Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), a youth-led organization committed to a culture of good governance and public accountability held its 1st fundraising dinner on Saturday 14th June 2014 at The Duchess at Zion Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The fundraising dinner, organized to promote Enough is Enough’s core campaign, RSVP: Register │Select │ Vote│ Protect gathered the organization’s supporters, volunteers and staff for an unforgettable evening of fun and renewing their commitment to the non-partisan group’s mission, ahead of the 2015 elections.
In her welcome remarks, ‘Yemi Adamolekun, EiE’s Executive Director said, “Ensuring Nigeria lives up to its potential depends on you and I – Nigeria’s educated elite. We fully recognize that change will not happen in a year or two. Nevertheless, we are committed to this journey.“
Hosted by Nollywood star Kate Henshaw and Social Entrepreneur Kola Oyeneyin – the event featured a soulful performance from Timi Dakolo, a documentary of EiE’s work over the past 4 years and remarks from EiE volunteers.
A highlight of the evening was the auction where, acting Auctioneer of the evening, Kate, auctioned off dinner with Aliko Dangote and 1 hour sessions with Wole Soyinka, Fola Adeola, ‘Keem Belo-Osagie, Mo Abudu, Ibukun Awosika, Leke Alder and Kemi Adetiba. Other items that were auctioned off included, 2 tickets to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, a Mai Atafo wedding dress and a photo shoot with Kelechi Amadi-Obi – talk about mouth watering prizes.
Nollywood veteran Actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde spoke passionately about her love for Nigeria and why she got involved in EiE. She also challenged guests to also get involved with the programme. Singer, Omawumi shared her remarks on EiE via video through her song – “Enough is Enough”.
Efe Paul shared his though provoking poem titled “Justice” and guests were treated to Yaw’s political satire – “The Secret“.
Proceeds from the event will be used to support the many projects and initiatives EiE will undertake ahead of the 2015 elections.
The event was sponsored by Moet & Chandon and Zapphaire Events and event partners were Furtullah, Malas Foods, Saheeto and The Three Arms Hotel with Bellanaija.com as a Media Partner.
BellaNaija is a Media Partner with Enough is Enough Fundraising Dinner.