About two years ago, I enrolled in an Efik class with the hope of learning the Efik Language. I realized several issues my Efik teacher faced when teaching Efik. For starters, the textbook we used was very old and colourless. Learning Efik from my tutor was a completely different experience from what I experienced when learning French in secondary school.

The issues which face the teaching of Efik in present times are numerous. I sought to solve this problem and for over a year, I recruited the aid of the best minds in the kingdom to produce a 21st century textbook

.This book which comes in three volumes; Learn Efik 1; Learn Efik 2 and Learn Efik 3 is aimed at eliminating all obstacles to the reading, writing and comprehension of the Efik Language. It is intended for students at the Primary and Junior secondary levels as well as those interested in learning the Efik Language.

The dual use of English and Efik is deliberate as research shows that students perform better when their L1 (primary language) is used as the mode of instruction in learning a new language. Interactive with online audio tracks, games, rhymes, songs, fun facts, lots of exercises and colourful images, this text modernises the way the Efik language is being taught and therefore, it is my hope that it captivates the young minds and the young at heart.

Today, I present the Learn Efik series 1 & 2.I’m grateful to all those who made these books possible. First and foremost: Abasi Ibom Enyong who sent his divine inspiration to me every morning 😃; My ever-supportive family; Mr Archibong Archibong; Mrs Okang Ayi Inwang ; Mr Larry Offiong, Mr Ekei Duke, Mr Ben Okon, Mr Emmanuel Nsemoh, Mr Richard Duke, Professor Offiong Ani Offiong and many others too numerous to mention.

I’m also thankful to the publishers Kraft Books, Ibadan for a job well done 😃. I’m grateful to the Obong of Calabar, Ifa Ibom Efik Eburutu, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V who granted to me his endorsement. Etia ke isọñ o Amasi ! Yak Akwa Abasi odu ye kpupru mbufo.

Distribution details will be announced shortly 🙂



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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