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The Black & White Ball raises Richter scale of pleasure heavenwards

PLEASE, follow me –to where pleasure has made home, to a rollicking shindig with all the elements of bliss in abundance.

Hosted for the good, the great, the gorgeous and the glamorous, we are at the magical marquee, the gem of New Lagos, decorated with opulence only royalty can conjure.

And take your seat, at the well-laden table, with chargers and cutlery, glasses for water, wine and champagne.

Relax!  You are at The Black & White Ball, Season 5. Enjoy the high-octane 7-star ceremony which colours the social calendar crimson and cheerful.

With guests dressed to the nines, everywhere is star-studded, with A-listers of movies and music, television and comedy, upright politicians and serious professionals rubbing shoulders with committed entrepreneurs.

Elegance and elan are pervasive.  With all in very formal attires, in monochrome ensembles, the atmosphere is heavenly.

From the welcome reception at a smaller marquee, cooled and well put together, you see a lot of familiar faces, chat and backslap.  The canapés, small chops and cocktail are painstakingly choreographed.

And in the big marquee, breathlessness at an uncommon beauty is common place.

The music, from the king with obedient compatriots, DJ Jimmy Jatt, is appropriate.  You settle in well.

And as soon as the programme kicks off, dramatic twists and turns and exciting scenarios reel before your eyes.

From awards to fashion, dance to comedy and more music, it is a day sophistication romances soigné.

For six hours, the extravaganza provided enjoyment of the best kind.

As the day draws to a close this beautiful Sunday, you don’t want the ceremony to end. But you have to.  Tomorrow is Monday, and many more balls will come your way.

These pictures are familiar to our guests, those who have enjoyed our ball, groove and gig. At this 2014 edition of The Black & White Ball incorporating the Elegance and Style Awards and parading the spectacular fashion show, we have raised the enjoyment scale far higher.


Whatever is important should be well plotted and executed. Monitored with undivided attention and implemented with precision. That’s what we have always done, and we can’t depart from our ways.

So, for this fifth edition of The Black & White Ball, we have given ourselves enough time to stage a show you will be glad to grace.

And many days after Easter, the ceremony will be hosted in Lagos.  Ladies and gentlemen, those we are honoured and humbled having on our guest list, begin preparing for the ball like no other.

It is about you, and we want you at your best.


We are back with The Black & White Ball in New Lagos, the better and posher part of town with well-laid out roads and more majestic structures.

We are back to where the magic wands of the governor of the good people of Lagos have created a mini city fit for discerning minds.  Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) has millions of admirers on account of his strides in many areas of development.  And when it comes to New Lagos, critics have been silenced for good.

So, we are here once again at the gem of this posher part of town, at a marquee which can host our guests and treat them to a 7-star enjoyment.

This time, we are using two marquees –a small one for the welcome reception and the expansive one for the show proper.


We never fib or exaggerate and paint ludicrous scenarios.  We always deliver on our promises.  And when it comes to events, we lead on many fronts by hundreds of kilometers.

Our primary objective at this ball like no other is to replicate royal treatment, and lavish our guests with attention and pamper them to bliss with all the goodies kings and queens will applaud.

From the venue and decoration to welcome reception, food and drinks, entertainment content and more, we go the extra mile.

Apart from doing our brand a world of good, and providing platforms for other organizations, the assemblage of stars dressed in monochrome takes our breath away.  And we enjoy hosting these shindigs!

That is why we never cut corners or dash hurriedly.


There are always many new comers in any town.  And since Lagos is the hub of commerce, big business and entertainment, it must accommodate new faces.  And at this year’s Black & White Ball, we acknowledge those who ordinarily are in the glamour and chic set when they were at their previous bases.

So, celebutantes and new comers, welcome to Lagos.  You can partake in the most elegant ball in this side of the Sahara.

Tickets are available –just watch this space.


The dress and colour codes for The Black & White Ball?  Very formal attires in black and white.  So simple and straight forward.

Why? Because it is a ball.  And balls demand the most formal gears.

Gentlemen are to adorn tuxedo, white shirt, black tie, cummerbund or waist coat, trousers hitched with suspenders, black socks and gleaming black shoes.

Or formal traditional regalia reserved for high ceremonies.

Ladies should choose long or short dresses (below the knee), high heeled shoes.

Or body caressing skirt and blouse, George wrapper and top or iro and buba.


The elegant and simple invitation cards have left our designers’ table.  But we are fine-tuning a few details before we go to press.

Soon, the invites which reminds you of what Queen of England, Her Royal Majesty Elizabeth II would have sent, will land on your doorsteps.

But if you are on our guest list, be rest assured that yours will soon be delivered –and begin preparations.

Decide on your duds and your company (your companion, if you are not married or in a serious relationship).


Remember Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book, It Takes a Village…Yes, it takes a village to raise a child to raise a child!

Yes, it takes legions of people to accomplish anything worthwhile.  And here at ENCOMIUM, the magazine and events company, we are well aware of our limitations.  We know we need a lot of support –and we are grateful that we can count on many people and organizations.

For this ball, we need pillars and supporters, sponsors and partners.  There are legions of benefits and goodwill on this platform.

Want to be by our side?  Kindly call or text 08055002034 or send a mail to


On offer are branded tables of ten guests planted in the hub of the shindig.

The tables with many benefits can be picked by organizations or individuals.

Please, call or text 08055002034 or send a mail to

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