“Nothing can replace the feeling of emptiness knowing that you’re gone

A repeat for what has been and gone my soul seems to forever long

You were everything you were supposed to be and so much more

Knowledge of that truth only cements my restlessness

And the hatred of my inability to accept my loss

Your swift departure remains a torturing mystery

Longing for an understanding of what is supposed to be

I will never be free

I stand


of Regret.

I miss you


I love you Dad

And I can’t forget the day we first met

Even though the truth is it’s sad

I can’t remember it in its entirety

I just know the moment was special to me

It was the first moment,

I laid eyes on you

The first moment I felt love in my heart

From the very start

And I knew it to be true,

You see really it wasn’t all that knew to me,

As months before I laid eyes on you

I met my mother

And her love was pure

Instant and raw

Overwhelming everlasting honest and fluid

Hers was the truest

Form of love I ever knew

And I felt it with you too

I knew that you were my Father

You were my Dad

The other half of me

And I knew you would always protect and guide me

With everything that you had

All that you were

And all that you came to be

Your love was resilient

Your love was my wall

The soft fortress I fell back on

Whenever I would trip or fall

You never lost faith

In the woman you believed I could be

I am forever in your debt

I never got to show you

While you breathed air smiled and wept

But now that you are my Angel

I’ll show you how bright my soul shines

You will hear my voice

Angels will rejoice

Your spirit lives on,

Forever through ascendance…”


Kind Regards 

Jennifer Sobola 

Da Sweetnezz


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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