INTRODUCING THE AMAZING TUNJI OFFEYI, JOURNALIST, POET AND GLOBAL ANALYST – SETTING THE PACE FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

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

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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? 

 

 

 : TUNJI OFFEYI      I can be reached through tjthepoet@gmail.com ,oooffeyi@yahoo.com,Facebook with the name Tunji Bigsam Offeyi

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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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