ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, RIDWAN ADELAJA – WINNER OF TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ INTERNATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION 2018


BIO:

RIDWAN ADELAJA, Winner, 2017 Ken Egbas Prize for Festival Poetry, Calabar, is a freelance Journalist who is currently on Graduate Internship with Ventures Africa –the most influential and authoritative business news organisation in the Sub-Saharan Africa. Ridwan is a philosophical poet and his writings centre around socio-political commentary, nature and African tradition. Ridwan looks on to a career in journalism with special interest in Broadcast as a TV/Radio presenter and event compere/Moderator.

 

As a content developer and idea enthusiast, Ridwan is the Event Manager for TEDxIsaleGeneral, in Ogbomoso, Oyo state. He maintains a literary website (www.quillkastle.com) where writers can get their works published and readers can feast on exquisite literal efforts.

 

PROFILE:

*Graduate Internship: Ventures Africa

*Winner: 2017 KEN EGBAS PRIZE FOR POETRY

*Online News Reporter: MC REPORT (2017)

*News Reporter: NTA ILORIN (2017)

*Chief Marketing Officer: HOSTTAILOR TECH. (2017)

*Campus Correspondent: RAVE TV (2017)

*Founder/Content Curator: QUILL KASTLE (2017)

*Co-editor: MUSE FOR PEACE ANTHOLOGY (2017)

*Event Manager: TEDX_ISALE_GENERAL (2016-17)

*Intern: NTA ILORIN (2016)

*President: The Campus Ambassadors (TCA) (2016)

*Associate Editor: AlFahm Magazine, (2016)

*Intern: FAAN (2015)

*Intern: DIGITAL VILLAGE (2015)

*Founder, SPEAK QUILL INITIATIVE (SQI) (2015)

*Co-Editor of ECHOES OF DAURA (JUNE, 2015).

*Curator: IROKO FUN AWARDS (2014)

*Utility Assistant: JURIST KASTLE (2014)

*Campus Correspondent: THE NATION (2014-2015)

*Editor-in-chief of T.C.A. LAUTECH (2014-2015).

*Editor-in-chief of LAUTECH TORCH (2013-2014).

*Content Curator: JOZI ART WORLD (2013)

*College Literary Analyst: WRR (2012-2013)

 

URL(s)

Website: https://quillkastle.com/

Facebook: https://web.facebook.com/adelaja.ridwan

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ridwan-adelaja-29a621a8/

Instagram: @eridwana

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Justolaola

Ventures Africa: http://venturesafrica.com/author/ridwan-adelaja/

 

 RIDWAN

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HON KENNETH GBANDI (CHAIRMAN OF NIDO EUROPE) , WILL BE SPEAKING AT NIGERIA DIASPORA DAY GLOBAL CONFERENCE

I am highly privileged to be considered to speak at the Nigeria Diaspora Day 2018 Global Conference, London by the program committee. Looking forward to joining many compatriots at the conference. “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it“- Frantz Fanon

Hon Kenneth Gbandi

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF  THE TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ INTERNATIONAL ONLINE POETRY COMPETITION 2018   

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING WINNERS OF THIS YEARS “TONY TOKUNBO FERNANDEZ INTERNATIONAL ONLINE POETRY COMPETITION 2018”

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE

RIDWAN ADELAJA – POET OF THE YEAR 2018 GOLD AWARD  WINNER

OYEDOKUN IBUKUN PENAWD POET OF THE YEAR 2018 SILVER AWARD WINNER

OKEME JAMES JEROME POET OF THE YEAR 2018 BRONZE AWARD WINNER

KWEKU TAYLOR  POET OF THE YEAR 2018 BRONZE AWARD WINNER

 

ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR FINALISTS BELOW WHO ALSO PRODUCED SOME AMAZING POETRY-
Ogedengbe Tolu Impact

Gift Foraine Amukoyo
Ajene Abah Linus
Micheal Ace
Richard Inya

Abeiku Arhin Tsiwah
Udemezue Oluoma Judith
Wisdom Nemi Otikor

 

KAY OF JAM SESSION MAGAZINE UK HAS ALSO ASSURED US THAT THE POETRY OF ALL THE FINALISTS WILL ALSO BE PUBLISHED IN THEIR MAGAZINE WHICH ALSO HAS A DECENT FOLLOWING

 

CONGRATULATIONS, TO ALL THE AMAZING POETS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WHO TOOK PART IN OUR COMPETITION,   THE QUALITY OF POEMS WERE AMAZING,

KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK, YOU ARE THE SHINING LIGHT THAT MANIFESTS THE POWER OF CREATIVITY IN ABUNDANCE. – I FEEL VERY PROUD OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU

AS PROMISED , ALL ENTRIES WILL BE PUBLISHED ON OUR INTERNATIONAL BLOG

OUR BLOG HAS A FOLLWING AMONG VERY MANY AFRICAN COMMUNITIES AND PLATFORMS IN EUROPE AND VERY MANY AFRICAN COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD

 

IN ADDITION, THE CEO OF ZIMLINK, MR DARK ZARKE HAS ALSO SAYS A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU, AND AS A  WAY OF SAYING THANK YOU, HE HAS OFFERED TO PUBLISHED EVERY SINGLE POEM ON HIS ONLINE PLATFORM MAGAZINE-  ZIMLINK

ZIMLINK HAS A HUGE FOLLWOING IN SOUTHERN AFRICA AND MANY PARTKS OF THE UK

 

 

WE HAVE BEEN SIMPLY OVERWHELMED WITH SOME AMAZING POETRY FROM VERY TALENTED POETS FROM AROUND THE WORLD BASED IN THE UK, THE STATES, NIGERIA, GHANA  AND MANY OTHER COUNTIRES

EVERY POET IS A WINNER

 

 

POETRY

 

 

 

ALSO WATCH THIS SPACE FOR THE NEW AFRICA4U YOUTH CLUB (TO BE LAUNCHED IN LAGOS, NIGERIA THIS YEAR )
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1ST AFRICAN INTER-CULTURAL FESTIVAL SHALL BE TAKING PLACE IN BASEL, SWITZERLAND – WATCH THIS SPACE

The 1st African Inter-Cultural Festival  shall be taking place in Basel, Switzerland on the 29th and the 30th of June 2018.

This great initiative is aimed at promoting the very best of African culture, African food and a diverse range of performances from talented Africans.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE UPDATES ON THIS GREAT INITIATIVE

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NIGERIAN DIASPORA GLOBAL CONFERENCE, (DIASPORA DAY) 2018 TO BE HELD IN LONDON, FROM 25TH -28TH OF JULY

Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it“ – Frantz Fanon (Join the Global Nigerians Diaspora Day (DD) 2018 in London, UK

Watch this space for more updates,

Visit   http://www.nidoeurope.org/diasporaconference/

Nigerians to Celebrates DD 2018 in Diaspora (UK) The cornerstone for a new era of a global Nigerian Diaspora stakeholders partnership for national development is to be laid in London, United Kingdom, between 25th to 27th July 2018 when representatives of the over 22 Million Nigerians in Diaspora, Professional and Cultural Organisations converge for a historic Nigerian Diaspora Day Conference to retool a Diaspora Engagement Development Action Plan for Nigeria.
Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) Europe is very happy to announce that after many weeks and months of high powered deliberations and consultations the NIDO Worldwide Governing Council, came out with a hybrid solution for the Nigerian Diaspora Global Conference (Diaspora Day) 2018.
The Nigerian Diaspora Day Conference 2018 is now scheduled to hold from 25th -28th July in London UK. This Conference is coming almost 10 years after the aborted Nigerian Global Diaspora Development Forum that was planned for London, United Kingdom from 29th – 30th January 2010.
The foundation for this unprecedented Conference was dug in Abuja at the 2009 Diaspora Day celebrations when a resolution was passed for an international, inter-organizational committee to be mandated to create synergy within the diverse Nigerian Diaspora Community Organizations.
This historic decision to host the Nigerian Diaspora Global Conference 2018 (Diaspora Day) outside Nigeria is part of NIDO overall strategy to rekindle once again the Diaspora indomitable spirit through a holistic re-strategizing and repositioning of the Diaspora using this Diaspora Day to reexamine the urgent important matters that concern all Nigerians outside Nigeria and to present a strategic cooperation, networking and synergy between the Government and other sister Nigerian Diaspora Groups. NIDO Worldwide Governing Council as part of the hybrid solution agreed that all projects already planned in Abuja to still hold and continental bodies are encouraged to send one of two delegates to such projects or presentations. With this historic decision, Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation is demonstrating its solidarity with Nigerians and the Federal Government considering the current economic situation in the country not to be part of the burden.
We believed that the usual proposed budget for the organization of the yearly Diaspora Day should be invested in Youths empowerment and employment generation. We are very happy that earlier consultation has enjoyed the moral and tactical support of the following sister Diaspora organizations: 1. Central Association of Nigerians in the United Kingdom (CANUK) 2. The Nigeria Diaspora Alumni Network (NiDAN) 3. The Association of Nigerian-American Professionals in Nigeria (ANAPIN) 4. The All Nigerian Nationals in Diaspora (ANNID) 5. The Nigerian and Canadian Business Network (NCBN) We are delighted that earlier consultation has enjoyed the moral and tactical support of other sister Diaspora organisations.
We are also happy to remain in good consultation with the Permanent Secretary – Political Affairs, The Office of The Secretary to the Government of the Federation who oversight Nigeria National Volunteer Service (NNVS) and other relevant organisations and parastatals in Nigeria and in Diaspora. Focus Area Focus Area will be Diaspora development Roadmap for Nigeria through the anticipated Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) which will be followed by Nigeria Diaspora debate and position on:
1. Nigeria Diaspora Voting Right
2. Leadership and Good governance
3. Diaspora Enrolment and Global Diaspora Database
4. Diaspora Housing Investment Fund
5. Diaspora Remittance and national development We call on all Diaspora Organisation to join in this historic edition of Nigerian Diaspora Day Conference 2018 in London, UK. Consultation with more sister Diaspora organizations are ongoing.
We call on other Diaspora Organization to join in this historic edition of Nigerian Diaspora Development Conference 2018 in London UK. For further information, kindly contact NIDO Europe (Host Secretariat) or NIDO Continental Secretariat. The official communique will follow.
Hon. Kenneth Gbandi Chairman NIDO Continental Europe

 

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SUNDERLAND AFRICAN CARIBBEAN SOCIETY PRESENTS”BATTLE OF TRIBES” -CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN, ARABIC & GREEK PERFORMANCES

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SUNDERLAND AFRICAN CARIBBEAN SOCIETY PRESENTS”BATTLE OF TRIBES” -CELEBRATION OF AFRICAN, ARABIC, GREEK PERFORMANCES AND MANY MORE

Come and be part of this great initiative taking place on the 2nd of May at 6pm at City Space Hall- University of Sunderland SR1 3SD  – ENTRY IS FREE, HOWEVER DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED

All proceeds of the donations would be used to create cultural awareness at St Josephs Primary School, Sunderland

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POLLY VENTURES – YOUR NUMBER 1 SERVICE FOR FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS IN LAGOS NIGERIA

 

POLLY VENTURES – YOUR NUMBER 1 SERVICE FOR FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS IN LAGOS NIGERIA

pPOLLY VENTURES – YOUR NUMBER 1 SERVICE FOR FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS IN LAGOS NIGERIA We provide floral arrangements for Weddings, Church decorations  Birthdays, Corporate initiatives , Social initiatives  and any special occasion
FOR MORE INFO , CONTACT POLLY VENTURES ON fernandez_pauline2013@yahoo.com in Nigeria
ALTERNATIVELY, GET IN TOUCH WITH ME IN THE UK at afripoet@hotmail.com

 

 

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