ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK , DJ ABASS – DJ, MC, BROADCASTER & ENTERTAINMENT CONSULTANT

DJ ABASS is a London based DJ, MC, broadcaster and a media & entertainment consultant. He is one of the most influential figures in the popularisation of African music in the UK and beyond. As a broadcaster, he hosted and co-produced the popular TV music program ‘Intro with DJ Abass’ and remains a regular commentator on African issues on UK television and radio. He is a founding member of the Nigerian Djs UK Association and a long standing co-organiser of the Nigerian Corner at the annual Notting-Hill Carnival.

Dj Abass has been a prominent figure on the African entertainment scene in the UK as a top DJ both on the club and mobile circuit. He has produced a collection of over 150 mixtapes and made his first ‘Afro Pop’ mixtape in 2000 titled ‘Downtown Lagos’.

Abass is the CEO of DJAMEDIA. This outfit is a dedicated media and entertainment consultancy company specialising in first class entertainment events management and full media campaigns to targeted demographics within Afro-Caribbean communities in the UK. It has been responsible for some of the biggest and most prestigious entertainment events within the African social network and notable among these are first class Nollywood movie premieres, annual African independence day shows, comedy & musical concerts and sports events.

Dj Abass was the media/entertainment coordinator at the Wazobia Lounge (Nigeria Stand) at the Africa Village, an official hospitality centre at the London Olympics 2012. He has won numerous awards notable among which are Beffta Awards ‘Entertainment Icon of the Year 2011’ , African Music Awards UK ‘Club DJ of the year 2008’ and Nigerian Music Awards UK ‘ Entertainment Journalist of the year 2006’.

AWARDS

Afrobeats Music Award 2015 – Outstanding contribution to the growth & devt of Afrobeats

Nelawards Awards 2014 – ‘Leadership & Mentoring in the Entertainment Industry’

African Film Awards 2014 – Promoter Of The Year

NEA UK 2014 – Outstanding Contribution To The Nigerian Events Industry In The UK

Afrobeats Network Recognition Award 2014

Beffta Awards 2011 – ‘Entertainment Icon of the Year’

The Diamond Special Recognition Awards UK 2011 – “Entertainment Personality of the Year’

Africa Music Awards UK 2008- ‘Club DJ of the Year’

Nigerian Music Awards UK 2006 – ‘Entertainment Journalist of the Year’

AEPEG Awards 2006 – ‘Outstanding Entertainment Personality of the Year’

Academy of Creative Arts in Nigeria (ACAN) 2006– Inducted as Honorary Member

ABASS

 

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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