Author Archives: Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

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

A Sonorous Dirge By Livy-Elcon Emereonye

A Sonorous Dirge By Livy-Elcon Emereonye People who are out to score cheap points for political correctness are never economical with sycophancy instead they remain shameless masters of the act. They betray confidentiality and rape trust. Some people don’t just … Continue reading

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BRADFORD LIFESAVERS FREE TRAINING, THIS SUNDAY THE 21ST AT 12 NOON

Limited spaces. Book in for a great FREE training with a certificate of attendance too. This Sunday, 21st November *BRADFORD LIFESAVERS* will be held at St James Church, Thornton. Training is provided by qualified healthcare professionals and covers all aspects … Continue reading

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING SANDRA BROWN LINDSTEDT

Multiple Award winning Sandra Brown Lindstedt was born to write. “I know it’s a gift from God and He deserves all the credit,” she says. Raised with five siblings on the oftentimes dangerous south-side of Chicago, she spent her summers … Continue reading

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“MY VOICE IS BROKEN ” BY PROFESSOR ROTIMI JAIYESIMI

MY VOICE HAS BROKEN I wrote a poem in 1970 questioning whether I was a shy person. I probably saw myself as such, but was not convinced. Perhaps one who will only speak if it will add value to the … Continue reading

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK – THE AMAZING JIM IYKE – NOLLYWOOD ACTOR, FILM PRODUCER AND SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Jim Iyke is a Nollywood actor, a film and music producer, a philanthropist, and a serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of Untamed Productions, Untamed Records, and the Jim Iyke Foundation. He is also the pioneer of the Jim Iyke … Continue reading

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK , TANYA VITAL – ACTOR, CONTENT CREATOR AND FOUNDER OF VITAL CULTURE

Graduate of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and National Youth Theatre alumni, Tanya has worked for 2 decades in TV, Film, Stage and Voice-over. Featuring in many award winning shows, her work includes DC’s Pennyworth, Red Sparrow with Jennifer … Continue reading

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AFRICA4U YOUTH AMBASSADOR – JACKLINE WAZIRI MAKES AN IMPACT AT THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH CHILDRENS WORKSHOP

I had the most rewarding experience with the YOUTH at African Storytelling – Black History Month 2021 with Global Fusion Music & Art Team. Asante sana  GFMA Team JACKLINE WAZIRI

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THE BEST OF EDO AWARDS TAKES PLACE THIS MONTH- DO NOT MISS IT

The   traffic is much as we move. It’s 17DAYS TO GO  How do you want to look? Look stunning for the event and we will spice it up with lots of fun and entertainment. Go get your table reservations before … Continue reading

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KIRKLEES LIBRARIES ARE RECRUITING

Kirklees Libraries Are Recruiting! We need people willing to learn, to try new ideas and to help us develop a library service for the future, responsive to community and customer needs and with a vibrant, relevant offer to Kirklees residents. … Continue reading

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COLLECTIVE IMPACT ORGANISE INFORMATIVE BLACK HISTORY NETWORKING EVENTS AT CHECKPOINT COMMUNITY CENTRE, BRADFORD

Collective Impact would like to thank all those who who came and supported our Proud To BeBHM Networking event. Big Massive Thanks To Our Speakers Who Were Very Inspirational And Informative Karl Oxford Tony Tokunbo Eteka FernandezMarcus Reid Nigel Guy … Continue reading

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