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Leo Stan Ekeh, Olabisi Onasanya grab top honours at Business Awards

Leo Stan Ekeh and Olabisi Onasanya were among the top winners at the inaugural Nigeria Elite Business Award (NEBA) 2013, held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on November 9, 2013.

The event, which was put together by the Elite Business Africa Network (EBAN), was designed to reward companies and individuals with outstanding qualities in terms of transparency, corporate governance and business processes.

Zinox Technologies Chairman/CEO, Leo Stan Ekeh emerged the Entrepreneur of the Year while Stephen Olabisi Onasanya, Chief Executive Officer of First Bank of Nigeria was voted the CEO of the Year with Otunba Subomi Balogun, founder of First City Monument Bank, winning the Lifetime Achievers Award.

Other winners included:

Insurance company of the Year: Mansard

Shipping and Marine Company of the Year: Delmas

Food and Beverage Company of the Year: Nestle

Consumer and Electronics Company of the Year: Samsung

Best Telecommunication Company of the Year: MTN

Bank of the year: First Bank

The special guest of honour was the Vice President, Architect Namadi Sambo, who was represented by the Honourable Minister of Trade and Commerce, Olusegun Aganga, while Professor Pat Utomi was the keynote speaker at the colourful event.

IYANYA AND HIS TRIPLE MG CREW BOUNCED AT DAVIDO’S BIRTHDAY PARTY

David Adeleke aka Davido turned 21 on Thursday, November 21, 2013, and threw a bash hyped as the most anticipated party of the year. However, the party left much to be desired at the end of the day due to bad organization, poor treatment of fans, friends and celebrities that came to party with the rich man’s son (Omo Baba Olowo).

Several celebrities, including award-winning artiste, Iyanya, who came in company of his protégés, Tekno, Miles, Basci and manager, Ubi Franklin were bounced at the gate, leaving the Kukere master, who had to turn back disappointed.

Earlier that night, Davido had gone on Twitter to invite fans.

“It’s my b’day party 2nite at Pavada! Everyone’s invited. Hosted by MC Galaxy! Let’s ball. 89, Agoro Diyan off, Adeola Odeku.”

As early as 10pm, several scantily dressed ladies came but after waiting outside till 2am when Davido arrived, they were roughly dispersed with sporadic shooting by intoxicated trigger-happy policemen that came with Davido.

The club bouncers joined the fun by pumping pepper spray into fans’ eyes. There were also several cases of physical assault and brutalization of journalists. It was a good example of how not to stage a party.

AFIS BALOGUN PARTIES HARD AT D’PLACE

Chief Executive Officer, Connosure Exchange Ltd, Afis Balogun was at hottest hangout in town, D’Place by Papas Entertainment, Lekki, Lagos on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

Also known as Otunba of Champagne in Africa, he was at the fun spot with a couple of friends. He left around 3:45am in his black Escalade truck.

EMMANUEL ADEBAYOR SPOTTED AT VOODOO BAR

On Sunday, November 17, 2013, football star, Emmanuel Adebayor and businessman, Richard Nnadi were at Voodoo Bar, Elegushi, Lekki, Lagos. Both had unlimited fun till about 4:15am when they left in a red Ford SUV.

WIZKID, TOO

Also at the popular beach bar, Voodoo was music star, Wizkid. Wizzy, who came in his black Porsche jeep at about 3am emptied some bottles of champagne before he left that morning.

The rave of the moment, before he left threw a bundle of N1,000 notes to fans who struggled to have some.

FLOWER PLUS’ YEMI ADEYEYE TRAVELS OUT AGAIN

Boss of Flower Plus, Yemi Adeyeye is out of the country again. This time, the big businessman is travelling to re-stock his new business outlet on Raymond Njoku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Relatedly, the new structure Flower Plus moved in from their Falomo Shopping Complex office is now almost completed.

CELEBS INVADE INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL

Nigerian celebrities have practically relocated to the newly opened intercontinental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. Touted as a five-star hotel, it was the meeting point of some of your favourite stars on the evening of Saturday, November 15, 2013. Some of them we sighted that day were Tiwa Savage and hubby, Tunji Balogun, Sound Sultan, Dare Art-Alade and Sammie Okposo. They, however, came around on different missions.

DJ HUMILITY’S NEW AUTOMOBILE

DJ Humility of Rhythm FM has acquired a silver Sequoia jeep. Spotted the beefy DJ at the Mega Plaza, Victoria Island, Lagos, on Monday (November 18) evening in his new posh ride.

FRANK EDOHO FREQUENTS FUN TURF

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’s host, Frank Edoho now trains regularly at the Lekki, Lagos, celebrity training pitch, Fun Turf.

We sighted the dude about five times last week. It was also noted that the Cross River born entertainer stops by at D’Place Restaurant to buy food and ice cream.

YINKA JOHNSON COMPLETES AJAH, LAGOS HOUSE

Lagos businessman, Yinka Johnson, who is into importation of phones/accessories has completed his house in Ajah, Lagos. He officially opened the house on Sunday, November 17, 2013.

DAPO ABIODUN BUYS MORE TANKERS

Dapo Abiodun, CEO of Heyden Petroleum with office at Ikeja, GRA, Lagos, has acquired three more trailer tankers for his petroleum delivery business.

The three tankers have added to about 10 on ground. Spotted the tankers at his oil deport at Ijora, Lagos, on Monday afternoon.

TOYO BADMUS, WIFE WELCOME BABY BOY

Marine business millionaire, Toyo Badmus, is so happy at the moment. His wife delivered a baby boy in far away US on Saturday, November 16, 2013. With serious plans on the way for the naming ceremony, Chief Badmus has already joined his family in the States. He is expected back next week.

OWAMBE CLOTHING HOLDS FASHION SHOW DEC. 15

All is set for the 100 models, One Fashion Show, one label on Sunday, December 15, 2013, at Ruby Gardens, Lekki, Lagos.

The fashion show will exhibit 100 distinct Nigerian designs with Nigerian fabrics likes Adire, Aso-oke, Ankara, etc. The designs will range from corporate, casual, dinner, uniforms and other creative designs.

The aim of the show is to revive and promote Nigerian fabrics and designs to the world.

In a bid to concentrate effort in the promotion of Nigerian traditional wears, Owambe Clothing is at the forefront in conjunction with the federal government.

According to Ola Abraham Emmanuel, CEO, Owambe Clothing, “We are bringing to the show top relevant federal and state government officials who have already subscribed to the vision to make the show grandiose.”

GENESIS STUDIO LAUNCHES TALES OF EVE ON DVD

Genesis Studio, the producer of Nigeria’s popular soap opera, such as Tales of Eve and So Wrong So Wright have stepped out with a collection item DVD for the enjoyment of their viewers.

Tales of Eve is a collection of moving stories which accurately portray the life and experience of African women as they live through the trials and triumphs of womanhood.

The Executive Director of Genesis Studio, Mr. Owoeye in a briefing said, “We are more than reminded of their original vision and our television progamme continues to set the standard for high quality entertainment in Nigeria.”

Genesis Studio was established in 2007 with the ultimate aim of being at the forefront of television and film production in the country.

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