ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, YINKA KENNY – TALENTED TV HOST, RADIO PRESENTER, COMPERE, SPEAKER & ACTOR

YinkaKenny is a multi-talented Broadcast, Radio Presenter, TV host, Event Compere, Motivational Speaker, as well as an Actor.

A product of the FRCN Training School, she started her broadcast career as a co-anchor on an educational programme called grammatical license on Top Radio. Since then, she has been involved in various radio and television programmes cutting across news, talkshows, event coverage, reporting, jingle production and so on. 

Her broadcast experience cuts across various Broadcast Media outfit. Some of which include:

Production and anchoring of station’s flagship Breakfast show (Bumper Breakfast) and independent talk show tagged -Perspectives with YinkaKenny on MITV 

Co-presenting the station’s female gender oriented show tagged – Eve on Metro    97.7FM

Co-presenting the daily Mid-Day show on WFM 91.7 tagged Panorama 

Production and anchoring of the station’s flagship breakfast show ( *Ojumo ire) in Yoruba on Orisun TV

She has also successfully covered and  anchored various events from social to political events with incisive interview skill 

She is enigmatic, energetic and a great resource who has clearly carved her niche in the broadcast and entertainment industry.

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POETRY CORNER – antagonist- written by Kenneth Christie-Atiti

-antagonist-

when a horse goes wild,

the bush is silent with neighing tones

when a lion goes hunting,

a roar envelopes the jungle’s name

when the raging storm seeks solace,

there are troubles and miracles in one take

let us bleed our own blood,

to know that the seeker is also soughtour names must not be written,

to know we bear not Lucifer’s face…

and He said:”In living we must die daily.”That is what He said.

And we are all there NOW.

In a season of laugh and deathlike our hearts which should beat FOREVER…

-Kenneth Christie-Atiti

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The story of the Lantern in the Old Eastern Region and south-west Cameroon region – Philip Nosa-Adam

The story of the Lantern in the Old Eastern Region and south-west Cameroon region – Philip Nosa-Adam


Utuenikang which translates to the hurricane Lantern is a very small but significant item with a long history in the Old Eastern region and some divisions in Cameroon. The Hurricane Lantern or the Kerosene Lantern was an article of trade during the years of the transatlantic trade. It is unclear when the item may have been introduced. Although it may have been introduced during the Era of Efik-Dutch relations in the 17th century. Modern and more popular designs of the lantern were constructed later by polish inventor Ignacy Lukasiewicz in 1853.

The Lantern has similar names among several Ethnicities of the Old eastern region. Some of which include

Ohafia – UtrikangAbriba – OterikangOro – UtrikangIbibio – UtuenikangUwet – UtuenikangObanliku – ItenikangEtung – Okurikang 


Among the Igbo, the lantern has three different names depending on the dialect. Central igbo use the word Mkpanaka for Lantern. Cross River Igbo use the word Utuenikang or its equivalent while some Igbo particularly those in present-day Oji River Local government area use the word Utukpe.

Interestingly, the word Utukpe has its origin in the Efik Language and is a corruption of Utue Ekpe (argiope aurantia), a large yellow striped bush spider native to the lower Cross River.

Thus, the shadow images produced when the hurricane lantern is lighted must have been likened to the colours on the spider. Within south-west cameroon, the following communities use the word “Utuenikang”Balondo (Ndian Division)Balue (Ndian Division)Ngolo (Ndian Division)Ekombe (Ndian Division)Bima (Ndian Division)Korup (Ndian Division)Batanga (Ndian Division)Bakoko (Ndian Division)Mbonge (Meme division)Bakundu (Meme division) 


It is fascinating that the same word is used across several communities with a few pronunciation differences. There exists a reason for the common use of the word and it’s variations.

The hurricane lantern would likely have been obtained by a coastal community and sold to the communities in the interior. Thus, the community which first obtained the lantern would have given it an indigenous name and its name would have been adopted by nearby communities. The communities closest to the atlantic in the Old Eastern Region and the Cameroon axis include the Obolo communities (i.e Ibeno, Oron and Idua), Efik, Douala, Ijaw, Balondo etc.

The Efik being by far one of the most widely travelled West African trader in the Old Eastern Region during the years of the triangular trade would be a top contender for the origin of the name. This is further confirmed when the word “Utuenikang” is studied from an etymological perspective. In the Efik Language, Utuenikang is a conjunction of two words. “Utuene” and “Ikang”.

The latter translates to fire and the former comes from the verb “Tuene”. The verb “Tuene” first translates to, to light or to be lighted and secondly, to twinkle. Examples of sentences with the verb include:- 
Tuene ikañ mi, nọ mi nkut usuñ – Show the light here for me to see my way. 
Ntantaọffiọñ etuene – The stars twinkle 
Like the Greek mythical figure Prometheus who is regarded as the bringer of fire, the Efik are responsible for the use of the name Utuenikañ in several Communities. It is our hope that the Efik will continue to be the importer and an inventor of more useful artefacts in the future.

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JOIN RACE EQUALITY NETWORK AS PART OF RACE EQUALITY WEEK IN BRADFORD – WED 3 FEB AT 12 NOON

JOIN RACE EQUALITY NETWORK AS PART OF RACE EQUALITY WEEK IN BRADFORD – WED 3 FEB AT 12 NOON

THE EVENT TAKES PLACE ON ZOOM

To register go to zoom.us/join Meeting ID 96507171832

Send questions to the panel to : info@raceequalitynetwork.org.uk

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, ENEMAKU OJOCHEGBE WILSON OF AFRICAN INDEPENDENT TELEVISION, ABUJA

I am Enemaku Ojochegbe Wilson, I work with Africa Independent Television, Ait, in Abuja, Nigeria.I am a reporter, as well as a news and program anchor.I also do lots of other stuff, like voice overs, documentaries, Jingles, television and radio commercials, and event master of ceremony.I am from Idah, kogi State, I stay in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

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WHATS ON YOUR READING LIST FOR THE LOCKDOWN ?

Dear Family and Friends,Have you been affected with all the challenges with the lockdown ?

We urge you to stay focused, stay passionate, focus on the substance of the present moment and use this period to do the things that bring fulfilment to your LIFE.GREAT THINGS MANIFEST , once we are able to make the most of time

WHATS ON YOUR READING LIST IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS ?

Copies of one of my published books “THE SOUND OF RUNNING WATER” is still available to order.

“THE SOUND OF RUNNNIG WATER” is a pocket sized gift book of proverbs on positive thinking and personal development.The inspirational gift book is available for just 5 pounds via paypal to afripoet@hotmail.com ALTERNATIVELY, CONTACT US ON +447882809005

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, OYINLOLA SALE – NIGERIAN TV PRESENTER, MEDIA COACH & MC

The Journey of Oyinlola Sale’s  Media Career started when she graduated from Eastern New Mexico University, USA with a magna cum laude degree in Communications in 2009. She started working with galaxy television as an entertainment reporter and presenter, this pushed her further to go into advertising, where she worked worked with bluebird communication.

In 2013, she took a bold step and became a Presenter of A Woman’s World and Question of the Day on TVC  News.Now, after spending over 4 years in TVC, it was time to take a bigger step by working with KAFTAN TV, where she took the center stage in her career and became the Face of KAFTAN , as she was multi tasking as a News Anchor and a Presenter of a major program called Amazing Amazon.

Oyinlola Sale has Interviewed over 100 women from different sectors, showcasing their businesses and the impact they are making in the Society.

She has interviewed different women in the Oil and Gas Industry and is Presently in partnership with the President of Women in Energy Oil and Gas, Dr Oladunni Owo.

After leaving KAFTAN TV, she was inspired to create ‘Women Connect TV Show,’ which gives women more opportunity as they shatter glass ceilings in our society.Women Connect is a program that will inspire women. One of the social development goals is to empower women around the world.It is a unique tv show where women can be informed, empowered and inspired.

Oyinlola Sale is also an image consultant, media coach and an MC for various events here in Nigeria.

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COMING SOON ON A VIRTUAL NETWORK – THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW

COMING SOON ON A VIRTUAL PLATFORM.THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW

PROMOTING THE SUCCESS STORIES OF AFRICANS AND CARRIBEAN ACHIEVERS AROUND THE WORLD.

WE ALSO PROMOTE INITIATIVES, EVENTS, CAMPAIGNS AND PRODUCTS

FOR MORE INFO, CONTACT US NOW ON +447882809005

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, OLOLADE ADENIJI-ADELE OF NIGERIAN TELEVISION AUTHORITY LAGOS

Ololade Adeniji-Adele 
Television Presenter| Producer| Director| Public Speaker| Host
Nigerian Television Authority(NTA) ….. Africa’s Largest Network
Joined in April, 2002
Ololade hosts television programmes on the network service of NTA and on NTA2 Lagos.

The programmes are:


EXECUTIVE DISCOURSE: a 1hr Personality profile and documentary style programme, which x-rays the lives and achievements of outstanding individuals worthy of emulation on the network service of NTAMORNING RIDE: a 90mins Breakfast television show every Saturday at 10.00am, incidentally the longest running on any Nigerian television station, dishing out a potpourri of Nigeria and Nigerians, celebrating those things which make us special


NIGERIAN MOVIES TODAY: a 30mins entertainment weekly show which celebrates the Nigerian Motion Picture Industry otherwise known as Nollywood, as well as it’s major players both in front and behind the camera

Ololade Adeniji-Adele is a forward looking individual who is driven by passion for impacting people through precise and correct information and enlightenment. She is one who is not afraid to ‘tread where angels fear’ believing that EVERYTHING is possible and she can be the best she wants to be in a right environment. She has a never-say-die spirit and often encourages her colleagues to imbibe same and giving her best even in the face of daunting challenges.


Ololade’s relevant achievements are

▪︎Building and sustaining a viable and active Aviation television programming in the NTA, from which other television and even radio stations took lessons for a period of over 8yrs from 2002 to 2010, thereby creating a different style of aviation reportage and programming, and for which she won several awards and received commendations

▪︎Sustaining the presentation and production of Nigeria’s longest running breakfast television show, MORNING RIDE on NTA2 Lagos- a programme which has aired for 33yrs so far, out of which she has presented and produced for a period of 10yrs and still counting.
A quirky fact about Ololade is her deep commitment to getting the best done even when it seems impossible


Contact Details:▪︎lolade.oaa@gmail.com ▪︎ololadeadenijiadele@yahoo.com ▪︎@executivediscoursewithololade▪︎@nigerianmoviestoday

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OUR INTERFAITH COMMUNITY COHESION WEBINAR TAKES PLACE THIS SATURDAY – DO NOT MISS IT

THE STAGE IS SET FOR OUR 1ST EVENT FOR 2021 TAKING PLACE THIS SATURDAY THE 16TH OF JANUARY AT 8PM (UK TIME)AFRICA4U ASSOCIATION will be organizing THE INTERFAITH VIRTUAL AWARDS AND COMMUNITY COHESION WEBINAR on Saturday the 16th of January 2021 at 8pm on the dot (UK Time) via Zoom.

ZOOM ID IS 9052848573 and PAASWORD IS 691347

The aim of the event is to improve dialogue and community cohesion amongst people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds.We will also be recognising the achievements of Christians, Muslims, Hindus and people from a diverse range of social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

KEY SPEAKERS FOR THE EVENT INCLUDE:

MP PHILIP DAVIES – MP FOR SHIPLEY, WEST YORKSHIRE

DR CHRIS BEM – CONSULTANT & SURGEON AT BRADFORD TEACHING HOSPITAL

THE LEAP BRADFORD TEAM The Leap Bradford

Matt HendersonBradford For Everyone

Ismael Lea South – CEO OF THE SALAM PROJECT

SHEENA HUSSAIN – POET & ADVOCATE FOR HUMANITY FROM PAKISTAN

Dionne V Hood – DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, BRADFORD LIBRARIES

THE YORKSHIRE AIR AMBULANCE TEAM Yorkshire Air Ambulance

AND MANY MORE SPEAKERS

THE AWARDEES FOR THE INTERFAITH VIRTUAL AWARDS & COMMUNITY COHESION WEBINAR 2021 ARE

1 UNITED SIKH ASSOCAITION FOR THE ELDERLY,BRADFORD

2 Newjoy International Gospel Church NEWJOY INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL CHURCH (INSPIRED BY AMAZING CHRISTIANS )

3 Indian Women’s Community UK

4 The-Salam Project-uk (INSPIRED BY AMAZING MUSLIMS)

AND SEVERAL MORE

Also get to hear from Bradford based African restaurant owners Mr Kofi Amoateng from Ghana – Ceo of Yam Spice Foods and Andie from South Africa – The founder of AndiesAfrican Kitchen BradfordComr Olalekan Odedeyi will also be keeping us posted with his great community cohesion initiatives in the Middlesbrough area

The event will be broadcasted across multiple social media International platforms ,The Soul of any community lives within the heart of its people

For more information about this event and for the Zoom details, you can contact us on +447882809005 www.tonyfernandez.co.uk

ALSO WATCH THIS SPACE FOR OUR AFRICA4U VIRTUAL AWARDS FOR AFRICAN MEDIA INITIATIVES IN EUROPE AS WELL AS OUR BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS AT THE UK HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT 2021FLYER DESIGN BY A YOUNG INSPIRATIONAL INTREPRENEOR – MR Peter Odu – WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE UPDATES ON HIM

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