ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, COMRADE FRANK IKEGWUONE- PUBLISHER, EDITOR, FILMMAKER &PRESIDENT OF QUEEN OF NOLLYWOOD ACADEMY

Comrade Frank Ikegwuonu is a Nigerian publisher, editor, filmmaker, social affairs analyst, PR and events management guru.

In 2003 he established the Nollywood Excellence and Leadership Awards (a.k.a The Nelas Academy Awards) as part of his annual publication titled “Nigerian Entertainment Who is who Encyclopedia” at the Artist Village, National Theatre Lagos in collaboration with the Actors Guild of Nigeria under the leadership of AGN president Ejike Asiegbu, Directors Guild of Nigeria under the leadership of the then DGN president Fidelis Duker, and the Association of Movie producers under the leadership of AMP president Madu Chikwendu..

He is also the president and founder of the Queen of Nollywood Academy where young talented women are given the platform to showcase their creative talents n films and Tv series, and the annual Queen of Nollywood Reality Tv Show. In 2016 the Queen of Nollywood Germany was established with the Nigerian Ambassador and other diplomats and dignitaries in attendance…

Comrade Frank Ikegwuonu has produced 13 feature movies, and 52 episodes of the Queen of Nollywood Tv series… His Magazine publication, The Nelas Top 100 Most Influential Personalities, the “Nigerian Entertainment Who is who Encyclopedia”, and the “Top 100 Nollywood Celebrities & filmmakers” has been in worldwide circulation since 2003 promoting and educating the public with exclusive information about Nollywood and the Nigerian creative industry practitioners, ensuring that the rich and diverse experiences of their everyday lives are well documented for posterity.

The purpose of the Nelas Top 100 Most Influential Personalities, the “Nigerian Entertainment Who is who Encyclopedia”, and the “Top 100 Nollywood Celebrities & filmmaker” is to collect, preserve, interpret, and display articles of artistic and cultural significance for the education of the general public especially fans, critics and researchers of the Pan-African socio-cultural events, personalities and achievements.

For the Nollywood Excellence and Leadership Awards (a.k.a The Nelas Academy Awards) Mr. Ikegwuonu seek to award personalities who have distinguished themselves in their areas of expertise and position of leadership, also people whose ideas, whose contribution, example and talent noted to have transformed and impacted humanity positively.

Mr. Ikegwuonu has received numerous awards and official commendations from the Minister of Information of Nigeria, Federal House of Representatives, Federal Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Nigerian Television Authority, National Film and Video Censors Board, and National Library of Nigeria. Others include the, the Voice of Nigeria, Actors Guild of Nigeria, Directors Guild of Nigeria, Association of Movie Producers, Creative Designers Guild of Nigeria, and the Nigerian Society of Cinematographers.

In 2018 he went into broadcast partnership with NTA-Startimes Network for the broadcast of the Queen of Nollywood Reality Tv Show at the Yankari Game Reserve Bauchi, and the Nollywood Excellence and Leadership Awards (a.k.a The Nelas Academy Awards) in Abuja Nigeria.

WW

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
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s