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

THE AMAZING ALINA BARBU, SENIOR LECTURER BASED IN ROMANIA – COMING SOON ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW

THE AMAZING ALINA BARBU, SENIOR LECTURER BASED IN ROMANIA – COMING SOON ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW Alina Barbu is a graduate of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, from the University of Bucharest, Romania, with a major in … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, SHIRLEY ANSTIS BASED IN READING, BERKSHIRE

Therapy has helped me to cope with the many changes in my life; from living in different countries to working in different sectors alongside experiences of loss and change. The more we know ourselves the better the choices we make. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

AND THE DRUMMERS CAME – WRITTEN BY MR BASSEY ITAM ASUQUO

AND THE DRUMMERS CAME. And the drummers came with their drums, A long time ago they came, from distant lands. And they arrived upon our shores Their drums, with drumbeats strange, yet overpowering. .Soon the drumbeats sounded far across our … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

THE CRY FOR SECESSION – BY Oyèdókùn Ìbùkún Penawd – SILVER AWARD WINNER, TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ COMPETITION 2018

THE CRY FOR SECESSION My father’s roof is on fire! And we cry & crave for secessionas water. Tribalism is the gloom sitting on our face So we can’t see unity as a saving grace .Alas! Secession does not hold … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

THE ODUDUBARIBA 1 OF AFRICA, SETTING THE PACE – WATCH THIS SPACE

The Odudubariba1 of Africa Odudubariba is simply put, a spiritual warrior The butterfly that swallowed what swallowed an elephant. Here you see the symbol, butterfly is soft and yet extremely strong. That’s who Charlyboy is, spiritual, sensitively soft and very … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

THE AMAZING ALINA BARBU, SENIOR LECTURER BASED IN ROMANIA – COMING SOON ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW

Alina Barbu is a graduate of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, from the University of Bucharest, Romania, with a major in English and a minor in French. She has been working in higher education for more than 20 … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

NO BREAKFAST FOR THE NICE – WRITTEN BY TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ

NO BREAKFAST FOR THE NICE In a world . . . Where “The new reality” has stolen the conscience of THE GOOD HEARTS, And planted new seeds filled with cold secrets and all kinds of poison. And if you listen … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

BRADFORD BASED AFRICAN QUEEN “ESTHER N OSAKWE” WINS MISS COMMONWEALTH AFRICA 2021/2022

*Crowing of an African Queen* On 25 July 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/70/293, proclaiming 2016-2025 as the Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa (IDDA III). In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

THE POWER OF THE ALTERNATIVE PATH – BY LIVY – ELCON EMEREONYE (SILVER AWARD WINNER, TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ COMPETITION 2021)

The power of the alternative path by Livy-Elcon Emereonye In an emergency, the value of the ‘exit route’ which is an alternative path would be appreciated by anyone who found and used it. This same value can also be discovered … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, LISETTE MIBO FROM CONGO – FOUNDER OF PASSION FOR MOTHERLAND

My Story Born in Kinshasa, I have lived in the United Kingdom since the age of 14 years ago where I have completed all my education, with recent accomplishment being the achievement of master’s degree in project management at the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment