November 21, 2012 | By Vision Newspaper |
The 4th annual BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Awards 2012 were held at the Hippodrome in Golders Green, North London, 27th October. 3.000 nominees and well-wishers where invited to witness the award show extraordinaire.
The BEFFTA is Europe’s biggest award ceremony for black and ethnic big names in the showbiz. Founded by Pauline Long, the award aims to inspire and motivate black and ethnic minority personalities.
This years award show did not miss out on well known personalities attending the red carpet and black tie event which made everyone look and feel their best.
Some of the stars who were spotted included Sir Trevor McDonald OBE, Baroness Scotland, singer Lemar, Catwalk Professor, footballer Fabrice Muamba and Eddi Kaddy the host of the evening captivating with his charm and humor.
Well known journalist and TV-presenter Sir Trevor McDonald OBE was honored with a BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD and received a standing ovation from the 3000 audience. The Trinidadian is known for being the first black news reader on UK television.
Other winners included Lorna Sutara Gayle who picked up the BEFFTA ENTERTAINMENT ICON AWARD, model trainer Catwalk Professor who got the BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD and Eddi Kadie who took the trophy for BEST COMEDIAN.
Other winners included: 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
Radio Station of the year: Colourful Radio personality of the year: Julie Ann Ryan
Film Best director: Obi Emelonye Best Actor: Ken Smart Best Actresses: Anita Bellamy Best Film: Last Flight to Abuja
TV 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