AFRICA4U AWARD NOMINEE, GODREY NGOBI FROM UGANDA TO PERFORM AT BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS AT PARLIAMENT

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez, Published Poet and Author, Events Consultant, Peace Ambassador for Universal Peace Federation and The Founder for AFRICA4U, will be organizing The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for the 5th Year in a row.

The Performing artist for this years Black History Month Celebrations at Parliament will be Godfrey Ngobi from Uganda. Mr Ngobi has also been nominated for this years AFRICA4U ONLINE AWARDS FOR AFRICANS IN EUROPE 2017. More info can be found about him below

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Godfrey Ngobi, of Ugandan descent, began his musical journey at the tender age of seven, with the snare drum, in The Kamuli Mission Brass Band. In his wonder years Godfrey’s chosen instrument was the bass guitar, however, there came an opportunity that he was hardly prepared for! A friend, who had complete trust in his ability and knowledge of instruments, requested for his help in selecting instruments to include for his band. This friend also asked Godfrey if he could keep the instruments at his place for a while, and during this time he took the irresistible opportunity to see how it felt to play the Saxophone- it was an experience he will never forget! He immediately fell in love with the sounds it produced and invested in his own. This was the instrument he chose to play at his wedding – it felt magical!… so after that he started “making noise” on it everyday!

Although astonishing to believe, Godfrey’s amazing skill and precision on the bass guitar and Soprano and Alto Saxophones are mostly self taught, and have been developed over years of disciplined practice, insane work ethic and inspiration from various talents such as the band called Spyro Gyra and artists Dave Koz, Kirk Whalum and Maceo Parker. Godfrey started playing professionally, recording and touring with the bands- Big Five and Wakawaka, and was privileged to not only play for, but to write some songs with the most prestigious band in East Africa, The Afrigo Band. He has also worked with established artists like Alex Mukulu, Elly Wamala(Late), Jimmy Katumba(Late), and toured in the UK, Kenya, USA, Germany, France, and Rwanda.

Godfrey’s emotional style, which combines reggae, Latin, jazz and African folk has been known to bring listeners to tears. Not only does his truly big heart show through his musical ability, Godfrey is also a philanthropist and aims to become a significant influence in the world and give back to the community even more, as his success grows.

 

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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