I've always considered the man, SEGUN ARINZE, an amazing Super Talent, because he represents a true ARTISTE through and through and has stayed relevant in the Entertainment industry since the moment he sang alongside Ese Agese, at the National Theatre for the Nigerian Music Awards in 1989. Of course, a lot of people don't know that Segun Arinze Aina started his career as a SINGER before venturing on a lifelong romance with the camera in what has become a major part of his creative achievements today.
As a MULTIPLE Award-winning Actor, a seasoned Art Administrator, a talented Singer, an electrifying Voice-over Artiste whose voice has become the SIGNATURE tune for some of Nigeria's biggest and most powerful BRANDS and unquestionably an Elder Nollywood Statesman! It is no surprise to me, that the Administrative staffers of The De-santos Hotel lead by the General Manager, Mr Remi Ajibade gave Segun a GRAND reception and celebrated him.... because he has earned his place in the STARS. He has thrilled us on screen and titillated us with his voice, blessed us with his generous mind and INSPIRED us with his talent.
I felt very honoured HOSTING and welcoming the great recipient of the ICONIC Award for October 2014 because I personally consider it a great feat for one to be respected as an Icon in one's country. And the fact that the T-Lounge recognises the CREATIVE industry, my industry, warms my heart greatly because there is no Hospitality without Entertainment.
The Night started with the Admin receiving him, a brief meeting at the conference room, a grand tour of the facilities and a special dinner buffet before the RED CARPET interviews and the main show with performances from numerous Musical artistes and Comedians. The HIGH point of the night was having Segun Arinze SERENADE the guests and perform with the live BAND in an amazing out pour of applause and his acceptance speech as he humbly received his award.
Congratulations to the new ICON. He absolutely deserved to be CELEBRATED. To see pictures from the event visit @niteoficons on Twitter.
Have A Magnificent Monday Lovelies! Kisses.