Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author, Motivational Speaker, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and from time to time An International Broadcaster
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 successfully 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.
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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 of 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 the 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 occasions 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 of the day was The Minister for Sports and Equalities MP Helen Grant and Key Community Ambassadors in The Black Community
TONY IS A MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNER – A LIST OF THE AWARDS HE HAS WON CAN BE FOUND BELOW
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 2016- GATHERING OF GREAT MINDS AND ACHIEVERS BAOBAB AWARDS – LONDON
AFRICAN DIASPORA LIVING LEGEND AWARD FOR DIASPORA ENGAGEMENT – HAMBURG, GERMANY – 2016
INSPIRATIONAL MAN OF THE YEAR 2016 – MR AND MISS BLACK BEAUTY CHRIST COLLEGE UK SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT 2016 INSPIRATIONAL AWARDS – LONDON
BEFFTA AWARD WINNER 2014- SPECIAL HONORARY AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP
BRONZE AWARD WINNER- NIGERIAN MC OF THE YEAR 2014 HELD IN THE UK
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE – PRESENTED BY AFRICAN WALKFRONT NETWORK- HELD IN LAGOS
NIGERIAN EUROPEAN AWARDS RADIO PRESENTER OF THE YEAR – HELD IN ROME
SPECIAL TRIBUTE AWARD FOR CHAMPIONING BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC VISIONS- PRESENTED BY EBONY BUSINESS RECOGNITION AWARDS
MALE BUSINESS COACH OF THE YEAR 2014- PRESENTED BY EBONY BUSINESS RECOGNITION AWARDS
BEST MALE PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR- LEADERSHIP AND MIND AMBASSADORS AWARDS
SPECIAL AWARDS FOR PEOPLE AND LITERARY DEVELOPMENT PRESENTED BY MARKETING MINISTERS UK
WINNER OF THE ANNE SHINE AWARDS PRESENTED BY ANNE SHINE LTD- CEREMONY TOOK PLACE AT THE NOVOTEL HOTEL IN HEATHROW
COMPERE FOR CORPORATE FUNCTIONS, BUSINESS EXPOS AND NETWORKING SEMINARS
Tony has a degree in English and a flair for speaking at public and private functions. He is the Author of three books and has been a Compere for events in UK, Germany, Holland and Nigeria. Tony has also won many International Awards.
MOTIVATIONAL TALKS FOR SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES AND COMMUNITY GROUPS IN UK AND EUROPE
EMOTIONAL WELL BEING, CREATIVE CONFIDENCE, AND BESPOKE EDUCATIONAL MODULES AS PART OF YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS AND INITIATIVES IN AFRICA
CUSTOMISED SOCIAL MEDIA SERVICES FOR ENTREPRENEURS, START UP BUSINESSES AND SOCIAL EVENTS (BLOG AND PODCAST PROMOTIONS, AUDIO INTERVIEWS AND MANAGING ONLINE PROMOTION ACROSS VARIOUS SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS )
Tony is The Social Media Planner for Stetonic Nigeria LTD. He is also involved in improving the Social Media Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Community groups. He has been involved in social media campaigns for high profile personalities and also Members of Parliament.