Whether it’s in the elegant confines of a luxury hotel, the cultural embrace of a cultural centre, or the maritime allure of a yacht club, Lagos offers the perfect platforms to meet entrepreneurs and billionaire business moguls.
This bustling economic hub of Nigeria is a city where dreams of meeting business tycoons are turned into reality and fortunes are made.
Among the titans of industry who call Lagos home are Tony Elumelu and Aliko Dangote, two of Africa’s most prominent billionaire businessmen.
If you’re eager to breathe the same air and perhaps gain some entrepreneurial inspiration, here are some hotspots in Lagos where you might just rub shoulders with these iconic figures.
Eko Hotel and Suites
Situated on Victoria Island, Eko Hotel and Suites is a nucleus for business activities and networking events.
This luxury hotel hosts a plethora of business conferences, seminars, and high-profile gatherings where industry leaders, including Tony Elumelu and Aliko Dangote, are often seen.
For example, Mike Adenuga had in 2022 hosted its top trade partners for a gala and appreciation night at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos.
The bustling atmosphere provides ample opportunities to meet and engage with these business tycoons.
The Wheatbaker Hotel
The Wheatbaker Hotel, another gem in Victoria Island, is a favourite haunt of Lagos’ affluent and influential.
This luxurious five-star hotel boasts an elegant ambience conducive to important business discussions and high-profile meetings.
It’s not uncommon to spot prominent figures like Tony Elumelu casually networking or having business discussions over coffee here. Dangote was honoured as the 2015 Man of the Year at Wheatbaker Hotel.
Terra Kulture, located in Victoria Island, is a cultural hub that attracts not only artists and art enthusiasts but also business moguls with a taste for Nigerian culture.
Tony Elumelu, a known art lover, has been associated with Terra Kulture, making appearances at art exhibitions and cultural events. It’s a place where art, culture, and business seamlessly blend.
Also, Femi Otedola was also sighted at Terra Kulture when he celebrated his first daughter, Tolani, in a High-octane Musical showcase.
Lagos Yacht Club
For a different kind of networking experience, the Lagos Yacht Club offers a maritime backdrop where influential personalities, including Aliko Dangote, often gather.
This prestigious club is a hub for those who share a passion for yachting and waterside discussions, providing a unique platform to interact with business magnates in a more relaxed setting.
The Civic Center, located on Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue in Victoria Island, is a premier event venue in Lagos.
It hosts a wide array of events, from business conferences to fashion shows and galas.
This versatile space provides an ideal setting to meet and greet business leaders like Tony Elumelu, who frequently attend or speak at various events held here.
Last year, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, hosted dignitaries like Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu; Chairman of Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, Dr Aderemi Makanjuola; Founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, Dr Atedo Peterside, and the Founder, Silverbird Group, Ben Murray-Bruce at a Business Summit held at the Civic Centre, Lagos.
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