Respected creative resource, entrepreneur and talent manager, Efe Omorogbe hosted a select group of friends and colleagues on the 3rd edition of the exquisite music listening experience tagged Connoisseur Cruise on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Lekki Leisure Lake, Lagos.
The concept behind the event is an informal gathering of music minds, music connoisseurs, creative minds & music executives with the primary aim of giving them a platform to relax away from their busy schedule & indulge their passion for beautiful music without being passionate professionals.
Veteran creative Elvina Ibru curated the play list around the theme SONGS OF FREEDOM and treated guests to a nostalgic list of songs amidst, food, laughter & memories. Guests in attendance included Lami Phillips, Padita Agu, Frederick Leonard, Ikhane Akighe, Nwanne Okafor, Rhiemen Omorogbe, Tomirin Falana, Lucy Edet, Victoria Nkong and several others. Efe Omorogbe later served guests to his own playlist which he describes as “higher than the heavens”
The 2nd edition featured a multi-genre/generational cruise through some of the most beautiful music from Nigeria over the last 60 years laced with insightful convo and witty banter. The event was broadcast live on Pop Central TV and IG Live.
at the 2nd edition which was tagged the Independence Edition included Padita Agu, Yibo Koko, Sunny Neji, Timi Dakolo, Helen Abutu, Tony Green, Toyin Roy, Toun Banjo and Andre Blaze.
The first edition hosted at CCX, Lagos had Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, Lucy Edet, BukiHq, Okechukwu Izeogu, Loos Kaynon, Nwanne Okafor, Ikhane Akhigbe, Paul Okeugo, Toyin Roy and Victoria Nkong among others in attendance.
“I’ve been talking about doing this for a while”, quips Omorogbe. Particularly with my friend, BukiHq since when she was at Classic FM. The music gets to become too much work at some point and Connoisseur Cruise is a deliberate attempt to flip that script, open up time and simply immerse ourselves in the magic of mind blowing music.”
Efe elaborates further, “It’s a convergence of music minds basically. The playlist is curated by the host/co-host and the guest list is made of people who are known to have intense love for the music (genre, sub-genre, era or artiste). People who have no qualms about expressing it. It’s so far been utterly fun and relaxing.”
Besides his impressive work as writer, talent manager and music executive, Efe Omorogbe has over the years, executive-produced event properties like Star Music: The Trek, Jos Chillin’ Mega Fiesta, Eargasm, 2face: Fortyfied, Str8-Up Hip-hop, Campus Connect, Rhythm Riot Tour and Buckwyld ‘n’ Breathless; the game-changing concert brand marking 10 years this October via a television special scheduled to run on Pop Central, Nigezie and HipTv.