Lawyer Alexina Phiri has been for Best Former Beauty Queen at the BEFFTA awards, she joins Malawian hip-hop artist Tay Grin on the list of Malawians nominated for the awards.

‘I am happy to have been nominated. An opportunity to put Malawi on the map is always an honour,’ commented Alexina when asked about her nomination for such a big award.

Also nominated in the Best Former Beauty Queen category are: Shakira Nabakooza, AlexSandra Gondora, Ruvombo Chinzou, Chelsea Mandizha, Amelia Lola, Gloria Elongo, Gladys Kyotungire, Michelle Esther Vigan, Samaia Tchapesseka, Chanice Thompson.

Alexina Phiri the beauty queen who was crowned Miss Malawi UK in 2013 has said she opted to keep her crown at the expense of 1st Runner-up Miss Black Africa UK because of the passion she has for Malawi.

The beauty queen revealed to media sources that she had a choice to choose one of the two titles she won in both events.

Phiri added that her 1st Runner-up title she clinched in the Miss Black Africa UK could have brought her many opportunities if she were to keep it.

“There could have been opportunities because I could have been representing the Africa continent and there were charity events lined up for me,” she added.

Tay Grin has been nominated for Best International African Act, where he competes with, Zahara, Atumpan, Davido, Wizkid, R2bees, Sarkordie, P Square, Timaya, Olamide, Eddy Kenzo, Tillaman, Dr Sid, Radio & Weasal, Omawunmi, Wande Coal, Davido, Wiz Kid, Awilo Longomba, Tiwa Savage, Emma Nyra, VVIP, Burna Boy, Sautisol, Shatta Wale, Samini, Nathalie Makoma

Malawi, let us join hands and show our support to our own.

About BEFFTA Awards:

BEFFTA Awards is a distinctly special awards ceremony honouring the best showbiz and entertainment personalities in the black and ethnic communities in the UK, USA, Africa, Caribbean, Canada and globally. BEFFTA Awards is the first of its kind rewarding under one roof outstanding achievements and contributions from Africans, Caribbean and Asians in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts. This international prestigious ceremony celebrates an all-round accomplishments of a hard working community within entertainment and showbiz especially the unknown talent that need exposure. The awards ceremony founded by Pauline Long also aims to inspire black and ethnic personalities worldwide to achieve at the highest levels. It provides a networking platform for industry personalities.

Pauline Long was inspired to start BEFFTA awards after organising Mr and Miss East Africa UK for many years, a community project that is a voice for East African street children that she self-funded with very little resources. She however worked with so many talented people in entertainment, film, fashion television and arts who were not being celebrated despite their contributions towards the respective industries. She established BEFFTA to encourage these individuals to carry on with their industries despite challenges

The global brand BEFFTA which includes BEFFTA awards and BEFFTA TV show is owned by East End Studios Limited.

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