Alok Sharma, the Member of Parliament for Reading West, hosted a Black History Month celebration this week in Parliament for the 6th year running.

The event was organised by Tony Tokunbo Fernandez, a published author and poet, international award winner, motivational speaker and founder of Africa4u. The event was hosted in the prestigious Jubilee Room in Westminster Hall.

In the spirit of community cohesion, guests were invited from across the world to attend the event, including guests from Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Jamaica, Barbados, India, Hungary, Ireland and the UK.

Alok Sharma said: “A big thank you to Tony Fernandez for once again making this fantastic celebration of African history and culture in Parliament a possibility. The event provided a great opportunity to celebrate diversity and all of the benefits it brings to Britain and it was wonderful to hear so many positive messages from the speakers.”

Tony Fernandez said: “It was a profound privilege to organise the black history month celebrations at the UK Houses of Parliament for the third year in a row. This has been our best Black History celebrations so far, I was humbled and overwhelmed. The journey continues- we need to continue to tell our stories, tell our history and exhibit the strengths that embrace the gentle strings of love.”

Tony continued: “I would like to say a big thank you to our special guests that attended and supported the black history month celebrations and MP Alok Sharma who is an amazing gentleman and has supported this event for the last 6 years.”