Following on from my 16 day Olympic Challenge, the universe presented a nice 14 day challenge for the autumn season….
What for you might ask?
Well…. thanks to the support of my extended family (that’s you ;)) throughout the UK and abroad, I was nominated for BEFFTA’s in both the ‘Best Female Act, & ‘Best Spoken Word Artist’ categories..
On the 7th October the official nominations were announced and the public had 14days to get their voting on!!! And that they did. The word was put out and the energy began to flow and I am now happy to announce to you, my extended family that on the night of the BEFFTA ceremony which was Saturday the 27th of October 2012, I received the award for ‘Best Spoken Word Artist’…
It was an honour to have been considered the favourable choice, especially with the competition which included last year’s Spoken Word BEFFTA winner Dean Atta, fellow Spoken word artist Alim Kamara, Dan Bosi and Chaleboy the Poet.
Being the only female member of the spoken word quartet Best Kept Secret-the fact that I was the only female nominee in the Spoken Word Category didnt phase me…HOWEVER… I would really like to see more female nominees next year as there a some phenomenal women representing in this area and it would be a beautiful thing for them to be celebrated…
Having said all that it is a great pleasure to also know that Spoken Word in itself is finally being recognised in the industry as a creative art form…an as I result my contribution was recognised 🙂
Congratulations to Lady Lesherr for winning ‘Best Female Act‘, and keep up the great work…
While in a state of acknowledgement, I will also like to extend a congratulations to Pauline Long for recognising a need for the arts to be awarded and celebrated, and for her courage in going the extra mile to making the BEFFTA a reality.
Love and light 🙂