-Corporate Nigeria, socialites and entertainers rocked till they dropped
DJ Cuppy (Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola), the 23 year-old daughter of billionaire oil tycoon with hands in several pies (Femi Otedola), kick started her African tour on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at the marquee on the grounds of Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island (Lagos) with a heart-thumping show.
With scores of her father’s friends, moguls and politicos, socialites and entertainers, the event, sponsored by Dangote Group and GTBank, was a rollercoaster odyssey of fun.
Decked in colourful African prints, the amiable young lady treated all to a medley of melodies and grooves which had all applauding and swaying.
From 7 p.m when the gates were thrown open till well past midnight, enjoyment was in abundant supply.
Set to move to Senegal, the tour will make stops in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and South Africa.
CORPORATE NIGERIA HONOURS THE OTEDOLAS
Some of those who oil the engine of Nigeria’s economy were on hand to wish DJ Cuppy well as she began her journey to major African cities.
Africa’s richest man and our pride, Alhaji Aliko Dangote led a glittering assembly of moguls and those who play big in corporate Nigeria.
We counted UBA chairman, Tony Elumelu, GTBank’s Segun Agbaje, Access Bank’s Herbert Wigwe, Nigeria Stock Exchange President, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, Oando’s Wale Tinubu, NSE’s CEO Oscar Onyema, Heyden Petroleum’s Dapo Abiodun, First Nation’s Kayode Odukale, Skymit’s Tayo Ayeni, Globe Motors Willie Anumudu (accompanied by his fashionista wife, Nkiru).
Politicos had as their captain Edo governor, Adams Oshiomhole (who came with his regal Cape Verdian wife, Iara).
Former governors Donald Duke (Cross River) and Niyi Adebayo (Ekiti) had their own fair share of fun.
So did media bigwigs, Dele Momodu (Ovation), Mo Abudu (Ebonylife TV) and This Day’s Ijema Nwogwugwu, Shaka Momodu, Ruth Osime…
Sijimoto’s Sijibomi Ogundele chaperoned the younger group of businessmen.