NIGERIAN OLYMPIANS AND NOLLYWOOD VETERANS: A Special Welcome Dinner By CANUK (Pictures)

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On the 8th of July at La Royale Banqueting Suites, High Road, White Hart Lane, London, Nigerians in the UK and abroad in conjuction with CANUK came out enmasse to honour the Nigerian Olympians that would representing the upcoming Olympic Games in the UK.

The welcome dinner  organised by CANUK for the Nigerian Olympians was attended by Nigerians and friends of  Nigerians

from all walks of life including the Nollywood actors and actresses notably,Olu Jacobs, Joke Silva, Segun Arinze, Bimbo Akintola, Justus Esiri, Kepy Ekpeyoung, Okechukwu Ukefe, Kemi “lala” Akindoju, Tosan Ugbeye and Ifeoma Fafunwa. Some of the Nollywood UK in attendance were Theodora Ibekwe the new face of Nollywood, Fatima Jabbe who was also the Mc of the occasion, Tolu Yesufu, Adenike Osabutey,Tina Sonuga, Princess Ifem, just to mention a few.
 
Entrepreneurs such as Alexander Amosu, Sunny Ahonsi, Alistair Soyode CEO of BenTV, 50 conuncillors and 4 mayors including ,Cllr charity Fiberesima of Newham, Charles Adje of Haringey and the mayor of Enfield were in Attendance.
 
The Deputy high commissioner Ambassador Oluwatoyin Kayode Lawal was not left out,and ofcourse the Chairman of CANUK Bimbo Folayan, Charles Khiran the social secretary and also Mc of the night Shola Ogunseitan  the publicity secretary, June Douglas,Ronke Adeagbo, Chima Olugh, Ronke Udofia, Ike Onuorah of strictly entertainment, Funmi le Moign and all the Executive members of CANUK including Mr Dayo Olomu and wife  were all in attendance.
 
Wale Ojo of meet the Adebanjos and Carol Jiani held the audience spell bound with their great performances, Mc Mark Nigerias foremost Comedian did not disappoint the  audience all the Sodje brothers were also in attendance.
 
Over 100 media houses including the award winning Sporah show on BENTV, OK!magazine, Nollywood Tv, Nigerian Web radio, Tiya magazine ,Nigeria Magazine, Mary Shittu media, The Guardian Newspaper, Trumpet Magazine (Femi Okutubo), Nigerian watch, Factory 78,The voice,Theodora pr, Media & Consultancy,  just to mention a few.
 
It was a memorable  occasion.
 
#TeamNigeria2012
 
Photos by Daniel Sync
Source: Theodora Ibekwe
Joseph Obinna Metu, Athlete (100 and 200m)
Joseph Obinna Metu (born July 12, 1988) is a Nigerian sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres.[1] His personal best time is 10.16 seconds, achieved in July 2008 in Leverkusen.
He finished eighth at the 2006 World Junior Championships. At the 2007 All-Africa Games he won a bronze medal in the 200 metres and a gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay. At the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing he competed at the 100 metres sprint and placed 2nd in his heat after Francis Obikwelu in a time of 10.34 seconds. He improved his time to 10.29 seconds for the next round, but his time was only the 6th time of the heat and he was eliminated.[1] Together with Onyeabor Ngwogu, Chinedu Oriala and Uchenna Emedolu he also competed at the 4×100 metres relay. In their qualification heat they did not finish due to a mistake in the baton exchange and they were eliminated.[1] He also took part in the 200 metres individual, finishing first in his first round heat, with a time of 20.62 seconds.
Uhunoma Naomi Osazuwa, Athlete (Heptathlon)
Idara Otu, Athlete (4x400m relay)
Honourable Babatunde Popoola, Secretary General, Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC)

Mr Olu Olu(Owner of OluOlu Foods)

Segun Arinze, Actor
Alhaji Kareem Adepoju, Nollywood Actor popularly known as Baba Wande.

Keppy Bassey Ekpenyong, Actor

Ifeoma Fafunwa, Director

Justus Esiri, Actor
Olu Jacobs, Actor
Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva

Alistair Soyode, founder of BEN TV (L) and Ambassador Oluwatoyin Kayode Lawal (R)

Fatima Jabbe – Actress, Model and Presenter. DRESS DESIGNED BY: www.asakeoge.com

Yvette Stodel, Actress and Model.

Tolu Yesufu, Actress and Movie Producer.

Wale Ojo (Adebanjo), Actor

Mrs Oluyemisi Aiyegbusi (Owner of OluOlu Foods)

Mrs OluOlu(Owner of OluOlu Foods) and Actor, Wale Ojo.

Councillor Kate Anolue, Mayor of Enfield

 Mary Shittu, Presenter and Fashion Designer

Femi Okutubo, Trumpet Newspaper.

Asake Agoro, Celebrity Fashion Designer. www.asakeoge.com

Theodora Ibekwe, Nollywood Actress/ CEO Theodora PR, Media and Consultancy.

Mr Richard Taylor

Charles Khiran, MC

Adesope of Factory78 interviewing Adebayo Jones, Nigerian UK designer

Councillor Kate Anolue, Mayor of Enfield

Olayinka Wright
Danny Shittu and Nigeria Olympic Athletes

Sam Sodje, Footballer.

Danny Shittu and Nigeria Olympic Athletes

Victoria Okafor, Actress, Model and Formal Miss Nigeria UK 2010

Eleanor Nwachukwu, Actress.

Sophia Jackson, OK! Nigeria.

Alexander Amosu, OK! Nigeria.

 
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