Untold Story of TV Buff, Dayo Adeneye’s 3-Star Hotel Launch in Lagos + How Music Icon 9ice starred the event + All the unheard details here first …Why Kenny Ogungbe was absent

An exclusive room for a hard day rest inside the DC Suites
Penultimate Monday July 28th
was a public holiday in Nigeria in honor of the recently concluded 30 days
Muslim fasting and prayer exercise which culminated in the celebration of the
Muslim’s Idel-Fitri festival. It was
also World Hepatitis Day (HPD).

for Nigerians living in the Mile 12, Ketu and Ikorodu area of Lagos state,
South West Nigeria, it was a day to behold in good memory as Television buff
and Prime Time Television
Co-Producer/Presenter cum Grammy Awards
, Otunba Dayo (D-One) Adeneye and his lovely wife, Barrister
Caroline Adeneye
(Nee Negbenebor)
launched their new 3-Star hotel and recreation center famously called DC Suites and bar situated inside Bako Estate along Mile 12-Ikorodu Road
in Lagos for business.  The hotel is a 20
room’s affair with a recreational center which has a three segment bar session
for all classes of patrons. The all night event which started at 9 pm dot had
the presence of Africa’s Hip-Hop Folklore Music icon, Abolore Agbolade Akande aka 9ice
 who performed alongside other acts
like Jaywon, Mingin, Klever Jay and other locals in Lagos state. The music icon,
9ice whose presence drew the
attention of the high and mighty in Corporate Nigeria, Lagos and Ghana social
circle including fans from  Ikorodu, Mile
12, Ketu and Alapere areas of the state to the event gave a very impressive performance
that left fans and critics asking for more. Your African Number 1 Celebrity
encounter blog asabeafrika was at
the ten hours non-stop fun-filled event and brings you behind-the-scene scoops that
will serenade your read appetite. Sit and take a sip of your best wine as we
regale you with one of the events that shook Lagos in the month of July.

Dedicated staff of DC Suites will always honor the yearning of customers with a high sense of duty
About the Hotel
DC Suites
and Bar
which is the brain child of Dayo and Caroline Adeneye was
finished in the later part of May and was opened for business early June. The
hotel which is situated on three plots of land with a big recreation center and
bar attached to the structure is situated on number 19-23 Okeowo Street
inside Bako estate by Irawo bus stop along Mile
Road, Lagos. The hotel is twenty rooms’ affairs
with majority of the rooms named after the couple’s children like “Jasmine
Suite”, “Nicole Suite”, “Bryan Apartment” and “Ashley Suite”.  The initials “DC” are derived from the
couples’ First names. D emerged from
Dayo’s name and C from Caroline which
shows the deep connection between both as they share love, life and business
together. The hotel which boasts of state-of-the-arts equipments at affordable
price is the first of its kind in the entire Bako estate in Mile 12. Locals who
include Okada (Motor Cycle) men and
shop owners prefer to call it Hotel D-One or D-One Hotel.
Ayo Shonaiya, Steve Ayorinde, D-One, Hennessy’s Amar Agada with a guest

Okeowo Street comes under heavy

from 6pm, the entire Okeowo Street, venue of the event took a new shape as
stern looking and heavy body built security men took over strategic positions
on the street to ensure a hitch-free event. The men numbering about ten were
led in by security expert Prince Adebisi Adewale (MSSPN, MIIPS) of Advance
Team G
Nigeria Ltd. He is reputed to be one of the leading experts in
General Security, Industrial security and events and VIP Protection security
sector as his men who are tall, hefty and fiery did a perfect job through out
the night ensuring miscreants were totally thrown out of the vicinity of the
event as only a quality crowd of guests and fans were allowed in after picking
their tickets which is in form of hand badges. The Advance Team G forces
were supported by a team of stern looking police officers from the Mile 12 and
Ketu Division of the Nigerian Police Force with some Mobile Police men from the
Lagos Police Command who complemented the security strategy for the all night
event. The security was just too tight for any funny stunt by a fragile mind.

Dollar with Man-about-town, Prince Aseperi

How the venue was branded
from the entrance of the bar and recreation side of the hotel down to the upper
side of the bar it was branded all through with spaces (Chairs and Tables)
allocated for all classes of dignitaries and patrons that attended the
event.  The bar side which is segmented
into three arenas had the lower side for the regulars who had the white bands on their wrists while the
upper side which was manned by stern looking security personnel is specially
designed for top dignitaries who adorned the Yellow and Pink band on
their wrist. On the upper side of the bar is the exclusive all-air-conditioned
suite for the VVIP (Very, Very Important Personalities). This room which was
opened around 2:30 am after 9ice’s performance boasted of only
the Hennessy
brand of drinks with lots of fast-finger meals. The venue was branded
by Sierra
Communications owned by Barrister (Mrs.) Caroline Adeneye
and the Moet Hennessy Company whose officials were at the event.

Dollar and D-One

The Plasma screen effect
the four corners of the bar section were Plasma TV screens fastened to the wall
for all eyes to see. The simple task for these screens was to show the
celebrity side of the owner of the new structure as the screen beams with
still-pictures of Dayo Adeneye (D-One) with various famous world celebrities in
America, London, Barbados, Bahamas, Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. It was such
a beautiful scene as many patrons of the bar on this night didn’t only see
D-One live but could see his pictures with global celebrities across the world.
Some of the locals who were lucky to get his signature were proud to be at the
venue as it was like a dream come true for them.

9ice dances for the Adeneyes

The economy of the event
the fact that the event was organized on mainland Lagos, it still carried some
elements of a high class event with all the trappings of good patronages from
the ordinary folks from Ketu, Mile 12 and Ikorodu axis of the state up to the
highest of the elites in town. For the ordinary folks who couldn’t afford the
price of watching 9ice at a very close range, they paid a token of a thousand
naira which earned them a white band (Regulars) that guaranteed their entry
into the venue. For those who could afford the price of a Yellow or Pink band (VIP
& VVIP) which is the highest (It goes for between N2:500 and N4:000) they
were allowed to sit at a very close range with the cream of society at the upper
lounge of the bar with a slight demarcation while other patrons who bought
tables of four chairs which ranges from N30;
000; 00
to N25; 000:00 had the
most strategic position.  Guests were
allowed to make demand for drinks which goes for very affordable prices except
the class of Hennessy and Champagne brands which comes with
some higher cost implication. Fast finger meals were also in abundance at
prices friendly with the pocket.  Organizations that purchased tables included City People Media Group, UBA, Skye Bank, Diamond Bank, Topmost
Primetime Entertainment,
BHM and a couple of other
organizations in the corporate sector.

Baba Oloye-D-one with Klever Jay

The 9ice T-Shirt “Efizy”
thing you should respect the Adeneyes for is their high sense for
branding anything brand-able. For the night, all the DC bar team including the
team leader, Otunba Dayo Adeneye and his wife, Barrister Caroline Adeneye
wore the 9ice branded T-shirt which came in several colors of pink,
white and green with the face of the artiste donning the face of the T-shirt.  Others who wore the T-shirt are those fondly
called “The Real Baba Oloye Boys” (Reference to D-One’s Otunba title), they
include his personal assistant on private matters Mr. Sanyaolu Oladimeji
formerly of Lagos state internal Revenue, Mr. Dayo Ogunleye his personal
assistant on public matters and the entire staff of the twenty rooms hotel.
Some guests were seen asking for the T-shirt at the venue of the event but
since it was a limited edition they couldn’t lay their hands on one.

9ice digging it down with Yeye Caroline Adeneye

What was written at the back of D-One’s
wife’s T-Shirt
will never believe this; the 9ice branded T-shirt for D-one
and wife were the only one granted the permission to have a name tagged on the
back side; and what did we have on the back of D-One’s own?. We simply
had D-One written on the back while Barrister
(Mrs.) Caroline Adeneye’s
own carried the tag “Yeye”. Wao! So, next time
you see the Sierra Global Concept boss, don’t forget to add the prefix “Yeye”
to her name. Remember Yeye Funke Daniels the immediate
past first lady of Ogun state? So, when next you want to call Dayo Adeneye’s
wife, just call her Yeye Caroline Adeneye. Period! Or else; me I no wan go back to village o.

A crowd of Fans & Funseekers raps Klever Jay

How the Hennessy brand “stole” the
thing that characterized the opening of DC Suites and bar is the rough
battle between several Nigerian brands and organizations to steal the attention
of dignitaries and patrons who attended. From Nigerian Breweries, UBA,
down to Moet Hennessy Incorporated, it was a
battle of sort. But it seems one brand that won the space battle was the Moet Hennessy
brand which branded 69% of the venue
of event with logo of the brand conspicuously spread all over the place
including the VIP and VVIP arena coupled with a  generous supply of free Hennessy drinks and
lovely branded gifts for guests and patrons. On grand to make things happen was
Moet Hennessy big boy Amar
who is the trade representative for Mainland North of Lagos, West
Africa. He arrived the venue at 6pm and didn’t leave until 5 am the next day.
He personally shared Hennessy
branded I-pad leather cases, Hennessy
branded wallets, phone cases and other lovely gifts.    

9ice sings for Baba Oloye, D-One and his Yeye, Barrister (Mrs.) Caroline Adeneye

How NB PLC shared Sallah Rice and
other items
second organization that probably made impact at the 9ice spiced DC
Suites and bar
launching is Nigerian Breweries PLC which
supplied numerous gifts ranging from bags of rice, 32 inches TV sets, DVDs,
Micro Waves and several other gifts that were given out in a rally to patrons
who bought the event tickets via social media two weeks earlier.  All the gifts were in honor of the mood of Sallah
celebration. The raffle draw was conducted by gifted Master of Ceremony, MC
the dreadlock wearing gifted master of ceremony really brought
lots of enthusiasm and fun into the event as he dragged out some pretty ladies from
the crowd to pick the raffle tickets and call names of winners who made it.
Those who couldn’t make it to the event after purchasing their ticket lost
immediately as another name was called and asked  to come forward for the gift.  The gift presentation segment courtesy Nigerian
Breweries PLC
was fun-filled as many dignitaries were thoroughly
entertained.  Other organizations that
made it down to the venue are Talk-A-lot represented by Yinka and Gas Promotion
under the leadership of Mr. Ayo Odunsi.

9ice on stage

And the DC bar Babes shorn like
Northern Stars
all came looking trim, fresh and ready to serve all. They are called the DC
bar girls
who made sure the crowd of guests had their order delivered
in time without delay all night through. In the line of duty were Yemisi
Titilope Ajayi, Kehinde Yussuf, Chidiebere Akah, Ganiyat
Funmi Ajibade and Funke Jolaosho. They were all
dressed in the branded 9ice T-Shirt which was the official
uniform for the event. The Manager of the hotel, Mr. Anuoluwapo Loyinmi, a
marketing expert was overheard giving orders to the security men at the gate
not to allow his girls to move out of the premises as he wouldn’t tolerate
anyone ‘stealing’ them off duty for the night.

Ambassador Dayo Adeneye poses with a Moet Hennessy branded Pouch

Deejay Fremedy serenade emotions
was the man that turned the Jockey table for the night and he got everyone’s
mood jiving with joy and expectation as he reeled out both old and new school
music that soothes the mood of all. His name is Deejay Fremedy of 101.5
City fm
and presenter of the famous Hip-Hop Ride with K-Show
program on the station from Monday to Friday (8:30pm to Midnight). The Owoh,
Ondo state born sound maker with real name as Oluwafemi Oguns made sure
his hand never slacked as he raved his trade in between the show until the man
of the night 9ice took the stage at 12:15am.
Ghana Big Girl Seme Azumah storm
Nigeria for the launch
is a very good friend of Barrister (Mrs.) Caroline Adeneye
and on few occasions that this very beautiful Ghanaian lady has visited
Nigeria, it has always been at the behest of Mrs. Dayo Adeneye. Seme
was the cynosure of all eyes at the event courtesy of her
striking beautiful physique which made many Nigerian guys turns their head
tactically in her direction. She is one of the leading fashion designers in the
city of Accra. She arrived the venue 6pm of June 28th and didn’t
leave until she danced her waist off in the early hours of June 29th.
She left Nigeria with the first flight on Wednesday June 30th. All
through the event she didn’t leave the company of her friend, Yeye
Caroline Adeneye.
Mrs. Tola Akintola too….
is also a very good friend of Yeye Caroline Adeneye, Mrs. Tola
Akintola is the MD/CEO of Cloud 9 Outdoor Catering Services
in Lagos. This very beautiful light complexioned lady was in company of Caroline
and Seme Azumah until the event proper started around 10pm when Caroline
and her love, D-One  were seated on
their fancy seat at the right hand side of the bar.

9ice the Chief entertainer in his element

Meet the Chinko Comedians
there is one thing that characterized the launching of DC Suites and Bar Center,
it was the outpour of new entertainment acts from the Ajegunle, Mile 12, Ketu
and Ikorodu axis of Lagos that all throng in to give their best of creativity
for the success of the show. One of such acts is what fans and celebrities
later termed the “Chinko Comedians” made
up of Adiala Iyanu aka Chinko
and Gbenga
aka desktop. While Adiala Iyanu (Chinko) made his
presentations in Pidgin or broken English, Gbenga Ayodele aka Desktop
interpreted it in a very funny China (Chinko) tone which made many to laugh
their jaw off. The two who came on several intervals at the event really made
the show an interesting one. One if the big boys who really paid attention to
the Chinko Comedians was famous TV Buff and pal for life to D-One,
Ogungbe aka I-D-on-the Street. He not only
showered them with money but equally interjected in their stunts each time he
feels they hid something in their Chinese translation. It really seems to many
fans that ID Ogungbe himself, understand Chinese.

A fan give 9ice a close embrace on stage

And the big boys fell in one by one
is Lance
the actor that says “Knowledge is power, Community is
strength and positive attitude is everything” and this axiom can only define
one person perfectly, that is Otunba Dayo Adeneye aka D-One who was the biggest celebrity of
the night. At exactly 9:45pm, the big boys started trooping in with the likes
of TV buff, Idowu Ogungbe aka ID-on-the-street leading other very important
celebrities like Abass Ellams, the head honcho of Marketing, Sales and Research
Department of DAAR Communications Ltd, Dele
aka Baba Nee of Primetime
and his team member John Uklueleigbe.  Others are Los Angeles based Property big boy Abimbola
who travelled down to Nigeria for the event in company of his
younger brother Dayo Ogunmowo.  With them
came Sola
the producer of the Super Mum television series and
owner of Troy Event Center. Another big boy that was at the event was
AFRIMA (All African Music Awards) proprietor Kingsley James who stormed the
event in Adire attire.  They all made
their appearances as the crowd of celebrities kept swelling by the night.
The Steve Ayorinde club too.
The crowd of celebrities were still taking
their seats when former National Mirror Executive Director and Media big boy Steve
stormed the venue with lots of other friends like social media
expert Prince Yemi Aseperi, Mike Dada of PRM Africa, Ayo Shoaniya of R70 Records, London with big boy Adeniyi Adelaiye; all of
them took a strategic position at the upper arcade of the bar as their arrival
changed the mood of the event.

Amar Agada the Hennessy Man in the House

Why Kenny Ogungbe couldn’t make the
very big personality many fans of D-One expected to see at the venue
of the Hotel launch was D-One’s twin brother and business partner for life, Kenny
(Baba Keke) Ogungbe
. Immediately, ID Ogungbe stepped in, crowd of fans
who came to see not only 9ice but D-One
were anxious to see Keke but unknown to them Baba Keke was not in town.  According
to an unconfirmed report, the new GM of the Radio arm of DAAR Communications
PLC was out of town for a very important business on behalf of his organization
where he is instrumental to the creation of Faaji FM on Raypower
Although other reports has it that the World famous Baba
was a bit tired and maybe under the weather due to the stress of
creativity which he has brought to Raypower and which takes lots of his
time these days but another source close to the media giant who does not want
to be named told this blog that Baba Keke was simply out of town on
business deals. This blog later learnt that Keke had initially
planned to storm Mile 12 for D-One as this is not his first time
of doing so but his inability to do so on that day made him send in a
blackberry message wishing Otunba and Yeye Dayo and Caroline
a successful outing.