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....