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Tastemakers Social_Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos_BellaNaija Weddings 2015_Sottu Photography-98The very first Tastemakers’ Social took place on the 15th of December, 2015. The purpose of the event was to launch and introduce​ ​Tastemakers​ Nigeria​, a community for creative and innovative Nigerian Event Professionals. Founders, Adeola Ogunbekun and Damilola Okuboyejo​’s desire is to​ create ​and provide opportunities to support and inspire innovative professionals​ ​to​ enhance their craft and service in all areas.

The​ introductory dinner took place at the stunning Waterview Bistro in Banana Island, Ikoyi. The event started with cocktail hour outdoors. ​Guests enjoyed delicious canapes by Chef ​F​regz, cocktails by Moet & Chandon and Hennessy and listened to live music by the exceptional female Saxophonist, Tuke Morgan. This was also an event which debuted the stunning invitation designs of IJORERE Inc including the glass-like invites for this event.

After cocktail ​h​our, guests were ushered into the venue where the hosts and founders, shared the vision for this innovative idea. The guest speaker was Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah, ​award winning brida​​l​ dress​​ and evening ​​wear ​designer. He spoke on ​the importance of ​co​​​mmunity ​and ​staying inspired through collaboration.

Guests also got to view Kosibah’s latest ​bridal ​dress collection, which was nothing short of brilliant. Oleander Catering provided three courses of deliciousness and dessert was by HSE Gourmet​Cuisine. The night ended with a ​t​oast (thanks to TM’s official drink ​s​ponsor, Moet Chandon​​) and lots of networking. It was truly an event to remember.​

Guests included Nigerian wedding vendors based in the country and abroad, including Elaine Shobanjo of ShoMya beauty, Deola of 2706 Events, Ayiri of Oaken Events, Elohor Aisien of Prive Luxury Events, Funke Bucknor-Obruthe of Zapphaire Events, Christine Ogbeh of The Wedding Guru and Quorum, Gozie Coker of Coker Creative, Nneka Alexander of Brides by NoNa, Yagazie of Gazmadu Photography, Mama Ogunlesi of Rum n Passion, Ink Eze of BellaNaija Weddings, Kunbi Oyelese of April by Kunbi, Mai Atafo, Ola Muhammed of IJORERE Inc. and more.

BellaNaija Weddings & EbonyLife TV were official media partners. Relive the event through the photos below!

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Founders - Adeola Ogunbekun and Damilola Okuboyejo

Founders – Adeola Ogunbekun and Damilola Okuboyejo

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Guest Speaker: Yemi Osunkoya of Kosibah Couture
Beverage Sponsor: Moet Chandon & Hennessy
Media Sponsors: BellaNaija Weddings & EbonyLife TV
Photographers: Ima Mfon, Alakija Studios, Sottu Photography
Entertainment: Tuke Morgan
Venue: Waterview Bistro
Dinner: Oleander Catering
Dessert: HSE Gourmet Cuisine
Canapés: Chef Fregz
Invitations: Ijorer​e​
Makeup for Tastemakers Organizers: Yalliz Beauty
Rentals: Rent A Party
Treats: Sokolad
Bridal Dresses: Kosibah Couture

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BellaNaija Weddings was a Media Partner for this Event

 

 

16 Comments

  1. ola

    February 22, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Go Tuke Go Tuke Go!!!!
    I read her blogpost on this event, her dress was soooo beautiful.
    The wedding dresses are to die for and the photography is top notch, so is the decor tbh, I want to get married and have my services provided by these talented vendors, I’m sure everything will run smoothly..

  2. Nneka

    February 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    Absolutely wonderful event! Dami & Adeola did an awesome job. Yemi’s gowns were amazing and his speech on Collaboration in the wedding industry was spot on! Looking forward to the next one. Always great seeing fellow Nigerians doing big things and supporting each other.

  3. Crystal clear

    February 22, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Whooooaaaa! BridebyNona in that dress. Perfect for my next cocktail

  4. Cookies?

    February 22, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    Nice event. Lol @ the last pic and their ‘aseobi’ shoes. I kid I kid.

  5. Crystal Clear

    February 22, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Love the dress in the first picture. The Decor was very classy. Glad to see so much talent in room.

  6. Mary

    February 22, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Awesome Job Deola! Super proud of Made Beautiful Events!

  7. datnaijachic

    February 22, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Osheyyyyy Manolo Blanik Gang………..*last pic*

  8. Tee

    February 22, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    The manolo ladies ??

  9. Bambini World

    February 22, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Go Tuke!!!!…yayyyy

  10. Someone Naughty

    February 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    • Huh?

      February 23, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Carry your snotty shallow-minded ass outta here! Mschew

    • Ms Geeky 30

      February 23, 2016 at 7:09 am

      Clearly Someone Naughty was being tongue in cheek my dear (with just that little bit of a hint of sarcasm). Tut tut! No need to get your knickers in a twist. Laugh a little. It is good for the soul 🙂

  11. ife chukwu oemikeo

    February 23, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    you go sir!xy

  12. Shakitibobo

    February 23, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    Chef Fregz, I’m saving to have you make a romantic dinner for me and my Girlfriend the next time we visit Nigeria.

  13. Tuke's Fan

    February 24, 2016 at 7:54 am

    Hey BN,

    I think you should link Tuke Morgan’s name to tukemorgan.com as it gives a better overview of her brand and all it stands for.
    Tuke’s Quest is just the Blog 🙂

  14. Leah

    February 24, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    The epitome of class and elegance! Amazing event; I’m just sad I wasn’t there to witness all that greatness. Congrats, ladies!

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