As Nigerian marketing entrepreneur Kelvin Orifa set out to build his new business, some of his closest friends came together on Saturday June 17, for an evening of cocktails and canapés and conversations.
Guests ranged from OAPs Gbemi, Tosyn Bucknor, Lamide Akintobi, Olisa Adibua, and Yaw, to musicians Sound Sultan, Banky W, Darey, TY Mix, Harrysong, Iyanya, 2kay and Skales.
Many business executives also joined the black tie event, including Emamoke Ogoro, Dola Bamgboye, Elo Umeh, Chidi Okeke, Ayo Animashaun, Olamide Adedeji, Toni Kan, Enitan Denloye, Biyi Fagade, Abisoye Fagade, Kingsley James, Mike Dada, and Anita Aiyidu.
Other guests included Filmmaker Chris Ihidero, Kola Adewale, Stylist Lola OJ, journalist Lanre Alfred, Big Brother Nigeria housemate Gifty, Ope Awoyemi, Media entrepreneur Ono Bello, Femi Awoyemi, and many more.
The event held at Eve Restaurant in Victoria Island Lagos. Perhaps what would pass as the most memorable moment from the night was a powerful speech by Orifa's wife, Mary.
"I may be apprehensive of speaking in public but I'm not apprehensive of the future. I believe in you". It was one of the many tributes that made the night wonderful. Kelvin Orifa has spoken at various brands and music conferences in Nigeria and abroad.