HOW IT FEELS LIKE TO BE 49 – TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ

As a new day unfolds, I am simply overwhelmed with the warm birthday messages, phone calls, well wishes, prayers, presents and cards that I have received from family members, relatives and friends from different regions around the world

It simply brings to home the essence of life and how important it is to fulfil and share our purpose in spite of the challenges that exist in an ever changing world of of new values.

TODAY I AM BLESSED AT 49 (AND I AM SIMPLY LUCKY TO BE ALIVE)
Parts of my journey has been filled with a season of beautiful stories and making the most of simple moments,
Parts of that journey have also been filled with unexpected challenges , trials, testimonies, surprises, mistakes and risks.
These new encounters have shaped part of WHO I AM and WHAT I BELIEVE IN

As I celebrate this new age of 49, I am fully aware of my imperfections and my shortcoming as A BEING as well as how important it is to work on oneself (NO ONE IS PERFECT)

I am also aware that I am A PRIDE AND BLESSINGS to LOVED ONES, MY COUNTRY, MY GENERATION AND MY RACE

And so I will continue TO BE THE CHANGE I WANT TO SEE IN SOCIETY

And so as I celebrate the new me at 49 Years young, I have also made 3 quiet promises to myself this morning

I Thank the Lord for this new day and the blessings that are about to unfold
Thank you all to everyone reading this message, I am honoured and humbled to have you in my Life and I love you from the bottom of my heart
Let’s continue to share precious moments, let’s continue to dance through the beauty of new seasons
And as you read this message, ALWAYS REMEMBER that there is a leader in you, waiting to explode and embrace new boundaries, so I urge you to listen to your inner voice and follow your heart with passion, grace and the spirit of fearlessness
Open your heart, Open your mind and Do not wait for tomorrow – Because one of the greatest blessings that lies before you is the gift of the present moment

I LOVE YOU

T.T. F
www.tonyfernandez.co.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, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row 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
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