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Makeup Artist Adekemi Imevbore-Uwaga Bags the Beauty Icon Award at the 2013 BEFFTAs UK



Adekemi Imevbore Uwaga to receive BEFFTA 2013 Beauty Icon Awards - BellaNaija - October 2013

The winners keep rolling in and this time around it’s time to announce the 2013 Beauty Icon winner for the BEFFTA 2013.

Veteran Nigerian born UK-based makeup artist Adekemi Imevbore-Uwaga has been officially announced as the winner of the Beauty Icon Award for the Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts Awards UK 2013.

Kemi has been in the business of fashion & beauty for over 10 years with an impressive list of clients. She created her makeup brand KemiKings Makeup in 2002 under which she has a makeup line, teaches free classes for the less privileged and upcoming artists and supports the breast cancer foundation through the Path To Possibilities charity of the Look Good Feel Better organisation.

On receiving the BEFFTA award Kemi said “This definitely counts as one of the best things to happen to me. A recognition of this magnitude came as a surprise and I truly appreciate. Special dedication of the award to my husband, my rock and strength, my children, friends, family, colleagues and my clients.”

The celebrity makeup artist will pick up her award in London at the 5th annual BEFFTA UK anniversary celebration on Friday 25th October 2013 in the presence of an international audience and several stars from entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts in Europe, Africa, US and Asia.

Congratulations to Adekemi Imevbore-Uwaga on the award and keep refreshing for more on the BEFFTA UK Awards 2013.

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  1. Gistyinka Blog

    October 19, 2013 at 10:30 am

    Congrats to her..

  2. Peaches

    October 19, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Wow!!!!!!!!! Congrats Kemi…. she’s one of the most down
    to earth people I’ve met.. She’s a talented woman and indeed
    blessed. I pray she continues to inspire all. A worthy woman that
    deserves such accolade…

  3. Bliss berry

    October 19, 2013 at 11:18 am

    I like her hair

  4. Modella

    October 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

    How come I never heard of her? Congrat anyway

    • Anon

      October 19, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      Is it everyone you have heard of?

  5. Elegantmiss

    October 19, 2013 at 11:31 am

    Great news! She was my MUA for my big day! Awesome person
    and passionate about her work!

  6. Tito

    October 19, 2013 at 11:56 am

    Well done Kemi, proudly fediben.


    October 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    Well done Kemi. Very deserved.

  8. CC

    October 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Please Bella can u post some of her works.

  9. Sike

    October 19, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    She deserves it. I’ve followed her growth from 2009, she’s been steadfast and deserves it. Proud to see a woman doing it!!!

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      October 19, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      She truly works hard at her craft. I was on a bridal train in 2009 & she made us all up, fantastic job and the best part was the price. Doubt she’s charging those prices now but I’ve been following her work, she’s a very good MUA.

      Congrats Kemi!

  10. innocent

    October 19, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    Well done kemi. I have seen some of your works, they make sense so much…

  11. Sylvia

    October 19, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Congrats to her, she so deserves it.

  12. Lizzie

    October 20, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Congratulations Kemi!!! still saving up to have you as my MUA on d day *grin*

  13. Beauty

    October 20, 2013 at 2:32 am

    She’s very good but she actually ruined my friends wedding got there 4hrs late,left when she was meant to be there all day and still made the poor girl pay 750pounds when it was infact her trainee that did the makeup. I am sorry but pride comes before a fall wld rather go makeup less than save for her on my big day! Nonsense

    • Itunu

      October 23, 2013 at 10:46 am

      I think it’s callous of you to say this without stating what actually transpired. The bride in question is my family friend and I was with her throughout the day. The Kemi lady had an issue/ accident that day, she still came to do my family friend’s hair and makeup in the morning and put her senior assistant there for touch up while she went to sort her issue. My family friend was furious and i was too but we understood her plight later and paid her. She still came in the evening to fix her. Beauty, circumstances happen all the time and you should know this.

    • Bisqo

      October 31, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      … thanks for clarifying what Beauty said… peeps don’t know the entire story and will just be spewing s**t!
      Back to the matter, congrats Kemi, I’ve seen your work and know someone you trained and trained well. Wishing you more successes in the future!

  14. Tosin

    October 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Her hair looks soft. 🙂

  15. Hurpeyeahmie

    October 21, 2013 at 7:20 am


  16. maya

    October 21, 2013 at 10:19 am

    She is looking gorgeous, many congrats for her..

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