LIFE AT 50, BY TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ 

LIFE AT 50, BY TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ 

The greatest blessing that sits before me is the gift of the present moment.

At 50, I am simply overwhelmed with tears, stories and emotions.

Deep in my heart, I have felt and faced the journey of many deep roads, many challenges and countless situations.

Deep in my thoughts, I have embraced the spirit of resilience and the art to overcome, and so beneath that calm face, there are many untold stories and encounters that have shaped my being to persevere, look beyond the surface and to think outside the box.

Many untold stories while living in Northern Nigeria,

Many untold stories while living in Western Nigeria,

Many untold stories while living in South South Nigeria,

Many untold stories while living in London

Many untold stories while living in Berkshire,

Many untold stories while living in Oxfordshire,

Many untold stories while living in Yorkshire

Many untold journeys in 31 Countries around the world

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY   many untold stories planted in the seeds of MY NEXT BOOK

The greatest blessings that sits before me is the gift of the present moment,

I KNOW THIS BECAUSE THE GREATEST PRAYER LIES WITHIN THE SPIRIT OF GRATITUDE

I KNOW THIS BECAUSE THERE WERE TIMES WHEN I CAME CLOSE TO DEATH

I KNOW THIS BECAUSE EVERY SPLIT SECOND IS A BLESSING

 

And so at 50, who am I to question the mysteries that unfold in our journey,

Who am I to question when failure knocks repeatedly at our doors, especially when there are many other doors hidden within the passage of life

Who am I to question faith, when the spirit of unseen blessings lies within our very eyes.

 

Today, I am blessed at 50,

Blessed by the will of God,

Blessed from a good family,

Blessed with good friends.

 

But I would also be a BIG FOOL, not to believe I am totally loved by many.

And so, I   would like to take this opportunity, not only to thank you for all your birthday wishes, but also to let you know that I LOVE YOU TOO and I simply cannot wait to continue the journey of Life with you

 

YOU ARE THE VERY REASON  THAT ADDS MORE SPARK AND DETAIL TO THE COLOURFUL SHADES OF LIFE  and I am also looking forward to celebrating my 50th BIRTHDAY every single day for the rest of the month , and also to celebrate it with family members, IN ANTALYA, TURKEY, LATER THIS MONTH

 

THE HARD WORK CONTINUES, BUT THE PARTY HAS JUST BEGUN.

 

I LOVE YOU

 

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

 

T1

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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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6 Responses to LIFE AT 50, BY TONY TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ 

  1. Ifeoma Onyeanwusi says:

    Beautiful life !. I pray you long life ,good health and prosperity . The journey is set for a great tomorrow . Thanking God for yesterday .

  2. Johnel says:

    Happy birthday sir wish you a prosperous year

  3. Roger Okewole says:

    One word: Great.

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