Monthly Archives: February 2017
TANZANIA – THE LAND OF SERENGETI, ZANZIBAR & AFRICA’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN, BY AFRICA4U AWARD WINNER – HAPPYNESS
Tanzania the land of Serengeti ,Zanzibar and Africa’s highest mountain (Mt Kilimanjaro).
Tanzania has whatever you are dreaming about – be it tropical islands, climbing the highest mountain in Africa, diving for marine treasures or watching the annual migration of plains game. It boasts some of the most romantic and tropical beaches in Africa – Zanzibar, Pemba and Mafia Islands.
The Tanzania people are warm and friendly. There are more than 130 ethnic groups in existence. Despite there being so many different cultures, Tanzania has had a peaceful history and an enviable political stability .
Here are some Swahili-English
Jambo – hello, how are yo
Nzuri – ok, fine, good
Nakupenda – I love you
Nakupenda pia -Love you too
Hakuna matata – no worries/no problems
Sijambo – Am fine
Karibu – welcome, come in, also said when offering something
Ndege – plane
Kwaheri – goodbye
Njia – road/path
Asante – thank you
Bwana – mister
Mama – woman
Pole pole – slowly
Kijana – youth
Haraka – faster
Mtoto – child
Jina lako Ni nani – what’s you name
Simama – Stop
Tafadhali – Please
Samahani – Sorry
Ndiyo – yes
Hapana – no
Twende – let’s go
Sijui – I don’t know
Kushoto – Left
Hapa – here
Kulia – right
Lini – when
Juu – up
Kwa Nini – why
Chini – down
Nani? – Who?
Nini? – What?
Kweli – true
Leo – today
Kesho – tomorrow
Choo – toilet
Mchana – daytime
Bafu – bathroom
Usiku – night time/at night
Asubuhi – morning/in the morning
Mapema – early
Nipe – give me
Dakika – minutes
Tena – again
ANIMALS (BIG FIVE)
Chui – Leopard
Nyati – buffaloes
To eat – ku-la
To drink – Ku-nywa
Simba – Lion
To stay – Ku-kaa
To see – kuona
MORE BASIC PHRASES
Mambo – hello impolitely
To look – kutazama
Sawa – ok
To buy – kununua
To love – kupenda
Habari za asubuhi – good morning
To be/become – kuwa
Habari za jioni – good evening
To come from – kutoka
Usiku mwema – good night
Kwaheri – good bye
Us – sisi
Tuonane – see you
Samahani – excuse me
You – ninyi
Samahani – sorry
Them – wao
Me – mimi
You – wewe
Him/her – yeye
STORY BEHIND THE 1ST EFIK LANGUAGE LEARNING APP ON GOOGLE PLAY, WRITTEN BY 20 YEAR OLD PHILIP AKODA FROM CALABAR
The birth of the Learn Efik app on Android will forever be etched in my memory. When I first thought about this project in 2015, I was not sure how or where to start. Nevertheless, I took the first steps when I returned to Calabar in May: I took several audio recordings and sought the help of a good friend, Odiso Edim to assist with coding the app and thus, with bringing it to fruition.
Facing financial disability, I was discouraged and encouraged by my peers. Several of them had lost faith in our country and thus, believed that no Nigerian language or even African language was worth saving.
Inspite of this opposition, my dedication to the African continent was never shaken. Having grown up in a home filled with love, I was supported by my steadfast and ever supportive mother, Winifred Akoda who happens to be a Professor of History, and an Efik princess.
Very often she would emphasize the importance of language and culture, in a way this prompted me to begin with Efik to bring honour to my family who have supported my dreams throughout the years; to bring honour to my home,
Calabar, a place I could never stop loving, and to bring honour to my country, Nigeria, a Nation I pray for daily. I also received abundant support from my sister who took the pains to compile the translation of the different audio files I took records of. The native speakers who contributed to the vocal records in the app include Mrs Ekpeyong fondly known as Mother Sarah, Revd. Father Emmanuel Effiom as well as my dear mother Dr Winifred Akoda.
In the near future and through crowdfunding, I hope to proceed with four more languages so I would advise you stay tuned, ladies and gentlemen, for we may only be two handling this project, but with the support of friends and family, our willpower is like the clapping of thunder on a stormy night.
Written by Philip Akoda
HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT NIGERWIVES NIGERIA?ASSOCIATION OF FOREIGN WOMEN MARRIED TO NIGERIANS
The Nigerwives Association also assists in tackling most of the immigration problems that the foreign wives may have through its Central Council and the Abuja Liaison officer appointed by the Central Council. “Immigration formalities pose problems to the young Nigerwife who is coming to Nigeria for the first time. Even now that the regulations have changed, they find it difficult to get access in their various states. Most of the times they need to come to Abuja to regularise their documents.”
Another aim of our Association is to establish or assist in social projects that benefit the communities we live in here in Nigeria. One of such projects is the Braille Book Production Centre in Lagos, which produces Braille Books for Blind children and distributes them all over the Federation.
Towards our sisters we function as an extended family in Nigeria by sharing in their joys and sorrows. We attend ceremonies such as Naming ceremonies, traditional ceremonies, graduations, weddings, birthdays, funerals etc. Wherever a Nigerwives comes from, whatever her age, profession, economic background she is always welcomed and cared for. We extend this hospitality to all our new members who might be joining us in later times.
CMS PROMOTIONS PRESENTS HUMBLE SMITH – PERFORMING LIVE IN MALTA ON SATURDAY THE 18TH MARCH, DON,T MISS IT
The amazing Afropop artist “Humble smith” will be performing live in Malta on Saturday the 18th of March 2017 . The much awaited live performance is inspired by CMS Promotions also based in Malta and managed by Mr Henry Ekezie, a passionate business entrepreneur who has made profound contribution to very many initiatives in Malta.
Humble smith is slowly starting to become a household name, with an electrifying afro centric rhythm that coaxes the crowd into a new world of refined music
Ekenedilichukwu Ijemba (born May 14, 1991), better known by his stage name Humblesmith, is a Nigerian afropoprecording artist who achieved recognition upon the release of his single titled “Osinachi“, which later won a nomination spot at the 2016 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. He first ventured into the entertainment business as an actor, starring in a number of films including Hypertension (2010) with Sam Loco Efe
KENYA IN THE PARK, 29TH OF JULY 2017 – AN EVENT YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS, WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE UPDATES
Date of event: 29th July 2017
Event Name: Kenya and friends in the Park.
Theme: Celebrating African/Kenyan Culture, Diversity, Investment, Pride and Networking.
Time: 11am – 10.00pm.
Due to our previous successful events, this events aims to attract more than 7500 individuals and to provide a platform for Kenyans and friends of Kenya to network professionally, Spiritually, Economically and Socially. We will strive to be in line with the role of Ministry of Tourism as a promotional organization to increase foreign tourist arrivals and stimulate the growth of local trade and tourism. We will also provide a platform for our youths to showcase their talents in sports, beauty, Arts, culture, fashion design and entrepreneurship in line with government’s manifesto.
ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, 20 YEAR OLD PHILIP AKODA- DEVELOPER OF 1ST EFIK LANGUAGE LEARNING APP ON GOOGLE PLAY
Mr Philip Akoda’s Bio
Born on the 1st of May 1996 in Calabar, Nigeria, Philip Akoda, through his mother, Dr. Winifred Akoda, is a direct descendant of His eminence EdidemBasseyEyo Ephraim Adam (III), a former Obong of Calabar. Spending most of his formative years in Calabar and the remainder travelling several African, European and American cities, Philip, at 17, went on to study Computer Hardware Engineering at the Lagos City Computer College and is presently studying Computer Engineering at the University of Essex, where he also sits on the board of Execs for the Nigerian Society.
On the 18th of February 2017, Philip Akoda and OdisoEdim released the first Efik Language Learning App on Google Play Store and the first in a series of Language Learning apps by their company, Aflang, which aims to revive and preserve dying African Languages.
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WE HAVE ORGANISED SMALL SCALE EMPOWERMENT AFRICAN AWARD INITIATIVES IN THE UK, THE U.S.A, HOLLAND, GERMANY, NIGERIA AND MALTA
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, Eastern Europe , Nigeria and Malta. Tony has visited over 19 European Countries.
Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for four years in a row (2013,2014 ,2015 and 2016 ).
The annual events he has organised at the UK House of Parliament over the last several years have attracted the attendance and the admiration from Members of Parliament of Labour, Conservative and Scotish National party, as well as Councillors, Community leaders and Role models from at least 21 Countries. Tony has a flair for bringing people together from different cultural backgrounds to celebrate their stories and connect collectively
In February 2017, Tony also made history once again, by organizing The first ever awards for African Migrants in The History of Malta in conjunction with The African Media ?Association, Malta. The event was well attended, not only by Role models from African communities, but also Role models from Malta, Spain, Serbia, Norway, Holland, the UK and other nationalities
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 and aspiring Role models
Today he also manages a social media online network group of over 5.000 Members and has worked with various community groups from Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, Zimbabwe and many other countries
Tony has also been a Keynote Speaker for several International initiatives and network summits, some of which include The International Symposium for Cultural diplomacy in the The Commonwealth organised by The Universal Peace Federation (Part of the United Nations) in conjunction with The Institute for Cultural Diplomacy, Berlin, Germany
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 very passionate about Youth Empowerment, Community development and African History
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 awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, People, Places and the will to be The Change he wants to see in society
. 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 in The UK, U.S.A, Germany and Nigeria
TONY IS A MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNER – A LIST OF THE AWARDS HE HAS WON CAN BE FOUND BELOW
MOST OUTSTANDING MAN OF THE YEAR 2016 by THE HIGHFLYER ENTREPRENEURS ONLINE AWARD- This award has been given to me for mentorship, leadership and advancing the cause of entrepreneurship worldwide.
GHANA NIGERIA ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS 2016, HELD AT THE BRITISH COUNCIL, ACCRA, GHANA – AWARD FOR POSITIVELY AFFECTING THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE AND CONSTANTLY PROJECTING THE GOOD IMAGE OF NIGERIANS IN THE DIASPORA
PEACE AMBASSADOR AWARD FOR GOODWILL, LEADERSHIP and promoting CULTURAL DIVERSITY among African Communities 2016 – TRUE AFRICAN HERITAGE AWARDS 2016
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2016- GATHERING OF GREAT MINDS AND ACHIEVERS BAOBAB AWARDS – LONDON
AFRICAN DIASPORA LIVING LEGEND AWARD FOR DIASPORA ENGAGEMENT – HAMBURG, GERMANY – 2016
INSPIRATIONAL MAN OF THE YEAR 2016 – MR AND MISS BLACK BEAUTY CHRIST COLLEGE UK SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT 2016 INSPIRATIONAL AWARDS – LONDON
BEFFTA AWARD WINNER 2014- SPECIAL HONORARY AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP
BRONZE AWARD WINNER- NIGERIAN MC OF THE YEAR 2014 HELD IN THE UK
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – PRESENTED BY AFRICAN WALKFRONT NETWORK- HELD IN LAGOS
NIGERIAN EUROPEAN AWARDS RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR – HELD IN ROME
SPECIAL TRIBUTE AWARD FOR CHAMPIONING BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC VISIONS- PRESENTED BY EBONY BUSINESS RECOGNITION AWARDS
MALE BUSINESS COACH OF THE YEAR 2014- PRESENTED BY EBONY BUSINESS RECOGNITION AWARDS
BEST MALE PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR- LEADERSHIP AND MIND AMBASSADORS AWARDS
SPECIAL AWARDS FOR PEOPLE AND LITERARY DEVELOPMENT PRESENTED BY MARKETING MINISTERS UK
WINNER OF THE ANNE SHINE AWARDS PRESENTED BY ANNE SHINE LTD- CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE NOVOTEL HOTEL IN HEATHROW
Countries that Tony has visited
Most parts of England, Many parts of Nigeria, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, U.S.A, Canada, Jamaica, Tunisia, Morocco, France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Hungary, Latvia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Bulgaria and Malta
THE BEST OF THE EDO AWARDS INSPIRED BY MR PAUL OFONI, WATCH THIS SPACE
BOEA is a recognition and celebration of all the best in the Edo – its People, Art and Culture, Corporations/Institutions and even its history and geography. Edo are a great people and a great nation and BOEA (Best of Edo Award) is a celebration of the best of this great people. We are proudly the Best, a celebration of the best, showing the Light; Leading the Way.
The Best of Edo Award Series will transverse all walks of human endeavours including; Politics, Academic, Entertainment, Business, Religion, Sports, Industry and Commerce, the Military, Culture and Arts, among others.
WATCH THIS SPACE
44TH EDITION OF AFROPOLITAN VIBES INSPIRED BY ADEBANTU TAKES PLACE AT FREEDOM PARK, LAGOS THIS FRIDAY THE 17TH
We kick off our very first show of 2017 with three fantastic guest artists who will perform on FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17TH alongside the 13-piece BANTU collective. They are: Hiphop artist ICE PRINCE, singer/songwriter JAYWON and soul songstress LINDSEY ABUDEI.