West African Exhibition Festival to Launch in the United Kingdom Summer 2016

Liberia to Debut Participation in Notting Hill Carnival London, England – Boweh Foundation supported by BOSS Global Inc is launching its first ever Liberian arts and culture Exhibition Festival. Our aim is to bring back some of our lost/ forgotten heritage and cultures through festival, and with this reason, we have the honour to invite to you all to the ground event. The Lift Liberia Festival is a part of a campaign that will launch in London, UK this Summer and make its next stop November in Liberia, West Africa.

Liberia is a beautiful country that suffered from civil war and political unrest and later from the Ebola outbreak in 2014. Liberia is working towards surpassing her glory days and becoming a truly great nation once again. Thanks to Min. Eugene Nagbe and the Government of Liberia for their unwavering support towards this Festival.

The Boweh Foundation is hosting the festival and events will run from mid-July and will climax during the London Notting Hill Carnival at the end of August. The Festival will include an Exhibition on Liberia's history, highlight cultural dance, food, arts, crafts and tourism. This will be the first time in the history of the London Notting Hill Carnival in which Liberia will be represented and is also the 50 th anniversary of the famous Notting Hill Carnival.

We are proud to have some of our local artists flying in to be part of this great event. Some of the artists are Leslie Lumeh, a self-taught professional who has made remarkable strides both locally and internationally over the 23-year span of his career as an artist, illustrator, cartoonist and teacher, with many brilliant art projects to his credit. Chase Walker – an amazing illustrator; He has done a series of children books like Shoe’s that fit, Varney, Gbagba, Red Rooster among others. Sponsors are welcome to come onboard on this historic journey to London.



The Boweh Foundation was founded by Jerry Boweh, who was born in Liberia, West Africa and currently resides in Scotland. Boweh has a BA in Youth and Community Development and a MA in Peace and Conflict Resolution. Boweh possesses a strong desire to contribute to communities, schools and society with the intention of promoting social and cultural integration and tolerance, especially amongst those of younger generations.

Boweh is the Founder of African Youth Development Action Project (AYDAP), an international charity registered in the UK and operates in Africa, mainly Liberia.

Boweh has over 15 years of music and community experience and is currently the Director of Music and Training at Africa House. His creativity and innovative profile is illustrated through his work in the following roles and positions held: Founder and Director, LIFT-Liberia Social Enterprise promoting Identity, Community Cohesion and Celebration, Founder and Director of African Youth Development Action Project AYDAP, Founder and Musical Director, Glasgow Gospel Choir, and Founder/ Writer for ZUBA Band- Winners of the 2006 JPF Music Award for Best African Album of the Year.


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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  1. Nice. I’ll make my way down there when I’m free.

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