You’ve had your share of hits and flops. Of which of your parties are you proudest of? Successes and Failures are part of our business, and any business really. But the event I’m proudest of is our yearly collaboration with the Wharton School of Business during their African Business Conference because it brings together the brightest and most innovative of our kind and gives them an avenue to kick back and have fun
What is the best way to settle a dispute with a gentleman who crosses you at your event? Haha. We cater to what we consider the African Elite so very rarely do we have disputes at Royalty Lifestyle Events. But when they do happen, calm headed conversations are always the best way to go.
When you’re out in a club, do real men ever dance? Well it depends on who you ask. The two step is safe. I like the two step. (laughs)
How does one secure the best table in a club? They call me! (laughs) The best table in the club is one with the most drinks on it and where the folks around it are having the most fun. Doesn’t matter if its in the back of the club/lounge or at the very center. Actually, in a matter of months we will be rolling out Royalty Lifestyle Concierge that will in essence give you access to the hottest spots in New York City, any night of the week and will come with a personal concierge to make sure you are partying like Royalty.
You are one of the top ten best dressed Africans, what is your secret? Why, thank you for the kind words. Simplicity is key really. With a dash of color of course – your pocket square, tie, or shoes are subtle ways to express yourself
When dating fails, what’s the best way to pick up a girl in the club? Haha! NEVER Pick up a girl at a club! It’s like going shopping for pets at a zoo.
Do you believe in enjoying the spotlight while it’s hot? Is there any other option? I do aspire to be like my friends such as Saran Kaba Jones (Top 20 young African power women, founder FaceAfrica) and Desiree Venn Fredrick (founder, Fashion Empowering Women) who have taken that spotlight and pointed it in the direction of something good.
How do you control the crowd when you get the club packed? I have a very diligent staff that stays on top of all things at all our events. But the best cure for such a situation is prevention and as flattered as we are that folks flock to our events, we want to make sure that our patrons always get a quality Royalty treatment.
What must a promoter have in his closet? I wouldn’t be able to tell you. I’m not one. Haha. But every well dressed gentleman should have a quality suit, a blazer, some slacks, some fitted jeans and a couple pairs of all season shoes. Just ask Ernest Danjuma Carter.
Finish the sentence: ”On Friday night, you’ll most likely find me….” sipping on a glass of 05 Malbec and having intellectually stimulating conversations or working. I’m more of a homeboy and workaholic that throws really hot parties.
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