In a continuation of its annual tradition of celebrating the yuletide, Ikoyi Club 1938 has lit up for Christmas.
Performing the ritual, the club’s Chairman, Babatunde Akinleye, switched on the Christmas lights at about 7:20pm on Friday at the club’s lawn in Ikoyi, Lagos to commence its Year-End Fiesta 2017.
The line-up of activities include an ‘International Nite’ on Friday, December 8, where Juju music maestro King Sunny Ade and Omawumi will play on the same stage, the children’s Christmas party on Sunday, December 17, X-mas Dance with a DJ/Live Band on Friday, December 22 and a Christmas carol by a choir on Sunday, December 24.
Other events are the Chairman/Staff Party, New Year Bash/Turn Up which takes place on Thursday, December 28 and Friday, December 29 respectively.
And in recognition of the role of veterans of the Ikoyi Club 1938, an Elders’ Day Party on January 5, 2018 will honour them while the ‘Christmas Light Switching Off’ takes place on Monday, January 8, 2018 to bring the fiesta to an end.
Speaking to The Nation, the club’s GM/CEO, Tunde Orungbeja, said that this year, the club planned more activities to cater for ‘different demographics’ of its members than previous years.
“We’re trying to have everybody enjoy the festive period also by intermingling,” he said.
“So, this year, we’ve tried to bring about a fusion of both the old and the young, the middle-aged and everybody through the activities.”
Present at the event were Mr Sunday Wusu (Badminton Chairman), Mr Kenneth Ufere (Other Games Chairman), Miss Mary Orubo (Entertainment Committee) and Mr Tunji Tiamiyu (Entertainment Committee) and other members and guests of the club while TSoul Band provided live music.