Simeon Adewole Ademolake Profile

Simeon studied Urban and Regional Planning in Yaba College of Technology where he was
elected the President and the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Students Union.
He later studied Law at University of East London and CPD in Learning Skills in Middlesex
Simeon relocated to London in 1991, in 1993, Simeon started a successful menswear
business with own label called “Simeon”, which began with just £250 that now flourishes
providing extra income for the most experienced but retired tailors around London. He has
recently expanded this business into a Training School. Simeon passion for fashion
developed into a business when he became a born again Christian. Seeing the number of
men wearing suits in the church, he began by selling suit to members.

Part of Simeon Fashion’s success story were, designing outfit for News presenters and film
starts such as ITV Chief Business reporter: Mark Odu, Sky One: Rutger Hauer in “Shock
Treatment”. ITV4: Sir Tony Robinson in Codex 1 and 2. BBC One: Richard Armitage in
Spooks. Also, on the list of Simeon’s clientele are notable Pastors like Pastor Sunday
Adelaja, Pastor Mathew Ashimolowo, Pastor Sola Fola-Alade, Late Pastor Timothy Kolade,
Pastor Wale Babatunde, Pastor Ted Haggard and of course Dr. Christopher Kolade and
Councillor Alan Craig to mention but a few.
Based on satisfactory recommendation of customers, In the Year 2001, Simeon was
nominated for The Guild of Master Craftsmanship award for his excellent craftsmanship and
outstanding business practises.
In 1991, Simeon founded a not-for-profit Supplementary School called Arise and Glow
Supplementary School, which provides educational support for ethnic minority children with
over 4000 ethnic minority children supported already and the project is still waxing strong.
Arise and Glow was recently awarded the Bronze Quality Frame Work Award by the
National Resource Centre for Supplementary Schools.
In 2004, Dr. Christopher Kolade the then Nigeria High Commissioner discovered Simeon’s
effective leadership potential and appointed him as a Board member for Managing Business
for Christ London (MBFC). A company that support businesses and help them achieve
higher standard of practise. Through this company Simeon received mentoring from the High
Commissioner himself, who was a Corporate Governance and Human Resources
Management teacher at Lagos Business School (LBS) before his appointment. Simeon
visited many businesses providing mentoring and guidance for best practises.
Simeon joined The Redeemed Christian Church of God in 1998, having worked closely with
his Pastor Sola Fola-Alade, his outstanding leadership quality was discovered and in 2007
He was sent to pastor a branch of The Redeemed Church called Harvest Chapel situated in
Plaistow London, where he is the resident pastor.  
On the political front, Simeon did not cease to be active in Christian political service which he
started in his native land Nigeria where he was the president of the Students Union in Yaba
College of Technology. Despite his other activities and engagements, Simeon stood as a
parliamentary candidate for the Christian Peoples’ Alliance in the 2005 General Election
unfortunately he lost to Jim Fitzpatrick MP.
In 2006, Simeon was selected to run as a local councillor. He won a councillor seat in
Newham, so ending 100 years of Labour dominance in Canning Town South. His victory
was historic; with Simeon becoming the first ever black to be elected as an opposition

councillor in Newham, and on the National stage, He is the first and only black so far to be
elected by a Christian Democratic Party in British electoral history.   

Since becoming a councillor, Simeon has successfully changed Newham Council’s policy of
involvement with supplementary education, after his motion was unanimously supported by
all councillors and Newham executive Mayor.
In March 2007, Simeon made National Head line, Captioned “Victory for Motorist” by the
Evening Standard. His case became a land mark case over London Transport’s attempt to
illegally penalise motorist by issuing illegal parking ticket. The outcome of this case brought
transparency into the parking law and the need for photographic evidence to be produced
before a parking ticket is deemed valid nationally. Simeon in effect, is the reason why all
parking attendant all over the Country must carry a digital camera today. Simeon appeared
on BBC Breakfast News enlighten motorist on their rights.
In 2014 Simeon was unanimously elected as the Chairman of Newham Partnership for
Supplementary School. His mission as the leader of this partnership is to unite all
Supplementary Schools. Simeon pioneered the first Supplementary School week in Newham
Borough bringing together many nationalities and Supplementary schools.
In 2014, Simeon was head hunted and appointed as Director of El-Salem Homes a property
company based in Abuja, from there Simeon found his own property company called Mercy
Homes in Abeoukuta Ogun State, providing hostel accommodation for Nigerian Students.
Simeon is a family man to the core, a teacher, a mentor and a business coach. His passion
includes meeting people, politics, preaching and empowerment. 

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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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