The Black Grape Music Venue and Gastro Bar in Tottenham, north London, opened its doors to a host of celebrities and distinguished guests for its official launch.
On arrival, guests walked the purple carpet before they were greeted with a champagne reception and treated to a fine selection of African and Caribbean cuisine from the Gastro Bar menu. They were then escorted into the exquisite Music Hall and serenaded by top Latin band, La Cuba Ritmor.
The night was opened by the MET’s Community Engagement Superintendent, Leroy Logan MBE who highlighted the importance of local businesses engaging with the community before 25-year-old proprietor, Tokunbo Oyelola declared the venue officially open. He was accompanied on stage by his artists, MOBO award-winning saxophonist, YolanDa Brown, multiple award-winning comedian, Eddie Kadi and top gospel artist, Guvna B.
Guests included London Tonight reporter, Charlene White, X Factor contestant, Rachel Hylton, UK sprinters Dwain Chambers and Jeanette Kwakye, former Sugababe Mutya Buena, R’n’B artist, Young Nate and comedienne Angie Le Mar to name a few.
Mayor of London, Boris Johnson said: ‘London is renowned for its thriving live music scene and I wish the Black Grape Music Venue and Gastro Bar every success. I hope the whole community benefits from the wide range of activities and entertainment on offer.’