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All The Glitz And Glamour From Murphy Ben International’s End Of The Year Party And Awards Ceremony


All The Glitz And Glamour From Murphy Ben International’s End Of The Year Party And Awards Ceremony



Thelma O’Khaz

On Saturday the 19th of December 2015, Murphy Ben International held its’s annual end of the year party and awards night at Solab Suites, Ikeja Lagos.

Murphy Ben International is a company with various chains of businesses like online malls, web-based services, e-Learning, movie production including with a humongous database of multilingual African movies; Aforevo Music TV, a satellite music television station; Aforevo Records, a record label for signing and managing artistes; Aforevo TV, another satellite station hosting various content, launched in September 5th, 2015;, the number one online retail shop in Nigeria with specialization in fairly-used goods and, an online superstore that sells ‘strictly authentic goods’. It also has interests in, an e-learning platform and, a web development company with presence in 27 countries worldwide.

So you see, the company is a large family of over 200 staff, and these people sure know how to turn up and hold a Christmas party.

The event kicked off in full gear with some of Nollywood’s finest stars like Ifeanyi Kalu who  was the official compere of the event, Thelma O’Khaz, Fredrick Leonard, James Gardiner gracing the red carpet. The colour of the evening was white and red, and the Staff of Murphy Ben International as well as their friends and well wishers left no stone unturned in looked dashing on the red carpet.

After guests were seated in the hall, the event proper started with Comedian Da Preacher, taking over the mic and entertaining guests with rib cracking jokes rendered effortlessly. I was live at the event and was quite impressed with the talent of this Comedian  whom prior to the event I had never heard of. In fact he yabbed me as I entered the hall saying “Welcome Miss Endowed from Isolo…”  lol. The guy is a natural.

Then came the performances from Nyelu and  Pryse (Chocolate City First Lady). The duo were brilliant especially Pryce whose blend of feminity and hiphop held the audience spell-bound. Her moves were very good too. The crowd was then entertained with the acrobatic skills of the dynamic trio of the young David Crusaders. They kicked off their performance with a comedy mime, before their choreography proper. They were really fun to watch especially the 11 year old kid among them who kept busting with loads of energy. Another side attraction was the AFOREGO choir, made up of members of staff. They rendered a christmas carol and mimed Yemi Alade and Selebobo’s ‘Nagode’, and they did a good job.

While all these was going on there was lots to eat and drink, ranging from intercontinental to local dishes.

The high note of the night was however the special awards that was presented to three well-deserving members of staff. These three people identified as Abubakar Yusuf, Chiamaka Mgbemena and Seyi Adebola were presented with surprise prizes of a car each. As their names were announced,  their co workers cheered loudly, affirming that the awards were well deserved. This I found very impressive, that the company took it upon itself to reward with cash prizes and cars the outstanding members of staff each year and encourage others to be better versions of themselves and work harder. No doubt Murphy Ben Int’l is one big family who empower each other, and this big family sure know how to turn up!

Photos from the event below:


Wife of the MD/CEO of Murphy Ben International Mrs Helen Anawana




Staff and members of the Aforevo family


The Boss and his Lady:  MD/CEO of Murphy Ben International Mr Ben Anawana and his beautiful wife Helen



Chocolate City Rapper Pryse





MD/CEO of Murphy Ben International Mr BenAnawana


Talented: Da Preacher got everyone laughing with his very funny jokes delivered effortlessly



Chocolate City Rapper Pryse performs at the shindig


Overwhelmed with joy: Thelma presents a car key to one of awardees


Actor Fredrick Leonard , MC/actor announce one of the three winners of the cars given out to exemplary staff


One of the three members of staff presented with a car as appreciation for their dedication to work


Winners of the cars being announced


I was on the table but the camera man hated my face so I was omitted…lol.

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  1. Bomi

    December 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    The lightening at the red carpet is so poor, it gives all the ladies that shows their leg a multicoloured complexion. The organizers should have done a better job with that, cos Red carpet add more glamor to events.
    Let’s take Thelma for instance, her face looks more brighter than the rest of her body, makeup apart, Take note, from her head to her neck was bright, her shoulder to her waist was darker and her legs was 50 shades of grey. The organizer messed up a classy look, cos I love dem ladies that shows legs, and this could have been part of the side attractions .
    I was about to go HAM on Thelma for showing her multicoloured legs before I noticed others like, Chocolate city’s Rapper PRYCE and some other guests.
    I also think Moji should have given us more glimpse of Thelma’s long straight sexy legs indoor where the quality of lightening is fair, but it more like the PRYCE show. The only image of Thelma’s legs did not do her justice at all. It’s like theirs an order to show less of Thelma and more of the other guest, cos how can you pay more attention to the subordinates without the focus and spotlight on the show stopper, the Queen of the park. OK, I get it, the organizer are scared Thelma is gonna distract readers from the real reason of the events.

    For me Thelma is the main thing at the event, cos she’s bodacious, gorgeous, and flawless . Helen Awanawa also look stunning, her style looks matured, and classy, she’s more like the Queen godmother.

    More power to the elbows of the members and staffs of Murphy Ben group.

    • Mojisola Delano

      December 22, 2015 at 12:02 pm

      I was there Bomi, most of the pictures were taken in the day and nothing was wrong with the lightening.

  2. Anonymous

    December 22, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Beautiful people, They are actually a force to reckon with, Keep the flag flying high, i’m so proud of you guys…BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Nonnie

    December 22, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    it was indeed a fun day for the staffs and well wisher of murphyben international.greater height to murphyben international and its team.

  4. Famous Phamous

    December 22, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    This is what we (Murphy Ben Int’l) are about. We are actors. We do and let our spectators either praise or appraise us. Thank you for analytical eyes, Bomi.

  5. Anonymous

    December 22, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Lovely,lovely!! Everyone looks amazing and the blend of red and white is amazing. Wish you put up more pix Moji. kudos to MurphyBen International.

  6. The Other Guy

    December 22, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Murphy ben group is just the best. A very special night to remember. I like the guy with dreads(very handsome) and his partner(so natural and gorgeous), they look so great. Thanks Mojidelano.


    December 22, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    These babes are beautiful, wow, #AFOREVO feeling like EZE Nnunu right now *smiles*

  8. Marshal

    December 22, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    This is an event I will definitely look forward to next year By The Grace Of God

  9. April

    December 22, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Bravo to y’all, Beautiful people doing beautiful and great things!!!

  10. Anonymous

    December 23, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Congratulations to The winners of the cars..the gesture is a good one from the company.

  11. From Anambra

    January 6, 2016 at 1:51 pm


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