Saturday 6th march 2010 will for a long remain a day to remember in the mind of several members of the fourth estate of realm when Ikenga entertainment Inc held the first Society, entertainment and Style editors nite of honor at the White House, Toyin Ikeja.
The occasion which had the trappings of a five star event was attended by top entertainment writers and members of the entertainment fraternity.
In attendance were notable entertainment practitioners like Emeka Mba, director general of the National Film and video Censors board, kanayo o Kanayo, Charles and Amaka igwe, nigga raw,Laolu Akins, Ksb, Essence,Davina,Alibaba ,Joy Ejiro,Yemi onanuga, othersÂ included the likes ofÂ Kemi Aknyemi, Mike Effiong, Chief Eddie Aderinokun, PMAN President Dele Abiodun, Emma OgosiÂ amongst others.
In his speech, Mr Chris kehinde nwandu, the CEO of Ikenga Entertainment stated that the award was instituted to honor members of the pen profession who have distinguished themselves in the industry reporting entertainment.
In his own remark, Mr Emeka Mba, the director General of the National film and video censorsâ€™ board who was the guest speaker commended the idea behind the event.
He urged media practitioners in the country especially those reporting entertainment to continue to project those positive aspect of our culture that makes us unique in the comity of nations.
He pledged the support of his agency towards making the movie industry a world brand
According to him, the event will take the shape of an annual award from next year.
The highlight of the event was the award proper which was categorized into SESE Pointmen, SESE Icons and SESE Czars.
Some of those present to collect their awards includes Prince Bisi Olatilo,Amadi Ogbonna,Femi Akintunde Johnson, Femi Sowoolu,Femi Adepoju,Azuka ogujiuba,Azu Arinze,Justin Akpovi Esade,Austin fair Nwaulu,Tunde Alabi hundeyin , Yinka Agboola,Dele Momodu represented by Mike Effiong,Editor Ovation Magazine.
There were also four post humous awards.
Some notable artistes who performed at the event anchored by Kofi and Deji Balogun were J.Young, Elshaa, Essence, KSB, Davina and a host of other notable artistes.
How P-Square, German magicians thrilled at Glo-CAF Awards
National Telecom Operator, Globacom, last Thursday March 11 lived up to its promise of making the 2009 edition of Glo-CAF awards a most spectacular event .
The awards ceremony sponsored by Globacom since 2005 is held every year to reward Africaâ€™s finest footballers, officials and administrators for their contribution to the development of the game.
The last edition held at the State House Banquet Hall, Accra, Ghana turned out to be a most memorable and fun-filled event.Â Besides government and sports personalities that attended the event, stars from the entertainment industry from across Africa graced the occasion, adding glamour and panache to it.
While the celebration of the winners of the various award categories was the main event of the evening, it was accentuated by beautiful musical performances by the invited artistes, in what looked like a competition of sorts between countries.
The Ghana Youth Choir, Wanneba Wanneba, set the tone for the evening with a beautiful rendition of the countryâ€™s national anthem. This was followed with elating performances by Senegalese super star, Ishmael Lo and South Africaâ€™s song sisters, the Three Tons of Fun. The trio lived up to their name as they dished out loads of fun with one hit song after another.
Benin Republicâ€™s Zaynab and Ghanaian artistes Jadu Blay Ambolley, Sherifa, Kwabena Kwabena and Pat Thomas also thrilled the audience with star performances in between breath_taking pyrotechnic displays. There was also energetic display by the Hey band.
Particularly outstanding, however, were Nigeriaâ€™s P-Square who flew the Nigerian flag very high and justified their rating as class acts. The audience applauded their electrifying dance steps. Every inch of their performance kept the audience cruising into a higher lyrical altitude. Their hit track, â€œDo Meâ€, was the crowd choice of the night.