ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, JACQUELINE NDIDI WABARA- CEO OF MISS NUBIAN FOUNDATION AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR

Born Jacqueline Ndidi Wabara in the West Midlands ,Uk to parents who hail from Abia/Rivers state in Nigeria. From the tender age of 7, Jacqueline was not just academically gifted, but having passed her grade 1 Music in Brass, it was clear to all was possessed an impressive amount of creative flair. Enthusiastic about getting into a grammar school St Michaels where she obtained 5 academic O levels and 2 in Music and Textiles design she also enrolled into Drama school .

Despite her keen artistic ambitions, she decided to go to University where she graduated with a upper 2 nd class honours Degree Business Enterprise & Law.An accredited multi-instrumentalist, her initial post graduate work experience began mid 90’s where she gained her first media work experience whilst working for The Voice and New Nation newspapers, Choice FM Radio and then MTV .During this period she decided to study for her Master in Strategic Business Practice and International marketing. She is also an accomplished media strategist and publicist, who has successful track record, spearheading public relations campaigns in the UK,Europe, USA,Africa and her motherland Nigeria in her capacity as the Director of WABARA PUBLIC RELATIONS.

Whilst already a spokesperson for Sickle Cell Society, In 2007 after years of battling with the symptoms Jacqueline was diagnosed with Chronic Illness Lupus. This heighten her determination to be a keen fundraiser and her philanthropic activities became more of a prominent feature in her business related activities.

The self-titled CULTURPRENEUR works tirelessly within the Black Communities to build strong community ties that heighten the levels of community cohesion.

Working as Management Consultant the 15 spent most of her post graduate years working for regional development agencies was one of the key drivers that made her create the MISS NUBIAN FOUNDATION in 2010.Initially formed as a CIC (Community Interest Company) MISS NUBIAN FOUNDATION who for the past four years they have organised the UK’s foremost ‘Black History Month Extravaganza.

The ground breaking event provides an invaluable platform for those who have made significant strides in performing ,visual and literacy artists to showcase to niche and mainstream audiences .

An avid influential advocate of change through empowerment and the Arts, in 2012 Jacqueline was honoured by the Black, Entertainment ,Film ,Fashion ,Television, Arts awards (BEFFTA) for best director and Executive producer one of the Europe’s foremost Talent & Culture Propelling Pageants namely MISS NUBIAN Uk – Top Female Artist of Colour contest.Since 2012, she has executively produced numerous award winning events for Nigerian and the Black Community at large. In October 2015 Jacqueline achievements and dedication spearheaded such campaigns were duly recognised and she was awarded a BEFFTA special recognition accolade for her services to the Entertainment, Film, Fashion Television and Arts industries.

Forever the optimist and astute visionary, Jacqueline is on the verge of completing her doctorate in Employability and Entrepreneurship Enhancing strategies within the disadvantaged BAME communities .

Having finally achieved Charity Status On Saturday 22 nd October 2016 Miss Nubian Foundation 5 th Edition of their hugely successful How Black People Made Great Britain ‘GREATER ‘Black History Month Fundraising Extravaganza In Support of LUPUS UK ,SICKLE CELL SOCIETY and CANCER BLACK CARE At the Plush HILTON LONDON TOWER BRIDGE Supported by the Mayor of London the spectacular red carpet night of Glitz and Glamour was attended by host of VIP’s from the world of Politics, Sport, Entertainment, Media, Law and featured showcase of the crème de la crème of UK artistes and the MISS NUBIAN UK –TOP FEMALE ARTIST OF COLOUR – Grand Finale

For more information about MISS NUBIAN FOUNDATION and how you can be part of any of their future events Send all expressions of Interest to

info@Missnubianfoundation.org.uk

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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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