“Celebrity Whisky Connoisseurs” DJ Jimmy Jatt, Uche Jombo, Olisa Adibua, Samson Siasia at the annual Johnnie Walker Society Event

Posted on Monday, November 14th, 2011 at 2:12 PM

By Damilare Aiki

DJ Jimmy Jatt

Over 150 celebrities and captains of the Nigerian industry gathered on Thursday 10th November 2011 to share their appreciation towards Scotch whisky at the exclusive annual Johnnie Walker society event held at Ember Creek, Lagos.

The event was hosted by leading authority on Scotch whiskey and the Johnnie Walker Global Brand Ambassador, Thomas Jones who staged an exclusive whisky master class for his fellow Scotch whisky connoisseurs.

Thomas Jones traveled for the first time to Nigeria to host the evening and share his stories, experiences and intimate knowledge of Scotch whisky. During the evening, he inspired guests with the amazing history and heritage of the Johnnie Walker brand and shared with them his tips on how to enjoy their whisky to the full in a mentored tasting.

He further explained how each of the Johnnie Walker blends is crafted and matured to deliver the unique taste, characteristics and flavors and how only whisky that is produced in Scotland and within the stringent quality regulations of the Scotch whisky board, can truly be called Scotch.

Speaking at the event, Thomas said, “This is my first visit to Nigeria and I am delighted to have met so many enthusiastic whisky connoisseurs here this evening.  One of the best parts of my job is having the opportunity to travel and meet whisky lovers around the world and share my knowledge and stories with them.  Nigerian whisky lovers certainly do know all about the delights and craftsmanship of Scotch whisky and it has been a pleasure for me to be here and to share our experiences tonight.”

At the event, guests which included Olisa Adibua, Osaze Ebeku, Oona Priddy, Samson Siasia, Uche Jumbo, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Julie Odia, Noble Igwe, Mai Atafo to mention a few, also learnt more about the Johnnie Walker Walk With Giants Campaign.

Photos from the event

Uche Jombo

Olisa Adibua

Julie Odia

Noble Igwe

Samson Siasia

Waidi Akanni & Emmanuel Omiji

Ade Adefeko

Oona Priddy

Ruari Twoney (Marketing Director Guinness Nigeria), Thomas Jones (Johnnie Walker Global Brand Ambassador) & Abiodun Awoyale (Brand Manager Johnnie Walker)

Julie Odia being Interviewed

Noble Igwe being Interviewed

Special Performance by a String Quartet

Devlin Hainsworth (MD Guiness Nigeria Plc) giving a speech

Thomas Jones (Johnnie Walker Global Brand Ambassador)

Guest with Uche Jombo & Julie Odia

Ade Adefeko & Osaze Ebeku

Nike De Souza

Olisa Adibua & DJ Jimmy Jatt

Oona Priddy with a friend

DJ Jimmy Jatt & Uche Jombo

About Johnnie Walker® and Johnnie Walker® Giants
Johnnie Walker® is the world’s number one selling blended whisky brand and it stands for progress, for having a dream and for having the courage to pursue it relentlessly. Walk with Giants celebrates great individuals who achieve their goals and seeks to recognise those who, despite the odds, ‘Keep Walking’ despite any setbacks that may be encountered along the way.

Johnnie Walker® Giants include Formula 1 hotshot Lewis Hamilton and Sir Richard Branson, arguably the world’s most famous entrepreneur whose story is one of a pioneering businessman whose life and ideas have never been bound by the confines of an office. He launched his first business from a payphone and has risen to become a global icon epitomizing personal progress, having always challenged conventions to achieve the extraordinary till today, Sir Richard Branson continues to push the boundaries in all his business pursuits.

African Giants include Manu Dibango, who has released over 25 albums over the course of his musical career and in 2004 was appointed a UNESCO Artist For Peace and the incredible Ethiopian long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie.

For more information about Johnnie Walker® and the Johnnie Walker® Giants, check out their Facebook Page _______________________________________________________________________________________________________
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  • 14 Comments on ““Celebrity Whisky Connoisseurs” DJ Jimmy Jatt, Uche Jombo, Olisa Adibua, Samson Siasia at the annual Johnnie Walker Society Event”

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    • mola November 14, 2011 at 2:26 PM

      Olisa cleaned up!… Looking Sharp

      • Mariaah November 15, 2011 at 3:25 AM

        I tell you!! The lord is good!!

    • cathy November 14, 2011 at 2:33 PM

      nice event

    • chexbarbie November 14, 2011 at 2:39 PM

      UCHE JUMBO LOOKS CONFUSED WITH ALL THOSE HER COLOR COMBO. OLISA LOOKING GOOD AND CLEAN.

    • BukiOni November 14, 2011 at 2:57 PM

      Looks like a very classy event, loving the string quartet, classical music is good for the soul can’t go wrong with a bit of Bach or Vivaldi ~ I’m not a classical music connoisseur or anything, I just listen to Classic FM once in a while, over Christmas they play lots of Tchaikovsky and Handel’s Messiah so tune in if you can #good times!

    • warrefuck November 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM

      dat last pic,.,.d guy kinda looks like jay z o!but finer!

    • Aibee November 14, 2011 at 3:30 PM

      It’s either the picture clarity is really bad or most people were actually drunk!

    • Brittle Paper November 14, 2011 at 3:42 PM

      Naija is clearly drinking it up. Hennessy, then Smirnoff, now JWalker. Toast to the good life jare.
      http://brittlepaper.com/2011/11/parvulescu-laughter-philosophy/

    • Sett November 14, 2011 at 5:17 PM

      Olisa, the suit aint fooling us. you still a bully

    • ima November 14, 2011 at 6:02 PM

      pls wettin samson siasia enter say na suit him wear?***rolling my eyes** too big jorrr

    • fifi November 14, 2011 at 9:35 PM

      My very thots exactly @ Sett..u guys are saying he’s luking good *smh* una dey quick 4get oooo bully bully Olisa *sticking tongue out*

    • Mary007 November 15, 2011 at 5:19 AM

      Everyone looks nice save olisa

    • cool cat November 15, 2011 at 4:06 PM

      @warrefuck, oleeeee. U’re looking for JayZ(lol).

      I imagine twas a classy event, with such a global brand, so wat did uche jumbo think she was tryin to achieve with this look? #uchethinking# lemme wear a longggg dinner dress, but wait I may be overdressed so lemme throw in an undersize. Lycra jacket. Pfff. Collosal disappointment, and why are her arms looking fat? Weight piling back up? And that portmanto of a bag, girllll, if u must go big on the bag at a cocktail, it better be worth the sight..designer bag maybe?

    • **aM*iN*mAiMi*B!tch** November 16, 2011 at 7:05 AM

      haha…..white people making money off nigeria’s a-! lmao….one day nigeria will be great tho!