So,i had been trying to drum attention for this event for so long and i must tell u,i thought it cd flop at about 3.40pm when it didnt seem anyone was going to come and some people were cancelling on me, but by 5pm, it was obvious this was going to end a fun evening!#
The CELEB AUCTION is one of the fundraisers to support THESE GENES; the Sickle Cell Project. It will go on for the duration of the project so from now till whenever, you can actually bid on ANY CELEB you might want to hang out with
The media launch was held at WAKA RESTUARANT which is on Karimu Kotun (where L'UOMO is). Kunle KB Bello and Shade Ladipo (facebook addicts), started the show by welcoming the guests! Then ROOFTOP MC's got on stage to perform 'La Gi Mo' which you guys need to hear live to undertsand how great that song is! I also got on stage to tell people what sickle cell is; seeing as i live with the disorder, one would think i would know what it was, but i had to do some little research so it would sound professional but not boring.
In my CLOTHSENSE dress, i looked adorable though.LOL
After that, Wole Oguntokun, of the THEATRE @ TERRA fame, got on stage as the auction master and explained the bidding procedure. (err.. highest bidder wins? Yeah)
So, we sold FUNKE BUCKNOR-OBRUTHE, ASHIONYE, GIDEON, LAMIDE AKINTOBI, and EBUKA off!Yup! Ebuka's was tough oh! I might have tried to bid, i dont remember. (selective amnesia)
But, you can still get in on the fun! You can bid on RUGGEDMAN, DENRELE, WILDCHILD, BIMBO AKINTOLA, FELA DUROTOYE, FUNMI IYANDA, MO ABUDU, BANTU, and so many other celebrities, by texting your bids!
'GENES + CELEB = AMT BIDDED + YOUR NAME'
for eg, 'GENES EBUKA 100,000 TOSYN BUCKNOR'
(please try it now. thanks)
Oh, i forgot to mention that i was 'sold' as well
Ha Ha Ha!
Anyways, it was a beautiful and classy event with everyone looking casual glam and i have to say thank you to:
WILFRED, Waka Bar
HENRY, +234 Mag
FUNKE AWOBOKUN, Cocktails In and Out (who provided all those cocktails FREE, and they were beyond delicious)
ALL THE CELEBS THAT CAME,
and so many other people whose names i am sure i have forgotten now, but which, thankfully, i could add, as i go along
Enjoy LAMIDE's pictures from the event, and support the sickle cell project!