PAMTENGO RADIO STATION- BEFFTA AWARDS WINNER- RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR 2014- STORY BY IAN CARTER PHIRI

Pamtengo Radio scoops 2014 BEFFTA Award for Best Radio

What started as a simple idea of a group of colleagues of similar ilk and interests has seen the UK Luton based online radio, Pamtengo winning this year’s Best Radio at the BEFFTA Awards held on October 25, at the Hippodrome, Golders Green in London. UK

Looking gloriously elegant, it was indeed a marvel to watch Pamtengo radio representatives march majestically to receive the 2014 Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (BEFFTA) Awards.

Speaking exclusively in a telephone interview upon receiving the news, Pamtengo Radio CEO, Golden Tshux said the recognition showed a true reflection of the outstanding achievements and contributions that Pamtengo radio gives back to the community through radio excellence.

“This is a collective effort by everyone involved. We obviously have a responsibility to thank all our Djs, Presenters and the technical team for making this to happen,”said Tshux who fronts the exceptionally diversed and talented team hailing from Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Poland.

The CEO added” We are obviously indebted to all our fans and we take the responsibility to thank each and everyone who voted for us to win the prestigious award.

BEFFTA Awards is a distinctly special awards ceremony honouring the best showbiz and entertainment personalities in the black and ethnic communities in the UK, USA, Africa, the Caribbean Islands, Canada and globally.

Founded by Pauline Long , BEFFTA rewards outstanding achievements and contributions from Africans, Caribbeans and Asians in the entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

Pamtengo radio dates back March, 2013 and advocates for provision of news, shared knowledge and cultural perspective that connect and reflect vibrant and diverse communities according to Tshux

The award winning radio which currently boats 20 employees is also about maintaining a local/abroad focus for sharing music, arts, culture, news and opinions.

Sponsored by World Cargo International as it’s prime financier, Pamtengo radio was also blessed with two other nominations for two of its Djs namely Golden Tshux and Dj Bily for BEFFTA’s Best DJ of the Year category.

“We therefore embrace this award as a symbol for hardwork. It has otherwise proved we are indeed an ultimately collection of talented Djs and Presenters, he said

Pamtengo radio caters for a wide variety of programmes ranging from magazine programmes, gospel and musicals that mainly promotes Afro beats and Afro- fusion of Africa ‘s exceptionally traditional rhythms, dancehall, Caribbean reggae and dancehall, polish music as well entertainment, opinions and hard news featuring on Pamtengo website.

Also adding a different dimension to radio is the production of a comprehensive range of cost effective tools that Pamtengo offers from simple radio jingles to complex Beatmixers, Drycuts, Sweepers, Intros as well as Great radio commercials.

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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