Good taste, great style and pure refinement were on open display last Friday, as Chivas Regal, the world’s first and finest luxury whisky, teamed up with Audu Maikori, music mogul and social crusader, in kicking off a series of experiential events tagged, ‘Taste of Luxury’, which showcases inspirational African entrepreneurs who bring conscientiousness and social responsibility to enterprise and success.

The strictly–by-invitation event had 40 of the city’s most eminent personalities, including Audi’s closest friends and allies from corporate and social Nigeria, to an intimate evening of dinner and celebrations.  MI, Ice Prince, Jesse Jagz, and Victoria Kimani, some of Audu’s closest pals from his music label, joined Audu, as he doubly celebrated his 40th birthday.

Following dinner, guests were ushered into a sky lit poolside, where a string quartet serenaded the guests in an open-air party.   Audu’s close friend and colleague, MI, joined in entertaining the guests in his role as compeer, taking the chance to ‘roast’ in-freestyle. Formalities were brought to a close with the presentation of a Chivas Regal gift to Audu.

Established in 1801, Chivas Regal is synonymous with great taste and outstanding achievement.  ‘Taste of Luxury’ is the brand’s current effort to showcase the attributes of the Chivas connoisseur, who appreciates his whisky not only for its evocative heritage, but for its distinctive, multi-layered flavors.

This maiden ‘Taste of Luxury’ seeks to celebrate the irrepressible Audu Maikori, his dogged commitment to a rugged business environment and his determined and indomitable spirit of enterprise and conquest. This Social Entrepreneur is celebrated for his irrepressible commitment to giving back to his community.

As an unquestionable embodiment of the ‘Taste of Luxury’ character, Chivas Regal seeks to share Audu’s extraordinary story with the world.




Zel Umunna Maikori

Steve & Yetunde Babaeko

Mai Atafo

Taryor Gabriel

Audu Maikori


Sound Sultan

Samuel Odesanmi- Brand Manager Chivas Regal

Sasha P & Kemi Adetiba

Olisa Adibua & Audu Maikori

Photo credits: Libran Eye Photography/ R&B-PR