..Dear Esteemed Parents/Grand Parents,


…It is now official that you are going to be with our Children at home longer than we thought. There is no resumption calender for schools in 2020 yet. I know this is quite disheartening especially for there would be candidates for external exams but it is what it is! What does this mean? Some of the children’s esteem will be affected. They need a shoulder to cry and rely on right now. The thought of having to repeat a class they were about to complete can be disturbing. Raise that pillar of support and encouragement for them. Let them know that their dreams and aspirations are still intact.

…Secondly, for those of you who are blessed with both male and female Children, living in whether a small or big house, let your girls know that their brother(s) is/are men before they are brothers. Look at them straight in the eye and drive sense into them in as far as sex is concerned. Don’t tell them of the danger in illicit sex in parables. Tell them straight with Biblical and contemporary examples. Brothers, cousins and fathers also do have sexual feelings. Don’t be too ignorant and don’t assume your children are too saved and innocent. Open your physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual eyes!

…The enemy could be right in your house….Keep them occupied. According to their age-specific abilities, keep them occupied – let them clean every corner of the house, including the roof. Its an opportunity for them to learn life and soft skills. Let them be the plumbers, bulb fixers, sofa cleaners, cobweb removers etc. Asides online or home academic works, enroll them to learn one skill or the other immediately. Put them to work. They have got all the time. Whatever it is they can do to keep them busy, let them do it. Remove all mobile devices from them as soon as they are done with their online classes. An idle mind has always been and will forever be the devil’s workshop!

…Restrict them from going from one neighbour’s house to another in view of the global pandemic and other preventable issues that may arise. …Be mindful of the harsh fact that raising Children stopped being a societal responsibility long time ago. No one gives a damn what befalls your Child. Some can’t wait to see your girl get pregnant prematurely so they can record videos and post on social media and use her as a case study on poor parenting. Speak to these youths. Their blood is hot and sometimes they can try to be omnipresent. Let them understand that not everyone likes it when neighbours children hovers around like the HOLY GHOST! …As a mentor of these very precious people, I wish them all a safe stay at home and may the LORD watch over them in the Name of JESUS CHRIST… AMEN!!!


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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