Monday, 20 July 2015
Sunday, 12 July 2015
Join us for our Pidgin English Opera Production written and performed by www.thevenusbushfires.com on 22 July in The Place Theatre, King's Cross
Book tickets here:
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you and your friends and co-workers formed a band?
The emc3 team departed the office last Thursday for a surprise team building activity. The rumours of a surprise voice coaching session had left many of the team sceptical.
The team arrived at the venue where we were greeted by live music and handed several drinks tokens – not the usual accompaniment for voice coaching you ask?
We were then informed that we had entered Song Division! The team was split into two bands and given the task to write our own song. We were given a theme to base our piece on – A creepy love song.
First off we were tasked with devising our all-important band names.
· The first band: Al’s Angels – A band exhibiting a devilish mixture of beauty and class.
· The second: R&B – A band boasting equal measures of lyrical madness and genius.
As the bands went their separate ways to brainstorm their lyrics, emc3’s musical talent shone through (despite there being some artistical differences along the way!) We worked with accomplished musicians who directed us as we created our musical masterpieces. After an hour of writing and rehearsing it was time to do battle – Song battle!
When it came to the final sing-off each band graced the stage – The same people that had entered the Song Division mere mortals had emerged the other side true rock stars! The performances were as unique as they were inspired, there was even some rapping involved! After the judge’s scores had been tallied, it was confirmed that emc3 had come in first place and won the competition.
The emc3 team walked away with an inner found funk and the highly coveted Song Slam Gold Vinyl – The trophy of choice which now takes pride of place in our office!
It was a successful day at emc3 filled with singing, laughing, good food and good people. Stay tuned for our upcoming album featuring our number one hit “I Love Her, I Love Her”. The Song Division is a fantastic team building experience which we would highly recommend to all!
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
What a year of adventure it has been. 12 trips between London & Lagos via Abuja, Dubai, Ibiza, Monaco, Sharm El-Sheik, Paris, Amsterdam, the Sahara Desert and Essex has been tough but progressive.
Since we officially opened an emc3 branch in Lagos Nigeria in January 2014 we have witnessed Ebola scares & controls, onslaught from Boko Haram, deluge of the Raining Season, Harmattan hazes, Lagos Motor Boat Club suyas, Beach club parties, triumphant Conferences, sublime Events, The Richard Coker Foundation benevolence, Vice-Presidential meetings, World Economic Forum dealings, Ministry of Power inspirations, corridors of power waiting, abject poverty denial in Makoko village, Euro tunnel delays, 3 Weddings, 2 funerals, many Bar Mitzvahs, numerous Alleluias in Cathedrals, the Ibadan Expressway gauntlet, beautiful Benin Wedding and dodgy roads, 8 shuttle flights to the Federal Capital Territory , postponements of General Elections and falling down an uncovered manhole whilst jogging at 6am!
What has truly endeared me to my nation of birth in the last year is that against all odds; the tenacity of the people prevails; the sense of humour in the face of adversity is inspiring, the beauty & abundance of our land is self evident as is the joy of being in the warmth of the Sun.
The Art, Fashion, Music, Film, Cultural & Development Law revolution is alive and kicking!
What is next for our great nation only God knows but one thing for sure we live in the modern day wild west and we are geared up for a Cultural Renaissance come hell or high waters.
We are on ground and are here to stay!
Nigeria we hail thee.......
Here are some shots to titillate your visual senses:
Lagos Advertising & Ideas Festival Awards Invite, Lagos
Arthouse Event Sculptures, Lagos
Bar Mitzvah Event, London
Beach Party, off Lagos
Family Wedding, Benin City
Family Wedding 2, Benin City
Bride & Groom, Benin City
Hitching a ride with the Nigeria Air Force, Abuja
Dancing Girls, Lagos
The Venus Bushfires & Legend T Mac, Lagos
Ecobank Capital Summit, Lagos
The VBF & I at Houses of Parliament
The Queen's Tower
Police Watch, World Economic Forum, Abuja
The VBF & Prime Minister Andre Nzapayeke (Central African Republic)
Lunch with Rt Hon. David Blunkett MP
Registering to vote, Lagos
Elegushi Beach Life, Lagos
Tradition Xmas Party, London
Rough & Tumble with love ones, The Grove, Hertfordshire
EMC3 Xmas, The Grove, Hertfordshire
Simi Singer, LAIF Awards Event
Etisalat Book Prize, Lagos
Taxi ride, Oshodi
Hitching a ride to Amsterdam
LAIF Awards Dancers, LAGOS
It's a jungle out there, VBF, Akure, Ondo State
Lagos life roolz....