ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, FIDE DAYO (FILM-MAKER, DIRECTOR, WRITER &ACTOR ) LIVING IN VENICE, ITALY

FIDE DAYO : Writer, Director, Actor, Producer.

 

Fide Dayo is a Nigerian filmmaker born into the Ekundayo family in Lagos, Nigeria.

His father was a local builder and his mother a seamstress in Yaba (Lagos). Fide was raised in Lagos during the Bruce Lee era and the era of romantic indian films along with the famous television, comedy series ‘The Village Headmaster’. However, this was by no means the influence thatwould spark his career in film.

Rather it was during his time living in Florence, Italy, where he studied architecture that his true inspiration for film creation was born. The film ‘Roots’ was the first seed planted in his journey towards filmmaking.

This film was narrated to Fide as a young boy, by his parents, through fairy tales and is instrumental in progressing his film career, as seen today. Fide attended film school to learn story narration through visual images. Fide strongly believes that his study of architecture was one of the main components that has enabled him in his movie making.

His first short film is ‘The girl with the little black book’, in (2000). Followed by a series of other short films:‘The front line’ (2001), ‘Diaspora’ (2002), ‘Fuga’ (2004), ‘That Day’ (2006). Two documentaries: ‘Who are the Yoruba’s’ (2008), ‘Identity on the move to integrate different worlds’ (2009).

FIDE

Finally, Fide had a breakthrough with his first feature film ‘Ben Kross’ (2011) in which he played the lead role as Ben Kross, a Nigerian immigrant worker, in Italy, who takes the risk of loosing his entire pension as a result of Italian government bureaucracy. Ben Kross was nominated as best film by an African film director living abroad, by the African Movie Academy Award 2012, (AMAA). In 2016, Dayo launched the film,
‘Minister’.

Contact: fidedayo@gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/Fide-Dayo-443198122511176/

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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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