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BREAKING NEWS: BEFFTA UK RED CARPET WITH EVIE

BEFFTA red carpet presenter - Evie Santos

BEFFTA red carpet presenter - Evie Santos

Evie Santos is the official BEFFTA TV red carpet presenter at the 4th annual BEFFTA UK awards. The talented and vibrant presenter will be rubbing shoulders with stars in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts at the prestigious award ceremony in London on 27th October. Evie recently presented for Africa Fashion Week London. She is also a news reader for London Christian radio and a journalist at Flawless Women magazine.

BEFFTA UK public nominations close on 14th September.

BREAKING NEWS: EDDIE KADI AND PAULINE LONG TO HOST THE 4TH ANNUAL BEFFTA UK AWARDS

Eddie Kadi and Pauline Long - Hosts of BEFFTA UK awards 2012

Eddie Kadi and Pauline Long - Hosts of BEFFTA UK awards 2012

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 UK 2012 NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL 14TH SEPTEMBER

BEFFTA UK 2012 NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL 14TH SEPTEMBER

When BEFFTA Members Met The Adebanjos

Meet The Adebanjos main cast Moji Bamtefa who plays auntie Funke, BEFFTA Member Ethel Elaka and the youngest member of the Adebanjos family Daniel Anthony who plays Toby

Meet The Adebanjos main cast Moji Bamtefa who plays auntie Funke, BEFFTA Member Ethel Elaka and the youngest member of the Adebanjos family Daniel Anthony who plays Toby

Have you met the Adebanjos? Brand new web-series that’s set to entertain black and ethnic community around the world recently launched at an exclusive private screening and press launch in London. The sitcom called Meet The Adebanjos is hailed as a revolution in the UK as the drama series that has been missing in the African and Caribbean communities. The independent production created and produced by a young talented writer and director Debra Odutuyo and co produced by former trader Andrew Osayemi has a cast of professional actors and actresses including the extremely funny comedian Tboy also popularly known as ‘Don’t Jealous Me.’

BEFFTA Member and founder Pauline Long and BEFFTA Member Ethel Elaka attended the exclusive private screening and were treated to the first episode of what is now officially the most hilarious sitcom around. As part of their duty as BEFFTA Members they attended the launch to scout fresh talent to be nominated for the 3rd annual BEFFTA awards set to take place on 22nd October at the Lighthouse.

With so much attention and great reviews both from the press and the public, Meet The Adebanjo producers are hoping the BBC will commission the second season of this entertaining series.

Join the growing number of fans to watch Meet The adebanjos live at www.meettheadebanjos.com

BEFFTA founder Pauline Long with comedian and the show's comedy consultant Lateef Lovejoy who also has a part in the sitcom playing Greg

BEFFTA founder Pauline Long with comedian and the show's comedy consultant Lateef Lovejoy who also has a part in the sitcom playing Greg

BEFFTA Member Ethel Elaka poses with the youngest members of the Adebanjos; Daniel Anthony and Andrea Ama Aboagye

BEFFTA Member Ethel Elaka poses with the youngest members of the Adebanjos; Daniel Anthony and Andrea Ama Aboagye

BEFFTA founder Pauline Long meets Wale Ojo who plays the lead role as the father, Adebanjo

BEFFTA founder Pauline Long meets Wale Ojo who plays the lead role as the father, Adebanjo

Meet The Adebanjos creator and producer Debra and co-producer Andrew catch up before the private screening begins

Meet The Adebanjos creator and producer Debra and co-producer Andrew catch up before the private screening begins

RnB singer/songwriter Dele who had a cameo role in season one of Meet The Adebanjos turned up with his entourage

RnB singer/songwriter Dele who had a cameo role in season one of Meet The Adebanjos turned up with his entourage

Pauline Long was rather thrilled at meeting the funny man popularly known as 'Don't Jealous Me' who he plays cousin Femi in the sitcom

Pauline Long was rather thrilled at meeting the funny man popularly known as 'Don't Jealous Me' who plays cousin Femi in the sitcom

BEFFTA Member Ethel Elaka shared a moment with the happy Jordan Coulson who play Kevin, the annoying neighbour

BEFFTA Member Ethel Elaka shared a moment with the happy Jordan Coulson who plays Kevin, the annoying neighbour

With a sitcom like this, we're crossing our fingers with the hope that the super talented top comedian and choice FM presenter kojo will make an appearance in future episodes, as usual he turned up to show support

With a sitcom like this, we're crossing our fingers with the hope that the super talented top comedian and choice FM presenter kojo will make an appearance in future episodes, as usual he turned up to show support

Meet The Adebanjos cast are one happy and funny family

Meet The Adebanjos cast are one happy and funny family

BEFFTA Members revealed as the public nominate

With a record breaking number of public nominations streaming in daily, BEFFTA Members 2011 have their work cut out as they will be expected to present to the public the final BEFFTA awards 2011 nominees in September.

BEFFTA Members are professionals from different categories of entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts involved in the nomination process and are responsible for delivering the final list of nominees to go through the public voting. BEFFTA Members analyse and research on all nominees submitted by the general public as they too nominate in different categories. In addition to scouting raw talent, they are also good will ambassadors for BEFFTA awards ceremony.

Meet the BEFFTA Members 2011

Pauline Long - BEFFTA FOUNDER

Pauline Long - BEFFTA FOUNDER

Pauline Long is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, philanthropist and TV presenter. She is the CEO and founder of BEFFTA awards (the global brand), presenter and executive producer of BEFFTA TV show. She is also popularly known for her philanthropic work with charities through her beauty pageants Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK pageants. The former fashion editor of the popular UGpulse.com is also the managing editor of Miss East Africa UK magazine. She is currently writing her first motivational book called Pauline Long’s Daily Motivation.  The book has a page on facebook with plenty of motivational quotes. She manages one of London’s largest film studios; East End Studios. Crowned the most innovative Kenyan in the UK at UKAA awards, Pauline Long is now the face and ambassador of UK Kenyan Achievers awards and Africa International Achievers awards.

Pauline Long as a BEFFTA Member: “We are a community of very hard working and talented individuals, it is only right that credit is given where it’s deserved. A nomination alone can boost ones confidence to get to the next level; BEFFTA awards is here to inspire more and more personalities to achieve at the highest level. So many talented personalities go unnoticed and unrecognized but here at BEFFTA we are committed to reaching out to all creative talent whether known and unknown. At BEFFTA awards everyone putting in the hard work and passion in the industry is considered as somebody who deserves praise.”

www.eastendstudios.co.uk

www.shoutcampaign.co.uk

www.misseastafrica.co.uk

www.misseastafrica.co.uk/magazine

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pauline-Longs-Daily-Motivation/367560910498

SAMA DANGO - BEFFTA MEMBER

SAMA NDANGO - BEFFTA MEMBER

Sama is a certified celebrity coach, TV presenter, confidence trainer, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur providing world-class services. He founded the Ndango Success Coaching Group, Mora Moda Model and Talent Agency, a respected Judge in creative competitions, event organiser(Miss African Beauty and Face Of Mora Moda), renowned marketing and strategic consultant to distinguished International Organizations.  He is continually inspiring and changing countless people’s lives; a true gentleman and a rightful genius in his own field.

He is also popularly known in the media as “Mr Fix It” through his Celebrity Fix It boot camps, where he coaches numerous Celebrities, entrepreneurs, high profile talents eliminate mind blockages, discover their uniqueness (personal branding), establish a purpose for their life’s and unleash their true potentials.

Sama as a BEFFTA Member: “I look forward to promoting BEFFTA across my networks and scouting extraordinary talented individuals through my TV show(The Sama Ndango Show) to be recognised by BEFFTA. I see BEFFTA as an inspirational platform that uplifts, recognises and gives back to our community which is similar to what I do, so BEFFTA is family to me”.

www.thesamandangoshow.com

www.mora-moda.com

CHRISTINE KAYISHA - BEFFTA MEMBER

CHRISTINE KAYISHA - BEFFTA MEMBER

Script writer and producer Christine Rugurika Kayisha launched her career in production in 2005 with the play ‘Cinderella under the African & Caribbean Fever’, which toured in London for 13 dates.

She then producing radio shows on Voice of Africa radio. She co-hosted  The  Africa Jam show & the famous blind date, with Tomi and Chochoe, calling themselves The Ebony Angels.

Her latest script called ‘BREACH’ is currently being co-produced by Serena Nalty. So far, they produced the pilot entitled ‘THE TRAP’, an exclusive live production (play) of BREACH and are now finalizing the Episode 1 entitled ‘DILEMMA’.

Christine as a BEFFTA member: “I’m looking forward to bringing opportunities to ‘unseen’ artists to have a platform and be able to mingle around the ‘seen’ artists. I look forward to bringing new ideas to the awards. BEFFTA is important because it brings all the best that UK has to offer in the Black community. I think this award can also bring more encouragement to those who have been struggling in their passion”.

http://www.dsbcproduction.com

CHUKA ROYALTY - BEFFTA MEMBER

CHUKA ROYALTY - BEFFTA MEMBER

Chuka Royalty is a rapper, singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. The multi-talented star has collaborated with a number of high profile artists including including award-winning musician and Minister Sonnie Badu, Faith Child and more. He has worked on several projects with the world renowned producer Shabach who has now taken Chuka Royalty under his wing as part of Beautiful Sounds Label. Chuka is currently working on his EP due to release soon.

UKGospel.com hailed him as an artist to watch.

Chuka as a BEFFTA Member: “The inspirational thing about BEFFTA is the fact that they acknowledge raw talent and really gifted people who are not always in the limelight. I’m looking forward to bringing my fresh raw energy to BEFFTA this year and be part of the whole great experience”.

www.chukaroyalty.com

ETHEL ELAKA - BEFFTA MEMBER

ETHEL ELAKA - BEFFTA MEMBER

Ethel Elaka is an entrepreneur and artist, a proud owner of BEFFTA award winning company Effycom Productions, and double BEFFTA nominated pageant Queen Of Zambia UK and Effycom Productions, was established in 2008. Effycom Productions is a branding and marketing company, and thus far enabled Ethel to work alongside some great individuals and establishments like MTV, BBC1xtra, KISS100 and more. This elevated Ethel to a position where others seeking knowledge about the industry and how to start their businesses, seek advice from her for their career options and general motivation on coping within the industry and how to further their careers.

Ethel as a BEFFTA Member: “I look forward to exploring deeper into the entertainment industry and have the unsung heroes of the industry the recognition and credibility they deserve as well as ensuring they are aware of BEFFTA awards and what it stands for. The BEFFTA awards are important to me as I’m a woman of ethnic minority and I recognise how tough it is to try and get your business to succeed when people will not give you a chance just because you are not a well known brand; BEFFTA provides people like me and many others that window of opportunity”.

http://www.effycomproductions.co.uk

http://www.queenofzambiauk.co.uk

http://www.elaka.blogspot.com/

VERONA WHITE - BEFFTA MEMBER

VERONA WHITE - BEFFTA MEMBER

Verona White is a celebrity hairstylist who has styled many high profile professionals in the UK for 28 years. A keen business woman, Verona visits the US, China and Brazil to teach and to keep up to date with the latest trends for her clients. Her clients include Trisha Goddard, Michelle Gayle, Denise Lewis, June Sarpong and many more.

Verona as a BEFFTA Member: “I look forward to celebrating unknown talent. BEFFTA is very important to me because it is one of a kind ceremony where you do not have to be a celebrity to be a part of it; it’s about real people with real talent”.

www.veronawhite.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