Like the proverbial toad which does not hop around in the day time, Nigeria’s and Africa’s richest men are not regulars for events; so when in one night two or three gather in the name of jazz, you can be sure that they will cause a stir.
Nigerian and African multi-billionaires Femi Otedola and Aliko Dangote were present at the Runway Jazz fiesta which took place in Lagos on Friday, April 29. The astute businessmen, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and chairmen of conglomerates, gathered at the Eko Hotel and Suites, to unwind with some beautiful jazz music, at event hosted to celebrate the “International Jazz Day”. It was a pleasurable night, one which asides the first and second Nigerians to get on the Forbes list of dollar- denominated billionaires, also had in attendance Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe (senator representing Abia-south), Donald Duke (Ex-governor of Cross Rivers state) and a host of other distinguished members of the society. Below are some more photos from the Runway Jazz concert with a focus on the Forte Oil Plc chairman, Otedola alongside Dangote the richest man in Africa, and owner of the Dangote group and their friends.
Kirk Whalum, the Grammy award-winning jazz legend was the headliner for the Runway Jazz fiesta in which the harmonious melody of Jazz was fused with the beauty of fashion and culture, complemented with fine dinning. With amazing performances from Whalum, ex-governor Donal Duke, Omawunmi, Yinka Davies, Tosin Alao and Sweet Sound the host band, guests were treated to an out of this world experience. The even lived up to its billing, affirming the many things that has been said about Jazz, one of which includes the fact that the genre is much more than just music.