Archive | October, 2012

Beffta Awards 2012 Winners. Did your Idol win anything?

30 Oct

Entertainment Category

Music

  1. Best Female Act: Lady Leshurr
  2. Best Male Act: Valentine
  3. Best Gospel Act:London Community Gospel Choir
  4. Best International Act:Ruff Kid
  5. Best UK AfroBeats Act: May7ven
  6. Best UK Caribbean Act: Sandra Cross
  7. Best International Afrobeats Act:Juliana Kanyomozi
  8. Best International Caribbean Act: Sean Paul
  9. Best Producer:Victizzle
  10. Best Video Director: Sesan

Dance

  1. Best Dance Act: CEO Dancers
  2. Best Dance Choreographer: Tony Adigun

Comedy

  1. Best Comedian: Eddie Kadi

Radio

  1. Station of the year:Colourful Radio
  2. Radio personality of the year: Julie Ann Ryan

 

Newspapers/Magazines/Blogs

  1. Best Community Newspaper: The Vision
  2. Magazine of the year: Afro Pulp
  3. Journalist of the year: Belinda Otas
  4. Blog of the year: We Plug Good Music

Events

  1. Best Events Promoter: Femtej Kreations media

DJ

  1. DJ of the year: DJ Unbeetable

Photographers

  1. Best Photographer: Sync Photography

Fashion Designers

  1. Best Male Fashion Designer: Zekaryas Solomon
  2. Best Female Fashion Designer: Linda Mirembe

Stylists

  1. Best Hair Stylist: Edee Beau
  2. Best Wardrobe Stylist: Erica Matthews

 

Make-up Artists

  1. Best Make-up Artist: Kristy Prince

Fashion Choreographers

  1. Best Fashion Choreographer:Yvonne Simon

Models

  1. Best male model: Salisu Abdullai
  2. Best female model:Lisette Mibo
  3. Best Modelling Agency: Demus Castings

Beauty Pageants

  1. Best Beauty Pageant: Black Africa
  2. Best Beauty Queen: Miss Congo UK 2012
  3. Best Former Beauty Queen: Shirley Dee
  4. Best Beauty Pageant Director: Jacqueline Wabara

Film Category

  1. Best director:Obi Emelonye
  2. Best Actor: Ken Smart
  3. Best Actresses:Anita Bellamy
  4. Best Film:Last Flight to Abuja
  5. Best screenwriter/Scriptwriter :  Maxine Chantel
  6. Best theatre production :Belong by Bola Agbaje

TV Category

  1. Best Actress: Chizzy Akudolu
  2. Best Actor: Wale Ojo
  3. Best TV Station:VOX Africa
  4. Best TV Show: Meet The Adebanjos
  5. Best TV personality: Femi Amusan
  6. Best presenter: Fernand Frimpong Jnr
  7. Best Webseries:All About The McKenzies
  8. Best online TV: Factory 78

ART Category

  1. Best Spoken Word Artist/Poets – Oneness Sankara
  2. Best Art Director: Ola Shobowale

BEFFTA UK Special Awards 2012

  1. BEFFTA YOUNG ACHIEVER AWARD: J-SOL
  2. BEFFTA INSPIRATION AWARD: Alim Kamara
  3. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: General Saint
  4. BEFFTA FILM ICON: Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
  5. BEFFTA ENTERTAINMENT ICON: Lorna Sutara Gayle
  6. BEFFTA MEDIA ICON: Princess ‘Deun Adedoyin-Solarin
  7. BEFFTA CREATIVE PERSONALITY: Charlotte Mensah
  8. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: Dj Abrantee Boateng
  9. BEFFTA LEADERSHIP AWARD: Dayo Olomu
  10. BEFFTA EXCELLENCE AWARD: Catwalk Professor
  11. BEFFTA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Sir Trevor McDonaldOBE
      

Reviewing the Beffta awards night 2012.

30 Oct

Saturday 27th October saw the 4th annual prestigious BEFFTA awards event at the Hippodrome London. Filled with industry personalities and experts, making it to me the biggest Black event of the year. If you missed it, well you have yourself to blame given the utmost publicity given to it.

Well back to it, the venue was packed with 3000 enthusiastic audience from far and wide, of any colour and race. The red carpet was dazzling and glittering with stars and  beautiful Queens and well groomed Kings of Black entertainment and lifestyle . Among the stars are the global singing sensation Lemar, our very own Fabrice Muamba, and Sir Trevor Mc Donald who recieved a life time recognition award with a standing ovation from the 3000 loyal fans. Proving trully that he is a legend of Broadcast. We love you Sir Respect to whom it is due. (Look out for C. Hub next issue out December for details on the life of Sir Trevor Mc Donalds as the first Black British Broadcaster)

Any way C. Hub was there live and we got chatty with the founder Pauline Long and this is what she had to say,

“I’m extremely happy to see BEFFTA fulfilling it’s purpose and the purpose being honouring and celebrating a truly talented and hard-working community. People came together to network and appreciate each other’s accomplishments. I’m so grateful for everyone that attended, at BEFFTA awards everyone is special. We honoured a legend, Sir Trevor McDonald with a standing ovation. We honoured unsung talent and as always we will continue to appreciate everyone that contributes to entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts awards. We look forward to yet another special BEFFTA 2013 which will be our grand 5th year anniversary”

Pictures and more highlights of the event will be on the next issue of C. Hub magazine. Watch out!!!.

News Alert!!! How to beat hurricane Sandy straight from the White House!!!

30 Oct

As communities up and down the East Coast sort refuge from the arrival of  Hurricane Sandy , President Obama is urging residents in the path of the storm to heed warnings from state, local, and tribal officials to start on a stay alive move away from this zone. Earlier today, he spoke from the White House Briefing Room.

Watch President Obama speak about Hurricane Sandy.

The President  also want to make sure you have the latest guidance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. If you don’t live in an area affected by Hurricane Sandy, please pass this along to anyone you know who does.

For more information, be sure to check out FEMA.gov.

Below are further Facts and checks you must adhere to for your safety.

  • Follow the direction of local officials — If told to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • Know the forecast in your area — Continue to monitor your NOAA Weather Radio and your local news for severe weather updates, warnings and watches. Follow your forecast at weather.gov on your computer or mobile.weather.gov on your phone.
  • Turn around, don’t drownThe potential for heavy rains can also lead to flooding, or flash flooding in some areas. Driving through a flooded area can be extremely hazardous.
  • Make final preparations — If you’re further inland, now is the time to make final preparations. Visit ready.gov and be ready for power outages and stock up on emergency supplies of food, water, medications, and other supplies.
  • Check on your neighbor — Make sure they’re safe and  ready, too.
  • Finding shelters — Download the Red Cross Hurricane app (redcross.org/mobile-apps/hurricane-app), visit redcross.org/find-help/shelter, or check your local media outlets. You should also register on redcross.org/safeandwell, a secure and easy-to-use online tool that helps families connect during emergencies. Finally, you can download the FEMA smartphone app (fema.gov/smartphone-app) or text SHELTER and your Zip Code to 43362 (4FEMA). Standard rates apply.
  • Donate blood — If you don’t live in an affected area, please consider donating blood, because numerous blood drives have been canceled as a result of the storm. To schedule a blood donation or for more information about giving blood or platelets, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Mi-Fone set to boost Kenyan comedy industry through its bid to promote local comedians.

28 Oct

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Mi- fone announces its bid to sponsor  series of comedy sessions by way of endorsement and promoting the works of these creatives a move which has been dubbed Mi-comedy. This is seeks to nuture and promote upcoming local comedians helping to make sure that Kenyan comedy recieves the continent wide recognition that it deserves. Mi- fone in trying to actualise this, will upload the comedy clips from shows onto their all Mi-fone handsets thereby making available Kenyan comic vibrancy to its consumers.

Among the comedians benefiting from this measure include Chipukeezy and JB (Dr King’Ori). In response to the move, Jb inset left expresses his excitement and joy adding, “it is an innovative idea. This will make it more convinient for people to access Kenyan comedy across Africa. When Mi-Fone told me that my comedy will be loaded to their handsets, I felt honoured that they appreciate the work that we do. This will now help people who are not able t attend my show or who can’t see me on TV to have a taste of my comedy in the palm of their hands.

Chipukeezy inset below also added that,”for comedy to grow in Kenya, it requires hardwork and dedication and there is no doubt that Mi-fone will make this a more enjoyable venture for us all”. Both comedians who have already been on the Hot Seat on KTV and Kiss TV respectively agreed that comedy is growing in Kenya and believes it will grow even bigger with mi-fone partnership.

Speaking of the move, Nicholas Regisford, Mi-Fone’s Chief concluded, “This partnership with these artists across the continent is aimed at creating a platform for local talents across Africa to be recognised and appreciated. In doing this, we provide aspiration, bringing these talents to the reach of our consumers. Mi-fone is serious about building an entertainment platform amongst African creatives and this is demonstrated by the wide amount of content available to on Mi-Fone handsets. Mi-fone continues to innovate while uplifting and promoting homegrown talents”.

Mi-fone will also be making these acts money as well by having their works  available for download via Mi-Apps.

Mi-fone is the first African mobile devices brand established to focus on the growing needs of mass-market sector throughout Africa. Their services  to Africa is conducted via offices and service centres based in Johannessburg , Nairobi, and Mauritius.

To listen to the comedy clips visit : www.soundcloud.com/mi-comedy/tracks?format=html.

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