Stars Celebrate Pauline Long’s Achievements

Celebrity friends recently came together in London to celebrate the achievements and generosity of BEFFTA Founder Pauline Long.

The mother of two and entrepreneur was recently listed in the Black Women in Europe Power List.

She was named together with 11 other women as the most powerful and inspirational black women in Europe. Doreen Lawrence OBE, the mother of the late Stephen Lawrence is also named on Black Women in Europe Power List.

BEFFTA Awards, founded Long, is Europe’s biggest award ceremony that celebrates and honours black and ethnic personalities in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

Long is also the founder of Mr and Miss East Africa UK.  As a passionate community personality and philanthropist, she mentors many young people in the industry and supports unsigned artists through her award-winning film studio, East End Studios.

The private dinner was organised by media icon and veteran broadcaster Princess Deun Adedoyin-Solarin.

Amongst stars and media personalities in attendance were CNN Hero and author Betty Makoni and her husband Irvine, Richard Taylor OBE, Nollywood star and PR guru Theodora Ibekwe, New African Woman magazine editor Regina Jere Malanda, Publisher David Boboye, and Daniel Olusanya – celebrity photographer Sync Photography boss.

“Pauline Long is a class act lady who is always celebrating people in our community, today is our opportunity to celebrate her achievements and kindness,” said Princess Deun.

Long and her BEFFTA team are currently busy working on BEFFTA Caribbean in Jamaica launching on 9th February. They are also preparing to launch BEFFTA Africa, Canada and Australia.

BEFFTA UK 2013 will take place on 26th October 2013 in London.  Long is also set to produce and direct a movie this year.



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