Started On :: 21/05/2013 - Ended On :: 21/06/2013
To Inspire, Inform and Entertain
By Funmi Akisanya
Nigerian Watch Newspaper celebrated their first anniversary on the 17th May 2013, at the Ideally suited Greenvue Venue, Mill Hill Country Club, located on an 8 acre level green belt land. Host with the most MC Mark kept the ‘laffter’ flowing with his comedic take on contemporary affairs alongside Eddi Kadi’s musings of Nigeria’s ‘communicative culture’. Award-winning DJ Unbeetable provided Afrobeats; fist pumping Azonto and waist winding Kukere sounds to a most appreciative audience of V.I.P’s, corporate guests and celebrities, who brought the glitz and glamour to a spectacular soiree. Guests were cordially welcomed by the Nigeria Watch Team and in-house photographers were on-hand to capture the unprecedented affair. Gold sponsors; Western Union continued to interact with their Nigerian market of consumers, presenting an iPad to a lucky Prize Winner and other sponsors included Westmill Foods (Gold Sponsors), Peacock Group, Obaseki Solicitors, Kato Enterprises and Grace Foods.
Guests enjoyed first class culinary delights along with fine wines and a choice of exotic cocktails. Performing artists on the night were the flamboyant and flexible Team Afrika, rhymester rapper Moe Logo, fresh Afrobeats artists Weray Ent and sultry songstress Lola Rae. Addresses on the night were delivered courtesy of Sponsors, the Nigerian High Commission, and the Nigerian Watch Publication Team; CEO Maryanne Jemide, Marketing Director Tevin Jemide, Managing Editor Jon Hughes, Operations Director Victor Omosevwerha and a heartfelt speech was given by Ilonka Omosevwerha, PR Communications Director, who spoke of her passion to provide a platform where her children could read positive reports about Nigeria.
Currently a monthly publication, Nigerian Watch distributes 50,000 copies across the UK via its network of over 200 independent retail outlets and London superstores including Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s. It is also available at several London tube and rail stations.
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