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BEFFTA Awards 2010 Returns



Public nominations for BEFFTA UK Awards; the prestigious awards ceremony that celebrates and rewards the achievements of the known and unknown black and ethnic minority personalities within entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts is now officially open to the public.

The second annual BEFFTA awards night is confirmed to take place in the Black History Month on 30th October at the prestigious Central Hall Westminster, The Great Hall. Meanwhile, BEFFTA Awards will debut in USA in February 2010 during the Black History Month. “The awards ceremony has been established to recognise and reward hard working individuals from Asian, African and Caribbean community who put in a lot in entertainment, film, fashion, television and art but don’t get much recognition”, Founder of BEFFTA Pauline Long explained

Even though the nominations are partially based on the public nominating, the final nomination list will be decided by BEFFTA members and revealed on 23rd August with the official press and nomination launch on 1st September. BEFFTA Members consists of a panel of twenty professionals from the world of entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

This full red carpet glamorous event is set to be an amazing night with hardworking individuals from the industry celebrating their achievements in the heart of Europe’s busiest city, London.

Meanwhile this year’ celebration has included a competition for designers within black and ethnic minority communities. The competition called BEFFTA DESIGNERS PRIZE which is sponsored by international celebrity hairstylist Verona white will see the best designer walk away with cash prize on the 30th October. Designers will include, shoe designers, clothes designers, handbags and accessories designers and more.

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MOBO Award nominee DTWG announce 2010 UK tour dates


Their vision… “is to use the powerful message of the gospel to impact their generation; as well as promoting gospel music in mainstream communities”.

Since the groups’ formation in 2003, its members have featured at various events across the UK and are beginning to break into Europe . They have also been opportune to have featured on various TV and radio stations; including BBC1, BBC3, Premier Christian Radio, BEN TV, OBE TV, LoveWorld TV, Revelation TV, Channel M, BBC Radio and more.  Not only that but one of their band member  Kristyna Myles broke into the UK album chart Top 10 song with her melodic song “My Lord”. This track appeared alongside tracks from Amy Winehouse and Erykah Badu on the compilation CD ‘Songbird 2008’.

Having recently released their first album ‘The Project: Desire to Worship God’; DTWG has announced they will be taking their album on tour across the UK .

The album has already been well received by Christians and non-Christians across the country. Since the release of ‘The Project’ DTWG has received much recognition and was recently nominated for a MOBO Award and a GMA; “watch out for bigger and better to the glory of God, in 2010” says Samuel the founder of DTWG.

More about their tour: The tour kicks off on 26th March 2010, in the Capital of Culture itself, Liverpool and is hosted by Liverpool Lighthouse. On the 27th March the team will move to neighbouring City, Manchester , at Central Hall, Oldham Road . On to Sheffield on the 2nd April, Leeds on the 3rd April. The tour will then wind its way down south, where they will land at ‘The Globe’ in Reading on 7th April.

The tour’s finale will be in London , the home of the team, with events supported by the YMCA, TFHI, KT and Restoration Team 9th, 10th and 11th April 2010.

The DTWG tour will feature other Gospel music greats like:

Osmond Collins: (International Psalmist, from USA ). He is an internationally recognised Psalmist / Worshipper / Singer Songwriter. His musical accomplishments include 4 CD albums Exalted One, Walk The Walk, Do It Again and He Will Restore.

New Direction Crew (MOBO & UMA Award Nominees) are ground-breaking group of talented, young artists steadily making their mark, both on the Gospel scene plus wider circuits.

Roger Samuels, considered as one of Britain ’s finest gospel vocalists.

…and many more, this is one tour not to miss, it’s set to be great!

For more info visit

DTWG album is available on and is now available to download on all major download sites; including HMV, Amazon, and iTunes.