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A Retrospective Review of Afrocentricity Unleashed – 2012


afrounleashed picAfrocentricity unleashed would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all our followers, readers, friends, fans, retweeters, colleagues, commenters, critics and everyone who has connected with us at one point or the other in 2012.

The road to perfection is not without its “speed-breakers”, “sleeping policemen”, “potholes” and other kinds of inhibitions and inhibitors; but it also comes with its essential lessons which are learnt along this path.

Please keep your support coming since we simply CANNOT thrive without it. Our agenda, mission and vision statements have not changed i.e showing Africa, Africans, Afrocarribeans and people of African heritage in a good light, celebrating diversity in different endeavours of art, as well as being constructive critics of anything African veering off mark! We earnestly look forward to evolving more next year with newer and more exciting articles, reviews, interviews, blogs and news at your disposal.

Enjoy the slide show below showing a statistical analysis of our achievement in 2012

Many thanks to all and sundry, and do have a prosperous and productive 2013!

See you there ūüôā

Dee Ajayi
On behalf of Afrocentricity Unleashed.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 6 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

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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 ‚Äď 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)

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                                                BEAUTY PAGEANTS

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                                             EDDIE KADI AND FRIEND                                                  

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                                        SIR TREVOR McDONALD(OBE)

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

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                                          SIR TREVOR McDONALD(OBE)

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    ZEKARAYAS SOLOMON RECEIVING BEST MALE DESIGNER.

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                                    AFROCENTRICITY UNLEASHED TEAM

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                                                        MODELS

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                                                     MISS GHANA 2012

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

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Beffta awards 2012 part 1

Beffta awards 2012 part 2