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.
Photos by Daniel Sync
Source: Theodora Ibekwe
Mr Olu Olu(Owner of OluOlu Foods)
Segun Arinze, Actor
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.