Blog Archives

Beffta awards 2012: How the night panned out.


Beftta

The 4th annual Beffta awards was held on the 27th of October 2012, at the Hippodrome, Golder’s Green, London. This event, which is the brain child of Pauline Long, recognizes excellence in Black Entertainment, Fashion, Film, Television and Arts.

Afrocentricity Unleashed was present at this occasion as a nominee for the blog of the year award(thank you for your votes). We did not win this category, but we had a lot of fun on the red carpet and had a chat with a few people from all areas of the Beffta categories.

Stepping onto the red carpet, we were greeted by a horde of photographers, flashing lights and colors which, all together, looked like a typical hollywood blockbuster premier. There were models  dressed in very colorful attires posing for pictures, music artistes, film producers, fashion designers etc having interviews, people complimenting each other`s attires, and everyone generally socializing…and exchanging business cards.

The host of the day was comedian Eddie Kadi alongside Pauline Long. Afrocentricity Unleashed caught up with Lemar who is  a U.K R& B singer and  DJ Abrantee from Choice FM among others. Sir Trevor. who is a renowned media icon won the Beffta Lifetime achievement award, and received one of the few standing ovations acknowledged by all. Also in attendance and onstage was Fabrice Muamba, a premier league footballer who collapsed on the football pitch in march 2012, but was resuscitated by the incredible and relentless effort of paramedics and doctors. He gave a very brief but emotion provoking speech , as well as a vote of thanks for prayers by all during his difficult experience. Below a full list of winners in all categories.

Music

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
Dance

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

Comedy
Best Comedian: Eddie Kadi
Radio

Station of the year: Colourful Radio
Radio personality of the year: Julie Ann Ryan

Newspapers/Magazines/Blogs

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
Events

Best Events Promoter: Femtej Kreations media
DJ

DJ of the year: DJ Unbeetable
Photographers

Best Photographer: Sync Photography
Fashion Designers

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

Stylists

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
Models

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

Best Beauty Pageant: Miss Black Africa
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

Needless to say, it was a star-studded affair with colorful attires and hairstyles all looking very brilliant. Please find below pictures from Beffta awards 2012
courtesy of Nick Reynolds photography(www.nickreynoldsphotography.co.uk), and a video courtesy factory 78(Beffta winner for best online T.V 2011 & 2012)

Keep it locked on afrocentricityunleashed.com!
Follow us on Twitter @afrounleashed

image

image

                                                BEAUTY PAGEANTS

image

                                             EDDIE KADI AND FRIEND                                                  

image

image

                                        SIR TREVOR McDONALD(OBE)

image        

EDDIE KADI, SIR TREVOR McDONALD(OBE) RECEIVING BEFFTA LIFETIME AWARD, AND PAULINE LONG

image

                                          SIR TREVOR McDONALD(OBE)

image

    ZEKARAYAS SOLOMON RECEIVING BEST MALE DESIGNER.

                                      image

                                    AFROCENTRICITY UNLEASHED TEAM

image

                                                        MODELS

image

image

                                                     MISS GHANA 2012

image

image

AYO OJO, ADESOPE OLAJIDE, JEMMA, AND DJ LANRE(FACTORY 78 TEAM)

image

image 

Beffta awards 2012 part 1

Beffta awards 2012 part 2

About these ads
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,622 other followers