by Eric Nwanso
Events are now an art this side of the world – and it was to draw attention to this, as well as the incredibly planning and work that goes into many of them, that Go2Gurl Limited organised The Nigeria Event Awards at The Grandeur event centre, Billingsway, Ikeja on Sunday 8 May, 2011.
Guests were welcomed by ‘greeters’ in beautiful black-with-gold-embroidery designed tunics, and then directed to the green carpet. Then to the bouncers, then into the hall by the beautiful ushers in their orange mono-strap dresses.
Like the best of the event planners they sought to reward, the organisers paid attention to every little detail – down to each table having a menu list to pick from and a waiter to a table. It was a fine evening of music, comedy and fashion.
Congratulations also to our sister brand, The Future Awards, for claiming the grand award for Event of the Year!
City People (Best Event Coverage of the Year -Magazine)
STV (Best Event Coverage of the Year – TV)
Bellanaija (Best Event Coverage – Online)
Jeans4Genes (Best Charity Related Event)
Eko Hotel and Suites (Hotel coverage of the year
Landmark Village (Best purpose built event venue)
Calabar Festival 2010 (Best government event of the year)
Gbemisola Adeleke of Omega Events (Professional of the year)
Experience (Best market campaign for an event)
Celebrity takes Two (Best use of lighting at an event)
Lord of the Ribs (Best comedy event)
Peak Milk ‘More than just a milk’ promo (Best corporate service)
Namywedding.com (Best resource website)
Zapphire Events (Outstanding contribution to the events industry)
Fruitopia (Young achiever of the year)
Tsoule (Event manager of the year)
Nigerian Oil and Gas Exhibition (Best trade event of the year)
Soundcity Music Awards (Best music event of the year)
The Future Awards (Event of the year).
And of course, our photographers were there!
Photos: Bayo Omoboriowo for YNaija