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An Evening to Remember! See How Lagos Came Out (In Character) to Party to the Launch of Martell Caractère

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IMG_2286Martell Caractère was launched over the weekend, on Saturday 8 November, 2014 at the Oriental Hotel and the event was basically a throwback to the era of the Great Gatsby in the twenties.

For the event the ladies had bejeweled feathered head bands, fans and throws while the men looked dapper in bowler hats and top hats.

The guests were treated to loads of surprises and fun as the venue was transformed to a French chateau with performances by exotic looking dancers, a magician and awesome music.

It was quite an experience with performances from MI Abaga, Wande Coal, Yung L and Lami.

Check out pictures from the event!

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For more information on Martell Caractère visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/martellnigeria.

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19 Comments

  1. Nkay

    November 11, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Gauche…

    • Biodun

      November 11, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      LOL! Apt!

  2. Eniola

    November 11, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Soooooo In your mind, this is what Africans looked like in the ’20s? Colo-mentality will not let these people rest. I’m sorry but we need to find our identities, that will help our country to progress. We can do themes that show our “African-ness” and quit pretending that we are something that we are not. #wewerenotwhiteinthe20s #selfhate #hadtogothere

    • NaijaPikin

      November 11, 2014 at 10:09 pm

      But why must everything be to show our Africaness?
      – Do you complain that pple are not all traditional worshipers?
      – Do you complain that pple do not speak their native languages?
      – Do you complain that people are wearing wedding gowns and suits to marry?

      Fact remains that the world today is fastly becoming a melting pot. No country can exist on its own anymore. People borrow cultures, dress codes, practices, everything. As we are borrowing some foreign concepts, they are also borrowing our african concepts.

      Abeg calm down jare. I’m sure you were among those praising Rihanna for wearing ankara now you wan complain say we dey borrow yankee concept. psst

    • Tobi

      November 11, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      I feel your concerns Eniola. Nigeria has lost its ‘Africanness’ . The elites are the worst hit, they have a very intense inferiority complex for anything white but they throw it up as confidence. I only hope this worrying trend does not get to other African countries. I have given up on the African-ness of Southern Nigeria. The North that has been largely successful in retaining its identity is bedeviled with another ill of colonialism- religion. God help us.

    • Banana Princess

      November 12, 2014 at 12:51 am

      Get a bloody grip. Who said anything about colonialism? Shebi the clothes you wear most days are Made in Nigeria? Nigerians always like to look for meaning where it doesn’t exist. If the dress code were native you would probably still find something to complain about.

    • alviscali

      November 12, 2014 at 8:11 am

      what did u get after u went there,did it stop the party???gerrout!!!!!!!!

  3. Eniola/ Ms Catwalq

    November 11, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Why are we always hankering (na the word be this) back to the history of white people? Great Gatsby? Is it because the props were brought in by the container load? Hian!!!

    As an event planner, I am just begging one person to come to me with a Sango theme? You think people weren’t partying then? Dang, it was off the hook. Fire and Brimstone and everythang!!!!

    Or we can even try Old Benin Kingdom? How about “In Times of Queen Amina”? “Jaja of Opobo”…now that one would be swell…imagine the boat regatta. We will rent like six tankers to fill your backyard and all…

    *looks around at silent room* So sorry. Had a rough day. Waiting on a client call-back. Time to make tea. Excuse me.

    • tunmi

      November 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm

      a Sango theme party—-ooohhh, the chemistry with the fireworks and fire-spitters (XD)

  4. Teddy

    November 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    @Eniola sometimes we sound very intelligent after we have made a comment we think makes sense, but if you had taken time to examine the brand, the product and the event you will understand how this has absolutely nothing to do with ‘African Identity’ Did you even notice the spelling “Caractere” to understand where the French theme came from?
    If you were to go to the US to market ‘Palm Wine” would you have them wear sagging jeans, big T-shirts and Timberland boots???. We should read carefully get understanding before making comments! This is exactly the problem we have in Nigeria today, everybody has an opinion while only few fully understand the issues!

  5. Hey Hey

    November 11, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    Weave makes black woman look so strange, we need to dump it!!

  6. Olanma

    November 11, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Lami Philips, aka Mrs. Gbadamosi, why do you always have to look like a hot mess?

    • Wetin

      November 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      Please what did she do to you? What a troll, you clearly have an axe to grind with her.

      Had to literally scroll up to find said woman but alas she isn’t identified, no clue who she is.

  7. ....

    November 11, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Lami Philips, aka Mrs. Gbadamosi, why do you always have to look like a hot mess?

  8. LL

    November 12, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Shambles…What a hot mess!

  9. mujer

    November 12, 2014 at 3:22 am

    so weird and so not circa 1920. THere were no Naijans in the cigar rooms of Paris or New York, heck black folks were not allowed near with the exception of the 1 or 2 musicians….. Hmm. I still dey wait to see event wey celebrate even if na Naija of the 40s through 60s – an elegant time in our history.

  10. Chi

    November 12, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Why does our nigerian celebrities dont wear casuals to a party pllss,this is d launch of a wine!why cant they dress casual for crying out loud!must everything be a red carpet event dress code!why r d men wearing suits,d ladies wearing dresses!i tire for naija celebrities o!what happens to wearing jeans,leggings,tops n party shoes plllssss???????na wah o!

    • alviscali

      November 12, 2014 at 8:12 am

      is it your concern how casual or not someone decides to dress………….mind your business..and dress casual if u are ever invited

  11. Efkay

    November 12, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Ok so Martell Caractere is a french brand!!! This isn’t about losing our ‘African-ness’, I’m guessing the idea was to connect potential consumers to/with the brand’s heritage.

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