It was a show of style and class as the cream of our Community gathered from all over the United States and beyond for the LIFE AND TIMES MAGAZINE 3rd Annual Fiesta which was held at the Holiday Inn Torrance California on Saturday September 7, 2013. As he welcomed the guests, the Publisher/CEO of Life and Times Magazine, Chike Nweke shared that this fiesta which has come to be anticipated annually in our community is aimed at celebrating the achievements of our people, telling our story from our own perspective and showcasing the abundant talents in music, fashion design, arts etc that exist within our community.
This year’s award recipients were: (1) Dr. Ukeje Agu- Community Service Award, (2) Dr. Mal Fobi- Professional Excellence award (3) Attorney Ademola Okusanya- Ugo Anakwenze Community Service award (4) Mr. Halilu Haruna- Entrepreneurial Award (5) Dr. Solo Egbuho- Entertainer of the year award and (6) Ms. Chinua Ezeonu- who bagged the Bayo Okunubi Memorial Youth Award.
The night was also full of entertainment as the evening opened with songs by soloist Yetunde Falade and R and B Singer Sabastine Deboyed. There was also a fashion runway show by Sumahrie Designs, Mocolate fashion House , The Fashion house of Christina Lowanga and Addictive Closet Shoes by Lola Taylor… A raffle was drawn sponsored by Arik Air for a chance to win two free roundtrip airplane tickets New York-Lagos won by Chief Dr. Ifesinachi Ugwuonye with two consolation prizes of $100 Target gift card won by Chief Sunday Agude and $50 Wal-Mart gift card won by Azare Haruna.
After the formal dinner and ceremonies, guests danced into the wee hours of the morning with music supplied by DJ LENTINI…
Following is a photo essay of this great event.