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In an atmosphere of fun, pomp and panache, Nigeria's R&B singer, Darey Art Alade, was treated to an evening of star-studded reception hosted by City People in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the Nigerian music industry.

On Sunday, February 6, 2011, not only did Darey Art Alade spend the evening hobnobbing with colleagues, journalists, radio DJs and industry top shots, he was also decorated with an award as 'King of R&B' in Nigeria.

The event was hosted by a team of comperes, including Tosyn Bucknor, Tee A, Ali Baba and Gbenga Adeyinka, who drilled and thrilled guests, taking them through series of jokes and comic sketches. Waje was the only artiste that performed at the event.

Publisher of City People, Seye Kehinde, says 'the essence of the event is to encourage and appreciate the king of R&B for making Nigeria proud and for being a good ambassador of the country.' In view of this, Bisi Olatilo presented a glass crystal plaque to Darey on behalf of City People. Darey in turn thanked everybody for honouring him.

Guests at the event included Bisi Olatilo, Ayo Animashaun, Moyeen, Audu Makori Djinee, Emeka Ike, TY Mix, Femi Adeyinka, Ayeni Adekunle Waje, Jedi, Ali Baba, and Julius Agwu. Others were Lamide Akintobi, Tee A, Kingsley James, Kelvin Orifa, Abisoye Fagade, Kunle Afolayan, Banky W, and Gbemi Olateru Olagbegi.