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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

FIND OUT WHO THE MALE AND FEMALE ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR IS IN 2022 – WATCH THIS SPACE

Our International Blog is aimed at promoting the true life and success stories of African and Caribbean achievers around the year.

We have had an exciting year in 2022.

Only last month , We organised THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS AT THE UK HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE 8TH YEAR – An annual celebration that attracted role models and community achievers from different parts of the country .

This year we have also organised initiatives here in The UK, Estonia, Finland and Croatia

Now its time to find out THE MALE ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR 2022 and THE FEMALE ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR 2022 – WATCH THIS SPACE.

#africanachivers #blackhistorymonth #blacklivesmatter #blackcommunities

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR OUR AMAZING VIDEO OF BLACK HISTORY AT UK HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT, PRODUCED BY MBI VISUALS

WATCH THIS SPACE for the amazing Video of OUR BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS AT THE UK HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE 8TH YEAR.

This video is produced by our amazing MEDIA PARTNER – BLACK OWNED FAMILY BUSINESS MBI VISUALS BASED IN WOLVERHAMPTON. INFORMATION ABOUT MBI VISUALS CAN BE FOUNDE BELOW

ABOUT MBI VISUALS

MBI Visuals Ltd is a family run business. Founded in 2018, Malakai had a feasible vision to build a legacy for his children. Having already gained 13 years experience in content creation and Marketing, it just made perfect sense to pursue his passion, to put everything into forming & building his own company. With a previous background of creating on and offline marketing strategies, visualising marketing campaigns and bringing them to fruition, designing content, improving SEO, updating websites and blogs, creating mailing lists, writing press releases and producing video adverts, successful entrepreneurs would agree that mindset, self education, determination and experience always wins! With exciting prospects, passion & drive that cannot be hidden. With new Co-Founder Chris on board, Malakai is determined to steer MBI visuals in the right direction. MBI is a forward thinking B2B video marketing agency, providing top notch video production and e-commerce marketing solutions to local and national businesses. MBI Visuals is a Registered supplier to Cheshire West and Chester Council. #blackhistorymonth2022 #livestream #blacklifematters #africanyoutubers

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MBI VISUALS ? YOUR NUMBER 1 BLACK OWNED VIDEO MARKETING AGENCY

MBI Visuals Ltd is a family run business.
Founded in 2018, Malakai had a feasible vision to build a legacy for his children. Having already gained 13 years experience in content creation and Marketing, it just made perfect sense to pursue his passion, to put everything into forming & building his own company.
With a previous background of creating on and offline marketing strategies, visualising marketing campaigns and bringing them to fruition, designing content, improving SEO, updating websites and blogs, creating mailing lists, writing press releases and producing video adverts, successful entrepreneurs would agree that mindset, self education, determination and experience always wins!
With exciting prospects, passion & drive that cannot be hidden. With new Co-Founder Chris on board, Malakai is determined to steer MBI visuals in the right direction.
MBI is a forward thinking B2B video marketing agency, providing top notch video production and e-commerce marketing solutions to local and national businesses.
MBI Visuals is a Registered supplier to Cheshire West and Chester Council.

VISIT https://www.mbivisuals.com TODAY OR CONTACT 01902784406

CELEBRATING INI USANGA -AN OVERALL WINNER OF THE 4TH ANNUAL CORK VOLUNTEER AWARDS IN IRELAND

Ini Usanga Overall Winner of the 4th annual Cork Volunteer Awards. 

The prestigious awards ceremony took place at the Kingsley Hotel, Cork. Ini Usanga of Love and Care for People scooped the overall C103 Volunteer of the Year Award 2022. 

Ini also took home the North Cork Volunteer Award 2022. This event was organised by Cork Volunteer Centre, CETB, C103, UCC, Cork Credit Union.

People of Cork had the opportunity to nominate a volunteer whom they believe is worthy of recognition for the work they do. 

Ini was recognized in part for supporting over 500 young people of migrant heritage in Ireland, encouraging them to stay in school and further their education. Speaking to Cork’s 96FM & C103 News, Ini said she was shocked by the success and very grateful for the recognition. 

Ini said it’s all about team work and this award would not be possible but for she team whom she thanked for their dedication and commitment including Giovanni Paris, Ece Aksoy, Giorgia Mazarra, Gülbahar Ok. 

However, Ini said she will be dedicating her award to her partner and best friend Dr. Ado Mazombe whom she describes as her light.

COMING NEXT MONTH ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW – INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR TOKIE LAOTAN BROWN

COMING NEXT MONTH ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW – OUR INTERVIEW WITH THE AMAZING PROFESSOR TOKIE LAOTAN BROWN,

She will be on air to talk about her inititiatives as well as why she feels CALABAR in NIGERIA should be a WORLD UNESSCO HERITAGE SITE

WATCH THIS SPACE

ABOUT PROFESSOR TOKIE LAOTAN BROWN

Prof. Dr of Science in Economics & Techniques for Conservation of Architectural Environmental Heritage
Merging Ecologies Studio
ICOMOS ISCCL

Experienced Entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the Architectural and Economics Industry. Main Field: Theories & Techniques For Heritage Conservation, Economics & Management of Cultural Heritage. Direct investment in Community Development. Doctor of Science in Economics and Techniques for the Conservation of the Architectural and Environmental Heritage from University of Nova Gorica and Università Iuav di Venezia, Italy.

#tokiebrown #calabar #inspirationalwomen #blackachievers #africansinthe diaspora

ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, RICO JAKK FROM MALAWI (BASED IN NEWCASTLE )

Rico Jakk is the Co-founder at DSOL Dynamix School Of Life and Creative Director at DSOL dynamix skatepark.

He is originally from Malawi and has lived in Newcastle for many years. He studied at The Newcastle College and graduated in 1994.

He is very passionate about African Heritage and promoting our History, Culture and Values.

One of his current projects is promoting the Unsung Sheroes and Heroes of African Heritage through flashcards and content aimed at promoting the positive imagery of great African icons around the world

NIGERIAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BRADFORD END OF YEAR PARTY – DO NOT MISS IT

THE NIGERIAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION IN BRADFORD INVITES YOU TO THERI END OF YEAR CHRISTMAS PARTY AND GALA NIGHT taking place on SATURDAY THE 10TH OF DECEMBER 2022 from 4pm till DAWN .

Come and be part of this amazing celebration taking place at Provident Stadium, Bradford BD6 1BS

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT nigeriancommunitybradford@gmail.com and FOR REGISTTRATION VISIT http://www.nigerianbradford.co.uk/event

FOR SALES AND ADVERTISEMENTS CONTACT – 07405073694 OR 07459806595

#cityofculture2025 #nigeriansinbradford #christmasparty #bradfordcity #ncab #africansinthediaspora #nigeriansinthediaspora

WHEN GOD PUTS A VISION IN YOU – WRITTEN BY BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR, MR NNAMDI OFFOR

When God puts a vision to you or you find yourself imagining a business or a job or an interview or school admission or a book to write, or a research. Act on it. Act quickly. Whatever you can imagine has the backing and blessing from God. It is possible.

We often find it difficult to kick-start that vision as we wait for the big break. We ignorantly believe we must possess everything to start.

No, you don’t. You don’t need a big break to start. Start today. Start with what you have, even as low as 10k, start. The miracle in starting is that you are telling God, you believe in his vision for you and that you are obedient and willing to demonstrate that belief by starting.

Everytime you start, you turn the wheels of your destiny because once you start, your brain begins to receive new messages or ideas to make you go even faster. As you concentrate on these ideas you begin to receive more flashes, directing you on how to proceed, where to look, where to go, how to do it and you find yourself constantly flooded by these promptings. God is speaking directly to you. He is leading you. Act now.

We usually don’t start because, we are afraid of failure and criticism. We afraid of what people would say, we are scared of starting small, we despise small beginnings and see ourselves bigger than our current position. We find it difficult to move our limbs. We will rather stay in our comfort zone. We would unwittingly choose the area of least resistance. We are too weak, too frightened and too scared of people around us.

Remember, boldness is a quality for successful people. Do you wish to succeed? You must stand bold and tall all the times. You are not in competition with anyone and nobody is competing with you. Your visions and ideas are uniquely yours. God chose you for a purpose and a time like this. He says trust me with what you have and I will show you my blessings.

He told Peter to cast the net and though Peter was doubtful, he finally obeyed. His catch was so big they needed others to help out.

Are you like Peter? Doubting your every move? Doubting your capacity, your gifts , your talents?Doubting God’s love and his blessings?

Start today, to build your faith. Start now to begin pursuing that dream. Start now to implement with what you have. Start now to trust and believe that God’s blessings are real.

Remember God made the universe from nothing. We are made in his image. We can do all things through Christ our Lord. You have been given everything pertaining to life and godliness. You are fearfully and wonderfully made.

What then is your hindrance? What is stopping you from your glorious success?

You are a winner, so stand up now, brace yourself and begin this very minute to claim your victory.

Start now. Start with what you have. Start small. Begin immediately as God waits patiently to guide and see you through. He waits to multiply the fruits of your hand. He waits to increase your output. Stand up now and begin. Is it an idea for a business, a book, a novel, an academic thesis, a research, a job application, a visa interview, a university application etc etc etc. Whatever He has laid in your heart, start now. It is meant to lead you to achieving your destiny.

Start now. Start today. Don’t delay.

Remain blessed

WRITTEN BY MR NNAMDI OFFOR- BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR