Author Archives: Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

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

KNOW WHEN TO FORGE INTO NEW IDENTITY IF THE PRESENT ONE IS BEYOND YOU – BY PETWISE (ONE OF MY MENTEES)

KNOW WHEN TO FORGE INTO NEW IDENTITY IF THE PRESENT ONE IS BEYOND YOU. My name is Ifeanyi. Am a brand coach, author, and social leader. We’ve been working tirelessly for days now. One of the most stressing thing is … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO MY FATHER – MR FERNANDEZ AND TO ALL FATHERS WORLDWIDE (BLACK DADS MATTER )

HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO MY FATHER- MR S. O. FERNANDEZ There are stories wrapped in the treasure of unspoken warmth,feeding the footpaths of many new lessons,And Puzzles, waiting to be kissed by a new realization. There are stories ….Painted with … Continue reading

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, FUNMI OMOBORIOWO – AWARD WINNING ON AIR PERSONALITY, MC AND LECTURER

ABOUT FUNMI Funmi Omoboriowo is an award winning On-Air-Personality (OAP), Newscaster, Communications consultant, a versatile MC, Voice-Over Artist and Lecturer. She currently works with the Lagos State Radio Service, owners of Eko 89.7FM and Radio Lagos 107.5FM where she is … Continue reading

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LEADERSHIP MIND AMBASSADORS INTERNATIONAL AWARDS – 11TH OF SEPT 2020

#LMAAWARDS2020 2020 has been loaded and full of surprises. This year, just like in previous years, we met people from different cities, countries and states. They range from selfless activists, mentors, advocates, leaders and wonderful people with so much to … Continue reading

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AFRO BLOGGERS VISUAL CONFERENCE – 19TH AND 20TH OF JUNE 2020

AFRO-BLOGGERS CONVENTIONSLOGAN: Our Image, Our Voice, Our StoryTOPIC: Re-informationDATE: 19 – 20 June 2020 Visual conference (online)2nd annual Afro-Bloggers Convention which will be taking place 19th and 20th 2020. We had the 1st edition in 2018 which was a success. … Continue reading

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The Modern-Day Lynching of a Black Man by a White Police Officer- written by Maria Fernandez

The Modern-Day Lynching of a Black Man by a White Police Officer I once read a poem written by a West African writer – captioned ‘Death in the Dawn’. I will link the death of George to the limerick of … Continue reading

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ADIEU GEORGE FLOYD ADVOCATE IN DEATH!!!!#BLACKLIVESMATTER!!! – WRITTEN BY PRINCESS AYI UMO

ADIEU GEORGE FLOYD ADVOCATE IN DEATH!!!!#BLACKLIVESMATTER!!! A peep into your life of Struggle, typical of most male African Americans break my heart…You hard your peculiar challenges…..Without privileges or opportunities…. Buh battling to achieve just that basic life above failure..Brother I … Continue reading

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, CHIEF EMMANUEL KOKO EYAMBA MARSHALL

I am Chief Emmanuel Koko Eyamba Marshall from Duke Town, Calabar South Local Government of Cross River State, Nigeria. I am the second of seven siblings of my parents and was brought up by my grandparents, who impacted a wealth … Continue reading

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POETRY CORNER “STILL ON #BLACKLIVE MATTERS” WRITTEN BY PRINCESS AYI UMO

He kicked him framed him up, after some brutalizing he Got him some years  then threw him behind the prison bars!!!  Sure he simply knows that it didnt matter he was BLACK! He used her up got her Pregnant and … Continue reading

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POETRY CORNER “ON #BLACKLIVESMATTER” WRITTEN BY PRINCESS AYI UMO

   POEMS ON #BLACKLIVESMATTER An Equal world  Is an enabled WORLD.. The world full of races  That world full of colours  Like the Rainbow full of resources… World with out Majorities and minorities  Superiors and inferiors  A world with  White … Continue reading

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