It was a sophisticated soiree on Sunday the 20th of July at the exclusive Wheatbaker Hotel in Ikoyi as Deltans in Lagos huddled and networked in the beautifully decked hall with smooth jazz music by Lace at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi.
The evening opened up with a welcome address by former Miss Tourism Nigeria and deputy director of the Delta100, Shirley Alero Aghotse.
Under the header ‘The heroes are coming’ the pre-event cocktail party in Lagos was an important stop in the ‘Townhall meeting tour’ that had already taken the team across the 25 Local Government areas in Delta state.
In his keynote address for the evening the director of the Delta100 project, Omena Daniels, told the guests “Heroes are not born, they are made. He went on to list Deltans who have excelled in their various fields across the world.
The Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Barrister Richard Mofe Damijo whose address was delivered by a Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor and 1987 MBGN winner, Omasan Buwa, praised the initiative and reiterated the government’s commitment to The Delta100 as a relevant unifying and inspirational project.
In attendance were Omasan Buwa, Daddy Showkey, Chico and Joy Ejiro, Ras Kimono, Elohor Aisen, Mudi, Andy Ayonmike, Michelle Dede, Najite Dede, Venita Akpofure, Kevin Luciano, Enoho Ovire, Scott Igbene, Hope Kubechi Monye, Kome Jones, Shine Begho, Mrs. Florence Isume, Alex Yangs and Avril Edero.
Friends of Delta there present included Uche Nnaji, Azuka, Juliet Morgan, Yolanda Okereke, Moriam Musa and Alhaja Islar.
The Delta100 is a historical and real-time chronicle of one hundred inspirational stories of the most outstanding persons of Delta origin in the last century in a documentary film and coffee table books for international distribution. It is the brainchild of avenue3 Media Company and endorsed by the Government & People of Delta state. www.delta100.com.ng.
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