ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, MARION AMANAMBU – FOUNDER OF NIGERIAN CELEBRITY NETWORK AND BROADCAST JOURNALIST

Marion Amanambu is the unrivaled queen of journalistic sarcasm. 

Founder CEO Nigerian Celebrity Network. 

Owner, Cicci FabLoso Inc. dealers in exotic Jewelry & accessories

Broadcast Journalist 

Content Editor/Creator 

IT Development Project Program Manager,

Travel Enthusiast, 

Businesswoman with over 1.6 million Instagram followers. 

Cicci FabLoso Media Mgt Inc. (Television, Music Production & Artiste Management). 

Healthcare Administrator (MBA)

Project Management Profession(PMP)

A visionary business consultant with a hollistic birds eyeview of your product and project development lifecycles.  A self-made enterpreneur, Producer & Director of #PillowTalkwithFab” Travel Show

PERSONAL BRAND 

Marion was born over 50 years ago in Lagos, Nigeria. 

She started her career in media over 25 years ago as a Client Communication Manager with a small Advertisement Agency in Apapa Lagos, Nigeria. 

She quickly transitioned into Broadcast Media and Journalism, co-producing and hosting content for a private Independent television producer in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. 

She became successful with her weekly television show titled” HOME IMPROVEMENT TELEVISION” which had a weekly run on the largest network, television station in Nigeria at the time, Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).

She was subsequently cast and hired to co-host a brand new innovative & groundbreaking daily weekday Breakfast Show” on national TV called Daybreak Nigeria

The Producer Yinka Craig was so impressed by her outstanding performance that he hired her immediately. 

She later moved to the United States in 2001 after an invitation by the United Nations to attend a global conference on the Environment and Sustainable Development. Specially hand-picked to represent Nigeria by legendary Philanthropist, Writer & Author, Naiwu Osahon.

Before her relocation to the USA, Marion hosted her own weekly show on the national TV Network (Nigerian Television Authority) called “The Environment” where she pioneered her TV show that acted as a societal watchdog for politicians and government officials, thus ensuring their public transparency, social accountability and civic responsibilty.

Marion Amanambu co-host for the “Daybreak Nigeria TV Show” alongside veteran ace broadcaster, Yinka Craig.

GOALS AND ACHIEVEMENTS 

Marion’s ability to manage people, processes, and resources is second to none. 

She has had many years of hardcore personal handson experience managing multi-million dollar enterprise level initiatives, interacting with and managing projects and people from all walks of life. 

In the last 15 years, Marion has worked actively in the IT, Healthcare, Insurance, and Retail Industry managing and overseeing multiple million-dollar enterprises, scopes, strategies, projects, and business initiatives. 

She is involved in process improvement as well as implementing brand-new technologies, in support of governmental mandates, critical missions, and businesses’ critical applications. 

Marion currently consults for large multi-national organisations leading both IT and Business transformation and strategic initiatives leading agile and hybrid teams and overseeing 3rd Party Vendor On Prem and Cloud, Data technology and Network implementations from initial engagement – RFI, RFP, through final vendor selection, SOW and contracting. 

At a given time, Marion works with more than 25 different business areas including Risk Management, Audit, Advanced Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Reporting, DevOps, Process Engineering, Operational Readiness, Change Management, HR, Training & Dev, etc directly managing more than 150 resources on an initiative. 

As a founder and CEO of Nigerian Celebrity Network, an organization that plays a pivotal role in uniting indigenous and Nigerian Celebrities in the diaspora, her achievements include providing a platform for equal collaboration which has helped to sustain the international public image of the Nigerian entertainment industry. 

In an effort to distinguish her brand, Marion Amanambu made a historic 23-day trip across Asia, journeying through 7 countries and 8 cities in 2018. Sharing live videos from each country and city; mesmerizing her social media followers.

She was notably the first black woman to step on Kota Kinabalu Island in Malaysia according to a Borneo woman she met during her adventure.

As part of her 23 day Asia Tour in 2018 Marion visited 10 cities in 7 countries 

Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Bangkok & Ayatthuya (Thailand), Singapore, Hong Kong

Kuala Lumpur & Kota Kinabalu (Malaysia)

Manilla & Makati (Philippines)

Guangzhou (ChIna)

Cicci FabLoso as she is fondly called by family, friends, and fans and is an”Enigma”

Her mysterious nature and her Social Media posts are outstanding. 

Her knack for thought-provoking journalistic writing and video blog is exhilarating and addictive. 

She is notorious for infusing subtle, sarcasm into her work. 

Her choice of words and play on words come across as a little too honest and opinionated; perhaps too direct to handle for an unprepared mind 

Her thought-provoking semantics have stirred numerous social media debates and reactions. 

She is an achiever, a lion’s heart, who dares to venture where most will not attempt 

She continually pushes her journalistic and creative abilities beyond the envelope. 

Her talents are endless. 

A recording artiste, a lyricist, a poet, and a spoken word artist.

Happiness and wellness is a mindset! – BY COACH WAYNE DAWSON, BASED IN THE STATES

💥Happiness and wellness is a mindset!

💢Fellas!!! Get out of your head!

Researchers, philosophers, religious and political leaders, politicians and scientists have long known…

💡Your mindset directly affects your state of happiness and overall wellbeing.

Stop worrying about missed opportunities! They cannot be undone.

Never invite anxiety by being fixated with the future. It is uncertain.

📌Instead do these things:

✅Surround your self with positive-vibes people and environment.

✅Exercise consistently to keep your body (and mind) attuned and charged with optimal vitality.

✅Eat fresh, wholesome food to fuel and sustain your life-activities.

✅Everything is not about you. Free yourself from personalizing “stuff.” Less baggage to carry.

✅Be grateful for all your “gifts.” Gratitude occupies space, replacing scarcity and lack.

Follow me for the continuation in today’s follow-up post!

See you at the top

☯If this message resonates with you, please like, share or comment.

Coach Wayne

#personalwellness#happiness#abundancemindset#attitudeofgratitude

ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK , WAYNE DAWSON – STRATEGIC MINDSET COACH BASED IN THE STATES

Welcome to VIP Transformative Living LLC. I am Wayne Dawson (Coach Wayne, VIP), your Transformational and Strategic Mindset Coach. I help men experiencing transitions in their lives, such as careers, relationships and wellness, become “unstuck” and escape crisis .

My signature approach focuses on eliminating limiting beliefs, uncovering core values, exploring sub-conscious levels of identity and aligning them with a renewed purpose

The VIP vision & mission

I envision a world in which aspiring men of color can live a life of fulfillment and significance.

My mission is pure and simple: to help men of color successfully navigate life-transitions so they may become unstuck, and live their lives with a sense of purpose!

ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK -DYLAN MONTAGUE – YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR AND FOUNDER OF TRUE TINGS

By way of introduction my name is Dylan Montague a young entrepreneur from Lambeth and the founder of True Tings. 

True Tings is a social impact business set up to advance socio-economic change and cultural preservation for diverse communities by providing a space for intergenerational conversations and meaningful events by providing a home for our Mature population to Dine, Dance and Reconnect.

Home page

www.truetings.org

I was motivated to set up True Tings when I realised through my discussions with the elder community on my podcast (Cooked_food_podcast on instagram & spotify), that many were isolated, lonely, and anxious about the future due to the recent pandemic and guidelines for socialising. 

We are tackling the loneliness we have in our communities by holding bimonthly events for our older population where I will provide a range of Caribbean cuisine, a networking segment for the attendees to sit 1:1, talk and connect amongst themselves with questions as aid for their conversation to make their interactions as fruitful as possible. 

ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK – SERENA FRANKLIN, LONDON BASED SENIOR MORTGAGE BROKER

INFORMATION ABOUT SERENA FRANKLIN CAN BE FOUND BELOW

SERENA FRANKLIN CeMap

Senior Mortgage Broker 

Having worked in the mortgage industry for more than 10 years, it has been a roller coaster, to say the least. I have seen the peaks and troughs of UK house prices and witnessed first-hand how lenders react in both scenarios. 

In 2017, I achieved the Commercial Success Award and I was shortlisted for the Woman in Finance Award in 2018. While these awards reflect my hard work and enthusiasm for the mortgage industry, nothing beats the highly positive feedback from my clients, which can be seen via Google reviews. I am very much client-centric and take pride in the service I deliver. 

It’s extremely rewarding to be an integral part of the real-life dreams and ambitions of my clients, particularly when we’re able to overcome what seemed to be impossible to beat obstacles. The mortgage sphere is constantly changing as well as evolving and no case is the same, making my career an ever-learning experience.

I love to travel and enjoy an action-packed trip away, some of the activities I enjoy include snorkelling, kayaking and tubing. I have a strong fear of heights and I hope to overcome this one day.

serena@fmfinancialservices.co.uk

0208 159 4000

NNABÖ: INSIGHTS ON EFIK WAR DANCE MASQUERADE – WRITTEN BY HOLYNS HOGAN

NNABÖ: INSIGHTS ON EFIK WAR DANCE MASQUERADE

© Holyns Hogan, 2023

Definitively, Nnabö is an Efik popular ancient war [dance] masquerade that is naturally characterized by “guided violent attributes” that can extremely be fatal, ghastly or destructive if not well checked by its chieftains, law or tradition. Arguably, Nnabö behaviour is usually spiritually orchestrated by Nnabö deity (Abasi Nnabö)/ mbukpo Nnabö (Nnabö ancestors), under the influence of the heavy alcoholism, incantations, invocations/libation that traditionally wakes and sustains its “wild spirit” with heavy, serious and fast drumming, singing and dancing excitements.

Historically, the origin of Nnabö, though shrouded in mystery, with very little or no literature to guide interested researchers in oral or written form, traces amongst other accounts to an unascertained origin in the ancient war dance used by a famous Efik prince, seadog/ warlord that later became King Archibong II, Eyo Asiböñ Mminika and his men to celebrate their subjugation of the Tom Shott Island pirates, the killing and returning to old Calabar with the head of their king and NKANDA war deity of Obodom Etak Ukim in the late 1800s.

Accordingly, some critics argue that if truly Nnabö origin has anything to do with Obodom Etak Ukim and the Isangheli war deity called Nkanda, as implied in the referred historical account, it follows logically that the name Nnabö is originally of Efut Usakedet (Isangheli) descent. The rest of the story is deliberately left as an academic challenge/ motivation to opposing critics and historians to prove otherwise and in doing so, provide more useful debates and knowledge about Nnabö history for future reference/research learning purposes.

Traditionally, Nnabö comes in variant fearsome yet colourful types. They are mostly arranged in no specific order except deliberately set for a cultural carnival parade, formal road show, public, state or national arts and culture festival/contest.

Nnabö usually comprises a choric force of initiates/admitted talented male drummers and singers, the EKÖÑ (eka Nnabö, mkpökpörö, Nnabö, ebua itök- the forerunner), “swords men”/traditional fencers (mkparawa ukwa), “Nnabö flag men”, “spiritual light/juju plate bearer”, chief priest and/or ayabom- “the heavily charcoaled physical reps of the ancestors”.

On the usual “rectangular board head” of every Nnabö masquerade, traditionally sits a real /improvised human skull, adorned with cowries (mbamba), ndam (dyed raffia) and mkpatari (cautus spectabilis) and/or ntinya believed to carry the presence of the ancestors and the gods of Nnabö as spiritual protectors, guide and energizers. Cowries and other “traditional pictographic materials” are equally used to design “Nnabö face cover”.

NOTE

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PROMOTING IKORODU TO THE REST OF THE WORLD – INTERVIEW WITH BLACK BRITISH BORN INGRAM JONES, COMING SOON

PROMOTING IKORODU TO THE REST OF THE WORLD – INTERVIEW WITH BLACK BRITISH BORN INGRAM JONES, COMING SOON ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW .

THIS IS A SHOW YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS

ABOUT INGRAM JONES

An enterprising and dynamic community leader with a proven track record in identifying and executing trailblazing public projects to engage disadvantaged and hard-to-reach members of society. Using compelling powers of communication and charismatic presence gained from over 5 years as a rising journalistic and media personality, serving as the catalyst for lasting economic and cultural change for previously excluded groups. A calculated risk-taker who can turn visions for a better world into palpable pathfinder projects with sure-fire measurable results.

1ST EVER LEEDS AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE THIS YEAR – DO NOT MISS IT

1ST EVER LEEDS AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE THIS YEAR – DO NOT MISS IT

Hello Everyone,

I am Ndidi Nkwopara, Creative Producer @Soaring With Didi.

I am thrilled to announce that Soaring With Didi will be producing the first Leeds International African Festival as part of the Leeds 2023 Year of Culture.

2023 will be a year of Culture like no other. In collaboration with our major partners, we are excited to bring together the African communities in Leeds to shout about their heritage and let their culture loose through african arts exhibition, cooking competitions, music & dance performances within the week of 8th-15th of July!

If you are an African living in Leeds, be a part of this!

If you an artist and you want to collaborate- go to http://www.leeds2023.co.uk and www.soaringwithdidi.com

Get involved! Ariella Sheabutter

ALSO WATCH THIS SPACE FOR THE INTERVIEWS WITH THE AMAZING TEAM WHO WILL BE GUESTS ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW

#Leeds2023#soaringwithdidi#leeds#africansinthediaspora

“LEAD ME NOT INTO TEMPTATION” WRITTEN BY OLUMIDE HOLLOWAY

Are you okay?” She asked as she stopped by his side.

He stood upright from leaning on the railings to look at her.

He nodded, “yes, I’m good.”

“I noticed you walked away from the group. And I was wondering why are you not mixing with the ladies or gisting with your guys.”

He shrugged his shoulders, “sometimes I prefer my own company.”

She smiled at him, “would like to be part of your company.”

He smiled back, “that would be nice, but someone is actively occupying that role,” he said and flashed his wedding ring.

She stretched her hand and held his left hand gently, caressing his wedding ring finger. “I’m aware of that, and I’m still interested.”

“Haa, but there are plenty fine, single guys here that would love to be yours.”

“It’s you I want. I like your gentle, quiet nature. I find it fascinating and attractive.”

“Lead me not into temptation, I can find it myself.”

She moved closer to him and held his chin with one of her hands.

“I promise you, it won’t be a waste of sin.”

She held his eyes for a moment, then she moved her head closer and closer….

Signed

Olumide Holloway (King Olulu)

Inspired by untrue stories 🤪🤪🤪

COMING SOON ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW – INTERVIEW WITH LONDON BASED SENIOR MORTGAGE BROKER – SERENE FRANKLIN

COMING SOON ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW – INTERVIEW WITH LONDON BASED SENIOR MORTGAGE BROKER – SERENE FRANKLIN

INFORMATION ABOUT SERENA FRANKLIN CAN BE FOUND BELOW

SERENA FRANKLIN CeMap

Senior Mortgage Broker 

Having worked in the mortgage industry for more than 10 years, it has been a roller coaster, to say the least. I have seen the peaks and troughs of UK house prices and witnessed first-hand how lenders react in both scenarios. 

In 2017, I achieved the Commercial Success Award and I was shortlisted for the Woman in Finance Award in 2018. While these awards reflect my hard work and enthusiasm for the mortgage industry, nothing beats the highly positive feedback from my clients, which can be seen via Google reviews. I am very much client-centric and take pride in the service I deliver. 

It’s extremely rewarding to be an integral part of the real-life dreams and ambitions of my clients, particularly when we’re able to overcome what seemed to be impossible to beat obstacles. The mortgage sphere is constantly changing as well as evolving and no case is the same, making my career an ever-learning experience.

I love to travel and enjoy an action-packed trip away, some of the activities I enjoy include snorkelling, kayaking and tubing. I have a strong fear of heights and I hope to overcome this one day.

serena@fmfinancialservices.co.uk

0208 159 4000