Details Of The Classy Party
Talk about the major events that shook the last part of 2017 and the just concluded Adron Lemon Friday will come to mind. Adron Homes and Properties have in the past years been breaking bounds and creating new records in the real estate and property industry and are bold to say so. The company, having carted no fewer than three awards at the City People 3rd Real Estate Awards for their outstanding delivery in the year 2016, seems not to be resting on its oars following the aggressive invasion of Ibadan and the sudden takeover of the property market in the southwestern part of Nigeria.
It is on the premise of these immeasurable successes that prompted the General Managing Director of Adron Homes and Properties, The Akile of Remoland, Oba Adetola Emmanuelking to dedicate the 5th Adron Lemon Friday to his management and staff of the company.
City People Online Editor, SEUN JOSEPH and Senior Photographer, ABDUL RASHEED SANNI were there to scoop gists from the much-talked-about event of the month.
The venue was All Seasons’s Plaza, Ikeja in Lagos. Considering the nature and style of the event, there couldn’t have been a better venue to match the occasion of that magnitude. The road network was very explanatory and direct. What most of the guests commended the organizers for was the choice of venue as all roads that led to the venue was traffic free. The space within the venue was large enough to accommodate vehicles.
THE LEMON CARPET
The Lemon carpet started at exactly 2pm as stated in the Invitation card. The Lemon colour, mixed with black changed the look of the venue and the entire atmosphere was oozing the beauty of nature in Lemon colour. This is why almost all the guests that attended could not resist the urge to share the Lemon feeling on the carpet as herds of cameramen stood by the edges to capture the moment.
AND THE AKILE WALKS IN WITH HIS YEYE..
The mood at the venue suddenly came alive as the GMD Homes and Properties Oba Adetola Olaonipekun Emmanuelking, came in. He rocked a black Agbada in lemon signature, looking dashing beside his elegant wife, the Yeye Akile of Remoland, Olori Aderonke who also did not compromise her elitist’s status. The couple stole the show at the red carpet and paparazzi couldn’t get enough of their pictures.
THE BROADBAND LIT THE ARENA
While the red carpet was busy with “selfies”, and camera shots, the broadband singers took to stage and wowed the seated guests. The band boys who seemed to be in their mid-twenties played for about 90 minutes non stop. The boys took over the arena and brought down the heavens with high praise and worship in modern style.
EXOTIC DRINKS BY SEGRIELL EVENTS SOLUTION
Segriell Events Solution was visible at the event as every table was kept busy with various kinds of exotic drinks. Segriell workers were visible at every corner and were at the beck and call of the guests. They also displayed professionalism in their service delivery and made sure no table was left unattended to.
ENABLE CAKES AND EVENTS
Enable Cakes and Events were equally brilliant in the delivery of their tasks. The brand was in charge of Ushers and cocktails. The brand displayed the value of its over 5 years’ experience in event management. The ushers were pleasant to relate with, the waiters were calm and collected, and the servers were patient enough to ensure that every guest was satisfied before moving to the next one.
WHY ARE WE HERE? BY AYODEJI OJO OMONIYI
Speaking on behalf of the GMD, Mr Ayodeji Omoniyi Ojo took time to appreciate all the invited guests and staff of Adron Homes and Properties. He recognized the place of God in the journey so far and encouraged the staff to keep up the good work.
He said. “This is the 5th edition of Adron Lemon Friday and the 5th anniversary of Adron as a property company. We have run through the Journey and God has been with us. This is why we decided to dedicate this 5th year to our staff and appreciate their efforts and contribution to the growth of Adron today. He admonished the staff to remain dedicated and keep the fire burning.
AY AND HELEN PAUL ANCHORED
Big fish in the big sea, they say. Events such as Adron Lemon Friday couldn’t have been better managed by no other stand-up comedian or stage Mcs other than the two big forces in the comedy industry; Ayo Makun and Helen Paul. Ay, who came in with his beautiful wife, Mabel Makun took to the stage with the ‘New Harpic’ ambassador and leading comedienne, Helen Paul and threw soft jabs at each other to start the show.
BIG B TAKES THE STAGE BY STORM
While the guests were still yet to get over the high praise as led by the Broadband, popular praise singer, Big B took to the stage and wowed the guests with praise and worship songs that could open the heavens. He got everyone on their feet with their hands raised towards the heavens in appreciation of His love and kindness and the exceeding Success of Adron Homes and Properties. The atmosphere became praise galore.
EMMANUELKING’S SUCCESS SECRET REVEALED
For those who have had the opportunity to meet the GMD of Adron Homes and properties or followed the rate of expansion of his business empire, one would be tempted to wonder which business school or business technique is the Akile adopting which has enabled him over the real estate industry at the speed of light? If you fall in this category, this is your lucky day. For those who attended the 5th Adron Lemon Friday, they will notice that more time was given to appreciate God and no staff of Adron said any statement without placing God in the beginning and his last word. Comedian AY confirmed this when the people were asked to appreciate God. It was noticed that the GMD and his wife were always the first to stand up for prayer, thanksgiving or praise.
SAIDI BALOGUN CAME
One of Nigeria’s leading movie actor and Adron Homes & Properties latest ambassador, Saidi Balogun graced the event. The star actor who is currently running Christmas promo campaign for Adron stood by the GMD from the beginning to the end of the event. The actor, who recently turned 50, was not only at the event as a guest but also as an active participant as he was seen on stage a few times giving awards and dancing to beats he couldn’t resist. A.Y urged everyone to apply this success secret into whatever business we do and see if our blessings will not replicate in many folds such as Adron Homes.
ADRON STAFF ON THE RUNWAY
In a bid to spice up the event, representatives of Adron Homes at various branches were asked to select a male and female to represent each branch as a couple and compete at a fashion parade. All the contestants were expected to compete in a fashion parade and the winner is expected to go home with the sum of N50,000. The contestants were later screened to 6 branches after the first stage while the GMD announced that the winning price had been jerked up to one million naira!
After a rigorous parade and dance competition, Ibadan branch emerged as the winner as Adron Ambassador, Saidi Balogun presented the couple a cheque of N1,000,000
KENNY BLACK THROWS GUESTS OFF BALANCE
Just when the guest felt the night couldn’t be more exciting, popular comedian Kenny Black took to stage and spiced up the ceremony. The fast rising comedian who is always known to have new things up his sleeve did not disappoint the guests. He was able to connect and carry everyone along with his jokes, spiced up with the DJ’s conspiracy.
9ICE SETS THE STAGE ABLAZE!
The Alapomeji creator came on stage and held nothing back. He started out his performance by introducing two fantastic acts who fore-ran the stage, rendering new hit tracks, and later joined the duo on stage, rocking a red tracksuit and black jean. He took his anticipating fans back in the days of Gongo Aso, through to the time of No be Mistake and that legendary collabo with Lord of Ajasa, “Fe nu so”. He also performed his new hit song “ love you like kilode” and the crowd went “gaga”. This was supposed to be his last rendition as the two able anchors came on stage, but the guests seemed to want him to go on. He later nailed the show with ‘Irapada’, ‘Living things’, and ‘Gbamgbamu’, finally leaving the stage while the crowd was high in the euphoria of good music.
THE XPLICIT DANCERS LIVE UP TO EXPECTATION
At this point the stage has been set on a level that no one would want to perform below the set standard by all the previous performers. This is what motivated the Xplicit dancers who stormed the stage rocking Michael Jackson’s signature and doing choreography of his hit songs. The team was agile, strong, apt and accurate. They performed “Beat it”, “Make a change” and “Smooth Criminal” by the American Legend.
DJ EXCLUSIVE WENT BAAD
If you think Nigeria hasn’t had good beats in the past, wait until we bring you gists from the archive of DJ exclusive. Don’t doubt it when we said the evening was only getting hotter by every performance. DJ exclusive took us back into the early times of the millennium when there was “Mo Hits”, Style Plus, Remedies and Kas.
It was indeed a blast from the past. He took us chronologically through the music journey before there Was Olamide, Wizkid or Davido. The stage went loud and wild as the Alakija offspring engaged the cheering crowd with his usual slang “Your Mama”! It was nothing but fun all the way.
A NIGHT OF MANY AWARDS
Recall that we had stated that the 5th Adron Lemon Friday was organized to celebrate the staff and management of the company from the start until now. The array of awards that were presented shows how serious the GMD takes the matter of his workers. They presented awards to staff from every department from the top to the lowest of the low, from the director category to the office assistant, from the RCOO to the driver, and the chairman calls them all by their names.
The GMD also granted 5 staff all-expense paid 6 week trip to Dubai for being outstanding in the delivery of their task all through the year. Bunmi Akinfe (the most outstanding staff) and Fola Akilo (Best RCOO) made the list. Jolaosho Olatunde also bagged the best GM of the year. The awards session was anchored by Wale and Omowunmi Dada.
CITY PEOPLE WINS BEST SUPPORTING MEDIA AGENT OF THE YEAR
It came as a surprise when City People Magazine was called up on the stage as the best supporting media group of the year. The GMD himself, Akile Adetola Emmanuleking made the announcement as he recognized the publisher, Seye Kehinde, and took his time to appreciate him for being there over the years.
AKILE SHOWERS ENCOMIUM ON IBADAN BRANCH
It was a night of rewards for Ibadan branch of Adron Homes as the GMD specially recognized them on stage. He praised them for their dogged effort in delivering the city of Ibadan and its environs. He gave them a cheque of one million and assured each team member unprecedented rewards for their hard work. The entire Ibadan team later took to stage to dance with the GMD to show their profound appreciation.
AKILE & WIFE GET SURPRISE AWARDS
The board of directors of Adron Homes and Properties took the GMD by surprise when they stepped on stage to announce special awards for the Akile and Yeye Akile. The awards were presented to the GMD and his wife by City People’s Publisher, Seye Kehinde.
ADEWALE AYUBA’S CLOSING PERFORMANCE
There is no doubt that Adron Homes saved the best for last as Adewale Ayuba’s spectacular performance brought the event to a close. Mr Johnson, as he’s fondly called, took the stage by storm and got everyone on their feet. The GMD, Akile and his family and friends took to the stage to dance and celebrate one another for a successful 2017.
THOSE WHO ALSO CAME
We cannot but mention the presence of those who came in groups to support the chairman and the brand for what it stood for. The GMD’s old students who finished with him in 1993 were on ground. The Egbe Akile Remo in Ogun State were also on ground to felicitate with the chairman. Also present was City People Publisher, Seye Kehinde and other great men and women of great repute.