Award-winning actress, events host and community activist, Doyin Ola (aka MC Doyen Ola), will be launching a special ‘industry night’ aimed at Nigerians in the UK.
Doyin initially made the announcement during her 48th birthday party, held this year at the Empire Lounge (Old Kent Road), on Friday March 15.
During the celebration, held in Empire Lounge’s private suite, Doyin treated her personally invited guests — made up of key people in her life, work and industry — to a succulent buffet with drinks. Host DJ Jaiddoo provided the perfect soundtrack for the night by spinning old school tracks. To mark the occasion with Doyin, many guests adorned personalised white t-shirts to support her. Friends and family showed their love and appreciation for Doyin through speeches and their fond recollections.
High profile guests on the day included Chief Bimbo Afolayan, Victoria Inyama, MC Simply Yemzy, Theodora Ibekwe-Oyebade, Baroness Jummy Ariyo, Uche Odoputa and Seyi Wotever — who created the towering birthday cake.
As the room filled up, Doyin said she had a surprise announcement for everyone that night and later in her public address revealed that the party was also to announce the launch her of her inaugural gala dinner on Friday 7th June 2019 at the Marriott Hotel in Bexleyheath, UK.
Highly anticipated, “Unveiling the Face Behind the Mask”, starts at 5pm and will feature a champagne cocktail reception, a three-course dinner, live entertainment, an American auction, and a raffle draw.
Depression will be the key focus and
topic to be discussed during the Q&A segment.
According to Doyin, it will be “a spectacular gathering of community leaders, event and entertainment professionals and business moguls, with the aim of getting the Nigerian diaspora in the UK to speak with one voice.”
Doyin Ola, a veteran of many events such the Nigerian Direct Diaspora Investment Summit, Uncelebrated Nigerians Awards UK and the Nigerian beauty pageants from Silverbird Productions, added that she is expecting a full house on the night: “I have decided to call it Doyen’s Industry Night because it will pull together all the Doyens of the Nigerian community in the UK. We will have fun and enjoy ourselves but will also brainstorm, addressing some of the serious issues that affect us, including the vexed issue of depression, which has been ignored up until now.”
Tickets can also be obtained by calling either 07449 844081, 07538 622 122 or 07943 823 292.
This event is sponsored by Yanga TV, who will be showing the event live on Sky Channel 453.
Date: Friday 7th June 2019
Venue: The Marriott Hotel, Bexleyheath, London, UK
Alternatively Telephone: 07449 844081, 07538 622 122 or 07943 823 292.