Review: BEFFTA Awards 4th Annual Celebration

Published On 10 November, 2012 | By Amariah Watson | Awards, Events
Review on the BEFFTA’s last month, which celebrated some of the best of the UK’s talent.

On Saturday 27th October, at The Hippodrome in North London, The Black Entertainment Film Fashion and Arts (BEFFTA) awards took place. BEFFTA was set up four years ago for the black and ethnic global community by Pauline Long. It is a distinctive ceremony appreciating showbiz entertainment and also helping those new talented faces for exposure, aiming to inspire the community to achieve all great things in life.

A very familiar face to our news channels Sir Trevor McDonald OBE was presented a BEFFTA Lifetime Achievement Award on the prestigious night while other winners included film director Obi Emelonye, musician Lady Leshurr and many more.

Brilliant performances by a young all female dance group called, CEO Dancers who won Best Dance Act and another female dance group who go by the name of Unique Silver amongst singer/actress Lorna Sutara Gayle presented with the Entertainment Icon Award by her son, R&B singer Starboy Nathan.

It was surely a beautiful night of celebration, achievements and a chance to appreciate all hard work from the global black community; a perfect way of ending October and black history month itself. Everybody looked amazing and so was the positive atmosphere. I hope be present next year at the 5th annual ceremony.

Check out the BEFFTA website for photos taken on the night.

See the full winners list after the jump.


Best Female Act: Lady Leshurr
Best Male Act: Valentine
Best Gospel Act: London Community Gospel Choir
Best International Act: Ruff Kid
Best UK AfroBeats Act: May7ven
Best UK Caribbean Act: Sandra Cross
Best International Afrobeats Act: Juliana Kanyomozi
Best International Caribbean Act: Sean Paul
Best Producer: Victizzle
Best Video Director:Sesan


Best Dance Act: CEO Dancers
Best Dance Choreographer:Tony Adigun


Best Comedian: Eddie Kadi


Station of the year: Colourful Radio
Radio Personality of the Year: Julie Ann Ryan


Best Community Newspaper: The Vision
Magazine of the year: Afro Pulp
Journalist of the year: Belinda Otas
Blog of the year: We Plug Good Music


Best Events Promoter: Femtej Kreations Media


DJ of the year: DJ Unbeetable


Best Photographer: Sync Photography

Fashion Designers

Best Male Fashion Designer: Zekaryas Solomon
Best Female Fashion Designer: Linda Mirembe


Best Hair Stylist: Edee Beau
Best Wardrobe Stylist: Erica Matthews

Make-up Artists

Best Make-up Artist: Kristy Prince

Fashion Choreographers

Best Fashion Choreographer: Yvonne Simon


Best male model: Salisu Abdullai
Best female model: Lisette Mibo
Best Modelling Agency: Demus Castings

Beauty Pageants

Best Beauty Pageant: Black Africa
Best Beauty Queen: Miss Congo UK 2012
Best Former Beauty Queen: Shirley Dee
Best Beauty Pageant Director: Jacqueline Wabara

Film Category

Best director: Obi Emelonye
Best Actor: Ken Smart
Best Actresses: Anita Bellamy
Best Film: Last Flight to Abuja
Best screenwriter/Scriptwriter: Maxine Chantel
Best theatre production: Belong by Bola Agbaje

TV Category

Best Actress: Chizzy Akudolu
Best Actor: Wale Ojo
Best TV Station: VOX Africa
Best TV Show: Meet The Adebanjos
Best TV personality: Femi Amusan
Best presenter: Fernand Frimpong Jnr
Best Webseries: All About The McKenzies
Best Online TV: Factory 78

ART Category

Best Spoken Word Artist/Poets: Oneness Sankara
Best Art Director: Ola Shobowale

BEFFTA UK Special Awards 2012

BEFFTA Young Achiever Award: J-SOL
BEFFTA Inspiration Award: Alim Kamara
BEFFTA Excellence Award: General Saint
BEFFTA Film Icon: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
BEFFTA Entertainment Icon: Lorna Sutara Gayle
BEFFTA Media Icon: Princess ‘Deun Adedoyin-Solarin
BEFFTA Creative Personality: Charlotte Mensah
BEFFTA Excellence Award: Dj Abrantee Boateng
BEFFTA Leadership Award: Dayo Olomu
BEFFTA Excellence Award: Catwalk Professor
BEFFTA Lifetime Achievement Award: Sir Trevor McDonald OBE

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Amariah Watson, 18 years young. I am a poet, proud aunt, motivational adviser. I seek for positive change for myself and others in development & persona. I enjoy nature, people and many other activities.

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