ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK – ANTHONY DIMNWAKA OF 32.FM 94.9 IBADAN, NIGERIA

Anthony Akachukwu Dimnwaka is from a family seven, He hails from Anambra state. However, he was born and bred in Lagos. He is an on-air personality with 32FM 94.9 Ibadan,which is currently one of the leading radio stations in the brown-roof city of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a media practitioner, content creator, copywriter, strategist, sportscaster, model,capacity builder, singer, instrumentalist and football commentator having covered live English Premier league/World cup games on radio in partnership with the BBC, higher institution football league games and many more! 

He is a pro voice actor and coach *(with the appellation Devoyce*), Having voiced multiple Radio/Tv Advertorials, narrations and audio content for top Nigerian/International brands like MTN, NEIMETH PHARMACEUTICALS, PEAK, PESPI, BOLT, QATAR AIRWAYS, BET9JA, BOWEN UNIVERSITY, UFITFLY, among many others 

He is a top master of ceremony (MC) Having anchored top events like Global leadership summit , TEDX and many more! He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Nigeria’s premier university, the University of Ibadan, graduating with a Second Class (Upper Division) honours 2017/2018. 

He is the Convener, Student Media Personalities, Nigeria (formerly Unibadan OAPs), a body of practicing and aspiring student media practitioners aimed at raising broadcast and media models with branches spread across major tertiary institutions and polytechnics in Nigeria which includes University of Ibadan, the University of Jos, the Polytechnic, Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Lagos among others. This platform has given rise to so many practicing student media personalities across board  

He has won multiple awards to his credit as a media professional and fashion enthusiast a few include the Student OAP of the year 2017, winner Battle of the OAPs Karoake competition (2018) winner, OAP Radio Fame Competition 2017 (organized by Daar Communications), best dressed male student, NASELS, UI (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), best dressed male student, AFAS, UI 2017  Zik Hall Awards 2017. He was a nominee MC of the year, AFAS Awards 2017. 

He was actively involved in student leadership as a student and rose to become the Deputy Speaker, Faculty Legislative Council, AFAS UI 2017. Anthony has acted as judge in various pageantry/oratory competitions, in 200level he became a student on air personality with PetalsFM 102.3 Ibadan, becoming one of the fastest rising youngsters to be a regular voice on radio in the Ibadan media space at that time. In 2017, 

Anthony competed in the OAP RADIO FAME COMPETITION organized by *(DAAR COMMUNICATIONS)* for students in all universities in the south-west of which He came out winner(RADIO KING) and thus had an opportunity to join Raypower Ibadan which he declined in October 2018 he also declined a move to splash fm and stayed put at petals fm before the switch to 32fm949 Ibadan which is currently the fastest growing radio station in the southwest. He also had a short stint with BCOS TV by the virtue of his Nysc placement after recording huge success and popularity as a presenter and compere with the OBS(Orientation Broadcasting Service) in camp

Anthony have gone on to handle several programs at 32fm. He ended 2019 on a high by winning Best Sports Presenter Oyo State(Young Achievers Award) as well as several other nominations.

In 2018, Anthony signed the dotted lines with KWIKIKARTS NIGERIA as brand ambassador. kwikikartsng is a Logistics and e-commerce company with headquarters in Ibadan.

Anthony is a progressive youth who is currently leading over 2000 students and young people with interest in various forms of media while also mentoring hundreds of youths even as a youth. His target is to build a dynasty in the media space in the coming years while creating better platforms for young talents to thrive and fulfill purpose!

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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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