NIGERIAN GLOBAL DIASPORA SUMMIT TAKES PLACE IN AMSTERDAM FROM APRIL THE 25TH

++ Sights and Sounds of Amsterdam-Netherlands++: The Great Nigerian Global Diaspora Summit+ Nigerian Global Diaspora will assemble in Amsterdam from the 25th of April for NIDOE Global Summit 2019. The Diaspora summit this year which is themed “Mobilizing Diaspora Human Capital & Providing Policy Framework for a United Homeland Engagement-Post Diaspora Commission” is a follow-up to the Nigerian Global strategic development conference held in London, the UK in 2018. The summit will also provide an opportunity for a united European Agenda for the Diaspora Day 2019. For the Global Diaspora Hall of Fame Gala Dinner Nite, we will be joining other Nigerians in The Netherlands to celebrate the Kings Day, Making the Dutch Kings Birthday on the 27th of April, as we look forward to seeing all Nigerian Diaspora’s able to make it in The Netherlands @ the Dinner Night.

NNN

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, SORIE KAMARA FROM SIERRA LEONE – LIVING IN FINLAND

In 1991 l started my musical group Ripsta Culture but by then it was called Sunny Theatre then later it was twisted to purely musically oriented movement sanitizing communities and our country as a whole on salent issues like health and sanitation, drug resistance, peace and development, anti-malaria , togetherness, love etc.

This group was named Ripsta Culture in 1999 and deeply involved in peace building, reconciliation, transitional justice for sustainable peace in Sierra Leone during and after the 11 years senseless and brutal war in Sierra Leone was officially declared over in 2002.

In 2002 the group was re-named Obi Phrase and the Ripsta Culture and had the opportunity to record our first song “Jonkey Nor Dae Wass ” which was addressing the wide spread use of nacotic drugs amongst the youthful populace in Sierra Leone which was an aftermath of the civil war as politicians were providing drugs and other intoxicants to the youth in fueling the war.

Our Obi Phrase and the Ripsta Culture group won the Sierra Leone Reggae King Award at the Brima Attouga Mini Stadium ORGANIZED by the Music Makers company of Sierra Leone with the song title ” Jonkey Nor Dae Wass “.

 

In 2008 l lead the GUITAR BETTER THAN GUN national musical tour in Sierra Leone with sponsorship from the Prince Claus Funds for Culture and Development in the Netherlands conscientizing the entire Sierra Leonean populace on peace and reconciliation with music.

 

1n 2009, l had an exclusive interview on BBC on peace in the West African sub-region on which two of my songs “Save Yenga” and ” No More War” were aired for eleven Months.

Later, these songs were also aired on the radio Mars in Slovenia.

In early 2010, l and my band performed for the ECOWAS PARLIAMENT DELEGATES IN Freetown on their request after having heard our peace-building initiative on BBC .

In 2011, l was toured with around the Mano River Union basin (Sierra Leone   Guinea,  Liberia and Ivory coast) on the Mano River Youth Peace Caravan by UN, ICCO, IBIS and West African Youth Network

I flew to Europe in 2011 and have performed around ten or more European countries.

I was ranked on the European Reggae Contest in 2013 – 19th position in Northern Europe

2014 – 11th position in Northern Europe

In 2013, l won the best song award in a musical contest in Finland called OURVISION ORGANIZED by Caisa Cultural centre.

Within 2002 – 2011, l lead a campaign caption “SAVE YENGA” in Sierra Leone calling for the neighbouring country to Guinea to give a portion of land they ceased from Sierra Leone. I stood firmly against foreign occupation, oppression and domination with the mentioned campaign which was also on the BBC.

Within 2014 -2016, l lead a campaign in Finland captioned “KICK EBOLA OUT OF AFRICA” in our bid to eradicate the killer virus from the shores of Africa in which l was able to galvanize 18 African and white lead organizations through which a container of medical, educational and domestic materials were shipped from Finland to Sierra Leone. Those donated items were distributed to hospitals,  schools and communities that were desparately in need of them as at then.

 

Having done that, we built a primary School for Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone called Kiilan Koulu Primary School for Ebola Orphans with free education package for orphans and children at risk. Now we are planning the development of the said SCHOOL with an orphanage facility.

In 2013, l initiated and lead a team of Finnish philanthropists to start another School in my country called BIILNAS FINLAND SCHOOL FOR GIRLS in our bid to domesticate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and empower basical the GIRL CHILD in my beloved country Sierra Leone.

I headed the Shain Foundation Sierra Leone chapter with its head quarters in the Netherlands for 5 years consecutively.

I co-founded the Sierra Leone Reggae Union in 2006 and happened to be its first National Coordinator .

I co-founded the African Council in Europe.

 

I am a bonfire member of the African Diaspora Policy Venter (ADPC) in the Netherlands.

I studied peace-building, conflict prevention and resolution in the Hague Academy for Local Governance.

I studied Business Management at the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, Goderich Freetown.

I am a member of the Great Voice of the African Union in Finland.

I worked with the West African Network for Peace-building  (WANEP -SL)

I am a member of the Pan- African Union of Sierra Leone

 

I am the lead and lead vocalist of the Ripsta Culture organisation and band in Finland and sierra Leone.

I AM A PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST

SSS

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Nigerian Literary Icon and Poet- Gabriel Okara passes away at 97

Nigerian literary giant, Gabirel Okara, known as the first English language African writer, passed away in his sleep in Port Harcourt on Monday. He was two months shy of his 98th birthday.

Okara, referred to as the “Nigerian Negritudist,” for his involvement in the Francophone-led intellectual movement, rose to prominence in 1964, following the release of his celebrated debut novel, The Voice, an experimental book in which he translated his native language of Ijaw into English. He was also a poet, playwright and a scriptwriter for national broadcasts. According to The Sun, many of Okara’s manuscripts were lost during the Nigerian Civil War.

The writer was born on April 24 1922 in the present-day Bayelsa State of Nigeria, He went on to study journalism at Northwestern University in 1949, before discovering his talent for poetry in 1953 when he won an award at the Nigerian Festival of Arts for his poem The Call of the River Nun, according to BBC Africa.

Amongst his most celebrated poems are Piano and DrumsYou Laughed and Laughed and Laughed, and The Fisherman’s Invocation.

His death is a major loss to the African literary world, and the second this month following the passing of the prolific Ivorian writer Bernard Dadié, a leader in the negritude movement

 

GG

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MORE COPIES OF OUR BLACK HISTORY AT UK HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT BOOKLET NOW AVAILABLE

DEAR FAMILY AND FRIENDS,

MORE COPIES OF OUR NEW BOOKLET ON THE JOURNEY OF ORGANIZING BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS AT THE UK HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT FOR 6 YEARS IN A ROW IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UK MINISTER FOR EMPLOYMENT ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR JUST 3 POUNDS PLUS FREE DELIVERY IN THE UK.
GET A COPY FOR YOURSELF OR FOR A FRIEND TODAY (FOR JUST 3 POUNDS) AS A WAY OF SUPPORTING OUR JOURNEY VIA PAYPAL TO afripoet@hotmail.com
THE FIRST BATCH OF COPIES HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO COMMUNITIES HERE IN ENGLAND, NORTHERN IRELAND AND GERMANY WITH MORE COPIES TO BE DELIVERED IN NIGERIA NEXT MONTH AS WELL AS THE U.S.A
,In the booklet, there is also a story on how the whole journey started from the gift of a split second and how important it is to maximize opportunities, especially when we find ourselves at the right place at the right time.
We will also be distributing copies to some Schools and libraries in The UK, to create more awareness in promoting the campaign of the importance of telling our story, promoting our history and being the change that we want to see in society
SPECIAL THANKS TO Dark Zac FOR THE ARTWORK OF THIS PRODUCT.

I AM ALSO AVAILABLE FOR TALKS/PRESENTATIONS ON THEMES RELATING TO WEST AFRICAN HISTORY AND BLACK HISTORY IN EUROPE, USA AND AFRICA,, TO FIND MORE ABOUT BOOKING, CONTACT ME ON +447882809005 OR SEND AN EMAIL TO afripoet@gmail.com

MY OTHER SERVICES INCLUDE:
MC Hosting for Corporate functions, Business expos and Weddings (EUROPE AND AFRICA)
Social media promotion for Entrepreneurs, Start up businesses, social events and campaigns
Inspirational Talks for Educational Institutions, Community groups and Churches (EUROPE AND AFRICA)

CONTACT US TODAY ON +447882809005 TO MAKE A BOOKING, OR DROP US AN EMAIL : afripoet@gmail.com
www.tonyfernandez.co.uk

 

GY

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PETER TABICHI FROM KENYA WINS WORLDS BEST TEACHER & 1 MILLION DOLLARS

Meet Peter Tabichi, winner of the Global Teacher Prize 2019

The winner of the 2019 US $1 million prize was announced on stage by movie star Hugh Jackman.

Peter was chosen from our top 10 finalists who come from all corners of the globe. From teaching in remote towns and villages to inner-city schools, they advocate for inclusivity and for child rights, integrate migrants into the classrooms, and nurture their students’ abilities and confidence using music, technology, robotics and science.

Peter has dedicated his life to helping others. He gives 80% of his teaching salary to local community projects, including education, sustainable agriculture and peace-building.

He’s changed the lives of his students in many ways, including the introduction of science clubs and the promotion of peace between different ethnic groups and religions. He has also helped to address food insecurity among the wider community in the famine-prone Rift Valley.

SOURCE

GLOBAL TEACHER PRIZE WEBSITE

PPP

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PRESS RELEASE: Enrolment of All Nigerians in the National Identity Database (NIDB) Commences:-

PRESS RELEASE: Enrolment of All Nigerians in the National Identity Database (NIDB) Commences:-
Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Worldwide (NIDOWW), in collaboration with various Nigerian organizations in the Diaspora, will commence the mobilization of all Nigerians for enrolment into the National Identity Database (NIDB) starting from the 30 March 2019.

NIDO

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK ,ABA GRAHAM FROM SIERRA LEONE – INSPIRATIONAL MOTIVATOR

An Inspirational Motivator and Cross-cultural Engagement Consultant.

Educating Services and Communities.

  • To develop a conscious mind about Equality and its impact.
  • About Safeguarding and Harmful practices such as FGM
  • Asset Mapping untapped potential
  • Women and girls advocate

History

Post Graduate in Crime and Criminal Justice, based in Stockport, works nationally. Spent over 25 years pressing for change.

Community advocator, I createengagement platforms to start a conversation about equality in practice. This includes ‘awareness raising events’, and educating people about the common good.

Director -Truth Be Told Production 2018

Director – Aspiring Boldly Associates CIC, Cross cultural Engagement.  2018

Founder – Nexus Equality Network 2012

Founder – Stockport Race Equality Partnership, 2017

Founder – Ebony and Ivory Community organisation 2009

Founding member and Vice – Mama Health and Poverty Partnership (MHaPP) 2018

Committee member – Migrant International Refugee Orchestra 2015

Volunteer Member – Filia 2018

Wellbeing Co-ordinator 2016

Equality advocate 25 years

 

Awards

Inspirational Award winner GM-BME Network 2013,

Finalist National Diversity Awards for Race 2018.

 

Featured

Manchester Evening News – Racial inequality is still a massive problem in Greater Manchester May 2017

Ch4 News Races Disparity Audit October 2017

Sky news – Will Meghan and Harry’s wedding change views on racism and diversity, May 2018

Community Researcher

Jam and Justice – Everyday Politics Manchester University December 2018

I Spent 10 years working within Her Majesty’s Prison Service as an Equality Manager, re-educating and pushing the Equality agenda so that prisoners were treated fairly. My work importantly creates a platform for those who are marginalized, or disadvantaged to aspire to do well.

Founder of Nexus a representative network bringing various organisations together in partnership to look at Equality in practice, in line with the ‘protected characteristics’ of the Equality Act 2010. The aim is to ensure that local people can express and resolve social inequality and injustice through dialogue and ideas. Those same obstacles gave me an opportunity to become an ‘everyday change maker’. I intend continue to add value to the integration discourse,particularly exploring the fragmentation of service provision for Refugee Communities, their Wellbeing, and the dichotomy of the integration agenda and its impact on lost identity.Specialise in all things equality, including Safeguarding the African perspective, Harmful practice, bespoke training, motivational speaking, Cross cultural Engagement etc.…..

Email aba-g@aspiringboldlyassociates.org

AB

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