Sunday, 30 October 2011

Aurora features Hypnotic Entertainment

I can literally see cobwebs on this blog, and it's only been two weeks or so since I last did a post. Anyways, that's in the past. The group I'm about to introduce, is another unique entertainment group, I mean things can't get more unique than a one-grieven party can it? They are the organizers of the recent Hype awards where almost everybody in the Ukrainian/Nigerian entertainment sector was recognized.

This is probably the craziest, funniest and most unorthodox interview I've done in a while, and I really enjoyed it, in fact I would prefer it if all my interviews were conducted this way..... Readers, ladies and gentlemen, I am so excited to present to you Hypnotic entertainment.

Kindly introduce yourselves to your fans, and to all those who are yet to know you.

We are Hypnotic entertainment, and our names are, Emeka Nwune, Uche Onuoha a.k.a Bob acres, Precious Ikpeha a.k.a da Prechi, Kolapo Durojaye Soyinka a.k.a DJ COle, , Ebube Bennibor, .

How did it all start?

Kolapo: Emeka wanted to do a party right? It was around the November/December period and Lugansk was kind of boring.
Emeka: Yeah, we just wanted to like liven up the place you know for everyone to have fun, just a regular party, we didn't know it was going to turn out like this. That's basically how it started.
Kolapo: Uh huh, Emeka had the concept, he needed more people so he called me, and I brought in Precious and Uche and we formed Hypnotic entertainment

How did you come up with the name, was it always hypnotic entz, or did it evolve from something else?

Emeka: I think it was at the cinema in Lugansk. We were having a meeting and we were brainstorming ideas for names. We came up with a lot of crazy and hilarious names, you have no idea.
Precious: At one point, we even considered calling it PRECIOUS-UCHE-EMEKA-KOLAPO-EBUBE entertainment, lol, till finally we came with Hypnotic entertainment, and I thought it was just perfect for what we wanted to do.

Phew! I'm so happy you guys didn't stick with the other option with your names. I like the name Hypnotic, even though it contradicts everything you guys stand for: entertainment, fun, grooving, I think it's very catchy and kind of has a seductive feel to the pronunciation. You should get someone with an exotic accent to pronounce it and you'll see what I'm talking about. How many parties have you organized till date?

Emeka: We've organized three parties till date. The first was our debut party on December 24th last year. The second was the Hype awards on the fifth of March this year, and the last one was the one grv party on the 24th of June.

Who's in charge of the planning, I mean do you guys all have specific duties when it comes to the planning of the party. Like who's in charge of logo design, flyers, and stuff.

Emeka: I used to design flyers and stuff but Kolapo took over because I felt he was better because he has more concepts and ideas. Basically though, everyone chips in ideas and opinions. No one is assigned to a specific duty. Like for the Hype awards, we all went to where the award plaques were being produced.
Kolapo: Yeah, all of us have our strongest points. Uche is the go-to guy, and he knows other go-to guys, Precious... well um, we have no idea what Precious does, lol, Ebube is the rich kid, and Emeka is the ambassador and I'm the DJ extraordinaire.

How do you promote your parties?

Emeka: We promote our parties through face book, twitter and with fliers.
Kolapo: We kind of have, should I say representatives in different states like Harkov, Ternopil etcetera. So what we do is to send them our flyers and posters and they, together with our supporters help to promote it.
Emeka: It's kind of like a two-way thing though, as they help us in promoting our party in their states, we in turn help them promote theirs when the time comes.

Okay, I think you can add Aurora Dandridge to the list of your promoters. What has been your worst experience to date planning parties?

Emeka: The worst experience, hmm.... I think it was at the hype awards.
Kolapo: The beautiful thing about it though is that the love and support we got from people made the experience worth it.
Precious: I mean organizing that thing was extremely expensive, the weather was mad and our sponsors, well.... were non-existent.

How do you react to misbehaviors at your parties if there has ever been any?
Emeka: Truthfully we've never really hard extreme cases of misbehavior in our parties, and we certainly don't hope to have any...

So last year or this year, was it? You organized an award party. I think it was unique and different, however, why an award party? 
Uche: I think we just wanted to do something different, and honor and recognize those worthy of recognition.

How did you choose the nominees, and were there any disputes when the winners were chosen.

Precious: It was kind of like a people's choice awards. People voted for the nominees and eventually the winners.
Kolapo: Some of the award winners, people found controversial like the party rider category.
Precious: Yeah and some made people raise their eyebrows and be like “WTF”. But truthfully it was a free and fair thing, no foul play.

What factors go into place when deciding a club to use for your parties?
Kolapo: Money!!!
Uche: Accessibility, season, sound system available or basically what Kolapo finds suitable and compatible with his DJ equipment. Yeah that's basically all of it.

Do you guys have a face-book page, a group, or twitter handle where your fans can interact with you?

Ebube: We have a face book page; hypnotic ent. And we also have a twitter handle: @hypnoticents.

As a party planner, what do you consider to be the ultimate satisfaction from your parties?

Uche: When people get maximum satisfaction after attending our parties first and foremost. Like the hype awards was probably the best of all our parties we've organized even though we made losses, it was awesome and people had fun. So yeah,  of course we definitely want to make profit, but in the end, the satisfaction our fans get is probably the ultimately satisfying thing we've gotten.

Is the heat on you guys when the party season comes up, to deliver quality entertainment to your fans, if so how do you deal with it?

Uche: We kind of have our own specific dates when we organize our parties. Yes, most of the parties come up around the ember months, so it's safe to say that that's the party season or something. We just do our thing mehn, and set a date that's very convenient.

What are we to expect from you in the not too distant future?

Emeka: There's something going down this December, we'll keep you posted.
Uche: There'll probably be a Hype awards 2012, then maybe a 2grv party by June next year.
Kolapo: I'll be graduating by that time so I'm not sure I'll be there.
Precious: Yeah me too, but still on still, this December, in Lugansk something is going down.

Any shout outs, mentions to anyone?

Shout out to to all our friends that have supported us in one way or the other, shout out to our fam in Lugansk, Kharkov, Kiev, Odessa, Ternopil, Lviv, Nikoleav, Donetsk,".. All the entertainment groups presently, keep doing ur thing..
Emeka: In short if you can go to all the profiles of all the entertainment groups and give them shoutouts from us, that's good.

Lol, when a Think-pad is available where I can think and the computer just acts according to my thoughts, then I'll visit all the profiles and send your greetings. To Precious and Kolapo who's also known as DJ Cole by the way, wishing you guys success as you graduate, it only gets better, believe me that.

It was a great experience having you guys, thank you so much for accepting this interview, I would definitely want to feature you guys some time again, but for now take care.
Aurora looks forward to December 24th.

Stay tuned readers, I have a new personality coming soon.
To check out my interview with a new personlity for Zaporozhye, click HERE

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