COMING SOON ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW , DR YVONNE BATTLE-FELTON -LECTURER AND AUTHOR

DR YVONNE BATTLE-FELTON HAS A PHD IN CREATIVE WRITING FROM LANCASTER UNIVERSITY IN CREATIVE WRITING. THIS AMAZING BLACK AMERICAN AUTHOR WILL BE A GUEST ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW- WATCH THIS SPACE

ABOUT DR YVONNE BATTLE-FELTON

Dr Yvonne Battle-Felton, author of Remembered, is a novelist, academic, host, and creative producer. Remembered (Dialogue Books 2019, Blackstone Publishing 2020), was longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction (2019) and shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize (2020).

Winner of a Northern Writers Award in fiction (2017), Yvonne was commended for children’s writing in the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize (2017) and has titles in Penguin Random House’s The Ladybird Tales of Superheroes and The Ladybird Tales of Crowns and Thrones.

Yvonne has a PhD in Creative Writing from Lancaster University and is a 2019 British Library Eccles Centre Visiting Fellow, and Principal Lecturer—Humanities Business and Enterprise Lead at Sheffield Hallam University where she lectures in Creative Writing.

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WORDS FROM THE SILVER AWARD WINNER OF THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ POETRY COMPETITION 2022

One small step for this #writer with an #Engineering degree 🥳🥳

I’m pleased to share this here. I won the Silver Award for the Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez International Online Poetry Competition 2022.

When I entered the contest, I didn’t expect to win. But I did and it counts for something. I’ve noticed that I often second-guess myself, especially when applying for an opportunity (#internships, fellowships, jobs, #writing contests). I have the let’s-see-how-it-goes mentality, which may not always be healthy. It makes you feel like there’s not much you can achieve and you end up settling for mediocre.

Henceforth, I have decided to not be afraid to take a chance on myself, to be confident about my skills, to excel. Here’s to excellence🥳.

NDUKA VICTORIA CHINWENDU

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AN INSPIRATIONAL EVENT FOR THE YOUTH – DO NOT MISS IT

LET THERE BE INSPIRATIONAL YOUTHS

Mwana & YOUTHS 2022 SAT 29 – 2022 3PM UK TIME ‼Not to be missed‼🇬🇧 UK Time 3PM🇹🇿 TZ Time 6PM🇺🇸 NYC Time 10AMLocation –

ZOOM – Online 🎥🎬Meeting ID: 851 8809 3079Passcode: 760717

ABOUT

Mwana Youth programme with Jackline Waziri will engage your children and enter them into the wonderful world of creativity, enable them to develop their voice, influence and place in society and to reach their full potential. Mwana Youth Programmes enables young people to develop holistically.Come along and support the Youth, we encourage you to INVITE other Children to Inspire✅ Motivate ✅ Network ✅ Learn ✅

SPECIAL GUEST Hadija Halifa – Age ( 14 ) Award Winning Young Journalist Reporting for the Germany International Broadcaster – DW Kiswahili DepartmentFrom Tanzania 🇹🇿

INSPIRATIONAL YOUTHS SPEAKERS

John Xavier – Author ( Age 8 ) 🇺🇸

Destiny Likambi – Author (Age 6 ) 🇬🇧

Michael Likambi – Author ( Age 7 )🇬🇧

Melissa Robert – Musician (Age 13) 🇹🇿

Nawal I Simpson-Bigger Heart Zanzibar 20🇹🇿

Latoya Likambi – Author ( Age 15 )

🇬🇧HOST Jackline Waziri – From Tanzania 🇹🇿Youth Ambassador Poet | Author of ‘Mwana’Website – Jacklinewaziri.com

#StandOut#youngauthors#youngwriters#blackauthors#inspirationalblack#Under16#under18s#Under21#buildOurYouths#EmpowerOurYouths#entrepreneurs#students#businessMinded#Inspirational#futuregeneration#Mwana#sponsership#sponsor

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1 DAY FREE CERTIFICATE TRAINING ON MEDIA LITERACY TAKING PLACE IN AKWA IBOM

 1 DAY FREE CERTIFICATE TRAINING ON MEDIA LITERACY* 
West Africa Broadcast & Media Academy (WABMA) and Enugu Literary Society (ELS) invite you to a :*1-day free certificate training on Fact Checking & Countering Misinformation*
#ProjectFactCheckNigeria
This training is scheduled to hold on 💥Saturday, 15th of Jan 2022      Time: 10a.m. – 4p.m.n💥 **Venues*: *Akwa Ibom State: *Uyo Window on America, Main Library (Permanent Site), University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom (Akwa Ibom),
*Abia State: *Confidence Hotel, Umuahia, Abia State (Abia), 
💥 Highlights:   – Fact Check Training    – Presentation of certificates   – Give away in airtime to lucky participants.    – Talk on how to study in the USA   – Tour of American Center Etc. 
Be there!💥💥
For information contact, Sms, Call or Whatsapp: 09025478072

✅ Register for free 👇🏾:https://forms.gle/xYkLFgvXoz5rEb3W6
*WABMA: Helping you communicate powerfully!*
#projectfactchecknigeria#factchecking#UsinNigeria#wabmaonline#americanconsulate#americanconsulatelagos#americanconsulategeneral #enuguliterarysociety #medialiteracy

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK- JACQUI DEFOE BASED IN THE UK

Jacqui Defoe

Jacqui also known as #JacquiWhoalwayslovestosmile worked as an Investment Banker for high net worth individuals for over a decade. After a lot soul-searching she changed her career (to give her more time with her family) and became a foster carer and has remained in this profession for over 20 years. In that time she has looked after over 30 children and given them long-term security for long periods of up to 13 years.
Jacqui has taken up motivational writing and sends inspirational messages every day to uplift individuals and make a difference in their lives . In recent times she has opened a Children’s Provision where she can provide support for up to 4 children and in her free time she enjoys walking, dancing, cycling and travelling in no particular order.

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THE POETRY OF ADEYOSOLA COLE AS PART OF THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ INTERNATIONAL ONLINE POETRY COMPETITION 2022

Adeyosola Cole is a poet from Lagos,Nigeria. Born on the 23rd of November 2003. An aspiring nurse of the university of Port-Harcourt , she loves to read , write and cook. She also took part in THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ INTERNATIONAL ONLINE POETRY COMPETITION 2022 and her amazing poem can be found below

Title: A slave’s Odyssey


My feet hurts!

This journey of ours burns my sole in circles

It’s a curse! I am not excluded,

To make it worse; I know

My ancestors worked and made it history ,

Instead, my master ignored their works,

His treachery outscored Momma’s teachings

He swore to rob everyone off their treasures,

our colorful world burnt

spurned by many is 

My masters manifesto of lies 

Easy to recall , just a show of power

A window to his deceit

Like the height of a bamboo tree ,hard to reach

Poverty’s vento taking his people away

The heat of the coal blows the populace

He runs miles away to glow in abundance of air

A psycho I am called for stripping him 

My ink lays in an inferno of truth

For the orphans ,widows and my fellow citizens.              –

Memory’s quill

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MR ISO BASSEY ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW – WATCH THIS SPACE

Mr Iso Bassey is an IT Consultant, entrepreneur and social advocate. He will be a guest on THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW to talk about THE CROSS RIVER MOVEMENT. Watch this space for an inspirational interview with Mr Iso Bassey

INFORMATION ABOUT MR ISO BASSEY CAN BE FOUND BELOW

Iso Bassey is an IT consultant, entrepreneur, social advocate and founder of ACADEMIX (www.academix.ng) – Africa’s fastest growing eLibrary.

He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and a Masters in Information systems from the University of Leeds (UK). He is also an alumnus of the London School of Economics and Sung Kyun Kwan University.

He spent 8 years delivering web-based enterprise software systems to some of the UK’s leading companies including Reed Business Information, Pfizer and Bechtel.

In 2004 Iso founded http://www.nigeria-friends.com – Nigeria’s first social networking website which at the time of his exit had over 80,000 members and 10,000 schools.

Upon his return to Nigeria in 2007, Iso consulted for a number of organisations including the R.E.A.D. Africa Foundation where he played a key role in bringing to birth the maiden edition of the acclaimed Garden City Literary Festival. He has gone on to consult for both private and public organisations in Nigeria.

He served for 5 years as Special Assistant to the Governor of Cross River State on Information and Communication Technology and headed operations at the Rainbow Foundation (project manages the Port Harcourt UNESCO World Book Capital 2014).

In 2015, he founded ACADEMIX.NG – an eLibrary of Africa focused research which was a finalist of the Thomson Reuters Africa Startups Challenge, 2016 having been identified as a “High growth, high potential company”.

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“ALONG THE WAY” BY THE AMAZING JACKLINE WAZIRI

The amazing UK based Jackline Waziri from Tanzania is a Published Poet, The CEO of Mwana Events and The AFRICA4U YOUTH AMBASSADOR FOR THE UK. She also took part in THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION 2022

HER AMAZING POEM CAN BE FOUND BELOW . Watch this space for more initiatives by Jackline Waziri

Along the way

The journey may seem unclear
It is with your own eyes
That you must see

The journey may seem far
It is with your hands
That you must part a way

The journey may seem cold
It is with your warmth
That they must feel

The journey may seem unlit
It is with your light
That you must share

The journey may seem heartless
It is with your eternal
That you are deathless

The journey may seem silent
It is with your words
That you are heard

The journey may seem dark
It is your self
That you must find

The journey may seem soundless
It is your echo
That will live to tell

The journey may seem everlasting
It is your only chance
This is the way

©Jackline Waziri
Writer | Poet | Author
Jacklinewaziri.com
Happy New Year Everyone 

🎊🎉🌟

#tanzania #spokenword #mindfulness

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INSPIRATIONAL POETRY BY JENNIFER SOBOLA DA SWEETNEZZ

#RIEPDAD 🙏🏽🕊


“Nothing can replace the feeling of emptiness knowing that you’re gone

A repeat for what has been and gone my soul seems to forever long

You were everything you were supposed to be and so much more

Knowledge of that truth only cements my restlessness

And the hatred of my inability to accept my loss

Your swift departure remains a torturing mystery

Longing for an understanding of what is supposed to be

I will never be free

I stand

Guilty

of Regret.

I miss you

Daddy…

I love you Dad

And I can’t forget the day we first met

Even though the truth is it’s sad

I can’t remember it in its entirety

I just know the moment was special to me

It was the first moment,

I laid eyes on you

The first moment I felt love in my heart

From the very start

And I knew it to be true,

You see really it wasn’t all that knew to me,

As months before I laid eyes on you

I met my mother

And her love was pure

Instant and raw

Overwhelming everlasting honest and fluid

Hers was the truest

Form of love I ever knew

And I felt it with you too

I knew that you were my Father

You were my Dad

The other half of me

And I knew you would always protect and guide me

With everything that you had

All that you were

And all that you came to be

Your love was resilient

Your love was my wall

The soft fortress I fell back on

Whenever I would trip or fall

You never lost faith

In the woman you believed I could be

I am forever in your debt

I never got to show you

While you breathed air smiled and wept

But now that you are my Angel

I’ll show you how bright my soul shines

You will hear my voice

Angels will rejoice

Your spirit lives on,

Forever through ascendance…”

💔

Kind Regards 


Jennifer Sobola 


Da Sweetnezz

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OUR VIEWERS ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT ROGER OKEWOLE ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW

Roger Okewole is a Civil Engineer and the Visionary of 9ja Pop Art. He is based in New Jersey, USA.

He was recently a guest on THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW to talk about his creativity, his passion and THE 9JA POP ART INITITIATIVE. This was an informative show which was enjoyed by all our viewers . CLICK ON THE LINK HERE TO WATCH THE SHORT INTERVIEW

INFORMATION ABOUT ROGER CAN BE FOUND BELOW

I am Roger Okewole and 9ja Pop Art is a peek into my imagination!

INSPIRATIONS: More than Dali, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein is my main artistic inspiration. I couldn’t have been older than eight when Mom was showing me Lichtenstein’s works in World Book Encyclopedia.

BEGINNINGS: My parents bought a few of those thick coffee table art books with photos of the great paintings by Old Masters, alongside Greek and Roman sculptures. I was studying anatomy and perspective from those books from a very early age. My folks also bought me every age-appropriate comic book they could find, which truly unlocked my imagination.

I first exhibited in a gallery when I was about 11 years old. I was designing costumes and banners for carnivals in Nigeria when I was in my early teens. I was 16 when I got my first graphics job with an advertising agency in Lagos.

I worked as a graphic artist while at college in Nigeria and the USA. I did all this without a single day in art school. My folks insisted I follow the “responsible eldest son” path and I got a Civil Engineering degree and an MBA.

Then things changed…After about a 10-year hiatus spent climbing the corporate ladder, I formed 9ja Pop Art to bring my artistic side back to life.

MEDIA: I mostly use pencils, inks, watercolor pencils and computer graphics; I like to mix it up and my creative impulses tend to go in very different directions. The only thing I never do is photobashing

I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I have!!!

My art business has been designated as a “Trusted Art Seller” with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.

ROGER OKEWOLE

#pop art #nigeria #jamaica #inspiration

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