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Kenny Ogungbe, My Lagos, ‘Lagos is the best city in the world’

The widely travelled label owner loves the fact that Lagos is the only city you can buy things cheaply…

 

Where do you live in Lagos and why?

I live in Ajao Estate, because it’s the closest place to the airport. I’ve been living there comfortably and I love it.

What’s your earliest Lagos experience?

It’s a long story. I don’t think I want to start the story here.

When did you start living permanently in Lagos?

Since I came back from the US.

What did you love most about Lagos?

Lagos is one hell of a place. It’s the best city in the world. I love the fact that it’s the only place where you can buy things so cheaply.

What do you hate most about Lagos?

Area boys.

What do you miss most when you are outside Lagos?

The weather. It’s not too hot, it’s not too cold.

How do you move around Lagos?

Sometimes in the car, and sometimes in a chopper.

Where do you shop in Lagos?

For food, I go to the Chinese Restaurant in Ikeja. For clothes, I shop in L.A and London. Richard James is my favourite shirt designer, haute couture.

 What’s your favourite hangout?

Club Towers. I’ve been at Club Towers more than any club.

Apart from Lagos, what other city are you attached to?

Abuja and Ago Iwoye.

Who is your favourite Lagos celebrity?

Jacob Akinyemi Johnson, The Mega Don.

What are your hobbies?

I love swimming, playing tennis and of course, listening to music.

What new projects are you working on right now?

I’m working on signing EMI France and EMI Spain. And after that EMI America or Capitol Records or Virgin because they are all EMI. The EMI UK and of course, Phat Girlz.

(First published in 2005)

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