THE FIRST EVER AFRICA4U AWARDS IN AMERICA TAKES PLACE IN NEW JERSEY

ONE OF OUR GREATEST DUTIES AS BLACK PEOPLE IS A SENSE OF OWNERSHIP TO MAKE THE MOST OF TIME WITH PURPOSE, VISION AND ACTION, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, TO BE THE CHANGE WE WANT TO SEE IN SOCIETY.

VALUE, ENCOURAGEMENT AND RECOGNITION, ALSO GO A LONG WAY IN CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR AFRICAN ROLE MODELS IN DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD.
Africa4U HAS ORGANISED AWARD INITIATIVES IN THE UK, GERMANY, HOLLAND AND EASTERN EUROPE,

IT WAS A PROFOUND PLEASURE TO ORGANIZE THE Africa4u Awards for People of Colour in New Jersey and New York IN NEW JERSEY, USA YESTERDAY. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR MAKING THIS A GREAT EVENT

THIS EVENT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE PARTNERSHIP OF AN AMAZING INNOVATIVE BRAND 9Ja Pop Art Graphic Arts Exhibition MANAGED BY MY HARD WORKING PASSIONATE BROTHER IN LAW Roger Okewole AND MY LOVELY Nicolette Fernandez Okewole (HIS WIFE) – YOU BOTH GIVE ME A THOUSAND REASONS TO SMILE, TIME AFTER TIME

ONCE AGAIN A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO WINNERS OF Africa4u Awards for People of Colour in New Jersey and New York 2016

Professor Richmond Garrick – Award Winning Artist, Lecturer and Community Ambassador from Sierra Leone currently living in New Jersey

9Ja Pop Art Graphic Arts Exhibition based in New Jersey, managed by CEO and Founder Mr Roger Okewole

Mrs Betty Folarin-Akinlosotu Bewem – CEO of Betty Exclusively wedding from Nigeria currently living in Brooklyn, New York

The Flora Nwapa Society, New York, USA

Alicia Hyndman, New York City Assembly Woman, District 29 from London currenlty living in New York

Afro Carib Radio – Bridging the Gap – Africa to the Caribbean managed by I Am Lady B Bless from Guyana Barbara E Walters

Mrs Clarisse Mefotso Fall – Founder and CEO of African Hope Committee Inc from Cameroon currently living in New Jersey

WE HAD AN AMAZING AFTERNOON OF AWARD PRESENTATIONS, INSPIRATIONAL TALKS FROM THE NOMINEES, REFRESHMENTS, PIANO PERFORMANCES, NETWORKING AND THE EXHIBITION OF PRODUCTS

 

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THE Africa4u Awards for People of Colour in New Jersey and New York2016 WAS IS IN HONOUR OF THE LATE Flora Nwapa AND 50 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OF Efuru.
Efuru WAS THE FIRST BOOK EVER TO BE PUBLISHED BY A NIGERIAN FEMALE NOVELIST, IT WAS ALSO THE FIRST NOVEL TO BE PUBLISHED INTERNATIONALLY IN BLACK AFRICA BY AN AFRICAN FEMALE AUTHOR
Africa4U IS ALL ABOUT CELEBRATING AND PROMOTING THE TRUE LIFE & SUCCESS STORIES OF AFRICANS AROUND THE WORLD.
WE ALSO FOCUS ON FOUR IMPORTANT AREAS IN EVERY DAY LIFE
1. YOUTH EMPOWERMENT.
2. COMMUNITY COHESION
2. EDUCATION & BESPOKE TRAINING
4. CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR THE Africa4U AWARDS FOR THE NIGERIAN YOUTH 2016 TAKING PLACE IN LAGOS THIS AUGUST.

WE ALSO INITIATE AND FACILITATE YOUTH EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVES TO INSTILL CREATIVE CONFIDENCE AND EMOTIONAL WELL BEING THROUGH THE ARTS, BESPOKE TRAINING MODULES BUT ALSO THROUGH SHARING MY STORY.
WE ARE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ORGANISATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS IN ANY AFRICAN COUNTRY
FOR MORE INFO ON THIS , CONTACT ME BY EMAIL afripoet@gmail.com

ALSO LISTEN TO ME ON WBOG RADIO STATION JAZZ F.M 88.3 , NEW JERSEY THIS FRIDAY THE 25TH OF MARCH AT 7.30. PM (U,S TIME) WATCH THIS SPACE FOR MORE UPDATES

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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
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