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Europe’s award ceremony that celebrates the achievements of black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts (BEFFTA) is back for the 4th year in London and is set to take place on the 27th of October at The Hippodrome.
The prestigious awards ceremony will be hosted by award-winning UK king of comedy, TV and radio personality Eddie Kadi with BEFFTA founder Pauline Long as co-host. Fresh from hosting London Olympics basket ball games, Eddie is looking forward to hosting the special award ceremony. Asked how he felt about the gig, Eddie Kadi said, “I’m so excited about hosting the BEFFTA awards, it is going to be a memorable night.” Meanwhile BEFFTA founder Pauline Long said, “to have a person of such calibre hosting such a prestigious night is an honour and to co-host with Eddie Kadi is even a much bigger honour, I only hope I will cope with the comedy.”
BEFFTA UK awards final nomination list will be announced on 26th September at the official nomination launch in Mayfair, London.
The public nominations will close on 14th September.
BEFFTA award-winning fashion designer Asakeoge is absolutely thrilled to be one of the lucky competitors to potentially design beautiful and high fashion dresses for the sensational singer Leona Lewis. The singer who shot to fame by winning xfactor is known for her classy and elegant style. Head designer Asake said, “as you know Asakeoge is all about designing outfits that meet each individuals needs and personality, it would be such an honour to dress Leona in exclusive Asakeoge designs.”
Above is the outfit designed by Asakeoge couture for the competition. The dress has been made with Leona’s image and body shape in mind. It is made in a red bold colour with an emphasised feminine silhouette. The cut out key hole at the back lends it extra elegance without appearing too garish.
The dress can be worn long or short, with the long one having a pleated skirt detail that ends in a fish tail. The short version has a cross over belt detail ending in a below the knee pencil skirt. The classic lines give the dress a timeless romantic aura while the exaggerated padded shoulder give it a modern edge. The dress can be made in jersey for a flowing look or raw silk for a more structured look.
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For more information about Asakeoge Couture visit www.asakeoge.com
TV dance star and winner of Got To Dance winner Akai was star of the night at the 3rd annual BEFFTA awards held in London. The young dance sensation gave the audience an electricfying performance to remember leaving most of the audience referring to him as “that kid who can dance.”
Akai was honoured in front of an audience of 2500 with a special award BEFFTA Young Achiever Award. “I’m completely surprised, I wasn’t expecting it, thank you, said a grinning Akai. He was joined by his father and mother who said how proud they were of their boy.
The street dancer who has featured in recent movies Horrid Henry 3d and Street Dance 3D is currently on Disney Channel’s Shake it Up Dance.
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BEFFTA awards 2011 was officially opened by the leading international dance group Dan-Kira with their superb set of folk dances with about 6 different costume changes that mirrored different African cultures. The dance group with 12 talented dancers ushered in the show hosts Pauline Long and Sama Ndango.
The word Dan-kira is Ethiopian meaning dancing rhythmically by hitting the ground with your feet. The BEFFTA award-winning best dance group was founded by Mr Daniel Dulla and Mr Daougi Teddy in 2007.
Dan-Kira entertainment provides the highest quality of East African traditional performance, live music and theatre events in UK and all over the world. The company also offers short courses for the people interested in learning diverse African dance rhythms. The unique dance classes are suitable for all ages and ethnicity.
Their previous performances include performances at BBC radio and WOMAD festival 2010.
Watch Dan-Kira’s full performance coming soon on BEFFTA TV show on SKY Channel.
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TV star and winner of Got To Dance Sky 1 HD programme Akai is set to perform an exclusive dance routine at the 3rd annual BEFFTA awards UK on 22nd October. The self taught dancer and choreographer has been rehearsing his moves at East End Studios in London.
Akai won the nations heart at Got To Dance competition judged by Ashley Banjo of Diversity taking home winnings of £100,000. The star of Street dance 3D movie has dance styles that vary from locking, popping, hip hop, jerking, krumping to Bboy-ing and Lyrical.
“I teach myself new dance moves by watching different kinds of dances on youtube.com, I get my inspiration from other great dancers. I’m also a musician and I’m currently working on my first album”, said Akai.
Find out what Akai is upto at http://www.akaiofficial.co.uk/
You heard it here first! The wonderful young multi-talented singer/songwriter, actor and dance choreographer Duane Lamonte is preparing to give the BEFFTA awards audience an exclusive performance of his single LION(let it roar) and his exclusive new release.
The singer who won the nation’s votes and made it to the top 6 boys in Cheryl Cole’s category in 2009 is enjoying his career as a solo artist.
It doesn’t stop there for the 26 year old star; as a positive role model and a mentor to younger talent who want to have a chance in the industry but cannot afford to put themselves out there, he has joined forces with his mother to run a company called Ivy entertainment. They help young people build and expand their knowledge within the arts and gives them confidence to achieve highly.
Duane admits, “My biggest challenge was the breakaway from the group then going to x factor as a solo artist but it didn’t go well as I anticipated then I thought I can either go back and join the band or focus on myself”.
Duane Lamonte’s full interview is available in the brand new BEFFTA magazine
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