2nd May, 2012
In celebration of the second anniversary of Nigerian Entertainment Today newspapers, Industry Nite, the weekly platform for showcasing talent, networking and engagement hosted a special event in honour of Nigeria’s premiere entertainment newspaper.
The star-studded event which attracted the crème de la crème of the Nigerian entertainment industry, media practitioners and corporate executives was held at the Oriental Hotel Lekki, Lagos recently.
“I feel really honoured that the whole industry came out to support us,” said Ayeni Adekunle, NET founder.
Before the Industry Nite gig, Ayeni had earlier in the day shared the success story of NET with the creative community at The British Council, in Ikoyi, Lagos. The April edition of the British Council’s Creative Sessions, facilitated by the Creative Entrepreneur’s Association of Nigeria was dedicated to the second anniversary of NET.
Right in the same room where he unsuccessfully tried to win a British Council’s creative young entrepreneurs’ award for two years, Ayeni presented a case study on the success of Nigerian Entertainment Today sharing his experience as a journalist with Encomium, Punch and ThisDay newspapers which eventually culminated into NET.
But the NET team did really party – with a wild gig hosted by Tee A and Larry D. Guests included Nollywood stars including Nse Ikpe- Etim, Kunle Afolayan and Annie Macaulay, Comedians Jedi and Basket Mouth, Soccer star Jay Jay Okocha and On Air Personalities Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi, Kayla and Tosyn Bucknor.
The music industry was not left behind as M.I, Darey, Majek Fashek, Ice Prince, Mike Aremu, Lami, Kel, Sound Sultan, Omawumi, Waje, Azadus, Iyanya, Praiz, Muma Gee, KSB, Kween, Lara George and Baba Dee graced the event. Other guests included Sheila of BBA, Steve Ayorinde, Efe Omorogbe, Deji Popoola, Toni Kan and Jibola Olubiyi.
There were performances by Iyanya, Skales, Mo’eazy, Praiz, Dammy Krane and Mr. Kay. The party atmosphere peaked with 2Face performing cuts from his new album “Away and Beyond”.