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The Black & White Ball raises Richter scale of pleasure heavenwards…



PLEASE, follow me –to where pleasure has made home, to a rollicking shindig with all the elements of bliss in abundance.

Hosted for the good, the great, the gorgeous and the glamorous, we are at the magical marquee, the gem of New Lagos, decorated with opulence only royalty can conjure.

And take your seat, at the well-laden table, with chargers and cutlery, glasses for water, wine and champagne.

Relax!  You are at The Black & White Ball, Season 5. Enjoy the high-octane 7-star ceremony which colours the social calendar crimson and cheerful.

With guests dressed to the nines, everywhere is star-studded, with A-listers of movies and music, television and comedy, upright politicians and serious professionals rubbing shoulders with committed entrepreneurs.

Elegance and elan are pervasive.  With all in very formal attires, in monochrome ensembles, the atmosphere is heavenly.

From the welcome reception at a smaller marquee, cooled and well put together, you see a lot of familiar faces, chat and backslap.  The canapés, small chops and cocktail are painstakingly choreographed.

And in the big marquee, breathlessness at an uncommon beauty is common place.

The music, from the king with obedient compatriots, DJ Jimmy Jatt, is appropriate.  You settle in well.

And as soon as the programme kicks off, dramatic twists and turns and exciting scenarios reel before your eyes.

From awards to fashion, dance to comedy and more music, it is a day sophistication romances soigné.

For six hours, the extravaganza provided enjoyment of the best kind.

As the day draws to a close this beautiful Sunday, you don’t want the ceremony to end. But you have to.  Tomorrow is Monday, and many more balls will come your way.

These pictures are familiar to our guests, those who have enjoyed our ball, groove and gig. At this 2014 edition of The Black & White Ball incorporating the Elegance and Style Awards and parading the spectacular fashion show, we have raised the enjoyment scale far higher.


Whatever is important should be well plotted and executed. Monitored with undivided attention and implemented with precision. That’s what we have always done, and we can’t depart from our ways.

So, for this fifth edition of The Black & White Ball, we have given ourselves enough time to stage a show you will be glad to grace.

And many days after Easter, the ceremony will be hosted in Lagos.  Ladies and gentlemen, those we are honoured and humbled having on our guest list, begin preparing for the ball like no other.

It is about you, and we want you at your best.


We are back with The Black & White Ball in New Lagos, the better and posher part of town with well-laid out roads and more majestic structures.

We are back to where the magic wands of the governor of the good people of Lagos have created a mini city fit for discerning minds.  Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) has millions of admirers on account of his strides in many areas of development.  And when it comes to New Lagos, critics have been silenced for good.

So, we are here once again at the gem of this posher part of town, at a marquee which can host our guests and treat them to a 7-star enjoyment.

This time, we are using two marquees –a small one for the welcome reception and the expansive one for the show proper.


We never fib or exaggerate and paint ludicrous scenarios.  We always deliver on our promises.  And when it comes to events, we lead on many fronts by hundreds of kilometers.

Our primary objective at this ball like no other is to replicate royal treatment, and lavish our guests with attention and pamper them to bliss with all the goodies kings and queens will applaud.

From the venue and decoration to welcome reception, food and drinks, entertainment content and more, we go the extra mile.

Apart from doing our brand a world of good, and providing platforms for other organizations, the assemblage of stars dressed in monochrome takes our breath away.  And we enjoy hosting these shindigs!

That is why we never cut corners or dash hurriedly.


There are always many new comers in any town.  And since Lagos is the hub of commerce, big business and entertainment, it must accommodate new faces.  And at this year’s Black & White Ball, we acknowledge those who ordinarily are in the glamour and chic set when they were at their previous bases.

So, celebutantes and new comers, welcome to Lagos.  You can partake in the most elegant ball in this side of the Sahara.

Tickets are available –just watch this space.


The dress and colour codes for The Black & White Ball?  Very formal attires in black and white.  So simple and straight forward.

Why? Because it is a ball.  And balls demand the most formal gears.

Gentlemen are to adorn tuxedo, white shirt, black tie, cummerbund or waist coat, trousers hitched with suspenders, black socks and gleaming black shoes.

Or formal traditional regalia reserved for high ceremonies.

Ladies should choose long or short dresses (below the knee), high heeled shoes.

Or body caressing skirt and blouse, George wrapper and top or iro and buba.


The elegant and simple invitation cards have left our designers’ table.  But we are fine-tuning a few details before we go to press.

Soon, the invites which reminds you of what Queen of England, Her Royal Majesty Elizabeth II would have sent, will land on your doorsteps.

But if you are on our guest list, be rest assured that yours will soon be delivered –and begin preparations.

Decide on your duds and your company (your companion, if you are not married or in a serious relationship).


Remember Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book, It Takes a Village…Yes, it takes a village to raise a child to raise a child!

Yes, it takes legions of people to accomplish anything worthwhile.  And here at ENCOMIUM, the magazine and events company, we are well aware of our limitations.  We know we need a lot of support –and we are grateful that we can count on many people and organizations.

For this ball, we need pillars and supporters, sponsors and partners.  There are legions of benefits and goodwill on this platform.

Want to be by our side?  Kindly call or text 08055002034 or send a mail to


On offer are branded tables of ten guests planted in the hub of the shindig.

The tables with many benefits can be picked by organizations or individuals.

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Juju Music Sensation Dele Taiwo’s Star-Studded Birthday Bash in Lagos To Hold On Sunday




The cozy Avalanche Club is set to become the epicenter of a grand celebration this Sunday as renowned Juju musician, Asiwaju Dele Taiwo, affectionately known as Dele Taiwo, commemorates his birthday with a star-studded event dubbed “Asiwaju Dele Taiwo and Friends Live In Lagos.”

This highly anticipated celebration, powered by Otunba Femi Davies of Metronews and Otunba Bestman Nze Jumbo of Team Nigeria for Change, promises to be an unforgettable evening, featuring performances from top Juju musicians such as Queen Ayo Balogun, Hessking, Fuji rave , Alh Wasiu Haruna Ishola son of the Apapa legend, Haruna Ishola. Boye Best is also top on the list of artistes that will thrill the birthday celebration audience.

The event is surely a testament of the profound respect and admiration the Nigerian music community holds for Dele Taiwo, a prominent figure in the industry.

Otunba Bestman, expressing his excitement, shared, “Asiwaju Dele Taiwo is my friend and a force to reckon with in the Nigerian music space. It is our style in Team Nigeria for Change to identify and celebrate such outstanding acts. So, myself and some friends believe it is not too much to celebrate such a person who has made huge impacts on his birthday.”

The venue for this exclusive birthday celebration, Avalanche Restaurant and Lounge, is strategically chosen for its cozy and pleasurable ambiance.

Owned by Hon. Kehinde Paul Bankole, this upscale venue is located at 5, Bamako Estate, Opposite Omole Phase I, in Lagos.

Hon. Bankole emphasized the special nature of this event, stating, “Gentleman Dele Taiwo’s birthday celebration is a special appearance for me personally and I can assure our guests that the best treatment in terms of hospitality awaits them at Avalanche this Sunday.”

Guests attending the event can look forward to a glamorous evening starting with a red carpet reception at 4:00 PM, setting the tone for a night filled with music, celebration, and high spirits.

Asiwaju Dele Taiwo’s birthday bash is not just a celebration of his life but also a tribute to his contributions to the Juju music genre, bringing together friends, fans, and fellow musicians in an evening of joy and festivity.

Media support includes City People magazine, MetroNews, Eko mi Eko e, Freelanews, Society Reporters, SocietyGist, Goldmyne, Islanders Events magazine, Dior events, Dope TV, and many more.

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Banky W survives fourth cancer surgery




Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has undergone a fourth cancer surgery.

The Made For You crooner, In a heartfelt post on his Instagram page on Thursday, expressed gratitude to God for his recovery.

Banky W thanked his wife, family, friends, and pastors for their unwavering support and prayers, as well as his medical team, Dr. Onyewu and Dr. Adenuga, for their expertise and care.

Sharing a video he wrote, “Christ 4 – Cancer Tumors 0

“Sometimes, your faith in God will not prevent the storms from coming… but it will carry you through them. Faith won’t always stop you from hurting, but it will help you heal, and it will help you deal.

“God never said the weapons wouldn’t form, He promised that they wouldn’t prosper. He never said the enemy wouldn’t come… He promised that when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of God would raise a standard against him.

“Posting this testimony to encourage anyone out there who is going through a challenge. It might seem bigger than you, but greater is He that is in you than anything you will face in this world.

“Grateful for my wife, family, friends, and Pastors for their love, prayers, and support. Thanking God for my health and trusting that this latest victory is final in Jesus’ name.

“Appreciating the gifted hands and minds of my doctors, Dr. Onyewu of the Center for Advanced Specialty Surgery, and Dr. Adenuga of Euracare and the teams that support them.

“We have the victory yet again. Now and forever, in Jesus’ name.

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28″


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Baigewallet Signs Nollywood Actress, Bimbo Ademoye, As Ambassador




Digital financial service platform, Baigewallet, has signed Bimbo Ademoye, a celebrated Nollywood actress and content creator, as its Brand Ambassador.

Known for her exceptional creativity, acting prowess, and pleasant personality, Ademoye epitomises the values of innovation, creativity, and inclusivity at the heart of Baigewallet’s ethos.

As the Brand Ambassador, Baigewallet, in a press statement made available to LEADERSHIP, said Ademoye will assume a pivotal role in championing Baigewallet’s products and services while advocating for enhanced financial literacy, a culture of improved savings, and heightened inclusion for women.

“She will actively engage with Baigewallet’s diverse audience across multiple platforms, including dynamic social media campaigns, community events, and educational initiatives. Furthermore, she will collaborate closely with Baigewallet’s team to craft innovative strategies to enhance user experience and improve adoption,” the company added.

Baigewallet, therefore, reaffirmed its unwavering commitment to driving financial innovation and empowering individuals to flourish in the digital era.


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