Updated: Aug 24, 2019
The Founder and CEO of the Australia Community Theatre & Talents Practitioners Incorporated (ACTap), Adeniyi Ekine is among hundreds of nominees for 2019 Antenna Awards as The Best Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse Personality.
2019 Antenna Awards is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Community Television in Australia, these awards celebrate Australia’s diversity and bring together the best in new talent from a wide range of communities, cultures, interests and perspectives.
Ekine was deemed suitable for the nominations of eight different awards based on his achievements and successes as the first Nigerian to hold television broadcast licence in Australia since 2015 and also the first Nigerian in Australia to be recognised and awarded as an Ambassador for Peace.
Number 1 African Australian multicultural human rights program, "Our Community Lives" (TV Show) showing weekly on Channel 31 (C31) produced, hosted, directed and edited by Adeniyi Ekine qualified him to be nominated in eight categories as; Best Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse Personality, Best Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Program, Outstanding Direction in a Program, Outstanding Sound in a Program, Outstanding Editing in a Program, Outstanding Camera Work in a Program, Outstanding Contribution to Community by a Program and Program of the Year.
The 2019 Antenna Awards will be held on Saturday, 5th October 2019 at Deakin Edge in Melbourne’s Federation Square, Australia and are attended by over 450 representatives from the community television sector, the film and television industry, local business and local, state and federal governments.
Over 120 new, locally produced programs are created by a team of over 4000 volunteers each week for airing on community television in over 20 languages.
ABOUT ADENIYI EKINE:
Adeniyi Ekine is an Ambassador For Peace with the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) an NGO in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UN), a father, disability community health support social worker, multi talented media consultant, film maker, mentor, role model, motivator, evangelist, documentary and film producer and director, TV/Radio broadcaster, journalist, public speaker/personality, information communication technology (ICT) expert, comedian, singer, dramatist, dancer, author, human rights activist, anti corruption, anti-terrorist, interpreter, translator, subtitler, entrepreneur, educator, just to name a few.
Adeniyi Ekine is well known for his outstanding work in the broadcasting, journalism, media, cinematography and entertainment industry since 1990 (29 years ago) with working experience with Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Africa Independent Television (AIT) Channels Television Nigeria, Kaduna State Media Corporation (KSMC), Kaduna State Television (KSTV), GBN Communications, Obita Crescent Audio Visual Industry (OCAVI), Obita Crescent Industry Limited (OCIL) and Channel 31 (C31) Melbourne, Australia.
Adeniyi Ekine has had the privilege of working with many great amazing people and organisations Across the Globe.
Adeniyi Ekine is the first Nigerian in Australia to be recognised and awarded as an Ambassador for Peace.
Adeniyi Ekine is the first Nigerian to hold a television broadcast licence in Australia.
Adeniyi Ekine is the first Nigerian in Australia to publish hardcopy and online magazine, “See Africa Magazine.”
Adeniyi Ekine is the first Nigerian in Australia to be nominated for “Antenna Awards” of Community TV in Australia in the categories of The Outstanding Direction in a Program, The Best Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse Personality, The Best Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Program, The Outstanding Sound in a Program, The Outstanding Editing in a Program, The Outstanding Camera Work in a Program, The Outstanding Contribution to Community by a Program and The Program of the Year.
Adeniyi Ekine has a truly electrifying passionate community presence that captivates people. Together with his charismatic personality, Adeniyi's terrific communication and community leader skills influences people to quickly feel like a trusted friend. His diverse talents are exemplified through the sheer range of his abilities.
So vast are his skill sets and accomplishments in entertainment, one will not help to find Adeniyi a truly motivational man who inspires young people through the sheer force of his determination and dedication to achieve his goals with great purpose.
The most delightful aspect of Adeniyi's abilities is his natural charm and ability to connect warmly with a broad church of people from all walks of life. Tested & Proven internationally as a professional and a business man, originally from West Africa Nigeria, Adeniyi has travelled to many countries which includes; Australia, Singapore, Dubai - United Arab Emirate (UAE), South Korea, Taiwan - Republic of China (ROC) and Egypt with transit in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Qatar Arabian Peninsula.
Adeniyi Ekine has presented in the world at local, national and international conferences, contributing to the field of Information Technology as the former National Chairman Media & Publicity, Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN) and the founder of the Kaduna State Chapter. www.itan.org.ng
ADENIYI EKINE IS THE FOUNDER/CEO/PRESIDENT/ OF THE FOLLOWING ASSOCIATIONS/ORGANISATIONS:
Morning Star Theatre Organisation, Kaduna State, Nigeria, West Africa in the year 1990.
Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN), Kaduna State Chapter, Nigeria, West Africa in the year 2010 www.itan.org.ng
Melbourne International Peace Concert (MELBPEACE) - 2015 www.melbourneinternationalpeaceconcert.org
Asylum Seekers and Refugees with a Purpose Incorporated - 2016 https://www.facebook.com/refugeewithapurpose/
Australia Community Theatre & Talents Practitioners Incorporated (ACTap) www.australiacommunitytheatreandtalentspractitioners.org
Prayer Network Channel - 2013 https://www.facebook.com/groups/prayerchannel/
Peace is Joy - 2013 https://www.facebook.com/Peaceisjoyful/
Jesus Community Australia - 2013 https://www.facebook.com/jesuscommunityaustralia/
Australia Refugees Got Talent - 2016 https://www.facebook.com/australiarefugeesgottalent/
Abused Men Advocacy and Healing Initiative - 2019 https://www.facebook.com/abusedmenadvocacyandhealinginitiative/?modal=admin_todo_tour
Amazement Community Television (ATV) - 2019 https://www.facebook.com/Amazement-Community-Television-ATV-2394631437475014/
Amazement Drama Ministries - 2015 https://www.facebook.com/Amazement-Drama-Ministries-1670679453234862/
Africa Australia's Got Talent (AAGT) - 2019
Television Film and Multimedia Empowerment Workshop - 2017 https://www.melbourneinternationalpeaceconcert.org/telfmew
AUSTRALIA SHOW YOUR TALENT - 2016
Our Community Lives (TV Show) - 2015 www.amazementnetworksinternational.com
See Africa Magazine - 2015 http://seeafricamagazine.blogspot.com/
Amazement Networks International - 2015 www.amazementnetworksinternational.com
ACTap Radio & Television
Adeniyi Ekine successfully led Nigerian trade delegation to Taiwan, Republic of China (ROC) for Taitronics 2012 - The 38th Taipei International Electronics Show (Taitronics) at the Taipei World Trade Centre in the year 2012 https://www.taitronics.tw/
Adeniyi Ekine was the Former Vice President (Media and Publicity) at the Africa Day Australia (ADA) serving to better the community. http://africadayaustralia.org/
Adeniyi Ekine was the Former General Secretary of Nigerian Society of Victoria Incorporated (NSV). http://nigeriansociety.org.au/
Adeniyi Ekine is dedicated to peace and evangelism through Christian religion programs. Also creating innovative community peace projects using mass communication via all channels, especially through theatrical spectacles, prints and electronics/multimedia to continue to promote multiculturalism, peace and human rights in his new home Australia and across the Globe.
AUTHOR: "The Rejected Stone" book https://www.facebook.com/therejectedstone/
ADENIYI EKINE VOLUNTEERSHIP/BOARD/EXECUTIVE MEMBERSHIP ASSOCIATIONS AND ORGANISATIONS:
MEMBER: United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) www.unaa.org.au
EXECUTIVE MEMBER: Social and Welfare Director - assistant, Yoruba Heritage & Cultural Association of Victoria Incorporation, Australia http://www.yorubaheritage.com.au/
MEMBER: Australian Screen Directors Authorship Collecting Society (ASDACS) www.asdacs.com.au
MEMBER/MULTIMEDIA, CAMERA AND TECHNICAL CREW: Werribee Baptist Church, Victoria State, Australia http://www.werribeebaptist.org.au/
VOLUNTEER/DISABILITY SUPPORT WORKER: People Outdoors www.peopleoutdoors.org.au
BOARD MEMBER - Victorian Peace Council www.peacecouncils.org
SECRETARY/BOARD MEMBER- Hume Community Baptist Church - till 2016 www.humecbc.org.au
AMBASSADOR FOR PEACE - With the Universal Peace Federation (UPF) an NGO in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (UN) www.upf.org
EXECUTIVE SUB COMMITTEE MEMBER - Nelson Mandela Day Australia www.nelsonmandeladayaustralia.org
SUB COMMITTEE MEMBER: Africa Got Talent Australia (AGT) - till 2016 http://africadayaustralia.org/2016-africas-got-talent-agt
ORGANISING COMMITTEE MEMBER: Africa Music And Cultural Festival (AMCF) - till 2016 http://www.africanmusicfestival.com.au
ELECTED GENERAL SECRETARY: Nigerian Society of Victoria Incorporated (NSV) www.nigeriansociety.org.au/
BOARD MEMBER: Association of Nigeria Theatre Arts Practitioners (ANTP) - till 2013
MEMBER: Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) https://actorsguildofnigeria.com/
MEMBER/WORKER/MINISTER: The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) Nigeria - till 2013 http://rccg.org/
BOARD MEMBER: Music Advertisement Association of Nigeria (MAAN) - till 2013
BOARD MEMBER: Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) - till 2013 www.ncs.org.ng
BOARD MEMBER: Information Technology Association of Nigeria (ITAN) - till 2013 http://itan.org.ng/
MEMBER: Africa Information Communication Technology Association (AFICTA) www.aficta.africa
MEMBER: World Information Technology Services Alliance WITSA http://witsa.org/
MEMBER: Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) - till 2013
MEMBER: Multicultural Arts Victoria www.multiculturalarts.com.au
ADENIYI EKINE’S SKILLS/TALENTS AND ABILITIES:
Editing, Social media, Graphic design, Video editing, Video production, Entrepreneurship, Acting, Entertainment, A-Z event management, Public speaking, Cinematography, Multimedia, Broadcasting, Journalism, Voice over, Voice acting, Information technology, Television directing, Directing talent, Singer-songwriter, Compere/Master of Ceremony, Publications, Evangelism, Preaching, Interpretation, Subtitling, Teaching, Supporting people living with disability, Working with Children and Youth.
ADENIYI EKINE PERSONAL QUALITIES:
Mentoring, Good Communication skills, Fluent in English, Yoruba, Hausa and West African Pidgin languages. Able to work unsupervised, flexibility, willing to learn, ability to handle pressure and meet deadlines, management and organisational initiative skills, enthusiasm and personal drive, attention to details, leadership skills, well presented, very good computer skills essential, meticulous, team player skills, adapting, firmness, 24/7 Prompt response to mails/text/phone calls and ability to work from home or anywhere.
ADENIYI EKINE HOBBIES:
Surfing the internet