2010 Black Women in Europe™ Power Lister, Samata Angel, wins green Hollywood Oscar competition

Samata Angel

British fashion entrepreneur Samata Angel has won the Red Carpet Green Dress competition. Launched by one of Hollywood’s greener couples, Suzy Amis Cameron and James Cameron (director of blockbusters such as Avatar and Titanic) who are well known for their commitment to helping the environment, the Red Carpet Green Dress competition set the task of designing an eco-friendly dress to be worn on the red carpet. Fashion entrepreneur Samata Angel has won the competition and her winning dress will be shown on www.redcarpetgreendress.com shortly after February 23.

The amazing prize includes $2,000 cash, travel, a four-night stay at the Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica, a visit to MUSE headquarters, the opportunity to meet with Suzy Amis and James Cameron and to arrive in style at the red carpet event for the Global Green pre-Oscar party where she will walk the red carpet with the model of her choice who will wear the winning dress. Check out www.redcarpetgreendress.com for further information. And join Samata’s Facebook page.

Powerful woman – Samata Angel – Fashion designer in England

Samata Angel

Samata Angel – Entrepreneur

Designer Samata Angel set up Samata’s Muse in 2005 after years spent creating unique pieces of clothing for women. Having spent time working in the fashion industry with positions ranging from Fashion Editor of The Talent Magazine to Head of Marketing for a Japanese clothing label and later as Head of PR for an exclusive Kings Road boutique she decided to officially launch SAMATA’S MUSE following growing interest in her work.

Read more about Samata: http://www.samataangel.com/5.html. She was included in the Black Women in Europe™: Power List 2010.

1ST Annual Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards Winners List


BEFFTA AWARDS- Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Television and Arts Awards took Place at Hilton London Metropole on 17th October 2009

And the ladies in Europe who won are:

Entertainment Category


Best Female Act: Leona Lewis
Best Female UK-African Act: Shady Black


Best Female Comedian : Glenda Jaxson
Best Comedy Entertainment personality: Jocelyn Jee
Best Comedian Newcomer: Miss London

>Event promoters

Best Female DJ of the year: DJ Candice McKenzie

Fashion Category

>Fashion Designers

Best Female designer: Gisella Coutoure
Best Young Designer: Samata Angel
>Hair Stylist

Best Hair Stylist: Verona White
>Best Make-up Artist
Best Make-up Artist : Eryca Freemantle
Best Make Up Consultation: Pretty Flawless

Best female model: Jasmia Robinson
>Beauty Pageants
Best Beauty Pageant: Miss Zambia UK
Best current Beauty Queen: Andella Chileshe Matthews
Best Former Beauty Queen: Rosemary Chileshe


Best Actresses: Gugu Mbatha


Best Actress: Freeman Agyeman
Best TV Show: Sisterhood TV
Best TV personality: Trish Adudu
Best TV presenter: Rhoda Wilson

See the full list of BEFFTA winners.

The Dods & Scottish Widows Women in Public Life Awards (UK)

The Dods & Scottish Widows Women in Public Life Awards celebrate women leaders in society and seek to recognise and promote the work of women in politics, business, the civil service and community leadership.

The Awards which are now in their third year, aim to highlight the achievements of outstanding women role models amongst us.

The Awards Ceremony will be held on the evening of Wednesday 4th March 2009.

Shortlisted for – International Public Servant of the Year


Neena Gill MEP-Neena was the first Black Asian female MEP 10 years ago and has contributed greatly not only to the greater good of Europe but has been an excellent ambassador internationally particularly in South East Asia where she has led many delegations. Before this Neena was one of the first black women chief executives in the housing association sector and once again contributed to many policies and issues, in one of her chief executive roles she led a BME housing association for a number of years and brought the issues facing Asian elders and Asian women to the forefront. Throughout Neena’s working career she has always contributed 150% to all that she has undertaken, I am amazed that she has sustained this over such a long period. She deserves to be recognised as a woman that has achieved a great deal and who has contributed a great deal to society as a whole.

Shortlisted for – Entrepreneur of the Year

Samata Angel, Samata’s Muse – I would like to nominate clothing designer, author and public speaker Samata Angel for her work with Samata’s Muse and other activities. Her clothing label creates stunning, unique pieces of clothing for women and since its launch in 2005 has already been recognised for its work by awards and nominations such as the UK Urban Fashion Award “Best Couture Line 2006”, Aristoc Ultra Woman of 2007 and British Female Inventor and Innovator ‘Exceptionally Creative’ Award. In 2008, following participation in the Nolcha New York Fashion Week Angel received a letter of recommendation from Prime Minister Gordon Brown to become an ambassador for national campaign Girls! Make Your Mark. She was also a finalist for the ‘Future Fashion Star of 2008 award’ with Cosmopolitan magazine.

Samata Angel values any support that she is given; as a result she has a good relationship with all of her supporters and the team who help her. Samata is keen to affect others and is always keen to embark on new ventures. She recently completed a 7 month project, launching a guide book series for fashion designers trying to succeed in a competitive industry. The book features exclusive quotes from her supporters such as Nigel Barker of America’s Next Top Model and Celebrity Stylist Nick Ede.

Samata throws herself into charity projects and is an advocate for charity, Hives Save Lives. In fact she recently travelled to Sierra Leone and took part in a fashion show raising money for a community development project. Samata has taken numerous risks financially, emotionally and physically including working a full time job and juggling her business and fully deserves to be acknowledged for enterprising and entrepreneurial approach to life.