HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE NIGERIAN WEST INDIAN ASSOCIATION BASED IN THE UK? ARE YOU A DESCENDANT OF A NIGERIAN MARRIED TO A WEST INDIAN?

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  The Nigerian West Indian (UK) Group (NWIG) was formed in London in the year 2000 by members of the Nigerian West Indian Association (NWIA) who had returned to the UK from Nigeria, in recognition of the need to continue the togetherness and support that existed amongst them in Nigeria, and to assist in the re-integration of members into British society.  It is therefore a branch of the NWIA, and is proud of its links with that organisation.  Members of the NWIA and their families who visit the UK from time to time are welcomed to make contact and attend our gatherings. The main aim of the NWIG at inception was to act as a support group for West Indians who married Nigerians, lived in Nigeria, and have returned to the UK to join family members or for various other reasons.  The group promotes the health, well-being and social integration of its members.

The Services we offer to our community members include the following:

  • Support for people of joint Nigerian West Indian couples and parentage who return to the UK from Nigeria
  • Act as a point of contact for Nigerian/West Indians returning from Nigeria
  • Organise social activities such as:
    • A New Year dinner, usually on the second Saturday of each year
    • A summer picnic during August
    • Quarterly general business meetings/get-togethers for sharing ideas and socialising
    • Celebration and support for family events such as births, marriages, deaths.

 

To find out more information you can email The Executive on info@nigerianwestindiangroup.org.uk or contact me on 07882809005

If you are a descendant of a Nigerian married to A West Indian, this could be for you,  to find out houw to join, also email info@nigerianwestindiangroup.org.uk

About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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