ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, AWARD WINNING GLORIA HENRY EDET OF HIT FM CALABAR 95.5 FM

From being a Pioneer Recipient of the S.A.L.T (Someone Actively Leading Today) Award instituted by the Centre for Leadership, Innovation and Creative Knowledge (C.L.I.C.K) to recognize Social Influencers who are making impact in their world, to being a Celebrated Personality on highly rated platforms like Calabar Blog, Gloria Henry Edet (who is also widely known as The Speaking Nightingale -TSN) is a young woman whose purpose of existence can be encapsulated in this inspirational quote, “We rise by lifting others up.”

A Gifted Transformational Speaker with captivating and insightful communication abilities, and a Member of Toastmasters International, Gloria is an excellent Compèré who has played host to prestigious events and moderated discussion panels with prominent Celebrities like Steve Harris (Mr. Ruthless Execution) and Anita Alaire Afoke Asuoha (Real Warri Pikin) at the first edition of Live Your Dreams Africa Conference in Calabar organized by Bankole Williams.

As a purpose-driven personality who invests her time, energy and resources in people and organizations, Gloria has served as a Mentor for young people in programmes by organizations such as iKapture Networks, Afterschool Centre for Career Development, The Guru Foundation, Nigerian Women Trust Fund, among others.

She was one of the Mentors engaged at the Youth Empowered Programme which is a Nigerian Bottling Company project designed to
support over 500,000 youths to build life skills,
business skills and long-lasting networks to transition to meaningful employment.

Gloria is a Business/Personal Growth Catalyst who believes that you will either be remembered for the problems you create or the ones you help to solve. In her journey as a Changemaker, she plays her role actively as a Volunteer in Community Development Projects. She is affiliated with organizations such as Efik Leadership Foundation, Pink Africa Foundation, The British Council, Justina Ovat Foundation, and many others. She is a Member of the Social Advocacy Debates Network Chancery.

She is the host of MY BUSINESS MY TOMORROW (MBMT), a business talkshow on HIT 95.9 FM in Calabar, that seeks to advance the business community by providing practical solutions with the clear objective of circumventing the narratives and creating innovative pathways for unlimited economic growth in Africa.

Captains of industries, Chief Executives, High-profile Leaders, Business Professionals, Experts, Influencers and Successful Entrepreneurs who have made their mark, have been hosted on the MBMT Radio Talkshow.

Gloria is the Initiator of THE SHE-PRENEURS NATION, a Strategic Networking and Capacity Building Platform for the Growth, Profitability and Sustainability (GPS) of female-owned businesses in Africa and beyond.

This was inspired by some of the discoveries she made in the business sector –

🎯 Many people operating businesses exist in a world of their own and therefore cannot take advantage of the juicy offerings and packages that networking, partnership and collaboration bring on the business table.

🎯 Some operators in the business ecosystem lack the skills and requisite information to grow their businesses.

With these and other propelling factors in mind, Gloria began to nurse the burning desire to see businesses grow, achieve sustainability and outlive their owners.

The platform has reached out to over 500 Entrepreneurs in Cross River and other States in Nigeria by helping them –

* Discover innovative ways to maximize their business growth potential through the guiding lens of experts;

* Gain business skills to exploit growth opportunities and take their business to the next level; and,

* Network, collaborate and partner with a community of business owners to share knowledge attained, experiences gathered and resources untapped.

Gloria is on a mission to add value to her generation; her life is not about ambition, but impact and service.

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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