On the evening of Tuesday the 31st of May 2022, Bradford was named the City of Culture 2025.

The historic day was a sign of many more success stories to unfold and there is no doubt that the whole country is about to witness what Bradford has to offer the rest of the country as well as the rest of the world.

Thursday the 9th of June 2022 was another historic day in this great city as Bradford 4 Better Organization launched its new product -B4B Television.

Regular Hosts for B4B Television were in attendance at the launch .

They included Dr Sohail Ahmed, The Chairman for Bradford 4 Better Organisation and a passionate community champion who continues to make a profound difference to the lives of many people in different regions.

Also in attendance was Mr Atif Hussain , an amazing film maker, actor and writer. Mr Hussain will be providing coverage on content relating to film, so watch this space for his show.

The soft spoken Mr Shahid Islam was also in attendance as a regular host. Shahid is a Senior Research Fellow at the Bradford Institute for Health Research and Vice Chair of Bradford for Better.  In 2015 Shahid won the Community Star award for his contribution to the Voluntary and Community Sector and has been heavily involved in energising communities to increase social capital and reduce health inequalities.  In 2020 Shahid won the Most Outstanding Academic Paper awarded by International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare.  More recently (2021) Shahid was awarded the The Chief Scientific Officer’s Excellence in Healthcare and Science Innovation Award.

Bradford based Tony Tokunbo Fernandez – Published Writer, International Blogger and Online Broadcaster was the Compere Host for the evening

B4B Television is not only aimed at promoting the amazing stories of Bradfordians to the rest of the world, it is also aimed at promoting local news, a wide range of stories from different sectors and so much more.

As Bradford continues to celebrate THE CITY OF CULTURE, the time is ripe for the birth of greater stories to unfold.



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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