ICECAPADE 18TH JULY 2009 – DAZZLED IN STYLE!
ICECAPADE 2009 was held on 18th July 2009 and was a HUGE success. The experience and memories of the night will be treasured by all. The Tereza Joanne boat was dressed up in plush décor & furnishings, in line with the Ice & White theme of the evening. Guests were in the trendiest of white outfits, wearing some cool & latest styles, complimented by creative hair & body art.
N4LIFE team member, the glamorous Sade Adegoke and the eloquent Tokunbo 'Suya' Adesuyan were comperes for the night, smoothly guiding guests through the activities for the evening. Sade dazzled guests with four different outfits all by Couture designer Adebayo Jones, while her co-host Toks Adesuyan kept it traditional in flamboyant silver flowing 'Agbada'. The other N4LIFE team members started off the evening wearing exclusive 'black' Tee's designed by Malik Jiro of 'JI*RO Clothing' made specially for ICECAPADE 2009.
After most of the guests had been welcomed by the sexy & classy 'eye catching' hosts and hostesses in 'top hats' with glasses of champagne, the evening formally began with Vince Fraser, the renowned UK illustrator who designed the ICECAPADE 2009 artwork revealing a new crystallised piece to commemorate the occasion. The artwork was elegantly adorned by Natalie of 'Crystyled' with Swarovski crystals.
His Excellency Dr Chuma Igbokwe, the UK Ambassador to Niger gave a heart-warming toast with guests raising their glasses in appreciation.
Guests could not resist moving to the music of Shola Bee & DJ Abass, both thrilling the audience with a wide range of beats, including a short tribute to the legend Michael Jackson.
The 'NAIJA4LIFE' cake was also an amazing sight to be seen, the 4ft wide cake was covered in silver glitter & a large Diamond at the corner, replicating the unique dazzling silver logo. The cake was cut by the N4LIFE team and shared amongst guests.
Included in the ticket price for guests was a glass of exotic cocktail and tasty canapés served throughout the night. Guests of the plush and luxurious VIP ICE Lounge were also well looked after by the ICE Lounge Manager, supported by stunning glamorous hostesses, pouring limitless glasses of champagne and serving cocktails made at the Cocktail bar. To say thank you to all guests for attending, logo pens with 'flashing' heads were given out.
As part of the line up for the night, Ace Adegoke, the CEO of N4LIFE Entertainment presented a Special Recognition Award to Style and Fashion Icon Adebayo Jones. The award was to recognise Adebayo Jones's achievement in the Fashion industry and to applaud him for his contribution in helping place Nigeria on a global platform. Adebayo Jones, dressed in a dapper white suit embedded with crystals, accepted the award with pride, and along with his touching 'thank you' speech, gave a gospel rendition of a church hymn accompanied by his cousin and a guitarist, with the guests all singing joyfully along.
Besides the ICECAPADE welcome masquerade and the dazzling white & silver duo, Calvos, Guests were also entertained by talented Nigerian Artistes Timi Korus, Dhele, Shakar & King David, all performing tracks from their upcoming albums, to the delight of the guests.
T. Shirts with the NAIJA4LIFE & NAIJA logos were also sold on the night to raise money for the SOS Childrens charity, alongside signed framed pieces of the ICECAPADE 2009 artwork.
There were all the touches that made the night an 'ICED OUT' event, from the Crystallised ICECAPADE artwork, to the 'Welcome' frame, the N4LIFE logo frames, the 'Cocktail' menu, not to mention the crystallised Microphone in Swarovski green, white, green crystals, dazzling guests all night.
Guests could not help but notice the remarkable Iced logo wall at the entrance, with all the Sponsors logo's engraved in Ice. This no doubt was one of the 'wow' factors of the night, with Guests wanting to capture this astounding piece of art by using it as a backdrop while being photographed.
As all good things must sadly come to an end, Ace Adegoke gave the closing remarks and thanked all the guests, performers and staff for making ICECAPADE 2009 a night that can only be referred to as Spectacular, Classy & full Glamour & Glitz. A night to be remembered by all.