I had the pleasure to catch up with a passionate African Ambassador with a profound passion for Poetry, Politics and Humanity.
Mr Tunji Offeyi is a name you need to remember as he is determined to set the pace and make a positive difference to African communities in the Diaspora.
Africa continues to produce young innovative advocates with vision, foresight and a raw sense of energy and Tunji is definitely one of them
Mr Tunji Offeyi is a Journalist, Poet and Speech Writer/maker and global analyst. He is also The President and Founder of Diaspora African youth congress UK. He shared his thoughts with me on some very inspirational viewpoints.
Welcome to the World of TUNJI OFFEYI
TTF it is a pleasure to meet you. Can you tell our African Online audience of over 6,000 Members, a bit about yourself and your background?
TUNJI OFFEYI: I am Tunji Offeyi a London based poet and global analyst. I am happily married to a Hungarian woman by the name Kitty. I ran for the Labour Party councillorship ticket unsuccessfully, now a member of the Libdems.I have been into politics right from my undergraduate days at Lagos State University in Nigeria where I was the first unopposed President of English Studies Students Association ESSA-LASU.As a poet I have published a book titled Echoes from the Soul and I continue to write. Currently doing my postgraduate in International Relations at Staffordshire University .I enjoy travelling and have been to 10 countries at the last count (mainly in Europe) and the journey continues. I have also done thrilling speeches across the black community in the UK especially in the South East where I once lived. Lastly I am a member of the United Nations organisation UK.And currently campaigning against the zero hour contract in conjunction with Hertfordshire University School of Law.
TTF: What are the three most important things you are passionate about in Life?
: TUNJI OFFEYI : Justice, politics and Poetry.
TTF: How important do you feel it is to maximise your passion to represent the voice of the people and the voiceless?
TUNJI OFFEYI: Right from my days as a journalist writing for The Week magazine back in Lagos Nigeria. I have always used my pen to speak against the ills of the society. Many years after I continue to do so. Even here in the UK. My poem titled Africa Feed Thy Hero is a lampoon on the treatment meted out to the African Child.
TTF: What plans do you have to make a positive difference to Africans in the Diaspora?
: TUNJI OFFEYI Once I floated the Diasporas African Youths Congress UK.I knew I cannot afford to look back. Although it’s seems it’s an idea whose time is yet to come but still I am not getting discouraged as I strongly believe in a new Africa where dreams can come true starting from here in the Diaspora. I refuse to despise the days of little beginnings.
TTF: If our online audience wants to know more about what you do, are there any social media
Platforms or websites that people can check out?