ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK -FAUSTINA ANYANWU, EDITOR IN CHIEF OF C. HUB MAGAZINE

Faustina is simple, humble and spirited yet  self-motivated serial entrepreneur. Having graduated  and practiced  Nursing and midwifery for over 5 years, Faustina however, got back to her first love which is writing and journalism, creating platforms within that area.  In the last four years, she has passionately been working on her vision  to influence a positive identity for African heritage.

 

With her husband, Emeka Anyanwu , Faustina Co-founded C. Hub magazine, Faunteewrites Publishing, Divas of Colour Forum , MBW PR, Pearlwoman Magazine, Women into Leadership Conference, CA awards.

 

Within the C. Hub magazine brand, they have created the most prestigious award for Africans in the UK – CA award (Creativity Award) with audience of high rated personalities, and international celebrities. C. Hub magazine has a monthly  readership of over 500,000 globally.

 

In 2014, Faustina founded Divas of colour International women’s forum. The largest gathering of world’s most influential women of colour from around the globe, a day that includes, fashion shows, conference and awards. As well as raising funds and awareness  for and with our chosen charity in raising awareness and funds.

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Faustina has been featured on the front page of The Voice newspaper in UK as women succeeding against all odds. She was also featured alongside  Diane Abbott MP as one of Black women doing it, in their Sisters doing it for themselves series. She also speaks on why she wants to honour Black women. Faustina was also named at number 8 in the African Doers listing by Tropics Magazine and No.2 on the six leading African women in UK by Afrokanist magazine.  Faustina speaks exclusively withNaija Living magazine on her journey as an entrepreneur.

She is also a known voice at speaking out against racism and underrepresentation of women of colour. .     Outside her busy  schedule, Faustina holds periodic mentoring sessions with young women, organises and speaks at women’s events, and uses her platform to inspire and motivate others.

Despite her busy schedule, Faustina finds time to mentor and train young entrepreneurs and women.  She has mentored numerous young women, interns, and helping them get a start with their life purposes.

Faustina and her husband, Emeka Anyanwu  work so hard to create opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds, which is evident in their Divas of Colour event which gives models of every background opportunity to excel. Faustina works tirelessly, highly dedicated to her vision and passion to change the narrative around ethnic minorities.

Faustina has won several awards both in the UK, US and in South Africa, been featured in several national and international newspapers and magazine as well as major online media.

She is happily married and lives with her husband, Emeka Anyanwu and her 3 daughters, Chelsea, Danielle and Nicole Anyanwu.

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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