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BREAKING NEWS: BEFFTA AWARDS UK PRESS AND NOMINATION LAUNCH ANNOUNCED

Veteran hairstylist Angela Plummer, recipient of BEFFTA Special award BEST CREATIVE PERSONALITY 2011

Veteran hairstylist Angela Plummer, recipient of the special honorary award BEFFTA CREATIVE PERSONALITY 2011

After an overwhelming public nominations for Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts(BEFFTA) UK awards 2012, the final nominations decided by BEFFTA Members will be revealed at the official press and nomination launch on 26th September. The nomination announcing event will be held in Mayfair part of London and attended by various press,  industry personalities including previous BEFFTA winners and nominees.

BEFFTA awards UK is back in London for the 4th year to celebrate and recognise the achievements of hard-working and extremely talented personalities for their contributions in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.  Amongst the nominations categories are musicians, fashion designers, models, promoters, music producers, comedians, radio stations, TV stations, poets, Dj’s, beauty pageants, music video directors, models, journalists, magazines, newspapers, blogs, make-up artists, hair stylists, wardrobe stylists and more.

BBC Holby City star Jimmy Akingbola receives BEFFTA BEST TV ACTOR 2011

BBC Holby City star Jimmy Akingbola receives BEFFTA BEST TV ACTOR 2011

BREAKING NEWS: BEFFTA MEMBER CAST FOR HOLLYWOOD MOVIE FAST AND FURIOUS ALONGSIDE VIN DIESEL

BEFFTA MEMBER DAVID AJALA

BEFFTA MEMBER DAVID AJALA

BEFFTA Member David Ajala is making big moves in the Hollywood film industry. The British actor well known for his roles in ‘Payback Season’ and ‘The Dark Knight’ has been cast in Hollywood movie Fast and Furious 6 and is currently filming in London alongside stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Jackson and Michelle Rodriguez.

The award-winning talented actor who received excellent reviews for his lead role in ‘Payback Season’ has officially joined the huge franchise of Fast and Furious. “I’m completely humbled and thrilled to be part of it,” said David

David Ajala  plays Kelvin in ‘Offender’ in cinema’s now. Fast and Furious is scheduled for May 2013 release.

BREAKING NEWS: THE LAST FLIGHT TO ABUJA TO PAY TRIBUTE TO CRASH VICTIMS

Last Flight to Abuja and The Mirror boy producer, director and writer Obi Emelonye

Last Flight to Abuja and The Mirror boy producer, director and writer Obi Emelonye

The Last Flight to Abuja movie crew and marketing team are still in shock by the sad news of the recent crashes of the Allied Air and Dana Air planes in Ghana and Nigeria respectively that has claimed over 160 lives.

“Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow regarding this news, and our thoughts remain with the families of the bereaved and the two nations that have now been plunged into mourning”, explained the movie producer and director Obi Emelonye

Last Flight to Abuja is a movie inspired by the several air disasters that took place in Nigeria in 2006 and with these latest crashes, the issue of air safety in Nigeria, highlighted by the film, remain very important.

“Our first instinct in the light of the plane crashes was to postpone the premiere of the movie as a mark of respect to the people that have lost their lives and their families. But we have carefully considered things and have decided to go on with the premiere, and for Last Flight to Abuja to be dedicated to their memory, but of more importance, we are now considering using this film as a powerful advocacy tool to highlight and influence in our own little way the issues of air safety in Nigeria and Africa at large”, said Obi.

Last Flight To Abuja red carpet arrivals from 6.30pm to 8.45pm.

- The evening commences at 7pm with an exclusive VIP Cocktail Reception together with presentations and interviews attended by a galaxy of top UK based African heritage film, television & music entertainment stars plus influencers from the worlds of fashion, media, sport and politics from the international cultural arenas.

- The Premiere begins at 9pm and concludes with a Q&A with the stars and filmmakers. Directly preceding the Premiere there will be a minutes silence to honour the memory of the victims of the Allied Air crash in Ghana and the Dana Air crash in Lagos that both took place on 3rd June. The evening ends by 12.30am

- Limited Tickets for this exclusive event are nearly sold out and available on 02070605056 / 07741638500 J2 Konsults or  Femtej Kreations 07878202481

BREAKING NEWS: Visual artist who went to the same school as Stephen Lawrence donates painting to raise money for the centre

Visual artist and poet  Naa Ahinee Mensah has donated this painting to raise funds for the Stephen Lawrence centre

Visual artist and poet Naa Ahinee Mensah has donated this painting to raise funds for the Stephen Lawrence centre

Naa Ahinee Mensah, a visual artist and Poet who went to the same school as the late Stephen Lawrence has donated a special painting to BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE Concert for auction to raise money for the Stephen Lawrence Centre on 26th May at The Hippodrome, Golders Green.

“Sunset” is an original Acrylic painting on canvas. Size: 100 X 70metres. The retail price for the painting on auction is around £400 but the bid starts from £300. The cost of posting or shipping would have to be paid for separately”.

Naa did some paintings of Stephen after meeting his mother, Doreen Lawrence some years back. The painting can be seen at The Stephen Lawrence Centre.

Naa is originally from Ghana. In 2006 she helped create The Tse Ataa Mensah Foundation which currently supports children’s educational welfare in Ghana. She studied art at the Prestigious Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. As a child in Accra she taught herself art by digging clay, drawing with charcoals on pavements, and using her fingers and sticks in the sand.

She works in a variety of mixed media but mostly loves painting and sculptures. Her unique work was spotted by the Leicester City Gallery during her degree show and were consequently exhibited there. Naa has also held an exhibition at the Rugby Museum.

Amongst her many admirers is the British art critique Brian Sewell and Chris Ofili, a Turner Prize-winning British painter.

*Get on BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE charity concert limited guest list free by sending your name to info@beffta.com*

You can also buy tickets to the concert here:
Online tickets, single: £20, groups of 5+ £15
http://befftathisislove.eventbrite.com/

Tickets at the door: £20

NAA AHINEE MENSAH’S CONTACT AND LINKS
Email: tamfoundation@yahoo.com
www.ahineemensah.co.uk
www.facebook.com/naa.ahinee.mensah

If you wish to get involved as a volunteer or donate a product or service to be auctioned, please contact the team at: info@beffta.com

Free BEFFTA bags for guests at BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE charity concert on 26th May at The Hippodrome raising fund for The Stephen Lawrence Centre

Free BEFFTA bags for guests at BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE charity concert on 26th May at The Hippodrome raising fund for The Stephen Lawrence Centre

BREAKING NEWS: Victoria Kimani is getting ready to release Ayaya

Victoria Kimani to perform at BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE charity concert raising funds for The Stephen Lawrence centre

Victoria Kimani's new single Ayaya out soon

The sensational Victoria Kimani  is preparing to drop her single “Ayaya (Stronga Dan Eva)” a hot slice of R&B infused Afrobeat that’s going to light up airwaves and dancefloors everywhere.

Multi-talented Victoria was born in LA to Kenyan parents; she spent her high school years in Nigeria and moved back to Kenya at 17.  Since then she’s been moving between LA, Atlanta, New York and London collaborating with artists and producers, developing her musical talent which showcases all the global influences she’s had on her journey.

In 2009 she joined forces with a duo called Club Embassy who released a mixtape hosted by 50 Cent’s DJ Whoo kid, it amassed over 250,000 downloads and the buzz around Victoria was sparked.  Since then she has collaborated with artists such as Jadakiss, DJ Green Lantern, Timbaland, Busta Rhymes among others.

The track is produced by Ozy of  T.O.P Productions, released via  Lex Records and will also feature a Bayoz Musik remix and Trackstorm dubstep remix.  Victoria says on first hearing the music she immediately heard Masaai like chanting in her head which is how the infectious chorus was born.

“Ayaya” will serve as a tasty appetiser to the album she’s currently working on

Victoria is ready to help take African Pop Culture to another level from Nairobi to London and everywhere in between.

BREAKING NEWS: Stars line up to raise funds for the Stephen Lawrence centre on 26th May at Hippodrome Golders Green

BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE CONCERT RAISING FUNDS FOR THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE CENTRE

BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE CONCERT RAISING FUNDS FOR THE STEPHEN LAWRENCE CENTRE

Top 15 musicians from different genres are coming together at BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE charity concert to raise much needed funds for the Stephen Lawrence Centre in order to help keep it open. The fantastic line up of stars include Soul legend Omar, singer/songwriter Don E, pop sensation of the famous band Five Star – Stedman Pearson, soulful singer Dionne Reid, RnB singer Myco Chris, Jazz sensation/soul singer Anthony everest with his full band Aremuorin.

Urban singer/songwriter and choreographer J-SoL will be performing with his full band. The audience at the concert will also be treated to the amazing sounds of the fantastic Afro-beats star May 7ven, and pop singer Racel Matthews and Sara Lili. Reggae artist Dego Ranks who has recently come from a tour in The Gambia , Africa is preparing to perform his best tracks too.  Hiphop artist Cloud Silver Line will also be perfomring live with his band.

Some people have called him the male Adele, singer David O has a voice to envy. He will be performing live with his band at BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE concert. Pop sensation Aisling O’Reilly who is preparing to perform with The Wanted will also give her best performance.

A spectacular dance act with brilliant choreography is expected to open the concert followed by a short movie screening.

Among special guests on the night are CEO of The Stephen Lawrence Centre Paul Anderson-Walsh, Baroness Scotland, Lee Jasper and more.

BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE concert taking place on 26th May at the prestigious Hippodrome in Golders Green and promoting anti-hate/anti-violence in UK has received great support from top stars including Wretch32, Wiley, Scorcher, Bashy and many more.

“The amazing Stephen Lawrence centre is an asset to the community and a centre for excellence”, said Paul Anderson-Walsh. Find out more about what he revealed about the centre in a recent interview with Pauline Long: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiSGZfKFm1E&feature=player_embedded

BEFFTA team would like to thank top designers Linda Mirembe of LinmiR designs, Asake Oge of Asake Couture and Anrette Ngafor of KiRette couture, Afrocessories by J.M Prempeh for donating their designs to be auctioned to raise money for the Stephen Lawrence centre.

Aspecial painting by Tse Ataa Mensah foundation has also been donated for auction.

BEFFTA founder Pauline Long said, “BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE concert is about promoting love and campaigning for anti-hate/anti-violence. We encourage the community to come together and support community projects. The 1st annula BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE concert is proud to support The Stephen Lawrence centre by creating awareness and funds for it. We hope as many peple as possible will come out to support, we encourage people to get on our guest list free but donate from as little as one pound. Every penny counts”.

The centre needs the community support in order to stay open.

*Get on our limited guest list free by sending your name to info@beffta.com*

You can also buy tickets here:
Online tickets, single: £20, groups of 5+ £15
http://befftathisislove.eventbrite.com/

Tickets at the door: £20

If you wish to get involved as a volunteer or donate a product or service to be auctioned, please contact the team at: info@beffta.com

 Exclusive one off painting donated to BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE charity concert  by visual artist and poet Naa Ahinee Mensah to raise funds for The Stephen Lawrence Centre

Exclusive one off painting donated to BEFFTA THIS IS LOVE charity concert by visual artist and poet Naa Ahinee Mensah to raise funds for The Stephen Lawrence Centre

FREE BEFFTA BAG FOR GUESTS ON 26TH MAY AT THE HIPPODROME, GOLDERS GREEN

FREE BEFFTA BAG FOR GUESTS ON 26TH MAY AT THE HIPPODROME, GOLDERS GREEN

BEFFTA award-winner and TV dance star appointed ambassador for British Heart Foundation

TV dance star Akai performing at BEFFTA awards 2011

TV dance star Akai performing at BEFFTA awards 2011



Got to dance winner and recipient of BEFFTA young achiever award 2011 Akai has been appointed to spearhead a campaign for British Heart Foundation called Food4thought. The self-taught dancer has been busy touring schools and passing on the message to fellow youth the importance of staying fit and eating healthy food. The campaign is trying to tackle the threat of childhood obesity with the help of the star.

The charismatic superstar and dance genius gave a surprise visit to a school recently where he gave them a treat with one of his dance routines.
Find out more about Akai at www.akaiofficial.co.uk

Nollywood actress Vanessa Adekola on her movie kiss

BEFFTA presenter and founder Pauline Long interviews Natasha De Prodigal actress Vanessa Adekole

BEFFTA TV show presenter and founder Pauline Long interviews Natasha De Prodigal actress Vanessa Adekola

Nollywood actress, presenter and dance choreographer Vanessa Adekola is currently busy on her new movie to be released in the summer after a great performance on her last movie as lead actress on Natasha De Prodigal. The gorgeous actress didn’t hesitate to share with the BEFFTA TV presenter Pauline Long her fantasy to share her on screen kiss with a certain handsome Nollywood actor. Find out more in the full interview out soon on SKY channel…..

For more information on how to feature on BEFFTA TV show email us on befftashow@beffta.com

BEFFTA Awards 2010 Returns

BEFFTA AWARDS UK NOMINATIONS - 2010

BEFFTA AWARDS UK NOMINATIONS - 2010

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.

Send in your nominations to: nominations@beffta.com

For more information on BEFFTA 2010 nominations and categories, visit:

http://www.beffta.com/news/?page_id=7

For more information on BEFFTA DESIGNERS PRIZE email: info@beffta.com

BEFFTA Awards 2010 public nominations are now open

BEFFTA AWARDS 2010 PUBLIC NOMINATIONS OPEN

Public nominations for BEFFTA UK Awards; the prestigious awards ceremony that celebrates and rewards the achievements of the known and unknown black personalities within entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts is now officially open to the public. The public nomination process is expected to end on 9th August.

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 September.

Even though the nominations are purely based on the public nominating, the final nomination list will be decided by BEFFTA members and revealed on 16th August. 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.

Send in your nominations to: nominations@beffta.com

For more information on BEFFTA 2010 nominations and categories, visit:

http://www.beffta.com/news/?page_id=7