ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK- JACQUI DEFOE BASED IN THE UK

Jacqui Defoe

Jacqui also known as #JacquiWhoalwayslovestosmile worked as an Investment Banker for high net worth individuals for over a decade. After a lot soul-searching she changed her career (to give her more time with her family) and became a foster carer and has remained in this profession for over 20 years. In that time she has looked after over 30 children and given them long-term security for long periods of up to 13 years.
Jacqui has taken up motivational writing and sends inspirational messages every day to uplift individuals and make a difference in their lives . In recent times she has opened a Children’s Provision where she can provide support for up to 4 children and in her free time she enjoys walking, dancing, cycling and travelling in no particular order.

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THE POETRY OF ADEYOSOLA COLE AS PART OF THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ INTERNATIONAL ONLINE POETRY COMPETITION 2022

Adeyosola Cole is a poet from Lagos,Nigeria. Born on the 23rd of November 2003. An aspiring nurse of the university of Port-Harcourt , she loves to read , write and cook. She also took part in THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ INTERNATIONAL ONLINE POETRY COMPETITION 2022 and her amazing poem can be found below

Title: A slave’s Odyssey


My feet hurts!

This journey of ours burns my sole in circles

It’s a curse! I am not excluded,

To make it worse; I know

My ancestors worked and made it history ,

Instead, my master ignored their works,

His treachery outscored Momma’s teachings

He swore to rob everyone off their treasures,

our colorful world burnt

spurned by many is 

My masters manifesto of lies 

Easy to recall , just a show of power

A window to his deceit

Like the height of a bamboo tree ,hard to reach

Poverty’s vento taking his people away

The heat of the coal blows the populace

He runs miles away to glow in abundance of air

A psycho I am called for stripping him 

My ink lays in an inferno of truth

For the orphans ,widows and my fellow citizens.              –

Memory’s quill

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MR ISO BASSEY ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW – WATCH THIS SPACE

Mr Iso Bassey is an IT Consultant, entrepreneur and social advocate. He will be a guest on THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW to talk about THE CROSS RIVER MOVEMENT. Watch this space for an inspirational interview with Mr Iso Bassey

INFORMATION ABOUT MR ISO BASSEY CAN BE FOUND BELOW

Iso Bassey is an IT consultant, entrepreneur, social advocate and founder of ACADEMIX (www.academix.ng) – Africa’s fastest growing eLibrary.

He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) and a Masters in Information systems from the University of Leeds (UK). He is also an alumnus of the London School of Economics and Sung Kyun Kwan University.

He spent 8 years delivering web-based enterprise software systems to some of the UK’s leading companies including Reed Business Information, Pfizer and Bechtel.

In 2004 Iso founded http://www.nigeria-friends.com – Nigeria’s first social networking website which at the time of his exit had over 80,000 members and 10,000 schools.

Upon his return to Nigeria in 2007, Iso consulted for a number of organisations including the R.E.A.D. Africa Foundation where he played a key role in bringing to birth the maiden edition of the acclaimed Garden City Literary Festival. He has gone on to consult for both private and public organisations in Nigeria.

He served for 5 years as Special Assistant to the Governor of Cross River State on Information and Communication Technology and headed operations at the Rainbow Foundation (project manages the Port Harcourt UNESCO World Book Capital 2014).

In 2015, he founded ACADEMIX.NG – an eLibrary of Africa focused research which was a finalist of the Thomson Reuters Africa Startups Challenge, 2016 having been identified as a “High growth, high potential company”.

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“ALONG THE WAY” BY THE AMAZING JACKLINE WAZIRI

The amazing UK based Jackline Waziri from Tanzania is a Published Poet, The CEO of Mwana Events and The AFRICA4U YOUTH AMBASSADOR FOR THE UK. She also took part in THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION 2022

HER AMAZING POEM CAN BE FOUND BELOW . Watch this space for more initiatives by Jackline Waziri

Along the way

The journey may seem unclear
It is with your own eyes
That you must see

The journey may seem far
It is with your hands
That you must part a way

The journey may seem cold
It is with your warmth
That they must feel

The journey may seem unlit
It is with your light
That you must share

The journey may seem heartless
It is with your eternal
That you are deathless

The journey may seem silent
It is with your words
That you are heard

The journey may seem dark
It is your self
That you must find

The journey may seem soundless
It is your echo
That will live to tell

The journey may seem everlasting
It is your only chance
This is the way

©Jackline Waziri
Writer | Poet | Author
Jacklinewaziri.com
Happy New Year Everyone 

🎊🎉🌟

#tanzania #spokenword #mindfulness

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INSPIRATIONAL POETRY BY JENNIFER SOBOLA DA SWEETNEZZ

#RIEPDAD 🙏🏽🕊


“Nothing can replace the feeling of emptiness knowing that you’re gone

A repeat for what has been and gone my soul seems to forever long

You were everything you were supposed to be and so much more

Knowledge of that truth only cements my restlessness

And the hatred of my inability to accept my loss

Your swift departure remains a torturing mystery

Longing for an understanding of what is supposed to be

I will never be free

I stand

Guilty

of Regret.

I miss you

Daddy…

I love you Dad

And I can’t forget the day we first met

Even though the truth is it’s sad

I can’t remember it in its entirety

I just know the moment was special to me

It was the first moment,

I laid eyes on you

The first moment I felt love in my heart

From the very start

And I knew it to be true,

You see really it wasn’t all that knew to me,

As months before I laid eyes on you

I met my mother

And her love was pure

Instant and raw

Overwhelming everlasting honest and fluid

Hers was the truest

Form of love I ever knew

And I felt it with you too

I knew that you were my Father

You were my Dad

The other half of me

And I knew you would always protect and guide me

With everything that you had

All that you were

And all that you came to be

Your love was resilient

Your love was my wall

The soft fortress I fell back on

Whenever I would trip or fall

You never lost faith

In the woman you believed I could be

I am forever in your debt

I never got to show you

While you breathed air smiled and wept

But now that you are my Angel

I’ll show you how bright my soul shines

You will hear my voice

Angels will rejoice

Your spirit lives on,

Forever through ascendance…”

💔

Kind Regards 


Jennifer Sobola 


Da Sweetnezz

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OUR VIEWERS ARE STILL TALKING ABOUT ROGER OKEWOLE ON THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW

Roger Okewole is a Civil Engineer and the Visionary of 9ja Pop Art. He is based in New Jersey, USA.

He was recently a guest on THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ SHOW to talk about his creativity, his passion and THE 9JA POP ART INITITIATIVE. This was an informative show which was enjoyed by all our viewers . CLICK ON THE LINK HERE TO WATCH THE SHORT INTERVIEW

INFORMATION ABOUT ROGER CAN BE FOUND BELOW

I am Roger Okewole and 9ja Pop Art is a peek into my imagination!

INSPIRATIONS: More than Dali, Rembrandt, Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Picasso, Roy Lichtenstein is my main artistic inspiration. I couldn’t have been older than eight when Mom was showing me Lichtenstein’s works in World Book Encyclopedia.

BEGINNINGS: My parents bought a few of those thick coffee table art books with photos of the great paintings by Old Masters, alongside Greek and Roman sculptures. I was studying anatomy and perspective from those books from a very early age. My folks also bought me every age-appropriate comic book they could find, which truly unlocked my imagination.

I first exhibited in a gallery when I was about 11 years old. I was designing costumes and banners for carnivals in Nigeria when I was in my early teens. I was 16 when I got my first graphics job with an advertising agency in Lagos.

I worked as a graphic artist while at college in Nigeria and the USA. I did all this without a single day in art school. My folks insisted I follow the “responsible eldest son” path and I got a Civil Engineering degree and an MBA.

Then things changed…After about a 10-year hiatus spent climbing the corporate ladder, I formed 9ja Pop Art to bring my artistic side back to life.

MEDIA: I mostly use pencils, inks, watercolor pencils and computer graphics; I like to mix it up and my creative impulses tend to go in very different directions. The only thing I never do is photobashing

I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I have!!!

My art business has been designated as a “Trusted Art Seller” with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.

ROGER OKEWOLE

#pop art #nigeria #jamaica #inspiration

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WINNER OF THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ POETRY COMPETITION 2022 – TAIWO BAYODE

WINNER OF THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ POETRY COMPETITION 2022 IS TAIWO BAYODE. HIS BIO AND WINNING POEM CAN BE FOUND BELOW

Taiwo O. Bayode is a Nigerian poet, writer, and a law student at the prestigious University of lbadan, Oyo, Nigeria . He develops enthusiasm in anything that deals with writing and creativity. He writes poems,short quotes,motivational & inspiring words.    He develops much pleasure in writing about love and at same time poems expressing the full of glance of sadness, pity and sorrow.He has written some few works yet to be published, resulting from some due and undue issues, two of this books are “Encounter with the edges of love” (Poetry Anthology and “Blind” (a motivational series).     He hails from of Akure City, Ondo state, Nigeria. He is jovial type and he loves everything that has to do with football. He always believes in his personal life “ideology”, it is says, ‘life is a chance”, chance to be anything, chance to create and recreate, chance to sin and repent,chance to try, fail and try again, chance to be great. life is a chance to be the best version of you    His Instagram handle @blessedpen_ and phone number 07025108352. 

Dear me

Dear me, 

For sake of love,

  you were breathed into this

 body, you were given fleshy

skin to keep safe and nurture, 

If life treats this body inferior 

learn to uphold yourself. 
Dear me,

 For the sake of love, 

you were ransomed with

beauty like that of the stars,

 you were given this face, 

to be the color you wear,  

If life treat you ugly, take a

time to prove it that you

 are and always a beautiful one. 


Dear me, 

For the sake of love,

 you were gifted with lovely

companions and beautiful 

souls all around, you were

honored with family to feel

and know what love is, 

If they turn against you,  

do not turn against yourself. 


Dear me, 

You are light to 

your world and god to

 your godlessness generation,

 if the darkness hover harder  

its strong wings and they turn 

corruption to the food they eat

promise you refuse to

listen to their calls. 

Taiwo O. Bayode. 

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SILVER AWARD WINNER OF TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ POETRY COMPETITION 2022 – NDUKA VICTORIA CHINWENDU


WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE SILVER AWARD WINNER OF THE TONY TOKUNBO FEENANDEZ INTERNATIONAL ONLINE POETRY COMPETITION 2022 IS NDUKA VICTORIA CHINWENDU

HER BIO AND WINNING POEM CAN BE FOUND BELOW- CONGRATULATIONS TO NDUKA VICTORIA CHINWENDU

Nduka Victoria Chinwendu Bio

Nduka Victoria is an enthusiast of African culture, particularly afro hair, music and literature. On the days when she’s motivated, she writes short stories and poetry that elicit strong emotions. She’s a recent graduate of Chemical Engineering but do not ask her about thermodynamics or bubble point. She dances well too. In her head.

Surrender
The days are past when I was dour

When things were sweet and sometimes sour

When I had a dozen million or just four

Now be I rich or be I poor

My heart remains an open door

On hinges of compromise I flutter

With each push I yield and not clutter
On your whim I choose to die or live

All I have and am I give

I pour my last drop into your overflowing hive

That you may be to me

What to you I couldn’t be

I lock up my free will and hand you the key

To this temple you have become a Bey
Let the snap of your fingers be

my morning cue

Let the nod of your head decide my daily due

Do not weep for me for I feel no rue

That I have no mind of my own I do not care a sou

My sole purpose is to live only for you

Into your hand I my soul render

From now till eternity in unconditional surrender
Nduka Victoria Chinwendu

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, EZRA ALAGBADA KING – AWARD WINNING SPOKEN WORD POET

Oyebami Iyanuoluwa (Ezra Alagbada King) is an award winning Spoken word Poet,artist,content creator,a writer and a podcaster. He is artistically inclined with the passion to help youth around him. His Podcast has reach out to different countries and having 900 subscribers round the world.  His poetry has won him Certificates and he has also meet and interviewed prominent dignitaries. Oyebami iyanuoluwa (Ezra Alagbada King) is an undergraduate student of English and Literary studies in the University of Ibadan  affiliated to Osun state college of Education Ilesa. 
Ezra Alagbada King is well known for his Instagram interview which has reached and touched  youth in the Country.  Through his Instagram Live Interview he has been able to interview the like of Ojo Ibikunle (Ronke Osodioke),Victory Ashaka,Yomi Soyombo, Aremo Yusuf (Gemini) and the many more. His aim is to help and encourage youth reach their potentials and this he has been doing. He is a Youth Advocate and he is  personate about it. His mantra is to serve humanity and be a beacon of hope for others to find their path.
He is open for anything Art and like always, he is always in love with it. 
You can connect with him on WhatsApp +2347030261469Instagram- Ezraalagbadaking 

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