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THE CLUB G100 WING ANNOUNCES YETTY OGUNNUBI AS NIGERIA COUNTRY CHAIR ON BRAND CREATION AND MARKETING 

An eminent and empowered group of top 100 powerful women leaders in the world with a vision for the future, including Nobel Laureates, former Heads of State, Ministers, Businesswomen, Philanthropists, Investors, Entrepreneurs, Corporate and Community Leaders – The Club G100 – have announced Yetty Ogunnubi as the Nigeria Country Chair on Brand Creation and Marketing, on Tuesday 21st June 2022.

The G100 Club is a league of luminaries, all joined in a pact of purpose to create massive opportunities for women worldwide.

Welcomed by the Founder, Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai, she reiterated the vision of the club which is to create an equal, progressive & inclusive environment for women worldwide, while aiming to provide the thought leadership on what needs to be done for inclusivity, safety, economic & social empowerment of women globally, addressing genders gaps and achieving gender parity within this decade. 

The newly appointed Chair, Yetty Ogunnubi expressed her commitment to continuing to create opportunities for women and being a Champion for Women through notable contributions to society. 


 ABOUT THE G100

The G100 club is under the auspices of our sisterhood platform ALL Ladies League (ALL) that has chapters/circles of sisterhood worldwide, and the collective strength of 250,000 women connected across all our platforms that also include, the global conference platform, Women Economic Forum (WEF); the e-commerce platform, SHEconomy; and the policies platform, Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI).

G100 is supported by The Denim Club: Group of 100 He-for-She Champions globally, comprising leaders and luminaries from the business, corporate and political domains, each leading a sector of influence and having their companies and institutions in support of gender parity and equality. They will advocate for gender equity and balance, mitigate barriers to women’s leadership, commit to women’s greater C-suite representation, and fuel funding for female founders. 


 ABOUT YETTY OGUNNUBI

Yetty Oyinlola Ogunnubi, fondly called ‘Yetty’, is the lead publicist at The YD Company. With over 19 years of experience in the public relations (PR) and brand management space, she is a leading professional in the fashion, arts, hospitality, and corporate affairs industries with experiences spanning PR, marketing, creative image branding, and project and event management. Over the years, Yetty has managed publicity projects for SMEs, corporate businesses, and governments, and has led fashion and corporate exhibitions, creative events, and press conferences, as well as promoted emerging and established brands.

She is passionate about mentoring youths and young aspiring professionals in both the fashion and corporate worlds through The YD Foundation. With her wealth of experience and knowledge, Yetty believes in inspiring and impacting others to succeed in their endeavors. 

Yetty is an alumna and a mentor of the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) program, a U.S. Government empowerment initiative.

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THE ELOY FOUNDATION BUSINESS SHOWER – CALL FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS

Did you know that the survival and growth of your business are critical to the economic development of your home, community, and Nigeria? You might think you are running it to provide for your family, but you are in one way adding value to the country, creating jobs and building families. 

It’s time to take action to grow your business. 

The ELOY Foundation Business Shower is a one-stop-shop for all you need to know about starting and running your business. The team of experts will offer training, mentorship, advice, and much more to ensure that you are successful in your venture. 

During the event, participants will get a welcome goody bag and refreshments. 

To qualify for the ELOY Business grant and or the single-digit loan from FirstBank, send your video pitch (max 2mins) talking about your business and why you need the money. Send the link to download the video along with your business plan to eloyf@exquisitemag.com. The video can be sent via WeTransfer.com or uploaded onto Google Docs.

There are gifts for all business owners and special gifts for people who come with their tribe of 5 business owners or more. It is time to support one another to grow. 

Reserve your spot if you haven’t already. You can also share the registration link with your friends in business. Once registered, more information will be sent to you.

The ELOY Foundation team is looking forward to working with you to grow your business. 

Do not hesitate to contact us via email at eloy@exquisitemag.com if more information is required.

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THE LUXURY NETWORK NIGERIA HOSTS A MEMBERS’ NETWORKING FORUM

The Luxury Network Nigeria, a private membership club for luxury business owners and enthusiasts in Nigeria, hosted their first members’ networking forum for the year on the theme, “The Future of Luxury in Nigeria,” on Thursday 9th of June 2022 at the ultramodern Affinity Art Gallery, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The exclusive event, which was the organization’s initiative to bring members together, celebrate strategic partnerships already being formed within the network, and promote the need to continue creating unique partnerships, was hosted by Ms. Bukky George-Taylor—the Director of Strategic Partnerships, The Luxury Network Nigeria and the CEO of Robert Taylor Media. The event commenced with a welcome introduction by Mr. Samuel Abiola-Jacobs—the Managing Director, The Luxury Network Nigeria, after which the host facilitated an open discussion on The Future of Luxury in Nigeria.

Emphasizing the importance of such members’ networking event, Mr. Samuel Abiola-Jacobs said, “One of the core benefits of The Luxury Network’s membership is to give active members the opportunity to regularly connect with other like-minded luxury brand directors, as well as attend pre-arranged meetings to present and discuss new business development ideas. We are glad to have hosted this event to help us establish that the future of luxury in Nigeria is actually hinged on creating unique partnerships and collaboration that will raise the prestige and awareness of our brands while birthing new ideas for an evolving industry.”

Guests who attended the networking event included Mr. Teka Jibril—the Regional Director (Africa) of RIF Trust, Mr. Abasam Onyia—the Director of Business Development of SANTIS by Paelon, Ms. Wumi Jubril—the CEO of SRS Collection, Mr. Eddie Madaki—the Meta Luxury Manager of William Grant Nigeria, Mrs. Oyetola Okusanya—the CEO of C&C Luxury, Mrs. Moni Aisida—the Gallery Manager of Affinity Art Gallery, Ms. Yetty Ogunnubi—the CEO of The YD Company, among other distinguished members and partners of the affinity group. 

Guests were welcomed to a luxury cocktail reception courtesy of The Balvenie, and were satiated with exquisite canapes as they feasted their eyes on an amazing array of artworks that beautified the room.  

For more information, please visit www.theluxurynetwork.ng
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GLENFIDDICH JOINS THE LUXURY NETWORK NIGERIA AS A NEW MEMBER

The Luxury Network Nigeria, Nigeria’s leading luxury affinity marketing and business networking group, welcomes one of the world’s foremost premium whiskey brands, Glenfiddich, as a member joining several other prestigious Nigerian luxury brands that have benefitted from the affinity group’s partnerships, collaboration, and support.

Glenfiddich, a family-owned distillery produced by William Grant & Sons and known for the most opulent variety of Scotch whiskies and other world-famous, award-winning brands of spirits marketed in about 180 countries worldwide, is one of the world’s first single malt brands.

The premium whisky brand is recognized for its age-designated variants. Some of the most popular ranges of whiskies include its core range; Glenfiddich 12-Year Old, Glenfiddich 15-Year Old, and Glenfiddich 18-Year Old. For the Luxury category, it starts with Glenfiddich 21 Years Gran Reserva, Glenfiddich 23-Year Old Grand Cru, and Glenfiddich 26-Year Old Grande Couronne. For true whisky connoisseurs and collectors, Glenfiddich 30, 40, and 50-Year Old ranges are rare and treasured liquids usually released as limited editions.

We’re very happy to invite Glenfiddich to be part of The Luxury Network family and also look forward to the incredible opportunities and fulfillment of the needs we are able to jointly satisfy especially for smooth single malt enthusiasts in Nigeria“, Mr. Samuel Abiola-Jacobs, Managing Director of The Luxury Network Nigeria, said in a welcome address to Glenfiddich.

For more information, visit https://www.glenfiddich.com/

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IG – @glenfiddich_ng

Twitter – Glenfiddich Whiskey


About The Luxury Network Nigeria

The Luxury Network International is the world’s leading private Business Club for luxury brands, high-end businesses, and premium service providers, with offices across Europe, Australia, Asia, the Middle East, America, and Africa. The goal is simply to create unique partnerships that give the members increased access to new business opportunities and greater market reach. Over the past 15 years, The Luxury Network has had extensive experience working with the most prestigious brands including Aston Martin, Bang & Olufsen, Barclays Wealth, Bulgari, Cartier, Ferrari, Gucci, Jaguar, Kempinski Hotels, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Porsche, Ralph Lauren, Rolls Royce, Sunseeker Yachts, Tiffany & Co., and more.

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INTRODUCING THE SRS COLLECTION – The next wave in luxury waterfront living…

The SRS Collection is a luxury, health, and wellness hospitality group specialized in the art of curating Wellness and Lifestyle Escapes for the Business Traveler and Leisure Seeker. The group boasts of 3 stunning properties in the heart of Lagos. 

The SRS Collection brand is synonymous with scenic views, tasteful luxury, design sophistication, and service quality. Imagine a home-away-from-home not only defined by sophisticated style and luxurious finishes but equipped to deliver premium 5-star services and experiences that make a statement. Their spaces are an eclectic mix of modern, bold aesthetics and minimalistic design. SRS Collection is the perfect lifestyle escape.

THE COLLECTION

The Seattle Residences and Spa

Elegantly Furnished Apartments with an Open and Light-Filled Living Area, Dining Room, Fully Fitted Top of the Line Kitchen, Luxury En-suite Bedrooms, and a Breathtaking Terrace Overlooking the Lagos Skyline. The Seattle Residences and Spa is located in the heart of Lagos, Victoria Island, and features 16 units of 3 bedrooms apartments, 4 penthouses, a 24- hour fine-dining Restaurant, and a Spa. In addition to this, the property has premium Technogym facilities with a beautiful swimming pool.


ClayHall by SRS

Clayhall by SRS is a luxury serviced property located in the heart of Lagos, Ikoyi. 

Clayhall is a tastefully furnished 3-room suite, it is a perfect blend of modern architecture, indulgent home comforts with state-of-the-art appliances, and breathtaking views. 

It also has a 24-hour contact center, dedicated butler service where required, a well-equipped fitness center, and world-class amenities. Looking for the perfect home-away-from-home experience, Clayhall is a good fit. 

Some of the amazing features of Clayhall by SRS; are 5 units of 3 bedroom suites, uninterrupted power, concierge service, a pool, and a fully equipped gym.


Pier Harbour by SRS

Pier Harbour by SRS is a stunning property in one of the coziest parts of Lagos. It has a stunning waterfront. The property has beautifully furnished 3 bedroom suites with a Penthouse and well-manicured greenery. This property is one of the newest additions to the SRS Collection Group.

Visit Pier Harbour and experience the best in personalized lifestyle and wellness in this tastefully designed space, it is an actual Home-Away-from-Home.

Some of the exciting features include; 12 units of 3 Room Suites, Concierge Service, a fully equipped gym, WiFi, and laundry services.


The Goodlife Restaurant

The Goodlife restaurant is a member of the SRS Collection.

An upscale restaurant redefining fine dining with a beautiful waterfront. It is a perfect place to host any occasion. With a delicately curated menu of specially prepared food, varieties of cocktails, and a good atmosphere. 

The Goodlife restaurant is a great place to create memorable Chef’s Table and Food Tasting experiences for groups looking to have something different from the usual.


The Luxe Escape

SRS Collection is known for the Luxe Escapes that we provide to our clients. Our properties are known for hosting lifestyle events and memorable celebrations, from corporate conferences to casual gatherings.

Whether you are looking to host a corporate event or plan to host the most amazing moments from a bold bridal shower to a stress-free wedding day, the Luxe Escape is designed to set the tone for every occasion and inspire your finest moments. 

Your next event deserves a venue that exudes glamour and sophistication.

Need we say more? Be sure to book any of the offers from the SRS collection. 

Stay connected by following – @the.srs.collection, @theseattleresidencesandspa & @thegoodlifebysrs on Instagram.

For more inquiries, please contact; reservations@theseattleresidences.com or lifestyle@theseattleresidences.com or call +234 902 007 7771

Visit the apartments at 

Seattle Residences and Spa: 12A, Walter Carrington, Victoria Island, Lagos

ClayHall by SRS: 5A, Temple Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

Pier Harbour by SRS: 14A, AJ Marinho Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos

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Lagos Leather Fair: Two Thousand Key Stakeholders Converged to Promote the Nigerian Leather Sector

To further drive growth within the Nigerian leather sector whilst also educating and creating maximum visibility for leading leather players across Africa, key stakeholders spread across Sub-Saharan Africa gathered at the just concluded Lagos Leather Fair (LLF) 5 to discuss the road map to the future of the leather industry.

The 2-day event which sought to reiterate the potential economic impact of the leather sector on the Nigerian economy had in attendance over 2000 key stakeholders including the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr. Adeniyi Adebayo, Ex-Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, and members from several Federal Ministries, Bank of Industry, Trade bodies, financial institutions, Leather designers, players in the leather ecosystem as well as local and international investors.

Speaking at the fair, the Convener of the Lagos Leather Fair, Femi Olayebi, expressed her delight about the large gathering and the quality of conversations had at the fair. She said “It has been a delight for us to once again hold a physical edition of Lagos Leather Fair, and we are extremely pleased with the success recorded. The crowds poured in across the two-day event in droves, and it is a testament to the value that the finished leather goods sector has for the wider industry if properly harnessed. For five years now, we have constantly provided a platform for leather and lifestyle enthusiasts and industry players to come together, to enhance visibility for the industry, whilst also championing conversations on how to move the industry forward. And this year, despite the impact of the pandemic, we have seen that industry players have continues to hone their craftsmanship, their skills, and their innovation, in order to drive the shift that we need to make the industry’s potential a reality. we are glad to have created this platform to showcase some of the country’s wins and economic prosperity. Some exhibitors who have been with us from the very first edition have now metamorphosed into international phenomenons, driving a positive Made-in-Nigeria narrative on the global stage.”

Speaking further, she also said, “As we round up year five with much excitement and optimism, the work continues — we are determined to continue to seek out ways to pull all the necessary thought leaders, policymakers, and key players together to keep changing the narrative and advancing the necessary conversations.”

Also speaking at the event, the Minister of Industry, Trade, and InvestmentMr. Adeniyi Adebayo said “We are proud of the good works of Lagos Leather Fair over the past 5 years, they have created a solid platform where everyone within the leather ecosystem can meet up and hold conversations on how to move the industry forward. The result of this has become very visible with the growing attention gained by the industry and increased collaboration amongst players. For us as a ministry, we will continuously drive support till the potential of the leather industry is fully harnessed in Nigeria.

The fair also featured masterclass conversations that addressed the challenges of cross-border payments for SMEs, the role of the AFCFTA in aiding intra-African, and ways to enhance growth for businesses within the leather industry. Speakers were drawn from all sectors of the economy across finance, policy, manufacturing, and consultancy.

With the massive potential hidden within the hide and skin manufacturing sector and its impact on Nigeria’s economy, the Lagos Leather Fair has continued to lead the conversation aimed at changing the narrative within the industry across Nigeria and Africa at large.



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 Olori Boye-Ajayi Emerges Women4Africa “International Woman of the Year”

Award-winning gender development leader and trade export expert, Olori Boye-Ajayi won the ‘International Woman of the Year’ award category at the recently held 8th edition of the Women4Africa UK award ceremony.

The event was held on the 14th of  May 2022 at The Leonard Hotel, St. Pauls, London in association with Brand South Africa. The award categories, some of which included Women in Technology, Women in Law, Mother of the Year, Career Woman, Woman in Healthcare, Humanitarian of the Year, and Businesswoman of the year, were judged by a group of independent judges through a scoring system.

The Women4Africa UK initiative is a pan-African platform created to spotlight and celebrate African women at their best while being an all-inclusive African awards ceremony to showcase living examples of women who have achieved across different areas. Co-Founder of the Women4Africa platform, Sam Onigbanjo said “Across the world, African women are doing great things and breaking ground in every field of endeavour. Our job is simple, to continue to celebrate our own and tell our stories”.

Olori Boye-Ajayi expressed her utmost appreciation and commits to continuously empowering and opening doors of global opportunities for women in business through all the work that she does.

In 2021, she was listed as one of the ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women in Africa’ by LeadingLadies Africa. Olori is also a nominee for the international fellowship program – theInternational Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), an exchange program by the U.S State Department for Women in Business. She is a recipient of the Entrepreneur Africa Awards for the ‘Outstanding Female Entrepreneur of the Year’, and ‘Leader and Mentor’, recognition by theUS Consulate Public Affairs office, amongst many other

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INTRODUCING GOUDAR NIGERIA – GOUDAR CHOCOLATE RE-ENTERS NIGERIA

Milk chocolate flavour of Goudar chocolate

Born out of love and family, Goudar Chocolate is a manufacturer of premium quality chocolates, offering an exciting variety of products and flavors. The brand comes from a traditional Lebanese family’s passion for bringing people together.

Made from the finest Belgian chocolate, the 10-year-old chocolate brand is being sold to several shops in Lebanon and exported to Dubai and now, Nigeria. Goudar chocolate has the vision to become a widely-recognized and highly sought-after brand of premium chocolate that presents confectionery lovers with a whole new realm of delectable flavors and unique addition that enriches the offering of hospitality providers.

Since its inception, providing the “Taste of Art” has been a watchword, while innovating and investing in the finest ingredients, the most knowledgeable chocolate connoisseurs, and modern machinery, to remain at the forefront of the art and science of ‘chocolate making’.

Goudar chocolate has now re-entered the Nigerian market after a hiatus of rebranding and tailor-making the Nigerian consumers’ needs.

Chocolates are available for wholesale and retail orders via the Instagram page, by calling – +2348181119998, +234 817 946 1935, or by email – goudarnig@gmail.com

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The Big Bang of the Lagos Leather Fair 5th Anniversary

There were thunderstorms, and the heavens opened with a downpour but that did not hinder the arrival of leather enthusiasts, fashion lovers, and fun-seekers at the Balmoral Convention Center of the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island the venue of the 5th Edition of the Lagos Leather Fair. One can very well say that the leather industry is an extreme sport therefore, a little rainfall wouldn’t daunt all that had been planned out for the local and international community. That’s how the day commenced.

Nigerians, or would it be better to say Africans, do have a magnificent taste when it comes to style, fashion, and creativity because, at the Lagos Leather Fair, one could swim in a sea of leather products and services that soothe different wants, needs, and style. It was a taste of leathery goodness with non-stop engaging activities at every nook and cranny of the fairground.

One activity that stood out was the conversations during the masterclasses. The first session for the day had the topic titled “The Journey Ahead for Intra-African Trade — Spotlight on Creatives and the AfCFTA” which focused on the role of the AfCFTA in aiding intra-African trade for SMEs and how brands can benefit from it. The panelists included representatives from the Trade Policy and Business Environment, Banks, Insurance, E-Commerce, and Consultancy firms.

Navigating the Challenges of Payment Gateways: What’s the way out for SMEs? and Achieving Social Impact in the Creative Space — Doing Good while Doing Business were leading conversations during the master classes. These discussions addressed the issues of cross-border payments faced by SMEs and the need to employ digital payments to ease cross-border transactions. The conversations also showcased the importance of businesses to contribute to the socio-economic growth of society. Speakers were able to share insights on ways that businesses can drive social change and impact.

The day was indeed more interesting than envisaged and all who were in attendance found it worth every second of their time. The air was cool, exhibitors were on their ‘A-game’, food vendors had the grills firing up non-stop, DJ supplied back-to-back tunes and the host was truly the best salesman. Visitors were entertained and booths were filled up. Questions were answered, knowledge was exchanged, and new relationships were born. It was a completely fun learning day.

Day 2 camealive by 10 am on Sunday the 12th of June. It was the last and final day. The venue was the Balmoral Convention Center at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island. There is no better way to celebrate Democracy Day than with friends, family, and loved ones at the Lagos Leather Fair to get an unforgettable leathery experience.



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The Lagos Leather Fair Came Out Five Time Better!

The most anticipated and the biggest Leather Fair in West Africa had an extremely exciting opening than imagined. The 5th Lagos Leather Fair was officially opened amidst a soiree of the crème de la crème of the leather ecosystem. It was an evening of cocktails, small talks, and great meetups one that truly would not be forgotten in a hurry.

The evening of Friday the 10th of June, at Balmoral Convention Center of The Federal Palace Hotel, was filled with color, glamour, and leathery excitement as guests walked in, exhibitors prepared, caterers plated and servers moved around with trays that were filled, and refilled.

As an international event, one that aims to seat amongst the likes of Le CUIR a Paris, ASAF in Istanbul, and LINEAPELLE in Italy, the grand opening of the 5th Lagos Leather Fair had in attendance key players within the leather ecosystem from the private and public sectors, the international players as well as the media. The event which began with a welcome remark from its Convener and Founder, Mrs. Femi Olayebi, witnessed speeches from its sponsors which includes Bank of Industry (BOI), Leadway Assurance, Providus Bank, and of course the Federal Ministry of Trade Investment.

The launch of a documentary that captured the essence of the Lagos Leather Fair formed part of the events for the evening. This paved the way for the official opening of the 5th edition of the Lagos Leather Fair where guests and dignitaries enjoyed the pleasure of being the first to tour the exhibition ground, interact with the exhibitors at their booths and experience the bliss of all the leathery that lay within.

The opening set the ball for window shopping, picture taking, video making, and of course buying beautifully made Nigerian leather products. The exhibitors ranged from designers of bags and purses to manufacturers of shoe belts and books, to retailers of accessories, and even providers of leather product maintaining and refurbishing services.

Finally, the Lagos Leather Fair has opened its doors to all leather enthusiasts, fashion lovers, and fun-seekers to share in the bliss of its 5th anniversary. You will be awed by the beauty of Made in Nigerian Leather products when you find your way to the Balmoral Convention Center of the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island on Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of June. Listen to the conversations, partake in the leather experience, enjoy the boot camps, watch the live atelier session, see the runway show and experience the pure joy of being around beauty and creativity. Need I say more……

See you there.