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Standup act and comic actor, Bovi is really making it. He just expanded his garage with another posh ride. This time, he went for the latest Hyundia car. A silver affair, it’s registration number is EPE 900.

 

US RETURNEE, CHARLES NWAFOR OPENS MULTI-MILLION LAGOS GRANDY SUITES

International business mogul, Charles Nwafor has completed and officially opened his Iju-Ishaga, Lagos mega hotel. Branded Grandy Suites, the eye-popping facility at White House Bus Stop is a 43-room affair.

In an exclusive chat with ENCOMIUM Weekly, Okafor said he is interested in bringing world-class services he has tasted in the sector the world over.

He also confessed that since Grandy Suites was officially opened on February 7, 2014, patronage has been quite beyond his expectation.

With multiple bars in and outside the facility, halls and a lounge, Charles Okafor’s dream hotel is a tourist haven that would offer Lagosians and even expatriates affordable and quality services.

“I have to suspend the facility we were developing in Ajah, Lagos, to complete Grand Suites. And here, we are not after making money for now, but providing comfort for our clients,” the chairman/CEO, Grandy Suites said.

 

2FACE IDIBIA, LARRY GAGA AT D’PLACE

On the night of Wednesday, April 26, 2014, pop star, 2Face Idibia and best friend, Larry Gaga called at Lagos biggest lounge, D’Place by Papas Entertainment. And after the duo had fun, 2Face exchanged pleasantries with fans. 2Baba also had a brief discussion with General Pype.

 

BOLAJI FOLAWIYO RETURNS

Bolaji Folawiyo, the last child of late Alhaji Wahab Folawiyo has returned to the country after completing his university education in the UK. He is to manage one of his father’s companies in Apapa, Lagos.

We spotted the dude at Folawiyo Plaza on Friday, March 22, 2014.

 

OBAT OIL’S FEMI AKINRUNTAN BACK FROM THE UK

Obat Oil boss, Femi Akinruntan is back to the country after a trip to the UK and UAE. We learnt he travelled to seal a couple of deals. Femi also used the opportunity to shop for sports equipment in respect of his growing interest in polo.

 

ETI-OSA YOUTH DEV. INITIATIVE ACTIVATES FLUSH IT

Eti-Osa Youth Development Initiative in conjunction with Quick Medic Consult is organizing a de-worming exercise tagged, Flush It!

According to the organization’s president, Ayodeji Martin Laurent, the exercise to be held in primary and junior secondary schools in the area (on April 8, 9 and 10) is supported by Dangote Group, Akubala, Island News, among others.

 

BABATUNDE ANJORIN GOES SHOPPING

Not long after he returned from a business trip in California, MD/CEO, Anjoreen Couture, Babatunde Anjorin was at The Palms (Shoprite) on Lekki Road, Victoria Island (Lagos) to shop for his baby.

The city designer, who was accompanied by his wife, Funmi, came in a white Honda Pilot. He bought a bicycle and computer game machine for his kid.

 

MUSTAPHA GATTUSO GOES AFTER DEBTOR

Since G12 Bar at Oniru Private Beach was shut by ocean surge, the owner of the lounge, Mustapha Gattusoc has been pursuing his big time debtors. He ran into one the other day and threatened to make life uncomfortable for him until he clears his debt.

 

TAJUDEEN MAYEGUN ADDS A YEAR

Wealthy auto dealer, Tajudeen Mayegun recently added a year. And he celebrated it on Sunday, March 23, 2014, with friends and well wishers. Held at Intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos, his guests went home with loads of gifts after they were well entertained.

 

TIMAYA DISAPPOINTED!

Music star, Timaya was obviously disappointed by the restaurant section of D’Place by Papas on Thursday, March 27 morning. He came with a friend, hoping they had food, but there was nothing for him as he sped off in his silver Bentley. Timaya wore a native attire.

 

SAFEQUIP HOUSE RAZED!

Abayomi Jolaosho’s Safequip House was gutted by fire on Tuesday, March 20, 2014. We hope to furnish you with the cause of the inferno next week.

 

OLA COMMUNICATION BOSS, OLA ODUNFA JETS OUT

Managing Director, Ola Communication, Ola Odunfa has jetted out of the country for his brother’s wedding. Expected back in two weeks, he would also shop for equipment there in the UK for his company.

 

SADIQ ELDAN DEVELOPS NEW IKOYI PROPERTY

Dr. Tunji Braithwaite’s in-law, Mallam Sadiq Eldan has started developing his Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos property.

In fact, the new building is almost completed. Mallam Eldan is expected to move into the Ikoyi, Lagos edifice from Isaac John Road, Ikeja, GRA, when finally completed.

 

PLANET ONE REPOSITIONS FOR BUSINESS

Foremost hospitality centre in the highbrow area of Ikeja, Planet One, one hospitality and wellness centre has repositioned for business. The hotel and event centre which has been in operation for eight years started renovation of their facilities a couple of weeks back in order to serve their clients better.

They now boast of new set of facilities such as a big conference centre (the biggest in Ikeja, GRA axis), fantastic and healthy food professional chefs, hotel facilities, restaurant and bar services, pool, fast internet service, serene and lovely environment with ambience for relaxation, airport shuttle and well as security guarantee.

They are currently offering an Easter bumper promo that will last till April 15, 2014. Clients can afford themselves the opportunity of a 50 percent discount in accommodation during the period.

 

PRESH IS BACK AND BETTER

Precious John of defunct KC Presh is back! Rumours have it that Presh who has been out of the country for a while now will soon unfold a new package for his teeming fans.

So, we are waiting for the Akwa Ibom born talented singer, whose former label mate, KCee is now making waves.

KC Presh were the maiden winners of NB Plc sponsored Star Quest.

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