Last night the 5th annual BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) UK press and nomination launch took place in Mayfair London.

BEFFTA really should be in the Guinness Book Of Records for compiling the longest nomination lists known to man each year.  It always seems like EVERYONE throughout the African diaspora receives a nomination.


Anyway I would like to take this opportunity to announce that Mad News has been nominated for ‘Best Community News Website’. Thank you BEFFTA!


Check out the full nominees list below.



  1. Best Female Act: Emile Sande, Beverly Knight, Alexandra Burke,
  2. Best Male Act: Akala, Wiley, Skepta, Dizzie Rascal, Fuse ODG, John Hectic, Sway, Wretch 32
  3. Best Gospel Act: Divine Impact, Lyrical Soldier, one Legacy, Isebella, David Keigh, Dolly P, Guvna B, DTWG, victizzle, Jahmain King, Meleke, New Rivers Choir,  Muyiwa and Riversongz,
  4. Best Unsigned Act: Valentine, Starboy Nathan, J Appiah, Vicky Sola…

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