By Ian Carter Phiri

UK based online radio Pamtengo won Best Media Award at the Second Edition of the Malawi Achievers’ Award organised by the Malawi Association UK (MAUK) which was held on Saturday, March 28, at the magnificent Athena Conference Hall in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Malawi Achievers’ Award is aimed at celebrating and recognising outstanding Malawian individuals and groups in the UK for their exceptional achievements and contributions to their respective community both in the diaspora and Malawi.

The prestigious event was hosted by the Malawi Association UK (MAUK) the mother body of all UK based Malawi Associations, a registered Charity itself that promotes the welfare and sense of belonging for all Malawians living in the UK.

Commenting upon the recognition, Chief Executive Officer of Pamtengo Radio, MC Steve Chijota said the award was a milestone and therefore a symbol of his organisation’s hard work and commitment to radio excellence, he said as he accepted the award

‘’We honour this recognition and acknowledge receipt of this most prestigious award in a very special way. A massive thanks to all our listeners for voting and believing in our dreams. And once again a big mention to the organisers of the Malawi Achievers for such a precious medal, said Chijota who fronts the exceptionally diverse and talented radio Djs and Presenters hailing from Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Namibia, Kenya, Uganda, Poland, Australia and Lithuania

Malawian Achievers’ Award also aims to recognise charitable organisations or groups and reward people that are making positive differences to the Malawian Community in the diaspora.

In its bid to realise its objectives, the Malawi Achievers had part of the proceeds from its ever edition of the Malawi Achievers’ Award, organised last year, donated to Malawi Health Care UK (Mahecas) Charity for a Cancer Project amounting to £1,000 according to Malawi Achievers’ Award PR Director, Thom Twee in a recent TV Chat Show with Pauline Long monitored on BEN TV.

Pamtengo Radio won its bid under the brackets of ‘a corporate or individuals with an outstanding record of achievement coupled with excellence in media whose extraordinary performance clearly shapes the Malawi Community positively’.

The Media Award for Pamtengo Radio is yet another successful achievement under its belt after winning the 2014 BEFFTA’S Best Radio of the year, yet another distinctly special award ceremony honouring the best showbiz and entertainment personalities in the black and ethnic community in the UK, USA, Canada, Caribbean, Africa and globally.

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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