Like any good awards ceremony there were laughs, tears and hiccups including a dispute over the Best Male Designer (Kanye it is anyone), Kojo leaving before he won his inspiration award and Tiny Iron giving the crowd the giggles over his pronunciation of nominees names but it was a definite success that will no doubt be built upon in 2010.

Check out Flavours behind the scenes pics of the winners, celebs and guests at the first ever BEFFTA Awards.

Pauline Long (wearing red), founded the event.


Many stars attended including Andy Abrahams (X-Factor) and model Jasmia.


The lovely Angie La Mar


Rachel Christie demonstrates why she is Miss England


RB sizes up against Tiny Iron, Britain’s Biggest Biceps at 24 inches…Posh Spices waist span!


Winners included: Dizzee Rascal- Best Male Act, David Ajala- Best Male Actor and Miss London- Best Comedian (Newcomer).


Sola Oyebade, CEO of Mahoghany, Best Modelling Agency.


And your favourite urban lifestyle fix, Flavour Magazine was named Magazine of the Year! Leonard Foster (Publisher) and Annika Allen (Editor) collect the award.


Words by Mary Bello, photography by Charles Ogunleye and Lucy Atunumuo