MR TONY AIRHENBUWA NIGERIAN RADIO AMBASSADOR LEGEND IN GERMANY
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My name is Tony Airhenbuwa but I am often referred to as “TONY AIR” by friends and fans, I am the Program director at AFRICAN HERITAGE on FM Radio 96.0 in Hamburg Germany and originally from Edo State Nigeria.
I am passionate about good music, entertaining and hosting ceremonies and I started the Program “Whats up Naija” in the year 2010 on TopAfric Radio, Hamburg, Germany
My aim was to create a platform to communicate and discuss issues about Nigerians in Diaspora and at the same time entertain them with good music and interviews. I am passionate about letting our communities and Nigerians back home know about Africans making us proud in the Diaspora, and I called the program “WHAT’S UP NAIJA” as a way of projecting the positive developments in my homeland and at the same time create a sense of unity, belonging and social harmony among Nigerians all over the world.
I felt inspired to start the show because I believe no one can tell your story better than yourself and to entertain/inform Nigerians in Diaspora, get the latest news, music and African artist that come to Germany to perform.
I have interviewed the likes of MC LOPH, J MARTINS, DUNCAN MIGHTY, FUSE ODG, CASTRO & NANA BORO, MEMBERS OF NIGERIA DELEGATION ON NATIONAL PLANING TO Germany, Delegation from Oriade LGA Lagos Nigeria, on Leadership and Communication workshop in Germany,MOJE QUEEN FEMALE FOOTBALL Team FROM NIGERIA, Wizboy and many more.
Show business has always been part of me and coming to Germany has opened the way for this dream come through.
My skills as a Compere and MC have also helped me to overcome being nervous on Air. And the fact that I enjoy listening to music helps me keep the show lively.
The show has really changed my life in so many positive ways, and I am very grateful to all my fans all over the world. Without them there will be no WHATS UP NAIJA, and Tony Air wouldn’t be known all over.
Most of all I am grateful to God and my family. The best is yet to come and I believe I will be able to create more wealth in the near future, through my passion for music, Radio presenting and as an MC/Compere
My advice for fellow Africans living in Germany is to get themselves properly integrated into the German society because that’s the best way they can better their lives.
They should also try to learn the language and seek information for skills that can uplift their standard of living.
I was honoured at the Nigeria Europe Award (NEU) in Spain as the Best Radio Presenter of the year 2013. Best Radio presenter of the year award at TopAfric in 2013, Merit Award in 2011 for a job well done on Radio as presented by Ambassador Okoye of Nigeria embassy. Watch out for my next show on FM 96.0, it’s all about WHATS UP NAIJA.
(Member: Deutscher Journalisten-Verband, Germany)
Radio Host/Program Director African Heritage Media Network Germany
Haferkamp 2, 22081 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 40 35 96 49 40
Fax: +49 40 35 96 49 41
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Article partly called from Tony Tokunbo Fernandez is a Published Writer, Public Speaker, Compere, Mentor and Radio Presenter (www.afripoet.wordpress.com)