Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Celebrating the UK Black Entertainment Community at The 3rd Annual UK Beffta Awards Nominations Launch Party

Seriously Doughnuts was invited to the 3rd Annual BEFFTA  Awards (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) nominations party at The Hilton Park Lane on 16th of September 2011 where the nominations for the forth coming awards were revealed.

BEFFTA Awards is a distinctly special awards ceremony honouring the best showbiz and entertainment personalities in the black and ethnic communities in the UK, USA and globally. Founded by Pauline Long,  BEFFTA Awards is the first of its kind rewarding under one roof outstanding achievements and contributions from Africans, Caribbeans and Asians in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts. This international prestigious ceremony celebrates an all round accomplishments of a hard working community within entertainment and showbiz especially the unknown talent that need exposure. 
After two successful years of BEFFTA awards in the UK and one year in the US, BEFFTA awards UK is back with a prestigious press and nomination launch 

Specially invited guests on the evening of the launch included the recently celebrated veteran entertainer and British popular soap Eastenders actress Ellen Thomas and Choice FM founder Neil Kenlock who have been great role models for the black community in the UK. The flamboyant double BEFFTA award winning model trainer and the official swimwear model trainer for Sandstorm boutique’s Miss World 2011 fashion show said, “I’m excited about the 3rd annual BEFFTA awards, the award ceremony has laid great foundation for what I am now and I’m so grateful”.
The public nominated in June and July while the panel of BEFFTA members carried on with their research and nomination until September when they came up with the final list. BEFFTA founder Pauline Long said, “the nomination process is usually lengthy and involves intense research but it’s all worth it, you only have to look at the individuals nominated to see that we are a community of very talented and creative people. A lot of the people that have been nominated work very hard behind the scenes and are very talented, these people need recognition for their contribution in the industry and that’s what BEFFTA is about”.
BEFFTA awards voting is expected to begin on 1st October with the main red carpet awards night taking place on 22nd of October at the prestigious Light House. 
Below are a few pictures of guests we met at the event...

Members of UK International Dance group-Dankira

Jean Louis

The UK's Catwalk Professor ( Swimwear Model Trainer)

Blogger Jestina George

DJ Abbass, Lanre Davies and Adesope Olajide of Factor 78

 Obonjo (Comedian)

Miss Nigeria UK, Chieni Okafor


Beth belay 

Model, Halima Ali

Model, Habenab Tesfamariam

Felix Kadzombe, Ashliegh Cloete, Lewis Machipisa

Miss Zim Diamond, Pearl Natasha Doherty

Fashion Stylist Pride Achu

Cast and Crew of TV Production - Breach Drama

Queen of Zambia, Victoria Mtonga

London's Top Youth Culture Bloggers, Peeks and Lolo of MO-AM Network

Talk Show Hostess, Princess of Arize! Princess Deun Adedoyin Solarin

Fashion Blogger, Peeks

London's  favourite youth culture fashion bloggers Peeks & Lolo with Queen of Zambia

Celebrity Makeup Artist, Karen Salandy, Erela Thomas and The Catwalk Professor


Amber and Miss Central Africa, Katherine

Peeks and Lolo with UK Girl band 4Flava

Artist Manager, Maria Adesoye and Lekan Shobiyi (Musician)

Celebrity Stylist , Savanah Barthorpe
Kelan Hunter

Blogger Mambo

Joan Makoge

Singer Khadija  Kamara & Peeks

Stylist, Pride Achu

The UK black community has certainly got talent worth celebrating...Here's wishing all the nominees the best of luck.. Checkout the list of nominees here

1 comment

  1. Fab Fab record of the event. Pics are fab. You are blessed for life.


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