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Sankara Nairobi Hosts Exclusive Absolut Party- ‘Around The World In Absolut Ways’

written by Jeannette Musembi 27th August 2013

Just when i thought it couldn’t get better, something happens to make me feel that indeed we are in the right track. ‘We’, being the Kenyan product industry at large.International companies are picking our country as one of the top places to launch their swanky new product lines.

However much this can be debated, the positive aspect we can take out of this is that we are slowly gaining our place beside the ‘recognized’ continents in Africa. Beauty products, hotel and restaurant chains, soft drinks, phones and techie gadgets, name them, have all earned their place in our market.

So this is the deal. Absolut Vodka, the third largest brand of alcoholic spirits in the world after Bacardi and Smirnoff recently held a vibrant and exclusive event at Sankara Hotel. Absolut is owned by French group Pernod Ricard after they bought it for €5.63 billion in 2008 from its Swedish state.

2nd from Left Sanaipei Tande - Musician/Easy Fm presenter with a group of her friends

2nd from Left Sanaipei Tande – Musician/Easy Fm presenter with a group of her friends

Recently, Absolut in conjunction with SHK consulting made sure that they gave key media personalities and invited guests something to talk about. They surely made a statement that they were on the Kenyan market to stay. And we were happy to experience what they had to offer to our vodka-loving Kenyans.

from left Neelma Maru of Sankara with a friend, Ravneet Sehmi of Asian Weekly & Shrinal Patel of Crown Paints

from left Neelma Maru of Sankara with a friend, Ravneet Sehmi of Asian Weekly & Shrinal Patel of Crown Paints

VIP invited guests were invited to board ‘ABS AIRWAYS’ for a first-class trip around the world to iconic cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Paris and Shanghai to experience the diversity of Absolut flavours in a unique cocktail tasting session.

from right Vincent Ochieng & Kui Gitei of Capital fm with friends

From the Absolut Citron Ginger Martini, James Bond’s favourite to an Absolut Vanilia Summer, guests indulged in Absolut Mixology in style – even getting behind the bars to recreate these themselves.

 A dapper James Bond look-a-like recreating his signature Martini

A dapper James Bond look-a-like recreating his signature Martini

Chimano of Sauti Sol

Chimano of Sauti Sol

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The final destination – Nairobi, brought the who’s who of the city for an exceptional after party with music by DJCortega, Chalo Tee and Jameri as guests danced away on the LED dance floor till the early hours.
Shreya Karia of SHK Consulting & Brian Owango of Aqueous
City Tour Guide Maestros for the evening were Wanjiru Njenga, Marketing Manager Pernod Ricard; Brian Owango,Mixologist Aqueous and Shreya Karia, SHK Consulting.
Iona McCreath, Ann McCreath Kiko Romeo & Pinky Ghelani of Homes & Living Magazine

Iona McCreath, Ann McCreath Kiko Romeo & Pinky Ghelani of Homes & Living Magazine

 Caricatures by Movin

Caricatures by Movin

Guests had the opportunity to also have their caricatures created by famed artist Movin Were, performances by a French Mime artiste, Salsa dancers and martial arts performer.
Check out the rest of the pics here!
Around the World in Absolut Ways, the cities, the setup

Around the World in Absolut Ways, the cities, the setup

Karan Suri, Fairmont Executive Chef / Neha Suri / Ami Doshi-Shah / Mik Shah, Eat Out

Karan Suri, Fairmont Executive Chef / Neha Suri / Ami Doshi-Shah / Mik Shah, EatOut

Vincent Ochieng of Capital Fm strikes a pose

Vincent Ochieng of Capital Fm strikes a pose

Marek Fuchs and Annabelle Onyango

Marek Fuchs and Annabelle Onyango

 Joh Kaveke and Ruhila Adatia Sood

Joh Kaveke and Ruhila Adatia Sood

 

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