Olagbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, award winning On Air Personality, was over the weekend, disgraced at Lekki, Lagos based top club, Sailor’s Lounge, after she and a friend were denied entry because they were not accompanied by a man.
In a series of tweets by the Cool FM and The Beat 99.9 FM presenter, she and her friend who had come in from the United States of America, had gone to the club to have some nice time but the bouncers told them point blank that women who were not in the company of men were not allowed entry into the club.
Seeing such as an act of discrimination against women, Olateru-Olagbegi went ballistic, condemning the action severally:
Read what she wrote on her Twitter handle:
“My “Americanah” friend and I were not allowed to enter Sailors just a few minutes ago . Why?? We are unescorted ladies.
The bouncer/guard politely said, “no unescorted ladies allowed”. I immediately turned to leave but my friend was still shocked.
She was still asking questions like “Are you serious? ” “Why?” I told her, “This is Nigeria and it sucks , let’s go.
Such a place will never get a dime from me. Such rubbish.
Bouncer said the management said no unescorted ladies allowed. All because my friend wanted pepper soup o. Chop Ela because of food ..smh
I’m in such a chilled mood … Definitely didn’t have the energy to argue. She still shocked o. We’ve gone to get pepper soup elsewhere.”
However, the management of the club tried to appease her in their own tweets, saying that what happened must have been a miscommunication and invited her and her friend to visit the club anytime and get special treatments.
“@GbemiOO: That is not our policy; our policy only disallows both ladies and men who aren’t dressed properly. We sincerely apologize.
We would love to host both you and your friend @sailorslounge anytime of your choosing. Please call Tope on 08124079107.
We apologize sincerely for this. Please come back anytime; call Tope on 08124079107 when you arrive. Will like to apologize in person. Thanks.”