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...Celebs that make the night life tick.
Lagos is generally tagged the heartbeat of the nation's entertainment life. The aura in which Lagos leisure is held home and abroad is encapsulated in the popular lyrics by America Returnee songster Bankole Welllington ( Bank W) 'ain't no party like a Lagos party...'
If Lagos party is legendary, then the night life, defined as clubbing is phenomenal!
That is the very hub of the center of excellence's entertainment.
Naturally, certainly certain factors conspire to make the night life, what it is. Two outstanding parties are the leisure seekers and the leisure providers. We tag these individuals collectively 'Lords OF The Night Clubs.
It is instructive to note that they all
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And we are celebrating them in a serialised edition.
This first part parades those celebrities- males- that are an integral fixture of the glamour and irrepressible delights of the night life..Enjoy.
Obaro Ibru: For as long as we can remember Obaro, the handsome and dandy son of disgraced bank chief, Cecilia Ibru has been a permanent fixture of night life leisure.
And he sure uplifts it with his charisma and easy to approach attitude at leisure time.
Let's forget the hint of notoriety usually associated with his name in his dealings with the opposite sex after a couple of drinks- and fact that he isn't your regular champagne poppers. One thing he has proven over time is that with his name, status and carriage no virtually every club owner is happy, when Obaro comes calling.
And the lady fans too until his charm switches from grace to ...
For banker- when he was a manager with Oceanic Bank- many where baffle at how he managed to combine his official duties with almost everyday night out. Now that is the C.E.0 of an Airline, Aero Contractors, his ceaseless appearance is viewed 'Normal'
A connoisseur of different manner of leisure he has no special fun spot.
Segun Oniru: Prince of Lagos and commissioner in the government of the state, Aremo Segun Oniru is a night surfer with an uncommon gait.
His night excursions provides him with the right ambience to showcase his pride- arresting automobiles.
But once inside he adopts a contrary attitude, the cloak of anonymity.
And he is a club owner's delight, especially when a fancied lady friend is in tow.
His most preferred fun spot is Movida- incidentally he is listed as one of the major figures behind the relaunch story of owner, Akeem Shodehinde.
He is said to prefer the V.I.P section that screens him from the generality of the crowd and allows him pull a trick or two in the course of leisure.
Greg Mbadiwe; one of the 'legends' of the night life and ex ambassador to Con go, Greg Mbadiwe still maintains the front row in night life.
The apostle of botched six year tenure during the regime of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo accorded the respect of 'a seasoned clubber' by fellow leisure seeker and club owners.
A not to be miss player in the night game of leisure- the son of late political Timber and Calibre usually announces his arrival in his antique automobiles.
Though waned, his spending causes a stir now and then.
Olisa Adibua: It will be an injustice to fellow cluber and clinical followers of that way of life, if a list is made in that terrain and the name Olisa Adibue doesn't feature.
The celebrated On Air Personality and co record label owner is certain not a figure to dismiss with a wave of the hand in that area.
Wait. Let's reason it out, is it about the entertainments he provides after multiple sips of drinks stronger than Coca Cola? Or the serial assaults that produces colourful tales to gist about all that long over a bottle of wine..remember the recently celebrated havoc on colleague Adewunmi? Well, rumour has it reports of such treatment meted out to those females that can do without the tag LADIES, are popular on the streets.
But that is not to say the provider of night life gossip always come out top in his dramas. If you don't believe ask those at the scene, when he alleged slapped actor Jim Iyke's girlfriends' backside and the actor...
Julius Agwu; Caustic tongued stand up comic and musician, Julius Agwu loves to night crawl.
Fine, it is believed in some quarters that he does it to network- but the same can not be said of the indispensable pack of cigarettes he keeps handy or the mysterious companion that occasional adorn his car.
The petite joke cracker loves to criss cross night clubs, share jokes and exchange banters all that long..and when it comes to effects of alcoholic display...it is generally agreed, Julius knows how not to go overboard.
Tony Elumelu: Ex bank Chief, Tony Elumelu is a night crawler as well. But the connected nigerian loves to do alone, with no retinue of aides to attract attention.
He keeps his order simple.
And he selects his fun spots with fun- certainly not where the outlandish spenders seeking unnecessary attention love to hang out.
All through is tenure as Managing Director of United Bank for Africa ( U.B.A) this was the approach he adopted and still adopts out of office.
Oluwaforijimi Amu: The mastery of the music console called D.J Jimmy Jatt- Oluwaforiji Amu is natural clubber.
He is always around and at different spots- making a return to this or that spot in close proximity severally in one night.
His lanky frame with the head embedded in a pulled down faze cap is usually and easy spot.
He is a modest drinker with more than average disappearances with run into female fans at this and that fun spots.
Obafemi Martins: Footballer plying his trade outside the shores of the country, Obafemi Martins stands in for those that never fail to join in the excitement anytime they come home.
Martins usually announces his appearance with his litany of hangers on.
And ceaseless hails by the 'street boys'
His visits put smiles on the lips of a club owner. Reason? He knows out to enjoy without counting cost!
He is more at home at Aura and Movida.
Kenny and D1: The prime time and Kennis Music bosses, Kenny Ogungbe and Dayo Adeneye knows how to enjoy like the back of their hand.
And they constantly take time out to relish the night life.
It is of added advantage that they constantly get invited to come party here and their base on their stature in their sphere of influence.
Are they big spenders? Nay..the friends and business partners have passed the stage of excessive spending- they are now tag, epitome of pragmatic purchases.
Dumo Lulu Briggs: Dumo Lulu Briggs, son of wealthy nigerian High Chief O.B Lulu Briggs is equally a purveyor of night fun.
But is approach is uncommon, he prefers to enjoy at places he is well known and enjoys great goodwill.
That is not to say he doesn't spend like others of his ilk- no! He does, he just wants that extra value for money spent.
The Chairman of DLB Group always make it a point to go clubbing with a minimum of two friends in tow.
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