By Kemi Yesufu
Not wanting to wait any longer celebrities seeking an exclusive place to hangout have been thronging The Dome Abuja in their numbers. But these V.I.Ps would have to be around on Friday May 11 for the formal opening of the world class entertainment centre, by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Following a multi-million naira reinvestment, the new look The Dome now comprises of the Summit Bar and Restaurant, the Wesley Snipes Lounge and The Satchmo Cigar Lounge. Sticking with its family oriented outlook, The Dome Abuja returns with the Noni’s Pizzeria, Camelot Spa and Gym, a bowling alley and the newly introduced, Francis Boutique hotel.
A recent visit to The Dome Abuja, by Frontline News Online showed that the management of the celebrity hangout, led by its chairman, Dr. Obiora Okonkwo, are pulling the stops to produce high octane events leading to and on May 11th.
Inside The Dome
Speaking on what to expect, Dr. Okonkwo, said: “The commissioning marks a major milestone in our commitment to change the entertainment and leisure landscape of the country. We have repackaged and reloaded The Dome to offer the public options for relaxation, entertainment and leisure with the addition of The Francis Hotel”.
“We set out to recreate The Dome and give it a new face and new meaning, so that it fills a void that had existed in Nigeria. We are using The Dome as our template to drive the diversification crusade of government and support it in its job creating efforts. We are also using it to provide a platform for Nigeria’s creative industry which holds a lot of promises for our youths and our national future.”
“Our target is to grow The Dome to become an indigenous brand and household name for world class entertainment and hospitality with an array of offers to keep all happy and entertained” he further said.
Many in the high society remember that it was Hollywood star Wesley Snipes, who led a cast of Nigerian and international A-listers when The Dome was first officially commissioned.
For the re-opening of The Dome, the names of
Nigerian and international entertainers, who will be performing is still being kept under wraps.
Frontline News Online can however reveal that top rated acts in Nigerian as well as international celebrities are already signed up to be part of the three-day event.
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