada, UK the Caribbean and the rest of Europe are expected to turn up in large number. BEFFTA awards honours and celebrates talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

Tay Grin fondly known as the ‘Nyau King’ in his country is currently promoting his new single titled ‘The Beach’. A song that talks about the beauty of Malawi and the Southern African countries culture. The track is from the star’s forthcoming untitled third album.

SIBLINGS AGE 5 AND 9 SET TO MAKE HISTORY AT BEFFTA UK 2014

BEFFTA YOUNGEST PERFORMERS

BEFFTA YOUNGEST PERFORMERS

Kieyen and Khaliyl are about to make history as the youngest duo to headline Europe’s biggest award ceremony for black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts(BEFFTA). At the tender age of 5 and 9, these sensational children have already have already caught worldwide attention and rocked the entertainment industry with their video content, generating millions of YouTube views and gaining a mass of celebrity fans.

The 6th BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) awards is on 24th and 25th October at The Hippodrome. Stars from US, Africa, Canada, UK the Caribbean and the rest of Europe are expected to turn up in large number. BEFFTA awards honours and celebrates talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

Kieyan(9) is not only a rapper but a producer and has been credited at Britain’s next big producer on the rise by UK mega hip hop website The Jump Off. He also set out to inspire his peers by writing a song called I GET A’s’ and started a T-shirt line to accompany this anthem that helped build the esteem of young children. Meanwhile Khaliyl(5) was only 2 years old when his video caused a storm of global attention and he featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show in the US. The siblings have showcased a powerful gift featured on global mainstream media winning the hearts of millions. They are part of a family empire, their father Femi and Mother Roucheon are both award-winning artists and CEO of the brand FERO.

Dutch Idol Star Nathalie Makoma to Headline BEFFTA UK 2014

Dutch Idol Star Nathalie Makoma to headline BEFFTA UK awards in London

Dutch Idol Star Nathalie Makoma to headline BEFFTA UK awards in London

Europe’s stage diva and star of Dutch Idol Nathalie Makoma is the headline act at BEFFTA UK 2014 awards ceremony. The pop and R&B singer previously signed by Sony BMG is expected to entertain the audience with her electrifying performance. Nathalie who also came second on celebrity TV series ‘Dancing With The Stars’ is also currently promoting her new single ONE MORE TRY.

The 6th BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) awards is on 24th and 25th October at The Hippodrome. Stars from US, Africa, Canada, UK the Caribbean and the rest of Europe are expected to turn up in large number. BEFFTA awards honours and celebrates talented personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

BREAKING NEWS: BEFFTA AWARDS UK 2014 PUBLIC NOMINATIONS FOR THE GRAND 6TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS OFFICIALLY OPEN

BEFFTA 2014 PUBLIC NOMINATIONS

BEFFTA 2014 PUBLIC NOMINATIONS

Europe’s biggest award ceremony celebrating black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts has officially opened it’s grand 6th year anniversary public nominations.  BEFFTA awards, founded by entrepreneur, TV presenter and philanthropist Pauline Long in 2009 is back for the 6th year to celebrate greatness within the African and Caribbean community.

The 6th year BEFFTA UK anniversary is set to take place on 24th and 25th October at The Hippodrome. The awards ceremony is  expected to be celebrated in a very grand 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 and arts.

With legendary personality Sir Trevor McDonald celebrated at past BEFFTA UK with a lifetime achievement award, BEFFTA awards UK team looks forward to celebrating yet another deserving legend who will be revealed soon.

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 Gospel Act
  4. Best International Act
  5. Best UK AfroBeats Act
  6. Best UK Caribbean Act
  7. Best International Afrobeats Act
  8. Best International Caribbean Act
  9. Best Producer
  10. Best Video Director
  11. Best Music Video Producer
  12. Best Music Video DOP
  13. Best Music Video

Dance

  1. Best Dance Act
  2. Best Dance Choreographer

Comedy

  1. Best Comedian

Radio

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

Newspapers/Magazines/Blogs

  1. Best Community Newspaper
  2. Magazine of the year
  3. Journalist of the year
  4. Blog of the year

Events

  1. Best Events Promoter

DJ

  1. DJ of the year

Photographers

  1. Best 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

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 Actresses
  4. Best Film
  5. Best screenwriter/Scriptwriter
  6. Best theatre production
  7. Best Cinematographer
  8. 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 2014

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

BEFFTA UK public nominations will close on 28th August 2014.

For more information visit www.beffta.com/news

To sponsor BEFFTA UK 2014 6th year grand anniversary email info@beffta.com

To get involved in BEFFTA UK 2014 6th year grand anniversary email info@beffta.com