BEFFTA 2012: Winners announced in grand style

| November 1, 2012

The prestigious 4th annual BEFFTA awards UK took place in London on 27th October at  a glittering red carpet  award ceremony attended by personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and Arts. Among the stars on the night were Sir Trevor McDonald,  Lemar, Catwalk professor, footballer Fabrice Muamba, singer and xfactor star Starboy Nathan and more.

BEFFTA Founder Pauline Long

Sir Trevor McDonald OBE  received a standing ovation from the 3000 audience as he received the BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.

Afro Beats May7ven and costume designer Roooi

“I’m extremely happy to see BEFFTA fulfilling it’s purpose and the purpose being honouring and celebrating a truly talented and hard-working community. People came together to network and appreciate each other’s accomplishments.

I’m so grateful for everyone that attended, at BEFFTA awards everyone is special. We honoured a legend, Sir Trevor McDonald with a standing ovation. We honoured unsung talent and as always we will continue to appreciate everyone that contributes to entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts awards. We look forward to yet another special BEFFTA 2013 which will be our grand 5th year anniversary”, said BEFFTA founder Pauline Long.

Comedian and Co – Host Eddie Kadi

Winners of BEFFTA awards UK  include film director Obi Emelonye, musician Lady Leshurr and many more.

David Waribo from X.T.A.Y.E

Full winners list is below:

Entertainment Category

Music

  1. Best Female Act: Lady Leshurr
  2. Best Male Act: Valentine
  3. Best Gospel Act: London Community Gospel Choir
  4. Best International Act: Ruff Kid
  5. Best UK AfroBeats Act: May7ven
  6. Best UK Caribbean Act: Sandra Cross
  7. Best International Afrobeats Act: Juliana Kanyomozi
  8. Best International Caribbean Act: Sean Paul
  9. Best Producer:Victizzle
  10. Best Video Director: Sesan

Dele Onabowu and Miss Black Africa

Dance

  1. Best Dance Act: CEO Dancers
  2. Best Dance Choreographer: Tony Adigun

DJ Abrantee Boateng , Best DJ,

Comedy

  1. Best Comedian: Eddie Kadi

Factory 78

Radio

  1. Station of the year: Colourful Radio
  2. Radio personality of the year: Julie Ann Ryan

May7ven without her space age shades

Newspapers/Magazines/Blogs

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

Cultural dance

Events

  1. Best Events Promoter: Femtej Kreations media

Jacqueline Wabara, Best Pageant Director

DJ

  1. DJ of the year: DJ Unbeetable

Ken Smart, Best Actor

Photographers

  1. Best Photographer: Sync Photography

Lisette Mibo, Best Female Model

Fashion Designers

  1. Best Male Fashion Designer: Zekaryas Solomon
  2. Best Female Fashion Designer: Linda Mirembe

Mwamy Malden, Founder Only Fine

Stylists

  1. Best Hair Stylist: Edee Beau
  2. Best Wardrobe Stylist: Erica Matthews

 

Retired professional footballer Fabrice Muanga

Make-up Artists

  1. Best Make-up Artist: Kristy Prince

Princess Deun Adedoyin Solarin, Media Icon

Fashion Choreographers

  1. Best Fashion Choreographer:Yvonne Simon

Actress Theodora Ibekwe and Daniel Sync director of Sync Photos

Models

  1. Best male model: Salisu Abdullai
  2. Best female model: Lisette Mibo
  3. Best Modelling Agency: Demus Castings

Legendary broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald accepts Lifetime Achievement Award

Beauty Pageants

  1. Best Beauty Pageant: Black Africa
  2. Best Beauty Queen: Miss Congo UK 2012
  3. Best Former Beauty Queen: Shirley Dee
  4. Best Beauty Pageant Director: Jacqueline Wabara

Very special night for Eddie, Sir Trevor and Pauline

Film Category

  1. Best director: Obi Emelonye
  2. Best Actor: Ken Smart
  3. Best Actresses: Anita Bellamy
  4. Best Film: Last Flight to Abuja
  5. Best screenwriter/Scriptwriter :  Maxine Chantel
  6. Best theatre production :Belong by Bola Agbaje

Dayo Olomu (L), Achievement Award recipient

TV Category

  1. Best Actress: Chizzy Akudolu
  2. Best Actor: Wale Ojo
  3. Best TV Station: VOX Africa
  4. Best TV Show: Meet The Adebanjos
  5. Best TV personality: Femi Amusan
  6. Best presenter: Fernand Frimpong Jnr
  7. Best Webseries: All About The McKenzies
  8. Best online TV: Factory 78

Ennie Fakoya, El’ Frida Fashion

ART Category

  1. Best Spoken Word Artist/Poets – Oneness Sankara
  2. Best Art Director: Ola Shobowale

Nollywood actors Wale Ojo and Fatima Jabbe

BEFFTA UK Special Awards 2012

  1. BEFFTA YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD: J-SOL
  2. BEFFTA INSPIRATION AWARD: Alim Kamara
  3. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: General Saint
  4. BEFFTA FILM ICON: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
  5. BEFFTA ENTERTAINMENT ICON: Lorna Sutara Gayle
  6. BEFFTA MEDIA ICON: Princess ‘Deun Adedoyin-Solarin
  7. BEFFTA CREATIVE PERSONALITY: Charlotte Mensah
  8. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: Dj Abrantee Boateng
  9. BEFFTA LEADERSHIP AWARD: Dayo Olomu
  10. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: Catwalk Professor
  11. BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Sir Trevor McDonald OBE

It was an absolute fabulous night and CaribDirect.com recommends strongly, anyone who has not witnessed this spectacular evening of glamour and achievement should definitely make it a date for 2013. The management and staff of CaribDirect.com congratulate the winners and applaud CEO Pauline Long and her team for a sterling job!

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