MODE MEN magazine celebrated its 7th Anniversary in style at the Radisson Blu on Sunday the 28th of April. It was a small gathering of sixty of the magazine’s close friends and supporters who came to celebrate with the brand at a lavish dinner with plenty of champagne and great entertainment. But it was not all about wining and dining alone as the dinner raised close N1.5million naira for the ‘Down Syndrome Foundation’ during an auction which saw artworks by Ighodalo Geroge and Ayodele Ukana, Bespoke suits by Tayor Gabriel and a watch all go up for grabs.
The event was supported by New York fragrance company Bond9 who unveiled their fragrance collection in Nigeria for the first time through Essenza. Guests were treated to an experience of the wide range of exotic fragrance at reception area of the dinner.
Legendary songstress, Yinka Davis closed the night with some uplifting spiritual songs, while new artist ADB rocked the crowed earlier with his upcoming song ‘Party Tonight’, he also rendered a special track titled ‘Black Night’ specially composed for the evening.
Music sensation, Seyi Shay belted out an accapella of her hit track to show her support for the ‘Down Syndrome foundation’ after giving a heart-warming speech asking more people to support charities. All the guest went away with well packed goodie bags which included hardback MODE notebooks, miniatures of Bond9 fragrances, Toilet bags for the gents and purses for the ladies. All bags also contained a motivational books ranging from ‘The Purpose Driven Life’ to ‘Think like a Man, Act like a Girl’ for the single ladies and ‘The Lady, her Lover and her Lord’ as well as a copy of the magazine’s 7thAnniversary Issue dedicated to God.
Friends and guests included Seyi Shay, Okey Bakassi and Ene-Maya Lawani, Uti Nwachukwu, Frank Edoho, Ameachi Okobi of Diageo, Bukky & Abiye Karibi-Whyte (Bobby Taylor),Uche Nnaji (OUCH), Tayor Gabriel (TG Bespoke), Mr & Mrs George (Healthplus/Casabella), Mr.Kayode Kasumu (CEO Essenza), Alex Ekubo and the legendary Yinka Davis also lent their support.
The event was hosted by DSTV’s Aisha Shabba and the Editor in-Chief Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa himself which was a breath of fresh air.