|SEYI SHAY IN TOJU FOYEH|
|AISHA SHABA & SEYI SHAY|
This year 2013, marks the 7th anniversary of Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa's labour of love & sweat. It's none other than the brand known to all as Mode Men. Undoubtedly one of the best packaged men's magazine in Nigeria. That the brand is still existing in a country like ours that most often does not support non-criminal and good initiative has been by the grace of God.
So to show to the world, that it has been God all this while, the 7th anniversary edition of the magazine was dedicated to God. A form of thank you for thus far yet he has blessed the brand.
To also mark the 7th anniversary of the brand, the publisher's of the magazine like they usually do had their annual ''Black Night gathering. This year's edition was tagged ''Black Night 7, and venue of choice was the compact hall of the Radisson Blu Hotel, on Ozumba Mbadiwe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos. Unlike how they normally do the event, this particular one was a more intimate, much smaller event, that had only 60 of the friends and supporters and sponsors of the brand in attendance.
We saw a few of those we know, one of who was the longest reigning Miss Nigeria ever, Ene Maya-Lawani, we also saw the likes of Frank Edohor, Moriam Musa, Juliet Morgan, Donald Obaseki, Joseph Edgar, Uche Nnaji of Ouch!, Okey Bakassi, Yinka Davies, Seyi Shay, Amy Ajuonuma, Bobby Karibi-Whyte, Aisha Shaba, Alex Ekubo, Uti Nwachukwu, Taryor Gabriel, Bukky George, Amaechi Okobi, and a host of others.
It was a 'funstatic' & cosy setting, devoid of unnecessary frills. Aisha & Abu were the compere and they did a good straight forward job. Abu spoke about his journey so far in our terrain, Okey Bakassi spoke on the fact that we need to support ourselves and thereafter Seyi Shay gave a sonorously fantastic acapella of one of her great songs; immediately after was an auction, where 2 great paintings by some famous Nigerian artists were auctioned and then an 18 karat Rose Gold leather Chopard and all the proceeds from the auction was in support of the Down Syndrome organization. The auction was fun and interactive and it showed that at least a few Nigerians cared and are their brother's keepers. One of the paintings raised close to half a million. All this was going on while dinner was served.
As was expected of the brand, everyone of the invited guests went home with a gift laden goody bag each in their hands- that had the new edition of the magazine, a Mode Men note pad, a book, many parfum testers from Bond nos. 9, female purses for ladies and small men bags for the guys . It was most definitely a great event. And it was all for just about 2 hours 30 minutes.
Event was sponsored by Bond Nos. 9 Parfum which is just announcing the entrance in Nigeria, courtesy of Essenza.
Please check out the pictures of the event here.
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|SEYI SHAY & ABUBAKAR TAFAWA-BALEWA|
|,ORIAM MUSA & ENE LAWANI|
|MD OF ESSENZA|
|ALEX EKUBO & UTI NWACHUKWU|
|OKEY BAKASSI, UCHE NNAJI & MALEEK|
|UTI & AISHA|
|BEST DRESSED LADY OF THE NIGHT WITH HER GIFT- BOND NOS.9 PARFUM|
|BEST DRESSED MALE OF THE NIGHT|
|ABU & YINKA|
|AISHA & ABU|
|AMAECHI OKOBI & SEYI SHAY|
|UTI, TARYOR, ABU & ALEX|
|TARYOR GABRIEL & UTI NWACHUKWU|
|DONALD OBASEKI & FRIEND|
|ALEX & BOND NOS.9|
|JULIET & ENE|
|ALEX,AISHA,UTI & SEYI SHAY|
|JOSEPH EDGAR & BOSE ALIMI|
|ALEX & YINKA DAVIES|