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Celebrities speak on the Black & White Ball

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Our esteemed guests showered us with encomiums for staging what they tagged the best

Moyo Lawal

Moyo Lawal

ball under the sky. Some also opined how it could get better…

MOYO LAWAL

It was really nice. I appreciate the fact that I was part of the event. You guys are always wonderful. I don’t joke with your events. It’s really nice to be identified with you. Just keep it up.

 

Dami Ann

Dami Ann

DAMI-ANN

It was a fantastic event. That was a kind of show to identify with. It was a great honour to be invited to an event of that magnitude. I really appreciate it in a million. I have been looking forward to that anyway, and I thank God I made it. It was really good.

It compares to what obtains abroad. You only need to work more on sitting arrangements next time. I think entertainers should be given special tables and treatment. But to be candid, you performed wonderfully.

Muka Ray

Muka Ray

MUKA RAY

Your events are always unique and Black & White Ball was not an exception. ENCOMIUM is the only media company I know that stages fantastic events. I love the dress code. It made everything unique. There was free flow of everything.

I really enjoyed being part of it. You really tried, but next time, you need to accommodate more performances and include musicians in the overall setting.

Alex Okoroji

Alex Okoroji

ALEX OKOROJI

I love the beautiful design and ambience of the event centre, as well as the guests. They looked dapper and dressed to the nines in black and white. My high point of the night was DJ Jimmy Jatt’s top 10 countdown memory lane as well as seeing a number of my colleagues and friends, within the creative industry. Kudos to the organizers. It was a lovely way to socalise and spend my Sunday evening.

Olajide McDede

Olajide McDede

OLAJIDE GREAT MCDEDE

That was my first time of witnessing that kind of media event. I felt honoured to be part of it. It was really a fantastic and unique show. Nothing was lacking. Security was very tight. The decoration was unique and beautiful. ENCOMIUM’s Black & White Ball has been the biggest media event I have ever attended, and I won’t miss it again.

We really enjoyed value for our money. Then the dress code also made the occasion more glamorous.

Lizzy Anjorin

Lizzy Anjorin

LIZZY ANJORIN

I really loved the show. It was unique. The environment was wonderful. But I will advise that entertainers should be given special tables next time so that we would sit at a designated area. You did very well, and I look forward to the next edition.

 

Ayo Balogun

Ayo Balogun

QUEEN AYO BALOGUN

I wasn’t disappointed but the only thing you guys should improve is the sitting arrangement. The event was really okay. I enjoyed myself throughout. I wish you success in all the subsequent editions.

 

 

Ogechi Asiegbu

Ogechi Asiegbu

OGECHI EJIKE ASIEGBU

ENCOMIUM’s Black & White Ball was one of the best events I have attended. I congratulate the organizers for the well-put together scintillating package. ENCOMIUM remains a leading player in well-thought out and properly packaged shows.

 

 

Nwagbo Ebube

Nwagbo Ebube

EBUBE NWAGBO

ENCOMIUM is like a family to me. So, it’s like honouring what my family is doing. It’s fun. It’s something I always looked forward to.

I wish ENCOMIUM the best because they are the best. And they are perfect in whatever they do. I thoroughly enjoyed myself at the Black & White Ball. I will always attend your events as I always enjoyed myself.

Chinor Emeka

Chinor Emeka

CHINOR EMEKA, MD/CEO,

Claries Agency

I have never been to ENCOMIUM’s Black & White Ball but attending this one on Sunday, August 10, 2014, came with fond memories. Where do I start from? The black carpet reception, the cocktails or the endless meals christened a 12-course affair. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I am looking forward to being ENCOMIUM’s guest next year. Kudos to the organizers.

Ishioma Onyebo

Ishioma Onyebo

ISHIOMA ONYEBO

I love the setting, the décor, the people. It was magical. It was a real ball. The food was just coming. I had to tell the servers to stop because I don’t want to add more flesh.

Nothing at all, even the delay was good because it afforded many of us the opportunity to socialize and network.

 

DJ Jimmy Jatt

DJ Jimmy Jatt

DJ JIMMY JATT

This is class. It’s a good brand for anybody that aspires to be great. I always look forward to it every year. The good thing about this event is it’s two in one, you go to other events they are dressed but they are not ready to groove. Then there are other events, they groove much but the class is not there. But the Black & White Ball is all in one. It is a unique event.

Susan Chanel

Susan Chanel

SUSAN CHANEL

The event was very cool, very nice, well organized and well coordinated. I came a bit late but I still enjoyed myself. I couldn’t find one fault. I came a bit late and I never noticed any lapse.

 

 

Nkem Ike

Nkem Ike

NKEM IKE

Though it started pretty late, it was fantastic. It was actually my first time but I really had fun. I saw most of my colleagues I had not seen for a very long time. It was an excellent thing for the organizers to put up that show to encourage hard work. I applaud the comedians for teamwork. The dress code was awesome and the hall, well decorated.

 

Tope Bamgbose

Tope Bamgbose

TOPE BAMGBOSE

The party was really awesome. I enjoyed myself all through. I met a lot of people I hadn’t seen in a while. This is a kind of party that is different from others. It was fun all the way. I was there last year, it was also beautiful

I didn’t really see any, probably because I came a little bit late, but with what I saw, it was a nice party.

Toyin Aimhaku-Johson

Toyin Aimhaku-Johson

TOYIN AIMAKHU-JOHNSON

The Black & White Ball was on point. It was really interesting and fun. But people expected more than the quantity of food that was served. Above all, the ball was a success. Kudos to the organizers.

 

 

Ruth Kadri

Ruth Kadri

RUTH KADRI

The event was beautiful, classy and well organized. Thumbs up to the organizers. I look forward to the next edition. I didn’t notice any area of improvement. Although, I didn’t stay till the show ended. The little time I spent was wonderful.

 

Xchange Twins

Xchange Twins

XCHANGE TWINS

This is the biggest event in Nigeria because it attracted big dignitaries from the government, actors and actresses, music artistes and many more. It puts everyone on the platform to wine and dine together, leaving our troubles behind to chat for few hours.

It was carefully planned and the setting was totally different because there was enough to eat and drink, more awards were given to outstanding politicians and corporate bodies and it was time conscious.

There is nothing, except the fact that people wanted to dance but there were more comedians than music artistes.

Babatunde Anjorin

Babatunde Anjorin

BABATUNDE ANJORIN

ENCOMIUM parties are special. I like everything about Black & White Ball. I think the fashion show should return. I’ve always been part of it. I even had to be in Nigeria for this ball. So, I missed the fashion show segment.

 

Pastor Ituah Ighodalo

Pastor Ituah Ighodalo

PASTOR ITUAH IGHODALO

I thank God and it is a thing of honour for me. I am also grateful to ENCOMIUM for the recognition they have given to myself and my wife. It is good to know that your little effort in different ways are noted, noticed and recognized.

It has been very well organized, simple, well attended and I wish the audience can participate a bit more but the comedians have been good. It was a very pleasant evening.

Mc Icewater

Mc Icewater

MC ICEWATER   

As far as I am concerned, I have heard so much about the Black & White Ball but I never had a reason to attend because of my engagements. I am so glad I made it because I had fun, looking forward to combine my black and white next year by God’s grace.

The free flow of everything, from food, drinks, entertainment, no barrier, everyone was equal.

Sheyman

Sheyman

SHEYMAN

It was a classy event packed with veterans from various sectors and I would like to say a big thank you to the organizers for allowing my crew and I to be part of the memorable event.

I enjoyed the crowd’s response to my performance. The 12-course meal was awesome and also I enjoyed the fact that I met with one of my role models.

For me, I enjoyed every part of the event.

 

Ibidun Ighodalo

Ibidun Ighodalo

IBIDUN IGHODALO

The Almighty God will continue to bless everything ENCOMIUM touches to make this platform one of the greatest in Africa. It has a lot of class, credibility and integrity. People who are in this organization are well respected and fantastic.

I enjoyed everything. Besides, I have known ENCOMIUM for 18 years and they have never failed me.

 

Amanda Ebeye

Amanda Ebeye

EBEYE AMANDA

One of the best balls I have ever been too. A well hosted and put-together event, I must say it was a night filled with so much. I was laughing all through. The meals were tasty. And being a 12-course meal, there was so much to munch. The performances and other activities were top notch. I commend ENCOMIUM for the well-organised show.

 

Olori Tokunbo Eko

Olori Tokunbo Eko

OLORI TOKUNBO EKO

The Black & White Ball is a classy event that afford people the opportunity to mingle, let down your hair in your own black and white fabulous ensemble.

I enjoyed a lot of things, starting from the colour, black and white which is my favourite, the music, food and entertainment.

We stood for long on the black carpet. That is why a lot of people prefer to come late. A lot of people came early and had to stand for too long.

Yinka Adewunmi

Yinka Adewunmi

YINKA ADEWUNMI

It was nice. The normal grace and glamour. I don’t attend all parties. I make sure I don’t miss ENCOMIUM’s parties, they are usually very classy. It was a job well done.

I enjoyed the glamour from the Bonix Wine ladies. The party did not fall short of what I expected. We stayed too long outside. Most people don’t have the strength to stand for long. The fashion show did not take place this year, I was expecting to see fabulous attires on the runway.

Frank Osodi

Frank Osodi

FRANK OSHODI

It was lovely. I had fun. It was glamorous. The décor was beautiful. It was well attended. It was too much of an award. In a ball, people should dance more and enjoy themselves.

I am highly honoured, I am glad to receive it.

It is an encouragement to do more. It means I am doing something good and impressive, I will keep it up.

FunnyBone

FunnyBone

COMEDIAN FUNNYBONE

Black & White Ball is one event I look forward to every year. The aura around the event and the calibre of guests it brings to the table, I mean people of different walks of life. It’s amazing. It’s my second time, and every moment, for me, counts. No low moment for me. Maybe we need a bigger venue next year.

 

Hadiza Yadoo

Hadiza Yadoo

HADIZA YADOO ANYAMIKEGH

It was a wonderful experience. Black & White Ball comes with wonderful surprises every year.

 

 

 

Emelda Osuji

Emelda Osuji

EMELDA OSUJI (MADAM MODESTY)

The Black & White Ball is one of the best events in our time. There was enough to eat and drink. It is one event well cherished by celebrities. It was good to be there with all the dance, dance…

 

 

Toyin Kolade

Toyin Kolade

TOYIN KOLADE

The event was nice, well packaged as usual. Nothing was lacking. The only correction about the show was that the award should have cut across all the segments of the society. But in all, you did really well. Kudos.

 

Austin Milado

Austin Milado

AUSTINO MILADO

It was a grand event. Best ever and I really enjoyed myself. So happy to have been part of it. I thank ENCOMIUM for always playing host to us.

 

 

Ikechukwu Kalu

Ikechukwu Kalu

IKECHUKWU KALU,

Group Head, Corporate Communications, FCMB

I think it was a good outing, well attended and quite exciting. I am glad I attended it.

 

 

Teddy Momoh

Teddy Momoh

TEDDY MOMOH

It was a nice event. The fact that awards were given to individuals made the event more glamorous. There was not much entertainment content though. The 12-course meal was surprising and I was able to meet people. I enjoyed myself.

 

Catherina Agazer

Catherina Agazer

CATHERINE AGAZER

It is a socialite event where you meet old friends and well-meaning individuals. I like everything about the event. The decoration was fantastic, the class of guests, the whole event was well put-together.

For the fact that I came late and sat at the back. I couldn’t get to see the stage properly.

 

Coredlia Okpe

Coredlia Okpe

CORDELIA OKPE, GM,

Metro FM

The Black & White Ball was splendid! The atmosphere was orderly, lovely and yes, the promise of a 12-course meal was kept, endangering our diets…Chai! Chai!! In all, it was an event of glamour and fun. Thumps up, ENCOMIUM!

John Njamah

John Njamah

JOHN NJAMAH

It gave me the opportunity of meeting people I have not seen for a while. I enjoyed the music, especially DJ Jimmy Jatt’s countdown because it put a spark to the event.

 

 

Uzor Ngoladi

Uzor Ngoladi

UZOR NGOLADI

It’s the most glamorous and best organized party in the city of Lagos. I look forward to it every year!

 

 

Rukky Sanda

Rukky Sanda

RUKKY SANDA

It is a classy and well packaged event. I enjoy myself every time I attend ENCOMIUM’s event and it’s always fun for me. I enjoyed everything.

 

 

Leye Adeshile

Leye Adeshile

LEYE ADESHILE

The Black & White Ball is one of its kind, very polished venue and good hospitality. I appreciated every moment I spent there. I appreciated meeting the First Lady of Lagos state and I enjoyed the meal.

 

Toni Kani

Toni Kani

TONI KAN

Good and perfect organization. I really love it. It was very interesting and I will always love to be at every Black & White Ball. The only improvement needed is for them to give time for entertainers. But it was fun and interesting.

 

FOLA ONIFADE

The Black & White Ball was awesome and spectacular. I love the way the MC made everyone laugh.

I love the show and the award was okay. It was given to those who really deserved it. I am happy I was there and would always want to be.

 

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