ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, BEFFTA AWARD WINNING ERIC REVERENCE – ESTABLISHED PERFORMING ARTIST & YOUTH AMBASSADOR

BEFFTA award-winning Eric Reverence is one of the best and established upcoming UK artists with a style of music that has touched many lives. His team consists of a multi-national team of talented singers and musicians who are in tune with his vision to lead others to a life of true worship. His heart and passion is to fulfill what God has called him to do which is produce songs for everyone’s needs, empower and build others, especially young people with musical talent and to help them to fulfill the purpose of God in their lives.

 

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A true positive role model, Eric has just received a prestigious nomination at the 2017 National Diversity award for his endless work with the youth which he has carried out for over 20 years. He works with the hard to reach target group, also know as the N.E.E.T (Not in Education, Employment, Training) and engaging with them and getting them back on track in life. He has done many workshops with them about life skills to build their confidence and develop the skills needed to get into education, employment or training.

Eric’s Single ‘I Give You My All’ has touched many lives and is currently being heard Premier Radio and UCB Radio. He has also appeared on a number of television and radio stations including UCB TV, Premier Radio, Believe TV and Ukentv. Eric’s achievements within four years as artist include a semi-finalists in the UK Gospel Competition, appeared as special guest artist on televised events including Just Out Of This World Final. He has ministered in various cities and towns around the UK and overseas including, Pentecost Festival, Camden Festival, Sommerset Conference and Gospel Corner at Notting Hill Carnival. His rise to success has also seen him tour and ministered at international events in the world including USA, Canada, Netherlands and Ghana .

The award-winning artist is well known for writing and composing simple and easy to learn contemporary praise and worship songs and these songs has been a hit at every event he has ministered. Eric has now released his new Single and EP titled. ‘I will carry on’ from his Live Recording Event in April 2013 and this includes music videos. In August 2014, Eric performed at the African Gospel Music Awards (AGMA) 2014 as a special guest, was also nominated for an award for Best Group of the year at Gospel Touch Music Awards and also performed as a special guest.

Eric has completed a successful charity tour in Ghana and looking forward to major tours across the globe. He also aims to release his new album in Summer 2015 followed by a tour.

 

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THE MISSION

Eric Reverence mission is:

  • To work with charities and orphanages and raise finance for a good cause
  • To bring others in connection with God through songs he has written.
  • To develop and produce songs that individuals/church organisations can use for their daily personal devotional needs or praise and worship
  • To empower and build others, especially young people with musical talent/gifts and to help, nurture and develop them.
AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

BEFFTA AWARDS 2016 (Best Male Gospel Act)

– PraiseTek Gospel Music Awards 2015 for Praise & Worship Artist of the year (Awarded)
– PGM Ambassador for UK 2015 (Awarded)
– Gospel Touch Music Award nominee 2014 for Best Group of the year
– Performed as Special Guest artist at Gospel Touch Music Awards 2014
– Performed as Special Guest artist at AGMA Awards 2014
– Performed as Special Guest artist at Just Out of This World Awards 2011
– Finalist at Gospel Rock Competition 2010
SINGLE & EP
I WILL CARRY ON SINGLE
I WILL CARRY ON ALBUM

Available to purchase on iTunes

MUSIC VIDEOS

*YOU ARE*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQHwYDgmBBg*

*I WILL CARRY ON*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t129395epUE

*I BELONG TO YOU*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2o8xL3Zcx0

SPONTANEOUS WORSHIP DOCUMENTARY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-7iGa-3DWY

*I WILL CARRY ON MUSIC VIDEO *
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzBU43t5wWw

*GHANA CHARITY TOUR SNIP**PET 2013 (The quality of some of the sound and
picture of this clip is not that great)*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYkWfNlZzPg

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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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