People

First Call: Olu Maintain resurfaces

Pop star, Olu Maintain made a surprise appearance at D’Place by Papas on Thursday, December 11, 2014. He came with 2Face with whom he strolled into the club at about 2:45am.

2Face left D’Place at exactly 4:05am. We didn’t track the Yahooze crooner again

METRO 97.7FM STAGES FYNE 1.0 MUSICAL CONCERT

All roads on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, lead to the Shell Hall of MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos, as the premier FM station in Nigeria, Metro 97.7FM stages a classy end-of-year music concert for clients, listeners and friends.

Artistes billed to perform include Timi Dakolo, Yemi Alade, MC Galaxy, Praiz,Salvador Sango, Solo Urete, Olu Jazz, Simi, Oge Kimono, among several others. Koffi, the comedian, is the host.

The event starts with a red carpet at 5 pm, while the show proper begins at 6pm.

According to the organisers, this is the first time the recently rebranded FM station would be hosting a concert of this magnitude. The concert aptly tagged, FYNE 1.0 will afford clients, listeners and friends of the wave- making radio station the opportunity to enjoy music that cuts across all genres in a relaxed ambience

According to a release signed by the General manager of Metro 97.7FM, Miss Cordelia Okpei, FYNE 1.0, an acronym for Flavours You Naturally Enjoy is a series borne out of the newly rebranded tag-line of Metro 97.7FM.

The dreadlocks- wearing Delta-born broadcaster equally added that “FYNE 1.0 is the first of the series of music concerts Metro FM hopes to present annually to her esteemed clients, listeners and the general public.  Indeed at the all flavours concert, there is something for everyone and metro has got you covered.”

FASHOLA’S YOUNGER BROTHER, DEMOLA WEDS YETUNDE

Governor Fashola’s younger brother, Demola Ayoola Fashola would be getting married on Saturday, December 27, 2014.

Venue is Holy Cross Cathedral, Catholic Mission Street, Lagos. Wedding reception follows immediately at the KFA Event Centre on Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.

Ademola Fashola is getting married to Miss Catherine Yetunde with their engagement on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The couple chose mint on mint as colour for the groom, while the bride would be dressed in peach and gold for their engagement. The colours for the wedding proper are royal blue on sky blue.

PAPAS ENTERTAINMENT BOSS, FRANK OKAMIGBO JETS IN FROM THE US

Founding President off Papas Entertainment and frontman of D’Place by Papas, Prince Frank Okamigbo is back from the US.

The showbiz impresario flew in on Tuesday, December 10, after spending two weeks there. He has since resumed work at the nation’s leading fun spot.

MANAGER, KAMAL PROMOTES DAVIDO’S NEW SINGLE, OWO NI KOKO

Davido’s manager, Mr. Kamal sure knows where his mouth is. We sighted the dude distributing promo copies of his artiste’s latest single, Owo Ni Koko.

On Friday, December 13, 2014, the latest offering from the music star has three tracks, the lead single, Owo Ni Koko, Skelewu remix featuring Uhuru and Naughty where he featured DJ Arafat.

PDP CHIEFTAIN KASHAMU BURUJI ACQUIRES ROLLS ROYCE

Undisputable power broker and PDP chieftain in the South West, Buruji Kashamu has added another posh ride to his intimidating garage.

We sighted the billionaire businessman recently in a Rolls Royce. A gold affair, the wondrous ride has a customized registration number, PF. We specifically spotted the auto worth millions of naira at the premises of his hotel, Best Western Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

OLA COMMUNICATIONS MD, ODUNFA BACK FROM THE UK

Managing Director, Ola Communications, Ola Odunfa is back from a three week trip stay in the UK. He returned on Monday, December 8, 2014.

FRANCIS NJOKU SPOTTED

Francis, last child of late Federal Minister, Chief Raymond Njoku was sighted at a filling station on the evening of Tuesday, December 10. The dude came in his silver SUV to buy petrol. And amidst scarcity, he was wise enough to fill his tank.

DAMMY KRANE, PRESH CALL @ D’PLACE

Popular singers, Dammy Krane and Presh called at D’Place by Papas on Wednesday, December 10, 2014.

Dammy made it in his black Mercedes ML while Presh cruised into the fun spot in a brown Landcruiser Prado. They rocked the night club till 4am.

MEL CONTINENTAL RECORD SIGNS NEW ACT, PEE-JAY

Mel Continental Record owned by Michael Enyinnaya has signed a new act, Pee-Jay. He already has a hot single, Pronto. The video was shot in South Africa by Godfather Productions.

TBS, LAGOS BANQUET HALL COMMISSIONED

On Thursday, December 11, 2014, the remodelled 1000- seater TBS (Tafawa Balewa Square) Banquet Hall was commissioned.

In a well- attended event that saw the Director General,Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) Mr. Benjamin Ezra Dikki unveiling the facility, the Chief Executive Officer, BHS International Limited (concessionaires of TBS) Otunba Olu Adenobi, said it’s just a tip of the icebag. He went on to unveil their plans for the New TBS City.

Otunba Adenobi, however, lamented the negative effects the tussle between the Federal Government (FG) and the Lagos state Government had on their vision and projects. He hoped that the intervention and resolution of FG through the National Council on Privatization (NCP) would be in the interest of stakeholders even as it might replace the lost last five years and restore investor confidence in the concession.

In his speech, the BPE DG hailed the BHS team and TBS Management Board (TBSMB) for their faith and commitment in the TBS project. Dikki also noted that the commissioning of TBS Banquet Hall is yet another important milestone that justifies the privatization program of the FG and President Jonathan’s transformation agenda at the gathering that included Hon. Justice Adolphus Karibi-Whyte, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and Mrs. Victoria Archibong, Executive Director, BHS and widow of the founder of BHS, Fred Achibong, the MD, TBS management board, Alhaji B U Ja’afaru, among other personalities.

BHS led by late Fred Archibong, a famous artist, emerged the preferred bidder of TBS in 2008. His dream to transform the sleeping national heritage/edifice was cut short by his untimely death and politics of ownership of the landmark multi- million dollar tourist facility. Now, the team led by city lawyer, Otunba Adenobi has kicked off the development of the much- awaited New TBS City with an ultra modern BHS/TBS Banquet Hall.

Related Stories:

Comments

comments

About the Author