The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, and music executive, Bankuli were among the top dignitaries at the 10th year anniversary of the popular Lagos nightclub, Quilox, last Friday night.
Makinde, who declared the ‘season 10’ of the club open to the public declared that entertainment/tourism would be a major part of his second term in office.
Speaking at the event, he said, “This is the beginning of the tenth season and also the tenth anniversary. It is my pleasure to come out this night and mingle with you, for Honorable Shina Peller and the Quilox team. You know they always say if a business venture crosses the five-year mark, that business will go all the way so I look forward to being around for its 20/30years anniversary.
“Under Omituntun 2.0, tourism is actually a major pillar to expand our economy. As you are all here, some of you will spend money and that is keeping this place growing, keeping the economy of Lagos State growing and also putting Nigeria on the world tourism map.”
During his speech, the chairman of Quilox nightclub, Honorable Shina Peller thanked the staff and management for holding firm to the standard of the club and keeping it running while he focused on other businesses for four years.
“I welcome the esteemed customers of Quilox that have been with us from day one till this day and the ones that joined, members of management of Quilox, staff, gentlemen of the press and everyone present to this auspicious event. It has become a tradition for Quilox to operate in seasons. The end of every season is the beginning of Ramadan and the beginning of every season is the end of Ramadan.
“I am not a religionist but I just try as much as possible to kill two birds with one stone because I believe that for Quilox to sustain its position in the nightlife industry we have to learn, unlearn, relearn go back to the drawing board, make sure the place is conducive for the customers and also offer excellent service and I believe that that one month break will actually give us the opportunity to go back to the drawing board.
“Today is the beginning of season 10 which is a huge milestone in the nightlife industry. I remember when I wanted to start Quilox, a lot of people said it would die in six months but it’s 10 years now and still going. I say thank you to the members of staff and customers of Quilox.”
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