QUEEN OF RED CARPET – FLORENCE OKONKWO  WINS  NELAS CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR & HRM QUEEN OF NOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL

QUEEN OF RED CARPET – FLORENCE OKONKWO  WINS  NELAS CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR & HRM QUEEN OF NOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL

History was made on Sunday the 27th of October 2019 in Abuja as the amazing Multi Award Winning Producer, business entrepreneur and Queen of red carpet –  HRH Florence Okonkwo  won the amazing awards below

NELAS CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR

HRM QUEEN OF NOLLYWOOD INTERNATIONAL

This glamorous icon continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the Nollywood industry  and continues to go the extra mile in adding more creativity, innovation and passion to Nollywood

More information about Florence can be found on the link below.

Congratulations to Florence

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ABOUT FLORENCE

Florence Okonkwo made it to the top at The  Toronto film festival.

The Inspirational “Queen of Red Carpet UK” also recently won “NELAS CELEBRITY OF THE YEAR  and “HRM Queen of Nollywood International” at the 14th Excellence and Leadership Awards organized by THE NELA ACADEMY in October 2019.

Beautiful and glamorous diamond Ms. Florence Okonkwo, popularly known as the Queen of Red Carpet is no doubt a highly industrious and wonderful woman of substance who believes in hardwork, creativity and the great manifestations inspired by purpose.

. The multiple awards winning United Kingdom based diva also known as Blaster is from Ogwashi-Uku in Delta State of Nigeria.

She holds a degree in Banking and Finance from The Lagos State University (LASU) and also enrolled for post-graduate studies in Marketing at Middlesex University, United Kingdom.

Florence copiously manifested the zeal for social services, selflessness and humanitarian gestures throughout her educational career as she was at different time member of such societies including Brownies and Girls Guide, Red Cross, etc. Her sterling qualities leadership, coupled with a knack for proactive gestures, has usually devolved on her positions of responsibility at every level of her education.

These qualities equally attracted various beneficial gestures in her favour, one of which was the scholarship for a Master’s degree at University of Middlesex. Sequel to a successful educational sojourn, Florence began to explore the competitive and highly challenging movie industry where she played leading role in classy movies and acted as Producer and/or Director in some others, including, but not limited to Shameful Deceit; The Soul; 18 Carat Mama; Heartless Carer; Broken Cross; Oga Detective; Return of the Don; The Baron; Love Conquer; Golden Love; Passport Sake; Top Range and Queen of the Red Carpet, “This is not about me” featuring Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood actors.

It is particularly worthy to note that Blaster weathered the storm and all challenges to stardom in environment mostly considered masculine and displayed rare courage and sportsmanship. One could not, but marvel at the mannerism which this incredible role model has managed her career with the daunting challenges of family and quasi-societal needs. In fact, a critical assessment of her role in such movies as Top Range, 18 Carat Mama , love conquer and Oga Detective, For the Love of Money to mention a few clearly attests to her quality as a quintessential character, easy to adore.

It is important therefore to remark that Florence toiled, paid her dues at acceptable measures, and underwent requisite tutelage in order to attract an audience which has remained steadfast to date. Apparently, the earlier days were cloudy, but the level of resilience of this lady facilitated much strength to clear the teething hitches. Accordingly, she has amassed an intimidating number of awards spread across 4 continents.

These include Hollywood -Africa Prestigious Award best actress 2018, BEFFTA best Producer 2018 and Film Producer 2014, ZAFAA Recognition award 2018, MAFAA Ambassador for Peace a 2018, EPRA Leadership and Entrepreneurial Awards 2017, MBGA The Most Beautiful girl in Abuja, Judge and recognition award. New Brand Amb. UK the official Hollwood and African Prestigious awards, Global hidden treasures award, Cameroon film & movie academy Award, Podium recognition 2016, LA NUIT DES OSCAR UK special Diaspora prize, Queen of Red Carpet Award 2016, Queen of Nollywood 2016, BEFFTA Community Champion 2016, London of Borough of Southwark 2011.

Florence Blaster Onkonkwo is the founder and convener of ‘Stand By Me Network and member of UK Nollywood Producers Guild UKNPG. Arising from the sad experience of losing 2 of her siblings, to Sickle Cell at the tender age, Ms Okonkwo resolved to do all within her reach to reduce the scourge of the disease from the society. Her efforts in this respect have attracted an award recognition both from the Deputy Mayor of Southwark, Counsellor Lorraine Lauder and Carol Nwosu, the founder of ‘Sickle Cell and Young Stroke Survivor’ in the UK. She is the founder of ‘M & M FOUNDATION’, a charity organization, established to help vulnerable and grass-root people in Africa; set up in 2018.

As a practitioner, it is always interesting to imagine how this naturally gifted lady combines intricate measure of affection, love, suspense, understanding and predictive ability in her role in movies. In the combined history of Hollywood and Nollywood, Blaster gained inroad at a relatively tender age and was able to amass a great number of awards as an Actor, Producer, or Executive Producer. Ms. Florence Blaster Okonkwo was listed in the 2019-2020 edition of The Nelas Top 100 Most Influential Personalities by the publisher and editor in chief comrade F

 

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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