On Saturday 22nd February, the crème de la crème of Nigeria’s art and creative world came out to welcome Lupita Nyong’o, who was hosted by acclaimed Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Nyong’o is due to portray a lead character in the screenplay adaptation of Chimamanda’s novel ‘Americanah.’
At the dinner in Victoria Hall, Lupita sited that when she read Americanah, “I wept. It captured my experience of being an African in America. She (Chimamanda) does it with such specificity that she captured my experience. I was just awestruck.”
Among the select present were Femi and Seun Kuti, D’Banj, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Toolz, Chigul, Bovi, Dakore Egbuson, Kate Henshaw, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Tara Durotoye and Flavour. Mo Abudu, CEO of EbonyLife Place, who just became a grandmother and was in England at the time, had this to say “It was such an honour to host the Nigerian creative industry for the Chimamanda and Lupita dinner. Thank you so much for coming to EbonyLife Place. We love you all.”
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Lagosians fall in love with Valentine’s LoveFest
Celebrities joined couples and families for the most luxurious and fun-filled Valentine’s celebration in Lagos, at EbonyLife Place last weekend
Faced with a plethora of choices last weekend, it seems that the cream of Lagos socialites and celebrities opted for the Valentine’s LoveFest at new luxury leisure resort, EbonyLife Place. AY & Mabel Makun, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Helen Prest Ajayi, Patrick Akinwuntan, Deyemi & Damilola Okanlawon, Omowunmi Dada, Adebola Williams, Chigul, Lanre da Silva Ajayi, Mr & Mrs Ladi Ani Mumuney, Lanre & Dupe Olusola, Osayi Alile and host Mo Abudu, mingled easily with the audience, as they enjoyed amazing hospitality and a wide range of hedonistic activities.
Mo Abudu was over the moon with the response. “This was our very first Valentine’s LoveFest and, based on the outpouring of appreciation we’ve received, it will be an annual event. We wanted to make this a memorable occasion for lovers, friend and families alike, and judging by their reaction we succeeded spectacularly – people left the LoveFest feeling very satisfied. I’m so grateful to all of our partners, suppliers and team members who helped to make this weekend work so well.”
A glorious, self-indulgent weekend to remember for a lifetime.