On midnight of 1st July 2013, Africa’s first global TV Network launched on channel 165, DStv. Just hours before the station went live, we at No Surprises Events held a star-studded launch event at Eko Hotel Lagos, featuring guest of honour- Steve Forbes. This event took months of conceptualisation and planning as we worked with Ebony Life and the production teams, to create an event that oozed with quality, impact and most importantly: conveyed the spirit of Ebony Life TV.
The idea was to fuse an array of cultures that are reflected in Ebony Life’s ethos of catering to a “Global black audience”. To convey this, there was the presence of Calabar carnival revellers to demonstrate the colourful annual Calabar Carnival in Cross River State (also home to the TV stations studios).
A Jazz Bar with African and African/ American artsite’s framed pictures, plus our gorgeous hosts and hostesses as Ancient Egyptian royalty (to celebrate African culture of the past). In all, an event full of culture, flavour and finesse. We’ve been glued to channel 165 ever since!