GET TO KNOW EVENTS GURU BABA EPEGA

Baba EpegaChairman of EMC3 London, Lagos, Boston: https://emc3.com/global-team/
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Who doesn’t love those “Get to Know you” Q and As? So making sure to thank one of our favourites The London Standard’s “My London”…for inspiring the Questions. We loved these below for starters…. and then posed similar questions to Events Guru Baba Epega.

Jamie Oliver’s : https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/my-london-jamie-oliver-a3473531.html

Patricia Arquette’s : https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/my-london-patricia-arquette-a4165821.html

Ralph Fiennes’s  : https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/my-london-ralph-fiennes-a4096986.html

BABA EPEGA’S BELOW !

Baba and Helen Epega

Where is home?

Where the heart is and that’s with my beautiful Helen and our little daughters. They travel with me when working either in London or Lagos so happy days !

What is your favourite fashion brand?

Julien MacDonald — image courtesy Ty Bello

Julien Macdonald, not just for his new menswear range but because of his style, vision and kindred spirit.

Who is your favourite Celebrity — Dead or Alive!?

The Greatest

Mmm…Celebrity is a tough one. Pretty middle of the road label. But in my interpretation it’s someone who has excelled in their arena of choice. So it’s a seconds out bout between Muhammed Ali & Ice T.

Baba and Ice T

Most romantic place in the world?

Without a doubt it is and was during our honeymoon on night-scuba diving off the coast of Maui in the Hawaiian islands under the stars in the Pacific Ocean.

What was the last play you saw?

Not so much a play but more of a Nigerian musical called Wakaa which was a whole heap of fun and colours.

What’s your earliest London memory?

Being freezing cold when I arrived as a little kid with my dear parents at our new Marble Arch flat in the late 70’s. Little did I know that I would later be heading to prep school at the age of 7!

Best meal you’ve eaten recently?

Suya

(Suya — Hausa Beef BBQ), hummus, tomatoes and olive oil at the Lagos Motor Boat Club

Favourite place in the world to travel to?

Ras Mohammad, National Park, Sharm el Sheik (even with the madness) to scuba.

Favourite Film?

Legendary Cult Movie — 100 Rifles

‘100 Rifles’ starring Jim Brown, Burt Reynold & Raquel Welch

Favourite Music?

DAFT PUNK

At the moment ….. Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories

Favourite BOOK?

At the moment….Muhammadu Buhari By Prof. John N Paden

Any favourite Holiday activities?

Lamborghini Super Trofeo Motorsports

What’s the most romantic thing someone’s done for you?

Baba’s parents Ben Epega and Ibby Adoki -Epega

My Father & Mother when conceiving me I suppose….

If you could buy any London or UK building, which would it be?

The Tower of London …..so much history and so many jewels.

What’s the best meal you’ve had — anywhere in the world?

London restaurants are pretty awesome but I have to admit a Turbot meal with a cocotte of mushrooms and paprika flavoured fries; with dear friends on the way back from a Wedding in Evian in the Summer Lodge at La Reserve Hotel by Lake Geneva tops the bill.

What are you up to right now?

Working on kick starting the automotive industrial revolution in West Africa with a Motorsports Racetrack & Leisure Park complex near Abeokuta, Ogun State in southern Nigeria.

All about the Ogun State Motor Sports Project

Where do you go to let your hair down?

If I had hair I would go to Albert Hall to be entertained as I believe this is the best coliseum in the world.

What do you collect?

Interestingly enough I have started collect remote control cars called Tamiyas again.

Earliest memory?

Wow, going back my earliest lasting memory is being kicked out of primary school in Nigeria and sent abroad to firstly prep School Holmewood House in Tunbridge Wells and then later to boarding school at The King’s School in Canterbury. All this resulted from when I threw a stone at my Headmistress’s office window because I thought she was most unjust after singling me out in school assembly for fidgeting!

Biggest extravagance?

2 double Weddings.

What would you do as Mayor for the day?

I would buy everyone a free 3 course meal.

Who is your favourite Royal?

In UK HRH Queen Elizabeth II of course but in Nigeria the HRH The Oba Idowu Oniru of Lagos

Best piece of advice you can give?

No such thing as LUCK; it Labour Under Correct Knowledge (L-U-C-K) that makes you a success.

What events do you have in the pipeline?

Dylan Jones at GTBank Fashion Weekend : https://fashionweekend.gtbank.com/about/

Excitingly enough  not too long ago we worked on the GTBANK FASHION WEEKEND EXTRAVAGANZA in Lagos, Nigeria (which we have worked on for a few years),  where we had international and continental designers including Julien MacDonald MBE and Tracey Reese on the Runway, as well as Masterclasses from new Vogue Publishing Director Vanessa Kingori OBE, Giles Deacon, Miss J Alexander & Vanessa de Luca to name but a few. The Editor of British GQ Dylan Jones has also taken part and spoken at the event.

Baba also featured on a CHANNEL 4 documentary  – watch below :

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PROFESSOR GREEN ANNOUNCES M.O.T.H. TOUR

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Monday 29th July 2019, London – Multi platinum-selling rapper, Professor Green, has announced his upcoming UK headline tour, theM.O.T.H. Tour.

Only a few months after fracturing his neck, Professor Green is full recovered and set to get back on stage and head out on tour again. This November will see him embark on his M.O.T.H. Tour in the U.K.

Encompassing eleven shows across eleven cities Professor Green’s M.O.T.H. Tour will kick off on 16th November at the O2 AcademyOxford and wrap up on 28th November at The Forum, London (see below for details on all dates). Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 2nd August, following the official O2 pre-sale starting at 10 am on Wednesday 31st July, and will be available to purchase here.

The announcement of Professor Green’s M.O.T.H. Tour comes hot on the heels of Professor Green releasing Matters of the Heart, the first track to be lifted from his forthcoming M.O.T.HEP, due for release in September 2019.  It follows last year’s Photographs ft. Rag’n’Bone Man, which highlighted a nationwide need for dialogue around grief and saw an overwhelming response on social media to the accompanying hashtag #wishthatitookmorephotographsofus.

Firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music, the Hackney born and raised rapper, Professor Green (aka Stephen Manderson), has notched up two Top 3 albums and over 3.5 million combined sales in the UK alone since starting out as a revered battle MC. All in addition to presenting six critically acclaimed documentaries (for the BBC and Channel 4), publishing his autobiography ‘Lucky’(which was a Times bestseller), continuing his ongoing work as Patron of anti-suicide charity CALM, and, most recently, becoming a regular columnist for newly launched men’s title, The Book of Man.

  

TICKETS FOR PROFESSOR GREEN’S NOVEMBER UK TOUR WILL GO ON SALE AT 10AM ON 2ND AUGUST (WITH PRE-SALES AVAILABLE FROM 10AM ON 31st JULY) AND WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE HERE:

http://gigst.rs/ProGreen

‘MATTERS OF THE HEART’ IS AVAILABLE ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS NOW:

https://orcd.co/mattersoftheheart

By Jayjay Epega & Fykaa Caan

Take a walk on the wild side…the animal print sneakers of dreams

By George Sullivan, CEO, The Sole Womens

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six months, you’ll know that animal print is EVERYWHERE this year.

From high-end to highstreet, sales have soared; ASOS reported a 223 percent increase in animal print sales from last year and Net-A-Porter has doubled its buy of leopard-print pieces since last season.

Feline spots were all over the autumn 19 catwalks too, suggesting there’s at least another season’s mileage left from this perennial trend.

It’s not just clothing getting a primal makeover either. George Sullivan gives the lowdown on the best animal print sneakers, to please even the fussiest of fashionistas this summer…

For the one who loves a ‘Classic’

The LBD-equivalent for those with a more classic style, the Adidas Continental 80 Black Panther are vintage-style trainers with a plush finish.

Putting a wild new spin on the classic indoor trainer, the premium pony hair adds a bit of fun to this traditional style

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For the one who loves value for money

Along with animal print, camouflage prints were also a massive hit this season, so imagine our excitement, when we discovered a pair of sneakers which combines both trends.

The Nike Air Force 1 Sage Low Premium Camo Orewood comes with a neutral silhouette and unique camo and animal print patterns throughout. A white midsole with foam gives the sneaker that cool, chunky look.

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For the trendsetter

We all know leopards aren’t the only animals you’ll see on safari. For those of you keen to carry the trend to another species, snake print is having its moment.

Look at this latest rendition from the Nike Air Max 98 Premium Animal Print range. Snake print and neon colours come together in a print explosion, fusing different colours against a clean, white base.

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For the one who doesn’t do subtle

For those who like a more statement pair of sneakers, look no further than the Adidas Sambrose Leopard Print.

Sporting an all over leopard print, the 3-Stripe brand has introduced a soft touch, furry texture to this classic shoe. The exaggerated sole gives you a boost and some added height.

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For the retro fan

Who doesn’t like a pair of hi-tops for a retro nineties’ vibe?

Enter the Converse All Star Hi Egret Snake, a remixed version of its classic sneaker.

Fashioned from the usual durable canvas material, you can bet this sneaker will make you the envy of all your friends while keeping your feet comfortable all day long.

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Fykaa Caan

Fashion, Lifestyle and Current Affairs Editor Hollywood London Magazine