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UK EVENT: BEFFTA AWARDS 2010

Top black and ethnic personalities within entertainment, film, fashion television and arts gathered to celebrate the red carpet VIP launch of the 2nd annual BEFFTA(Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts) awards several weeks ago. Among the special guests were former Five Star group member Stedman, Fame Academy star Audley Anderson, Junior Giscombe, radio personality Sherry Dixon and Lord Paul Johnson. For more information about this years BEFFTA Awards and to vote click HERE. Check out photographs below taken at the VIP []

PIC OF THE DAY – FOXY BROWN

Rapper Foxy Brown got dressed in pitch black darkness last night (July 25th) before jumping on stage and performing at BB Kings in New York City. Spotted @ Bossip She might have been able to get away with wearing that outfit back in the mid-late 90s….

UK EVENT: SMILER PRE-T IN THE PARK SHOWCASE

Publicly praised on-air by US Hip Hop royalty such as Nas, Damien Marley, Big Boi and Kelly Rowland, his track Enza currently the most played track on the 1Xtra B-list and hitting number five in their hip hop charts and number one on Westwood’s Top 6 at 6. The rapper has now been asked to perform at this year’s T in the Park in Glasgow, along side Jay-Z, Eminem, Dizzee Rascal and Chipmunk. For those who aren’t so familiar with South London rapper []

UK EVENT: SPOTLIGHT LDN – FEAT SCORCHER, CHERRI V, KELE LE ROC, PRINCESS NYAH, NATE JAMES, MZ BRATT AND MORE…

Featuring a whole host of great UK talent across Hip Hop, R&B, Funky and Grime including Scorcher, Cherri V, Kele Le Roc, Princess Nyah, Nate James, Mz Bratt and many more, Spotlight LDN is truly an event not to be missed! Rising Tide is one of London’s leading music industry development and youth events organisations. The Hackney-based charity has built a solid reputation supporting the development of some of the hottest new urban music stars from singer/songwriter Kersha Bailey to the country’s []

UK EVENT: AFRICA WEEKENDER – SHOWCASING THE LIGHT OF THE CONTINENT

With the preparation for the World Cup in South Africa and the excitement of 17 African nations celebrating their 50th year of independence – all eyes are on Africa. For the first time in the UK, you can experience an authentic taste of modern day Africa right on your doorstep. For one long weekend in May (21st-24th), a 72-hour entertainment extravaganza with live performances by top African artists as well as engaging activities for all the family will bring a new zest []

UK NEWS: ERYKAH BADU COMING TO THE BRIXTON ACADEMY

News spotted @ Pinboard Blog Multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter-actress ERYKAH BADU, one of the best loved, most constantly challenging and uniquely creative artists currently working in popular music, has announced a one-off London date for July. Badu whose new album New Amerykah, Part II: Return of the Ankh, was recently released to unanimous acclaim, will play the London O2 Academy Brixton (0844 477 2000) on Saturday July 24. Tickets will go on sale Friday 30th April @ 9am priced £32.50– / 0871 2200 260. Click []