Ikenna Ordor is a serial entrepreneur and luxury lifestyle purveyor. Business is his passion and you can’t visit London without somehow getting the Ike Le Starr treatment so it was only natural that the number one lifestyle travel show, Revealed With Bola Ray would pay a visit to Mr Ordor while we were in London. In between announcing the upcoming release of his autobiography and curating the spectacular Ghana versus Naija concert- Award winning international host, Bola Ray and the Revealed crew spent the day with Ike as he let us into his luxurious life. Ike spoke with 7th and Lotus about his day with Revealed. Check it out below.
Ike you managed to snag an episode on the number one lifestyle show in Africa. What about you intrigued the Revealed producers ? Tell us more about yourself?
My name is Ikenna Ordor and I own a luxury car rental company called Starr Luxury Cars. I also co-own a restaurant called View94 and am brand ambassador for Prosecco Casanova covering UK and West African markets. Last, but not least, I am also involved in a summer pop up event alongside DJ Cuppy which starts in June in the UK, with plans to extend throughout Europe and beyond.
When did you fall in love with the luxury life?
My love of luxury was ingrained in me from a young age. As a politicians son, I was afforded many luxuries during my childhood in Nigeria, even sleeping in a golden crib in my fathers compound. I came to London at age 14 and was quickly seduced by the Mayfair life and knew that this was the lifestyle for me.
What was it like being on Revealed with Bola Ray?
It was a pleasure to have the Revealed team with me for the day and to be interviewed by someone as accomplished as Bola Ray. I usually set up a base in central London during the week so that its easy for me to get to and from meetings. Typically I’d have a suite in The Montcalm where I can work between meetings, change outfits if I need to or get a quick rest if my schedule is particularly grueling. We visited my Tailor, Kabiru, who is based on Saville Row. 90% of my wardrobe is bespoke. I’m a simple guy, as is my style. I am almost always wearing a blazer, no matter the occasion and so it needs to be tailored to fit me impeccably.
The Revealed team also followed me to Novikov to meet with Salvatore, the general manager as they exclusively stock the most expensive bottle of prosecco in the world (rrp £3950) which of course happens to be Prosecco Casanova. Luxury tends to be synonymous with exclusivity. This is something I believe in as Luxury in itself and what it means to the individual will never be the same from person to person. With this in mind, I have applied this to Starr Luxury cars, and revealed my plans to launch a fully bespoke luxury Monaco Sprinter fleet. These sprinters will only be available via Starr Luxury Cars. Viewers will get an exclusive look at this luxury vehicle on the show. Other revelations? I am currently in the process of buying the rights for Africa for Bardou hairstyling and background is rooted in hospitality and nightlife. It has always been my dream to own my own club or bar. I am currently looking into purchasing a club in Mayfair which I hope to launch in the summer of 2018.
Tune in to Revealed With Bola Ray Sunday nights at 7:30 p.m on GHOne live, GHOne Facebook, DSTV Fiesta TV 329. Revealed is created and presented by Bola Ray. London Edition: Producers: Emeline Nsingi-Nkosi, Assistant Producer: Abesi Manyando, Executive Assistant/Production Manager Laillah Crystal Banda, Scripting and V.O. Lerato Letsoso/Emeline Nsingi-Nkosi – Editor: Jojo Asabir Camera Op: Vyrus.