The BEFFTA Awards (which stands for the Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Art -yep that’s what I thought a bit of a mouthful!) not to be confused with The BAFTA Awards as one of the guest speakers on the ‘High Table’ repeatedly got it wrong. But anyway they announced their nominees at The Hilton Metropole Hotel in London. The awards have a whopping 48 categories which mean everyone who anyone has been nominated.

Pauline Long

 “Our aim is to provide exposure for many-coming individuals who’ve contributed in someway to the industry. These awards are in recognition of those people.” said founder Pauling Long.

Guest included nominees from the entertainment industry such as

June Daley

June Daley organiser of  beauty pageant ‘Miss Jamaica UK’  which is up for Best Beauty Pageant and also has current title holder Jillian Grandison up for Best Current Beauty Queen 

Virginia Buika

Afro-spanish singer Virginia Buika

Kubi Springer

The very lovely Kubi Springer’s television show Sisterhood TV is up for Best TV Show

Rachael Williams and Hannah Osunsina

Former Miss Black Britain winners Rachael Williams (2006 – l)  and Hannah Osunsina (2007 -r) are both nominated Rachael for Best Female Model and Hannah for Best Former Beauty Queen – You go ladies!!!

Arieta Mujay and Verona White

Also fashionista (who is in this months ASOS mag) Arieta Mujay (l) and Celebrity hair stylist Verona White (r) who is nominated for Best Hair Stylist made an appearance.

 Sade SaysTo vote click here

Images courtesy of Flyer Newspaper


Mobo Awards 2009 Launch Party : The Girls

The Mobo (Music Of Black Origin) Awards Launch party was held at the swanky May Fair Hotel in London. Braving the very moody weather musicians, fashionista and the uber cool of the music industry made every effort to attend the event.  A full house = good times but who done better the Girls or the Guys? First up the girls…

Kanya King

 The Boss Lady herself Kanya King MBE sported a Christian Audigier dress.

Tulisa N Dubz

N Dubz’s Tulisa looked good in this season’s surprise colour blue . N Dubz are nominees and are up for Best Act and Best Song

Booty Luv

 Booty Love showed us some….love and looked lovely nonetheless

Jade Ewen

Jade Ewen (Nominated for Best Newcomer) looked amazing in D&G and mystified paps when she changed outfit for her performance hours later

Su-Elise Nash and Sarah-Jane Crawford

Su Elise (ex Mis-Teeq )and Sarah-Jane Crawford were right on trend with their little back mini dresses.

Sabrina Washington

Always one step ahead Sabrina Washington, pulled off this daring look


and she was one the first chicks  to rock this hair do and it still looks good.

Bev Knight

 Soul singer Beverley Knight MBE also rocked in black…

H Boogie

 As did H-Boogie who performed with Bashy on the night

Kimberly Wyatt

Adding a touch of glamour in very shinny pink was Kimberly Wyatt  from the Pussy Cat Dolls (*whisper* she’s the one that does the standing opensplit) 

Elen Rives

 Also spotted was Frank Lampard’s ex-fiancée Elen Rives who may have turned a top into a dress! (Good colour though).


 Norin however, did not represent – nice idea and all but …. No!

Mz Bratt, loving  it, loving it

Mz Bratt

 Oh no baby girl,

Ms Bratt


Cherri V

Singer whose making waves at the moment Cherri V was her usual bubbly self


 New girl group Fenix blended right in

Rachael Williams

Top Model Rachael Williams looked cute in pink


As did singer Egypt in orange whose funky house track ‘In the Morning’ is out on 7th September

Sade Says ‘Not bad Ladies’  

Images courtesy of Flyer Newspaper