ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK -GAMEL SANKARL FROM GHANA , INSPIRATIONAL AUTHOR & POET

PROFILE OF GAMEL SANKARL

Gamel Sankarl is an inspirational author, a sensational speaker and a motivational poet.

Writing, speaking and performing poetry is Gamel’s passion.  He is also  a professional biomedical scientist with a BSc in Human Biology and an MSc in Chemical Pathology.

Gamel’s heartbeat is to impart, inspire and ignite the innate potentials of individuals for impact and he has been doing this through his teachings, speaking engagements, poetry performances and writings. He has spoken on scores of youth platforms and is poised to do more for God and the Globe.

He has authored and self-published fifteen books including the following titles; Author @ Any Age, Better Is Better, Poetivations, Gamelian Gems, Winning Starts with Beginning, How To Read and Reap, What You See Is What You Get among others.

He has been recognized for his writings by a few notable organizations. In 2014 he was selected as one of ten African student finalists in the Pan-African Mosquito Control Association (PAMCA) Student essay competition.

Also in the same year, he was recognized and awarded as the ‘Best Male Influential Writer of the Year’ by Leadership Mind Ambassador, Nigeria and nominated in 2014 and 2015 by the prestigious Black Entertainment, Film, Fashion, Theatre and Arts (BEFFTA ) UK Global Awards as Best Author among twenty-nine other authors across the globe. Last year, he was selected as one of eighty young Africans to co-author a book titled ‘The Africa 80’ which would be launched in South Africa on the African Union Day.

Mr. Sankarl has worked as a creative writing instructor for the Young Ghanaian Writers Programme where he also doubled up as the Writing and Business Programmes Director. He has been hosted by students of the Publishing Department, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to deliver guest lectures on creative writing. For the past two academic years, he has been visiting the Ghana Institute of Journalism to deliver guest lectures to the creative writing class on the invitation of the lecturer, Mr David Dankwa-Apawu, the head of the department of Languages.

 

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Gamel has spoken on several platforms across Ghana including a TED platform and some notable youth platforms as well as most tertiary and high school campuses.

For his sensational speaking and poetry performance efforts, he’s been honoured and listed in the African View Point Journal as one of ’20 Under 35 Young Change Makers’ by the African Youth Awards team and by the Youth Alliance for Development as one of ’10 Most Influential Youths In Obuasi’. Recently, he has been named as one of ‘Top 20 Young Speakers In Ghana’ in a poll conducted by Motivational Speakers Network, Ghana.

Gamel Sankarl is a global shaper with the Kumasi hub, Ghana and together with other extraordinary youths has been contributing his experiences and expertise for the betterment of his community. He is a lifelong learner and makes friends with all who wish to learn from him and are willing to allow him learn from them.

Name: Gamel Sankarl

E-mail: gamelkarl@gmail.com

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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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