January, a time to plan and have loads to look forward too! Below is who I look forward to seeing more from this year! (Hmmm this could be subject to change as the year progresses but hey it’s a start).
So in no particular order heres the SS List for 2010…
The 1st ever Black Tie Comedy Awards took place in the Indigo 2 in the O2 arena. In plush surrounding with champagne, canapés, Sleek MakeUp goody bags and the funniest players in urban comedy; a little bit of history was made as there has never before been an event that has rewarded urban comedy in such a way.
It’s been 3 years in the making and a true a labour of love. ‘Find Her Keep Her’ by first time British Nigerian director Namure Aibangbee premiered at the VUE cinema in the O2 Arena London. In lush surroundings, canapés were served courtesy of celebrity Chef Collin Brown which set the mood of the night. Everyone and their mum attended and was enjoyed by cast and guests such as
Lead male in the film Kojo (Charles Knight) who gave us ladies a treat as he showed off a very defined body and his acting skills weren’t bad either! Here pictured with supporting actress Bianca Simmone who gave a great performance as the gold digging Denise
The beautiful Rachel Ritfeld (lead actress in the film who plays Simone) looked every bit the red carpet starlet as she attended with her new husband footballer Damien Francis
Also in attendance was Celebrity DJ Longers and actor Jordan Pitt who plays Tyler Babatunde
The talented Natalie Duvall
And the equally talented Natalie Barrett
Comedian Miss London and Yondie Murray
Tiny (loving the T-shirt)
A very happy director Namure Aibangbee
And Raymond Burell (Ray Harris) and his real life fiancée Sian Brown-Cameron who plays his assistant in the film
Sade Says ‘Support UK Talent!’
Images courtesy Raeqwon Varlour Photography
So the first Annual Beffta Awards took place at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in London. In lush surroundings the Awards were hosted by Comedian Richard Blackwood and newcomer Miss London.
As it is was their first year there were quite a few hiccups but the audience appreciated the effort and all that came on staged vowed to and encouraged people to continue to support the event . This took the emphasis away from the few guest presenters and winner that came down with a sudden case of Kanye fever and felt the need to say exactly what was on their mind! tut -tut
Guests and Winners included ex X-Factor contestant Andy Abraham with his wife Denise
The current Miss England Rachel Christie who was right on trend with her sparkly little number
Celebrity DJ Longers
The UK queen of comedy Angie Le Mar as always was very very very funny!
Model Jasmia Robison who wore a Gavin Pierre Medford dress and won Best Female Model
Tiny body builder/actor presented the film section. Here he demonstrates his talents. He currently holds the title of Britain Biggest Biceps at a whopping 24 inches (I swear down that’s like a waist! To clarify his arm is equal to a person’s waist!!!!!!!!!!) Tiny also appears in new film Dead Man Running which stars 50 cent and Ashley Walter which is out October 30 http://www.deadmanrunning.com/
The talented Miss London who rocked a Georgie W Couture dress was chuffed when she won Best Comedian Newcomer
Media guru Sherry Dixon looked fabulous in a Gisella Couture red dress and presented the Newspaper and Magazine of year of which Flyer Newspaper won Best Community Newspaper!
and Flavour Magazine won Magazine of the Year which was picked up by Leonard Foster (Publisher) and Annika Allen (Editor) pictured.
Aspiring actor David Ajala won Best TV Actor
Best female designer was picked up by the fantastic mother and daughter duo Gisella Couture
Noella Coursaris who most will remember for being the face of Sleek won best international Model
Sola Oyebade Chief Executive of Mahogany group cleared up by winning best Event Promoter (Mahogany Productions), Best Modeling Agency (Mahogany Models) & Best Male Model (Ibukun Jegede)
At the end of it all Event organiser Pauline Long received an award from Richard and Miss London for her efforts.
Sade Says ‘recognising achievements is always a good thing!’
Images courtesy of The Award Winning Flyer Newspaper