To succeed is not about what you don’t have but about what you can do to achieve your goals against all odds.

To get to the pinnacle of your success depends on you and not a third party. Your sheer determination, passion and desire to succeed should supersede any obstacle against your success.

For those wanting to start their vision big quoting huge sums of money with unmeasurable resources instead of starting small, this a message from Sadio Mane of Liverpool to you. The first picture is his first trial for an academy in Dakar and just imagine the boots that he was wearing.

First I want to ask you how long you have waited and still waiting to start your vision big? Those that you are waiting for them to help you start big, why have they not helped you but they keep given you one promise after another?

The sad aspect is that you don’t even have anything to show for your works when there is an opportunity today.

The problem of too many of such people is that their ego, talkativeness as against taking action, attitude and lack of vision prevents you from starting from humble beginnings.

The fact is they never start their vision as any vision you start is like what is depicted in the picture. There is nothing to write about your vision and at this level is where people mock you, they laugh at you, they easily write you off and they can boldly tell you that you will not amount to anything.

However, the fact is people can only measure your success from the outside from what they see and not from the inside. No one can be able to measure the passion, desire, focus, level of talent and intellect of a person as that is domiciled inside and the person that carries it is the only person to determine what they carry and what they can do.

Today, Sadio Mane is the Champions League winner in 2019, CAF best player and the Club Championship winner this year. The amazing aspect is he is on the road to win the Premier League this season after a premier league drought for Liverpool since 1989.

I want you to understand that success comes to those that learn to start from humble beginnings.

The picture speaks for itself and that is, it is your duty to take a bold step to ignite the journey to success. As a Man United fan, I can only admire the man Sadio Mane as a person and not Liverpool as a whole.

Remember its possible if only you believe

Congratulations Sadio Mane.




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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