A night of glamour and recognition unfolded as tourism professionals and their partners congregated to celebrate and spotlight the finest destinations in Lagos.
The event placed the spotlight firmly on Lagos, known for its aquatic splendor, as it recognized and honored outstanding brands. These prestigious awards were a testament to the unwavering commitment and exceptional contributions of these brands in enhancing the tourist experience, thus bolstering Lagos’s reputation as a must-visit destination and bolstering the state’s revenue through tourism.
Among the distinguished winners who graced the stage in various categories were:
Best Fun Destination for Kids in Lagos – Hakuna Matata Theme Park
Best Managed Resort in Lagos – Jara Beach Resort
The Best Tourism Destination in Lagos – Landmark Beach
The Best Hotel in Lagos – Eko Hotel & Suites
The Best Gallery/Museum in Lagos – Nike Centre for Art and Culture
The Best Cultural Centre in Lagos – Terra Kulture
The Arcs & Glass Award for the Best Architectural Firm in Lagos – James Cubitt & Partners
The Best Hospital in Lagos – Reddington Multi-Specialist Hospital
The Best Nightclub in Lagos – Pablo by Cubana
The Best Indigenous Restaurant in Lagos – Ofada Boi
The Best Restaurant in Lagos – Eric Kayser
The night’s festivities also extended to honoring Destination Lagos Icons—visionary entrepreneurs whose determination has transformed Lagos into a top tourist destination. These exceptional individuals are:
TOURISM PROMOTION – Amb. Isaac Moses and Amb. Nneka Isaac-Moses, Founders of Goge Africa: Known for their pioneering work in showcasing the rich cultural and natural heritage of Lagos and Africa, their multiple-award-winning program, Goge Africa, has been promoting local tourism, African destinations, and investment opportunities worldwide.
In his acceptance speech, CEO Amb. Isaac Moses expressed deep gratitude, stating, “We are deeply honored to receive this award. The story of Goge Africa cannot be told without the mention of Lagos, where the idea was conceived and nurtured into the global brand it is today.”
Other notable awardees include:
Tourism Promotion – Dayo Adedayo, Founder, Dayo Adedayo Photography
Tourism/Hospitality – Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, Founder, La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort
Tourism/Hospitality – Mark & Millie Slade, Founders, Jara Beach Resort
Tourism Support – Lucia Cobbina Shittu, Founder, Artelier Concierge & City Connect by Artelier
Tourism Promotion – Tannaz Banham, Founder, Lost in Lagos
Real Estate – Otunba Olumide Osunsinam, Managing Director, Megamound Investments Ltd.
Mixed-Use Development/Integrated Tourism – Paul Onwuanibe, Group Chief Executive, Landmark Africa
Tourism Support – Titiloye Ashamu, Founder, Ethnikologie
The event which held at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites, was organized by the dynamic publisher, Oluwadunsin Oluwasuji, and attended by esteemed guests, including government officials, leaders in the tourism industry, and cultural enthusiasts.
The evening concluded with a sumptuous dinner and the launch of “Best Of Lagos,” a comprehensive coffee table travel guide for tourists, authored by the event’s convener.