August 20, 2011 was another memorable day in the dairy of some celebrities and their fans as they all gathered at the Nubian Beach, a new seaside relaxation spot in Lekki, Lagos to mingle and network at the event tagged “Coterie”(a celeb & singles beach rave).
The epoch making event was staged by an event management outfit, April City Entertainment. The event created an avenue for many single young adults to have a chance to meet and mingle with some Nigerian celebrities. Prominent on the list of the celebrities were Koffi, Mc abbey, Doris Simeon, Living Sax (second runner up at Britain’s got Talent), Chidinma Ekile, Tolu Adesanya and Yetunde Orija (MTN Project Fame), Gaise, Olorisupergal with DJ Gosporella on the Wheels of Steel. The event was anchored by Mc Acapella.
According to the coordinator of the event Atoyebi Atoyegbe, ‘Coterie seeks to bridge the gap between celebrities and their fans in a serene and relaxed atmosphere; it’s also an avenue to celebrate these celebrities. It also seeks to promote fresh talents and at the same time afford single young adults a chance to mingle and unwind in the ever busy city of Lagos.’
Atoyebi noted that the idea of not celebrating these artistes, actors and comedians in their lifetime prompted April City Entertainment to initiate the move. Besides, most fans don’t know much about their celebrities. The little they know about them is gotten from media, speculations making the rounds and also roles played on the screen.
“The event was not just fun for the celebrities and fans but an avenue to build a cordial relationship between them. It is an opportunity to awaken the micro giant in many Nigeria youths, to lure them away from social vices, to exploit many virgin land in the entertainment industry as well as promoting peace and unity in the country”, he said.
Expressing his feeling at the occasion MC Abbey, praised the organiser for organising the unique event. He said: “this is a very unique and lovely concept, I can believe what I’m experiencing here and it will forever ring in my memory”.
Kayode Oresanya aka Living Sax (second runner up from Britain’s got Talent) who was hyper active throughout the event, said: “I am really delighted and can’t wait for the next edition; this event is the first of its kind I’ve attended”.
The next edition of Coterie is in November and it promises to be bigger and better.