Google Nigeria invited our agency to produce the exclusive #GoogleForNigeria cultural Immersion event, and of course, we were super excited! Our mission remains changing the Nigerian narrative through delivering world class events, so this was right up our alley!
Our design theme was rustic Naija. We created an intimate and relaxed seating arrangement with simple white sofas accentuated with ankara prints. Works of art from some of Nigeria’s finest creatives adorned the walls and became part of the authentic Nigerian look and feel.
We created an interactive area called “The Real Naija Challenge” where non-Nigerians got a chance to be “true Nigerians”. From having a taste of our legendary Jollof rice, to learning pidgin and of course busting some Naija moves, we made sure they got the full Nigerian experience and guess what, they also got a Certificate of Citizenship and a new Nigerian name.
Other props included woven baskets, wooden boxes and the now famous Google coloured canoes placed around the hall. We drew our inspiration from the recent flooding in Lagos and the different memes on social media. The ferns and greenery represented the beauty and hope in spite of all our challenges in the true Naija spirit. Our ceiling décor comprised of ladders, maison jars, roses and ivy and in case you are waiting for a deep story about that one sorry…there isn’t, they just looked pretty.
If LIT could be defined through an event, this was IT.