07 Oct #Southend: Celebrities Turn Out For Essex Magazine’s Pre-Launch Party at Mayhem Nightclub
By Mark Galloway
Mayhem Nightclub in Southend on Sea was the setting for the pre-launch of a new magazine called Essex Magazine. The magazine will be commissioned four times a year and will be a promotional addition to the TV Station Essex TV.
Essex Magazine’s Managing Editor Lorna Onabanjo, was a part of the team that organised the pre-launch party, with stars from music, TV, film, modelling and beauty pageants all attending to give their support to the magazine. Essex TV presenters Georgia King & Ayesha Perry-Smith were present to capture incoming celebrities for interviews and photo’s.
A few of the names of some of the stars in attendance were; Rapper – David Crazyd Johnson, Ex on the Beach TV star – Steve Cochrane, Actor /Film Director- Leon Corbin, Magician – J Spades, Mr Nigeria – Teedum Nubari, Model – Jude Moore, Rapper – Bobbi London, Loose Lads TV stars – Jay Connor & Billy, Daddy Cool Rapper – Cream Boomtown and Heritage UK Soul & R’n’B Artist – Wayne Marshall
The Dope Friday’s event was very well attended with both dance floors packed and pulsating to the sounds of resident DJ’s Connor Maynard, DJ George, DJ Nash plus guest DJ’s
Nearing the end of the evening, there was an impromptu MC Freestyling showdown with the entire of young MC’s taking it in turns to grace the microphone one by one. Rapper Cream who had his album launch earlier in the week, wanted a bit of the action and began goading the young MC’s until Event PR Promoter Riz went and got a microphone for Cream. Before you could say anything, Cream had cut in on the proceedings and began spitting his own brand of freestyle lyrics. The atmosphere in the club hit an interesting high as the cheering and goading noises escalated, the next thing, the microphone was then passed to singer Wayne Marshall, who even though he was not scheduled to perform, got deeply involved as well. This brought a whole new level of excitement to the event just before closing time.
There was a lot of talk about who won the battle of the MC’s challenge or competition, the elders or the younger’s. Personally I feel the elders may just have scraped it having an exceptional vocalist in their camp, but others may beg to differ. That said, it was all very good natured, done in the name of entertainment and a trouble free great evening was had by all.
Please don’t forget that Dope Friday’s continues this and every Friday with resident DJ’s and P.A’s TBC, plus other events on different week days also. Checkout the Mayhem Nightclub website for more details. http://www.mayhemnightclub.com