By Demola Balogun
All roads led to the prestigious Executive Spot, Glover Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on Wednesday July 5 as popular Nollywood star, Saidi Balogun, celebrated his golden jubilee.
The chief executive of the brand new hospitality haven, Hajia Ramat Lawal, hosted the star-studded night of entertainment, live music and dance. She bawled everyone over with her infectious candour and charisma.
The “Smiling to Success” themed exclusive banquet had spectacular corporate panache of black & white lounge suit and evening gown as dress codes for the celebrities who defied the heavy downpour to grace the occasion.
Saidi Balogun and his guests expressed great admiration for the humility, posh and philanthropic gesture of Hajia Ramat, as they relished the sumptuous cuisine and classy hospitality treat. The urbane hospitality icon and tourism administrator, who despite the current economic distress decided to give out the Executive Hall on a complementary basis, kept everyone pouring accolades about her gracious charity and ingenious corporate responsibility.
Ramat’s presence at the party ignited passion and enchantment from people who know her well as a modern heroine, elegant workhorse and connoisseur. With comfort, style and luxury implied in “paradise on earth” as her niche to depict the Executive Spot’s strong marketing orientation, Hajia Ramat explained that she felt highly honoured to host Saidi Balogun and other Nollywood stars to a sumptuous golden jubilee banquet.
Public Relations Manager, Abraham Jackson, said the shindig provided the management a great opportunity to share brighter moments with top actors and actresses “whose works endear us to host and support Saidi Balogun 50th birthday party at the Executive Spot. It is a clear indication of our mutual relationship with celebrities and Nollywood stars geared towards the promotion of tourism, entertainment and culture.”