Some days ago, Nigeria’s finest bartenders came together at the Intercontinental Hotel to showcase their blending abilities to a select trio of judges and individuals amidst intense pressure set against stringent timelines.
The event was the finals of World Class Nigeria; the maiden local edition of the renowned annual global bartending competition hosted by Diageo (owners of Guinness Nigeria Limited).
Eight individuals made it to the finals after emerging winners at the regional stages. Kelvin Oduntan (of Radisson Blu) emerged the winner while the runners up were Jerry Effiong (of RSVP) and Michael Ikpo (Moore House).Kelvin Oduntan will join other national finalists at the global finale in Mexico later this year.
The event was graced by luxury connoisseurs and lifestyle enthusiasts and friends and family of the finalists.
World Class is an internationally recognized competition that elevates the craft of the bartender and seeks to build careers in the industry.