Who we are
Black & Gold Events Ltd. is an events management firm based in Abuja. We are dedicated to designing, organizing and executing both social and corporate events within and outside the city of Abuja. We are a team of very passionate, committed and dedicated individuals who make it our goal to create memorable events. We make the event planning process effortless, taking away the stress from the client.
Mayen John-Alley is the Creative Director and Head of Operations at Black & Gold Events. She has garnered a wide experience in the events industry through the execution of several social and corporate events with about 60% of these events being weddings and other social functions. Being recently married herself she understands the exact pressures potential brides and grooms go through. Weddings are once in a lifetime and Mayen ensures that each wedding experience is exceptional. It’s so important having that personal touch and that’s honestly what Black & Gold Events is all about, one on one experience, endless conversations about coordination and basically being a resourceful and competent wedding and events consultant. Under her leadership the company has recorded sales of over a three hundred corporate gift hampers between 2013 and 2015 alone and several events have been successfully executed as well. Mayen holds a B.Sc. in Food Science & Technology from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and is certified in Events Management from The University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is also certified in Innovative Entrepreneurship from the University of Maryland, USA and in Creative Writing from the Penguin Random House Publishing Firm in South Africa, being an avid writer and novelist. She has been a children’s church teacher and swimming coach since early 2012. A former beauty queen (Carnival Calabar Queen, 2009/2010), she has successfully led Black & Gold Events into its seventh year of operations.