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Entrepreneur Kelvin Orifa launches New Company with Banky W, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Chris Ihidero showing their Support at Exclusive Event



Kelvin Orifa

Over the weekend, Nigerian marketing entrepreneur Kelvin Orifa officially announced the launch of his new company – EMBLUE – and some of his closest friends came together on Saturday, June 17 for an evening of cocktails and canapés and conversations.

The company is a new media and marketing company focusing on connecting consumers and companies in Africa and helping companies outside of Africa to access the African market.

Kelvin Orfia is widely known for his work with MTN Communications Nigeria (until May 2017) as a consumer segments manager and as a brand and Go-to-market strategy professional.

Kelvin was supported at the event by his wife, Mary, who gave a powerful speech at the event which concluded with the words “I may be apprehensive of speaking in public but I’m not apprehensive about the future. I believe in you”.

Guests at the event include OAPs Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, Tosyn Bucknor, Olisa Adibua and more as well as music stars Sound Sultan, Banky W, Darey, TY Mix, Harrysong, Iyanya, 2Kay and Skales. Other media personalities like Lamide Akintobi were also at the event.

Many business executives also joined the black tie event, including Emamoke Ogoro, Dola Bamgboye, both of MTN, Elo Umeh of Terragon, Chidi Okeke of Mcomm, Ayo Animashaun of Hip TV, Olamide Adedeji of Soundcity, Toni Kan of Ntel, Enitan Denloye of Airtel, Biyi Fagade of Nigerian Breweries, Abisoye Fagade of Sodium, Kingsley James of IDCL, Mike Dada of PRM, and Anita Aiyidu of MTV SAF.

Filmmaker Chris Ihidero, founder of The Place restaurant Kola Adewale, Stylist Lola OJ, journalist Lanre Alfred, Big Brother Nigeria housemate and actress Gifty Powers, Jobberman co-founder Ope Awoyemi, Media entrepreneur Ono Bello, Proshare CEO Femi Awoyemi, and many more were also at the event.

See the photos below.



Gifty Powers

Tee Y Mix

Mr 2Kay

Olisa Adibua

Abisoye Fagade

Adejuwon Isola-Osobu

Kola Adewale

Mike Dada

Elo Umeh

Precious Okoye

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

With the Man of the Moment

Kelvin and Mary Orifa

Kelvin Orifa, Azuka Ogujiuba

Ayo Animashaun, Kelvin Orifa, Joro Olumofin

Kamal Ajiboye, Kelvin Orifa

Kelvin Orifa, Banky W

Kelvin Orifa, Ono Bello

Kelvin Orifa, Obabiye Fagade

Kelvin Orifa, Skales

Kelvin Orifa, Iyanya, Abisoye Fagade

Lamide Akintobi, Kelvin Orifa

Olamide Adedeji, Kelvin Orifa

Toni Kan, Kelvin Orifa

Tosyn Bucknor, Kelvin Orifa, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Yaw, Kelvin Orifa

Time to Mingle

Kelvin Orifa


Kelvin Orifa

Chris Ihidero

Kelvin Orifa

Joro Olumofin

Kelvin Orifa

Ayo Animashaun

Kelvin Orifa

Joro Olumofin, Banky W

Kelvin Orifa

Darey Art-Alade, Tosyn Bucknor

Olamide Adedeji, Mr 2Kay

Henry Ekechukwu, Aniya Aiyudu

Olisa Adibua, Harrysong

Sound Sultan, Skales

Tosyn Bucknor, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Lamide Akintobi, Ayeni Adekunle, Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi

Banky W, Lamide Akintobi, Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi, Tosyn Bucknor, Olamide Adedeji

Lamide Akintobi, Tosin Ajibade, Ayeni Adekunle, Tosyn Bucknor

Olamide Adedeji, Abisoye Fagade, Banky W, KJV

Mr 2Kay, Kelvin Orifa, Harrysong

Photo Credit: BlackHouseMedia PR


  1. Fabulous

    June 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    What the hell is Gifty wearing?

  2. Lolu

    June 19, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Olisa Adibua is officially the worst dressed Man in Nigeria…..

  3. o

    June 19, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Gifty and Gbemi???????? Ono looks like she’s with child

  4. O!

    June 19, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    Joro and Gbemi in a room together? #Awkward

  5. ifiiii

    June 19, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Gbemi’s outfit en.
    Tosyn Bucnkor’s side boob en. Okay o

  6. Puzzles

    June 19, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Joro is BACK in the social scene!!!!!! Hope you’ve learnt your lesson sha.

    See boys’ friendship? I knew it’s just a matter of time. Guys don’t diss their friends after they get married or have an issue with their significant other. Girls should learn from guys.

  7. Baymax

    June 19, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    See Joro and Banky W o. That means he is still in good terms with Tunde Demuren. Guys sha! Girls, LEARN!!!

  8. Duke

    June 19, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Halleluyah!! Olisa Adibua wore shoes… Iyanya finally cut off that burnt-indomie coloured hair, I thought since he couldn’t sing no more he wanted to be a circus clown instead, ewu gambia

    • Wethecutenigerians

      June 19, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      But why are you so serious? Calling one names by noon and probably doing olowogbororo by evening. Why not be like Christ?

  9. Wayne

    June 19, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Abeg who gave u all the title of red carpet policemen? You have come here to look at outfits and judge. So irritating. Bring some sense into this blog jor.

  10. fry

    June 19, 2017 at 6:10 pm

    Gbemi get yansh o

  11. Bunmi

    June 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Gbemi needs a facebeat from the likes of Bimpe Onakoya,Jide of St Ola or other MUAs who have a soft hand.

  12. sharon

    June 19, 2017 at 11:55 pm


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