Calvin Coolidge, former United State president and lawyer once said that no person was ever honoured for what he received, rather honour has been the reward for what one gave out to the society. This, no doubt is a statement of fact and true reflection of hard work, consistency, commitment and dedication to service.

On behalf of Walkfront African Network, initiator of the Best of Edo Awards and the 2019 organizing team, we are pleased to announce the commencement of the planning for 2019 edition of BEST OF EDO AWARDS with a theme: To Inspire.

The event which was introduced in 2018 with about 15 award categories drawn from various sector of the economy was design to recognize successful and hard working industry achievers who have done well in their various feild of work.

Over time the achievements of our people have gone unnoticed and unrewarded. Although these people excelled in their chosen fields of endeavors, many of them were not recognized, none celebrated in their life time at least not at home among their people.

Now BOEA (Best of Edo Award) is saying, NEVER AGAIN! We want to celebrate the Best of our people by recognizing their exploits and achievements before their Obituaries. As the popular yet less mentioned saying puts it, Give people their flowers whilst they are living and can appreciate it and not at their funerals, BOEA wants to tell them, thank you for showing the way to the possibilities that are out there as long as one is diligent and excellent in their work.

We are using this medium to call in for nominations of edo sons and daughters home and in the diaspora in the following categories; Entertainment, Business, Health, Politics, Religion, Academia, Banking & Finance, Arts & Culture, Telecommunication, Transport, Sports, Music, Media, Legal, Movie, Comedy, NGO, Security, Hospitality, Oil & gas.

Send name, current location and a brief profile of nominee/ organisation to All nominations should be forwarded to from May 30th, 2019 till June 30th, 2019.

All nominations and final selected individuals for the 2019 edition of BOEA will be uploaded on the Best of Edo Award official website.

The awards in their categories will be conferred on well-deserved recipients (Home and in Diaspora) in a grand style event proposed to hold in October, 2019.

We are using this medium also to call for SPONSORSHP/PARTNERSHIP. You can sell your goods and services from anywhere around the world to a very wide market through our event. Contact us now.

For further information, observations, suggestions and of course sponsorship support please kindly reach the organizer on
Tel: +234 – 8151452642
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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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