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PROUD: Collecting a BEFFTA Male lifetime Achievement Award, fashion designer Adebayo Jones [L] poses with a friend

THERE were lots of joyful shouts and cheers at the recent Black, Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards (BEFFTA), held at the prestigious Light House, in Camberwell, south London.

Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Pauline Young, the glitzy ceremony celebrates individuals within the entertainment and media world, and various individuals and organisations that support our community.

More than 50 awards were handed out at this year’s event, including to Barbra Blake, who won the Female Lifetime Achievement award. The Voice newspaper was celebrated for its 30-year commitment to serving the community, and won Best Community Paper of the Year.

I was awarded Media Icon of the Year, and would like to thank all those who supported me.

It was a spectacular evening, which saw the winner of Sky’s Got To Dance, Akai Osei, wow the audience, alongside musician and choreographer Turbo, who was also a finalist on Got To Dance. The night ended on a high with everybody feeling loved and appreciated.

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