ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK , BERNARD BEST – NIGERIAN BORN INTERNATIONAL ARTIST BASED IN BIRMINGHAM

Nigerian-born international rapper/singer B Best, (Bernard Best) music career actually started in his seminary days, when he almost became a priest/choir-master.
He officially started his solo career in 2006 after being signed-up by Metropix Entertainment ( entertainment/record label) where his whooping sign on with the label turned out to be a career boost that has seen “Best” being recognised as one of the pure talents from around the southern/eastern parts of Nigeria.
Currently, The internationally acclaimed show-stopper B Best (as widely called) has been touring around Europe with his band(vibekillaz crew)after winning a prestigious European talent-hunt competition called Talentometer in 2011.
B Best, A multi-talented Afro-Hiphop/ reggae/ dancehall singer with west African soul-spice & an event organizer/ promoter under his buzzing brand AFROBEATZ INTL.. Performing artist ,song writer, producer, Mc etc. In Dec.2012, he released a 10 track Mixtape titled “rEjected” under his music group “SmmG” and had a successful album release tour in more than 12 different countries in Europe including Netherlands and the UK and is currently working on the release of his new EP/ Mixtape here in the UK which features couple of great names in the local and international scene.
His 2nd mix-genre Mixtape “Most Wanted” was released in Oct. 2014. 
Ever since then, he has went on to record and release few more singles including his wave making “Search 4 Network” featuring “Oritse Femi” with a crisp video shot at locations in the Uk. Mr SingerTainer as now being called is currently gearing up to release another single he believes will take over this summer 2016 titled “Take Over” (African Dab) with visuals. 
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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, Eastern Europe and Nigeria and has visited over 18 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for three years in a row (2013,2014 and 2015). 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 On Wednesday the 30th of October 2013, Tony Tokunbo Fernandez organised his biggest event ever- The Black History Month Celebration at the House of Parliament. The Special Guest on the day was The Minister for Sports and Equalities MP Helen Grant and Key Community Ambassadors in The Black Community
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