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As voting closes on the MOBO nominations for 2009, a new Black awards ceremony announces itself to the world.

And Four Kornerz, the London Community Gospel Choir, Tryumf and Sonnie Badu are the four inaugural nominees in the ‘Gospel’ category for the first Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion and Arts  (BEFFTA) awards.

Saxophonist Yolanda Brown also had a nod for ‘Best Female Act’ to crown her ‘Best Jazz’ MOBO nomination for the second year running.

The BEFFTAs have been set up to ‘honour the best personalities in the UK and globally’, and the 40 voting categories include areas as diverse as dance, fashion choreographers, newspapers and event promoters.

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