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Afromedia celebrates 50 years of excellence in Outdoor Advertising

BellaNaija.com

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In pomp and purposeful pageantry that signaled its next corporate horizon, Nigerian outdoor advertising agency, Afromedia marked its 50th anniversary on Friday, October 22, 2010 at the Jasmine & Iris Hall of the Eko Hotel & Suites in Lagos.

As guests arrived at the event, they were welcomed by Elizabeth R ushers who led them through a lush orange carpet lobby beautified with framed photos of the company’s past and present directors. The K-Square Security crew was on guard as guests transitioned into onto a Cocktail Lounge where the celebration kicked off with a colorful cocktail party.

The MCs of the night Ali Baba & Tee A eventually invited the guests into the hall for the main event. Prayers were said and the national anthem was performed and then the fun began! There were insightful speeches and then great music as D’Banj, Dr SID, D’Prince, Omotola and 9ice got the crowd on their feet! Prizes were awarded to the winners of the Afromedia Creative Arts Contest, the MCs delivered wisecracks on stage and dance group Explicit also performed.  Long service awards were presented to deserving staffers including the MD/ CEO, Akin Ire Olopade who has spent over 15 years serving the company.

Other high points at the golden anniversary gala were the MD’s speech and the launch of the company’s new logo which was creatively presented via a unique holographic display. The display which was organized by Ibidun Ituah-Ighodalo‘s event management company Elizabeth R is the first of its kind in Nigeria. The aim of the new logo and  high tech display is to rejuvenate and reiterate the corporate reputation of Afromedia as Nigeria’s leading outdoor advertising agency.

Guests at the gala include Alh. Mohammed Gobir, Dr. & Mrs. Desalu, Deola Bali, Alex Udugba, Wilfred & Kemi Alagah, Patrick Nwabune, Ifeoma Williams, Makanjuola & Abiola Alabi, Erelu Abiola Dosunmu, Helen Prest-Ajayi, TY Bello, Ituah Ighodalo, Grace Egbagbe and John Obayuwana.

Red Carpet

GMD of Afromedia - Akin Ire Olopade with wife, Stephanie Olopade

Stephanie Olopade

Alhaji Mohammed Gobir

Bolanle Gobir

Deaconess Oby Maduabuchi

Jimi and Idowu Mohammed

Ken & Mrs Uba

Ifeoma Williams

Helen Prest-Ajayi

TY Bello

Omome Osime & Ruth Osime

Ibidun Ituah-Ighodalo

Latasha Ngwube

Erelu Dosunmu

Ayo Sofunde, Banke Meshida-Lawal & Grace Egbagbe

Banke Balogun

Bimbo Oladapo

Alake Dare

On Stage & In Attendance

Ugo & Nnenna Okoye

John Obayuwana

Banke & Lanre Lawal

Grace Egbagbe

Afromedia @ 50 Photos

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30 Comments

  1. katie

    November 12, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    elegant

  2. jayn

    November 12, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    First!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nice event…

  3. Amseriouslyinlove.

    November 12, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Bella Naija( Uche Eze) has that same dress as Ifioma. Love the orange and white decor.

  4. Ollymoo

    November 12, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    lol @Latasha’s eyebrows!Event looked classy!

  5. mary007

    November 12, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Nice

  6. Jack

    November 12, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    THIRD!

  7. Lagos Boy

    November 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    GBAO…. 🙂

    Lovely Event…

  8. personalperson

    November 12, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    This event was so glamorous, they actually gave out iPad and iPad covers to all their guests, it was amazing. The MD’s wife (Stephanie) is one very beautiful lady, she is simply drop dead gorgeous, wow!…her dress was breathtaking, lovely figure…. all in all it was a fabulous event, nice one.

  9. NFATA

    November 13, 2010 at 12:22 am

    did i just see omotola in performance? isn’t she the one in the black gown with the rihanna-esque haircut and her face is not showing but she’s holding a microphone?

  10. Temiloluwa Adebayo

    November 13, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Looks like it was a fun night. They all look so stunning…

    http://temiville.wordpress.com/

  11. D.O.T.M.H.

    November 13, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Right, so:
    1. GMD’s wife NAILED it
    2. Jimi whispeeerrssssss!!!
    3. I LOVE Ty Bello’s hair
    4. Mrs Uba looks nice
    5. I like Ruth Osime’s dress
    6. I dnt care wot neone thinks but Dbanj’s got swag
    7. I wish that N2m cheque was mine
    8. I don’t like when people stretch their hands towards a cake
    9. Many people looked nice
    10. I’m tired of scrolling up and down
    11. Ok bye!

  12. THE AMAKA

    November 13, 2010 at 3:37 am

    classy…
    not really feeling Ifeoma’s look (for the first time) and TY Bello has some fierce eyebrows! lol

    overall, nice.

    • missy~spectacularrr

      November 13, 2010 at 10:14 pm

      that one pass fierce! dunno how she pulls off the shaggy look!

  13. Ms. Jayee

    November 13, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Heard they gave out iPads. It wasn’t a small tin!

  14. missy~spectacularrr

    November 13, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    free iPads! for every one??? aint loffing….

  15. Blossom

    November 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    What happened to Ibidun? She looks sooooooo old!

  16. AfroStylin

    November 15, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Nice Event. i hope naija girls know its better to wear your own natural/permed hair than to wear weaves with unblended textures.

  17. konnie

    November 15, 2010 at 4:19 am

    The is the best red carpet event you have published. keep it up.Beautiful.

  18. sola

    November 15, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    D’banj can GET IT!!!! i just love guys that can pull off white pants….#hides

  19. bimpe

    November 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Helen Priest Ajayi is ageless!

  20. Ewa

    November 15, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    top 3 ladies of the night:

    Stephanie Ololade: kilode, ees too much, too gbaski
    Bolanle Gobir: ethereal!
    Ibidun Ituah-Ighodalo: figure 8 sepesepe

  21. yvonne

    November 16, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    [email protected] not blending with permed hair. i blame it on the photography joo. that said, stephs dress is slammin and she looks beautiful. lovely silhouette. Omotolas girdle was on display fullly,ripples everywhere.. an eyesore,and she cant sing!! Dbanj is tooooooo hottttttt abeg, he rocked the show. but the que for the IPAD was just horrible abeg, everyone sweating and harrassing ibidun, sure she made enemies that day. it should have been placed on ppls seats….. All in all it was a fun event. Welldone AFROMEDIA…

  22. Doosh

    November 16, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Hey Bella..you made a mistake in your write up….My birthday was the 23rd of October and that was a saturday..so if this even was on a friday night that was the 22nd….This MD’s wife…Gawd dam!!hawt!his money is working well for her : ) hehe

  23. liz

    November 16, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    wow, a beautiful party with some beautiful people (and gowns!).

  24. Straight4ward

    November 17, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Beautiful event, heard it was really nice, a lot of people look nice, especially Stephanie, Gorgeous girl and her dress was D NUMBER! @Doosh, that was a silly comment to make, what do you mean by “his money is working well for her”?? It was absolutely unnecessary.

  25. Ola

    December 11, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Blossom, you took the words out of my mouth. I didnt recognize her at first. When i saw the name, i had to double ckeck.She still got good figure thou.

  26. first daughter

    October 1, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    and why isnt there any pictr of my father engr p.o nwabunie (group dmd) here with my mum??? not happy about this atal…(N)

    • justme

      October 6, 2011 at 9:24 am

      come on ifeoma, they must not get everyone in pic. cheer up love

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