YOUTH ENGAGEMENT LEADER OF THE YEAR 2021- COMRADE BARRY NDU BASED IN GHANA

Comrade Barry Ndu Nwaihim is the Chief Executive Officer of AFRIQUE 1 and Coordinator of Rebrand Nigerian Youths in Ghana Organization (RNIGO), an Organization that its sole aim is to continuously project the good image of Nigeria in Ghana. He was at a time the Director of Sports and Social Development of the National Association of Nigerian Students, (NANS), Zone B.

He also served in different capacities in the Student Union Government of the prestigious University of Port Harcourt.During his University days, he won so many Awards for his involvement in youth advocacy, also as a Nigerian representative to the Model African Union Summit 2012,he emerged  the Best Delegate among the over 250 participants from different countries that attended the event. He has travelled across all the ten regions of Ghana inspiring and encouraging Nigerian residents in Ghana to remain positive minded and focused even in challenges.

He has attended numerous leadership courses across Africa and this helped him in impacting knowledge to the Nigerian youths and indeed African youths he has come in contact with.His passion for Nigeria is unprecedented, his zeal and desire to see Nigerians respected all over the world is unimaginable.This necessitated the idea to form the REBRAND NIGERIAN YOUTHS IN GHANA ORGANISATION,a group that have severally held events to unite Ghanaian and Nigerian youths while ensuring that Nigerian young people in Ghana remain focused,hard working and positive minded.

He has led the group to organize several events like THE NIGERIAN YOUTH DIASPORA SUMMIT,FESTIVAL OF  IDEAS,NIGERIAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP SEMINAR ,GHANA-NIGERIA YOUTH SUMMIT which is currently on its 3rd edition and so many other life impacting programmes.

On September 2013,he was elected as the Public Relations Officer of the All Nigerian community in Ghana, an Association that comprises  of more than 3 million Nigerians resident in the former Gold Coast.

His earnest wish is to see information about Nigeria being transmitted in positive light and also to work with all positive minded groups and individuals to see a Nigeria well respected in Ghana.Based on his continuous commitment in positively projecting the image of Nigerians especially young people,he was appointed the West African Liaison Officer to the Senior Special Assistant to the Nigerian President on Youth and Student matters on July 22nd ,2014.

He graduated from the University Of Port Harcourt with a B.sc in Chemical Engineering.

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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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