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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