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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, Eastern Europe and Nigeria and has visited over 18 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for three years in a row (2013,2014 and 2015). 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 On Wednesday the 30th of October 2013, Tony Tokunbo Fernandez organised his biggest event ever- The Black History Month Celebration at the House of Parliament. The Special Guest on the day was The Minister for Sports and Equalities MP Helen Grant and Key Community Ambassadors in The Black Community

OUR YOUNGEST EVER SPEAKER AT OUR BLACK HISTORY EVENT, HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT, 22 YEAR OLD PHILIP AKODA, PREPARED TO TAKE CENTRE STAGE THIS FRIDAY THE 27TH

Mr Philip Akoda’s Bio Born on the 1st of May 1996 in Calabar, Nigeria, Philip Akoda, through his mother, Dr. Winifred Akoda, is a direct descendant of His eminence  EdidemBasseyEyo Ephraim Adam (III), a former Obong of Calabar. Spending most … Continue reading

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NICHOLAS WALKER FROM TRINIDAD (LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF READING), ONE OF OUR SPEAKERS AT BLACK HISTORY TAKING PLACE AT PARLIAMENT THIS FRIDAY THE 27TH OCTOBER

Nick is a marketing enthusiast with over 15 year’s industry experience specialising in arts marketing. He has produced shows locally and internationally, as well as marketed productions at a range of venues including the Garrick Theatre, in London’s West End. … Continue reading

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INTRODUCING MR DEAN OKAI, ONE OF OUR SPEAKERS AT OUR BLACK HISTORY EVENT TAKING PLACE AT HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT THIS FRIDAY 27TH, OCTOBER

I am Dean Okai, I am 42 years old and originally from South London. I grew up on two housing estates in South London until I moved out of my Mother’s house at 18. Young Men don’t necessarily make the … Continue reading

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OUR BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENT AT UK HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT TAKES PLACE NEXT WEEK FRIDAY THE 27TH OF OCTOBER

I am humbled to be organizing THE BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS AT THE UK HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE 5TH YEAR IN A ROW in conjunction with the The MP for Reading West – MP ALOK SHARMA on Friday the … Continue reading

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MUSIC SPOTLIGHT – CELEBRATING THE MUSICAL LEGACY OF THOMAS MAPFUMO FROM ZIMBABWE

Thomas Tafirenyika “Mukanya” Mapfumo was born in Marondera, Zimbabwe in 1945. His early childhood moments, saw him tapping the knack and interest for traditional music and instruments (ngoma, hosho and mbira) from his grandparents who were avid musicians in the village. … Continue reading

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ISRAEL ONORIODE ORGANIZES “BLACK FUTURE” – (AN EXHIBITION OF BLACK PEOPLE) ON SATURDAY THE 25TH OF NOVEMBER , DO NOT MISS IT

The amazing town of Reading in Berkshire comes to LIFE this Saturday the 25th of November  as Mr Israel Onoriode takes centre stage to organize an amazing initiative called “BLACK FUTURE” – An Exhibition of Black People The event is aimed … Continue reading

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, ESTHER STANFORD-XOSEI, INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED JURISCONSULT , POLICY ANALYST & BROADCASTER

Esther Stanford-Xosei Bio Esther Stanford-Xosei is a jurisconsult, community advocate, specialising in the critical legal praxis of ‘law as resistance’ and internationally acclaimed Reparationist. With a proven track record as a law related education and training consultant, Esther has extensive … Continue reading

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