On Tuesday the 20th of October 2015, Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez organised A Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for the third year in a row.

The Published Author & Poet, Multi-International Award Winner and Founder for Africa4u has always been passionate about promoting and showcasing the true life and success stories of Africans around the world and has organised African intiatives in The Uk, Germany, Holland, Belgium and Eastern Europe.

He has also visited eighteen european countries and established a strong relationship with african communities in many of the countries.

According to him. “Black History Month” is a reminder to us to Know our history, Tell our stories and use the past to set example for the future”

Tony is also very passionate about community cohesion and this was also reflected at The Black History Month celebrations at parliament

, Guests attended from many countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Jamaica, Barbados, India, Hungary, Ireland and the UK.

Live music entertainment was provided to guests from Deoba Authentic and Jennifer Sobola, as well as speeches from a cross-party selection of MPs.

Some of the other keynote speakers at the event included:

  • Tony Warner– CEO and Founder of Black History Walks speaking on ‘2000 years of black presence in Europe’;
  • Charmaine Simpson, Director of Black History Studies, speaking on ‘The history of black people in London before 1948’;
  • Ibrahim Asante, Founder of Significant International Training Systems speaking on ‘Black royalty: connecting in harmony for peace, progress and prosperity’;
  • Dr James Heartfield, Lecturer, Historian and Author speaking on ‘The advantages and benefits of diversity in modern Britain’

Alok Sharma said: “A big thank you to Tony Fernandez for once again making this fantastic celebration of African history and culture in Parliament a possibility. The event provided a great opportunity to celebrate diversity and all of the benefits it brings to Britain and it was wonderful to hear so many positive messages from the speakers.”

Tony Fernandez said: “It was a profound privilege to organise the black history month celebrations at the UK Houses of Parliament for the third year in a row. This has been our best Black History celebrations so far, I was humbled and overwhelmed. The journey continues- we need to continue to tell our stories, tell our history and exhibit the strengths that embrace the gentle strings of love.”

Tony continued: “I would like to say a big thank you to our special guests that attended and supported the black history month celebrations and MP Alok Sharma who is an amazing gentleman and has supported and sponsored this event for the last three years.”


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
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