THE FIRST EVER TRUE AFRICAN HERITAGE AWARDS HOSTED BY ADEBEAUTY LOVE- A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

Its Saturday the 25th of October 2015 and I am still feeling pretty exhausted after a long evening the night before at The Beffta Awards in West London, I had not visited Woolwich for many years, it felt like arriving back into the space of a familiar world of a calm embracing energy.

It took me ages to find the Event palace, but not even the grey mood from the cold wind could dampen my expectations of a lovely evening. For more than six months, everyone had been talking about THE TRUE AFRICAN HERITAGE AWARDS hosted by a Profound Community Ambassador and Social Entrepreneur- ADEBEAUTY LOVE. Everyone had been talking about Adebeauty Love, A down to Earth natural leader filled with grace, charm, poise and an electrifying laughter that embraced warmth, energy and truth.

Ade was hosting The True African Heritage Awards for the very first time, and once i stepped into The Events Palace in Woolwich, it was clearly evident that her network was a reflection of her vision, her purpose and the beautiful facets that made up the Adebeauty Love, this network was also an extension of many communities celebrating Love in One World all under the umbrella that embraces International togetherness.

There were guests from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Cameroun, England, France and so many other places The room was also filled with familiar faces in The Nigerian Community who had made great contributions over the years Some people say that variety is the spice of Life- The True African Heritage Awards had variety – it ranged from Live music, A fashion Show, pre-recorded Interviews by ZIMLINK, Networking and great the Food The food was also a good eye opener into part of What West african cuisines was all about- On display in a neat corner was White Rice, Jollof Rice, Red Stew, Yam Porridge, Cow Foot, Vegetables, Chicken and so much more, and I even noticed many people from other regions of Africa,licking their fingers and coming back for more- all cooked by ADEBEAUTY LOVE. She was everywhere to be found, hosting, greeting, on the mics, making people Laugh, but also in her on little way, reminding people – that every moment in Life is beautiful and things are never that really bad.

Lots of award were also won that night by great Role Models and Community Ambassadors who were constantly making a difference to Life, but for me- every nominee was already a winner, every atendee was already a winner- The whole room was filled with assumming and unassumming winners. The Zimlink Team was also present on the evening to promote and support The Vision of True African Heritage Awards but also to take photographs and conduct interviews. Dark Zac, Nasilee, Eugune and Simba were all in action. ZIMLINK also won their first Award that evening- for all the great work they had been doing in he community and once again Adebeaty Love gave a very emotional speech about the great work ZIMLINK were doing in the community The True African Heritage Awards will go down as one of the most memorable events in 2014 and will be talked about for a very long time to come For more information on True African Heritage, Visit- http://www.trueafricanheritage.co.uk/

ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK- UK BASED MUNYARADZI MICHAEL USUWANA FROM ZIMBABWE- PERFORMANCE SPOKEN WORD ARTIST

Zimbabwean born Spoken Word Artist Munyaradzi Michael Usuwana better known as “ The Wordplay Artist” was born on the 6th of September in 1990 and later moved to London when he was a little older. Thrust into the limelight at a Church conference, Munyaradzi was pulled aside by one of the church leaders who picked up some rhyming, rhthms and acronyms in Munya’s speech asked him if he was a writer and Munya’s reply was an emphatic NO. Munya was then inspired to start writing and sharing his poetry and his first poem ‘Andrew’ was written in 2012 bit was later filmed into a video in early 2014.

He has performed at many other events in various venues across England and is still going for gold . Munya has featured with poems like “Andrew” and “Passes and merits” which all have videos on You tube. He also has several poems which are also yet to be filmed. Munya has featured in a campaign With the Charity Active Horizons where they aimed to address bullying in schools , and this is actually why he wrote the poem ‘ Passes and Merits.’

Since then Wordplay’s talent has granted him access to appearances at high profile events. He got to perform at the Zimbabwean achievers awards Ceremony in May 2014 where he unleashed another one of his “Greats Ashes to Ashes” which talks of the facts of Today’s financial world Another one of his performances was at the Zim link Launch party In London were he featured on stage 3 times on the same night. Munyaradzi also featured at the Face of the Globe and the Miss Zimbabwe Pageant. The Wordplay Spoken Word artist will also be perfoming at Befftas awards ceremony in 2014 and that so far is the biggest event of the all.

THE AFRICA4U ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR AFRICANS IN GERMANY TAKES PLACE NEXT WEEK SATURDAY THE 8TH OF NOVEMBER, ORGANISED BY AFRICA4U IN CONJUNCTION WITH KETEKETE

BREAKING NEWS

EARLIER IN THE YEAR, I ORGANISED THE Africa4U ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR AFRICANS IN HOLLAND AT Clubdafrique Rotterdam IN CONJUNCTION WITH CLUB D’AFRIQUE, ROTTERDAM HOLLAND AND Don Zubi ENTERTAINMENT.

AFTER A SUCCESSFUL BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION AT THE UK HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT, ALL EYES ARE NOW ON GERMANY

NEXT WEEK SATURDAY, I WILL BE IN GERMANY TO ORGANISE THE AFRICA4U ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR AFRICANS IN GERMANY IN CONJUNCTION WITH Ketekete

HOSTS

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez (MYSELF) PUBLISHED AUTHOR, INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTER AND COMPERE) – UK BASED

Nurudeen Dayo – EDITOR/FOUNDER OF www.ketekete.com

TIME- 18.00PM

VENUE- CHRISTYS WEST AFRICAN RESTAURANT, BREMEN GERMANY