ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK – KASHIF JONES LAGUDA (KASHIF DA FLASH)

Kashif Jones-Laguda has been around for over three solid decades in the entertainment industry. His dexterity with the turntable has earned him endearing names such as DJ KASHIF DA FLASH and the FAMOUS TURNTABLIST. His versatility in the business of music mixing has won him numerous accolades including the ‘Best Deejay Award’ at the Fame Music Awards (FMA ’95) in Nigeria, ‘National Deejay Championship (NDJC ’95) and MMV Deejay Championship, Nigeria. He also won the ‘Best Deejay’ in the UK (NYAA 2009) and ‘BEFFTA ENTERTAIMENT ICON 2016’ (UK)

Kashif has managed to turn his hobby into a thriving enterprise and the industry in which he operates clearly acknowledges his immense contribution to its growth.

 

He is the founder of the NIGERIAN CARNIVAL, UK – the most popular outdoor event amongst Nigerians and Africans living in the UK and the organiser of the OLD SCHOOL NATION Experience in London, Scotland, Leicester and Republic Of Ireland ‘an Every Other Month’ old school event, organised eight times in a year. He’s also co-convener of an organisation campaigning against gun and knife crime ‘LONDON AGAINST GUN & KNIFE.

 

For his contribution towards humanity, he has been awarded with  ‘OUTSTANDING MALE EVENT CO-ORDINATOR OF THE YEAR AWARD 2011’ by YHA UK. He also has in his kitty ‘DSRA’ ‘OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO AFRICAN ENTERTAINMENT IN THE UK 2018’, BEFTTA ‘ENTERTAINMENT ICON AWARDS 2016’, ‘ARTS AND CULTURE CHAMPION AWARD 2012’ by Life Changers awards UK and also ‘COMMITMENT TO YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH CORPORATE BRIDGE BUILDING 2010’ by Britafrique UK.

 

For a guaranteed experience of bliss, book the Famous Turntablist for you next event. Call him on: 07495751615 or email: famousturntablist@yahoo.co.uk

KK

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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