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The multi-award winning author, motivational speaker and mentor Dayo Olomu has been awarded BEFFTA LEADERSHIP AWARD for his outstanding contribution to entertainment and arts. Having started his career in the entertainment industry at a very young age 30 years ago as a leading music promoter and artists manager, Dayo Olomu is now a leading international motivational speaker, a positive role model to many in the entertainment industry and a community champion.
Dayo Olomu is the original founder and publisher of Music and Movies magazine which later added the Music and Movies award ceremony that honours outstanding achievement of personalities in music and movies. The international author and leader will receive the BEFFTA honorary award on 27th October at the 4th annual BEFFTA UK awards in the presence of an international audience.
Veteran journalist, presenter and newsreader Sir Trevor McDonald OBE has been honoured with a special honorary award BEFFTA MALE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT award. The multi award-winning news anchor will pick up his special award in the presence of an international audience at the prestigious 4th annual BEFFTA awards UK taking place on 27th October in London.
Sir Trevor McDonald was the first male black television news reader and British broadcaster with the highest awards for his contribution to journalism over a period of over 30 years. In 1999 he was knighted for his excellent contribution to journalism. The broadcaster who is well know for presenting News at Ten on ITN and ITV’s current affairs flagship programme Tonight with Trevor McDonald is also know for the charitable causes that he was involved in such as Princes Trust, Nelson Mandela Foundation, The Royal National Institute of the Blind, The Royal Commonwealth Society for the deaf, Macmillan Cancer Research and Leukaemia Trust and many more.
Lorna Sutara Gayle also known by many as Lorna Gee has been honoured with a special award BEFFTA ENTERTAINMENT ICON for her wonderful contribution in film and entertainment for several years. The star and founder of Sutara Academy of Performing Arts which uplifts and inspires young talent in London will pick her special BEFFTA award in the presence of an international audience at the 4th annual BEFFTA awards on 27th October.
The dynamic artistic director , singer and actress born in Brixton South London remain synonymous with the British Reggae genre of Lovers Rock music. The multi-talented performer begun her foray into music at a very young age. During the late 1970′s, Lorna was a pioneering female presence on male-dominated sound system such as Saxon and Coxsone.
Lorna had her first hit with the catchy tune, Three Weeks Gone – Mi Giro in 1982. However, it was the 1985 smash hit ‘Gotta Find a Way’ that placed her at the top of the Reggae charts for 6 weeks for which she received recognition with two BBC radio London Reggae Awards for Best Female Artist 1985 and 1986.
More recently she returned to her passion which was acting. She spent three years at one of UK’s top drama schools Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art graduating at age 40! Since then, Lorna appeared alongside Christian Bale and Heath Ledger in the Batman movie ‘Dark Knight’ and has also been seen in popular TV series This is England 86′ Silk and Ashes to Ashes, Torchwood, Eastenders and The Bill. Lorna’s theatre credits include Blest Be The Tie and Sugar Mummies – Royal Court Theatre. Nation – National Theatre and The Crucible – Royal Shakespeare Company.
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.
BEFFTA founder Pauline Long announced BEFFTA UK 2012 nominations live on SKY Channel 182 BEN TV – The Magazine Show. Pauline Long said the team was back in London this year to celebrate the best African/Caribbean achievers in entertainment, film, fashion, television and art. As the public nominate, the BEFFTA Members will be nominating too and drawing up the final list to be announced live on television.
Personalities nominated for BEFFTA awards include musicians, promoters, djs, models, designers, poets, television personalties, film directors, photographers, radio personalities, beauty pageant directors and more
The public nominations will close on 14th September. Full nomination category list is can be found here: http://www.beffta.com/news/?page_id=7
The beautiful multi-talented singer, songwriter and composer Kadija Kamara gave the BEFFTA awards 2011 audience a night to remember with amazing vocals.
Kadija performed the acoustic version of her latest single ‘Deeper Than This’ and as usual she spices up her performances by engaging the audience to help sing along.
Her second electrifying performance was yet another great track ‘Talking to myself ‘which she sung live with the LS(Lekan Shobiyi) band with great reviews from the audience.
Watch Kadija Kamara’s full performance on BEFFTA TV show coming soon on SKY Channel.
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TV dance star, musician and choreographer Turbo entertained 2500 audience at the 3rd annual BEFFTA awards leaving them shouting for more of his electrifying moves. Turbo who was finalist on Sky one’s Got To Dance was among the main acts at the prestigious red carpet ceremony.
Turbo was recently a judge on CBBC’s Alesha’s Street Dance stars presented by Alesha Dixon.
Weekly dance classes taught by Turbo: Tuesday’s at 1 Gurney Road, Stratford E15 1SH off Leytonstone road.
Time: 6.30pm – 8pm Intermediate 8.30pm – 9.30pm Beginners
For more information about Turbo visit:
UK’s biggest black newspaper The Voice was awarded the BEFFTA Best Community newspaper at the just concluded 3rd annual BEFFTA awards red carpet ceremony at the Light House, London on 22nd October 2011.
The prestigious international awards ceremony that celebrates achievements of black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts was attended by a host of stars from UK, USA and other parts of Europe.
Pauline Long presented the award to The Voice Newspaper managing director George Ruddock at their busy London offices.
The Voice is a weekly paper that can be purchased in UK newsagents, you can also read the paper online at www.voice-online.co.uk
Inspiration FM and BBC Northampton radio presenter was recently honoured with a BEFFTA special award at the third annual BEFFTA awards that took place at the prestigious Light House venue in London on 22nd October 2011.
The radio personality who is a well known community figure for being a voice for the under-represented in his home town Northampton has been recognised at the prestigious red carpet black entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts awards for his endless community work that helped establish the multi-cultural community radio Inspiration FM.
BEFFTA founder Pauline Long delivered the award to the radio station where Mark was presenting his breakfast show. Mark said, “Inspiration FM has opened doors for many presenters that have gone to the next level to work on some national radio stations like Kiss fm, BBC London, Channel 4 just to name a few. I do what I do for the community for the love of it, I like to see people excel and I didn’t expect to receive such a prestigious award, this award is for everyone that walked the journey with me to fight for Inspiration FM, the volunteers, family, friends and the listeners who have made the radio popular”.
Catch Mark Dean on BBC radio Northampton every Friday 7pm presenting Atlantic Soul and Sundays on the Inspiration programme from 4pm.
Mark is also on breakfast show from 6.30am – 9am on Inspiration FM. You can listen online at www.inspirationfm.com
The much talked about event of the year ‘An Audience With A Celebrity’ is finally here. The event which is the first of it’s kind in the African/Caribbean community in the UK is celebrating veteran UK/African actress, stage, theatre and entertainment icon Ellen Thomas in it’s début.
An Audience With A Celebrity -AAWAC is a variety gala night that puts the spotlight on celebrities, special guest stars, society icons and entertainment personalities mainly of African Caribbean descent as the main attraction on the night. The Celebrities will be supported on stage by 2/3 of their close friends. These high octane, energy driven, classy and glamorous events are to be held at The Tabernacle’ Powis Sq, Notting Hill Gate in the heart of London, with its début on 9thSeptember 2011. The red carpet event will be hosted by Mahogany international boss Sola Oyebade and talk show host Princess Deun Adedoyin-Solarin.
Ms Ellen Tenneh Thomas currently stars as Mrs Grace Olubunmi in popular British soap Eastenders and has starred in several BAFTA Award Winning TV programmes like The Bill, Dr Who, Rev, Teacher, Casualty, Coming of Age and more. She has also had key roles in Films like Basic Instincts 2, Wonderland, Secret Laughter of a Woman amongst others. Ellen has been cast as lead characters in numerous successful Theatre Productions too. This prestigious event sponsored by Arik Air UK is put together to celebrate this shining star in the African/Caribbean community and will be attended by a host of celebrities and VIPs.
Tickets are £25 (Single); £45 (Couple) for Early Birds & £35 (Single); £65 (Couple) for Late Tickets. Tickets can be bought online in advance as no ticket will be sold at the door on the evening
Links to ‘An Audience With A Celebrity!’Event
Ellen’s Showreel: http://vimeo.com/23727573