BARBARA GWANMESIA BASED IN THE NETHERLANDS WILL BE ONE OF THE KEY SPEAKERS AT OUR VIRTUAL LAUNCH

BARBARA GWANMESIA BASED IN THE NETHERLANDS WILL BE ONE OF THE KEY SPEAKERS AT OUR VIRTUAL LAUNCH TAKING PLACE ON SATURDAY THE 26TH OF FEBRUARY AT 8PM UK TIME VIA ZOOM –

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INFORMATION ABOUT BARBARA CAN BE FOUND BELOW

BARBARA GWANMESIA: Barbara Gwanmesia is one of a small group of artists in the world who have managed to gain a following in two independent fields: writing and singing.

Born in Cameroon, Barbara took to singing and writing instinctively – settling, after years of studies in Cameroon, Tanzania, UK and the Netherlands, as a researcher, writer, editor and singer in the Netherlands.

Her almost fanatical focus on reverence for life has led her to use her music, writing and research as instruments of existential hope for others. With a voice variously described as “the Golden Voice and the Healing Voice”, Barbara has sung for Ambassadors, mayors, national political leaders, heads of industry and a varied public. As recently as 2012, she became the acclaimed voice that graced the two day presence of Archbishop Desmond Tutu in the Dutch city of Deventer.

As a writer, Barbara is a published novelist, editor-in-chief of the magazine (formerly known as) African Woman.NL (different name come fall 2014) , and a contributor to the content website www.thebarbaragwanmesiareport.com .

Though having been singing for years, Barbara’s first album will only appear in the latter part of this year. One of the songs to appear in that album is Oroko Cry… already a favourite with listeners, and available for listening online on https://soundcloud.com/search?q=barbara%20gwanmesia.

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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