Nicole Scherzinger and Sun Siyam brought together by Imran Saibo’s Funtime

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Clued in Sri Lankans and fans might already have read about international pop icon Nicole Scherzinger’s recent performance for the launch of the Sun Siyam resort brand, much covered by tabloids and websites the world over. But, the most fascinating aspect of this story, especially if you are Sri Lankan, is the fact that the entirety of this globally prominent event was put together by a local company, Imran Saibo’s Funtime. A company that not only had the experience, but also the required creative spark, to successfully bring together and manage all the elements essential to host this truly sensational evening with A-list singer/songwriter Nicole, featuring all the pomp, pageantry and artistry needed to captivate a globally savvy audience of government and political leaders, CEOs, celebrities and other VIPs. In fact, only Imran Saibo’s Funtime, in Sri Lanka, has the international expertise and relationships to come up with and consistentlyexecute this type of world-class event, having already worked in a range of international venues, from the super luxury settings of the Maldives, to world capitals like London, Berlin, Sydney, Beijing, Dubai, and many more. While there was no doubt that Grammy nominee Nicole, of Pussycat Dolls fame, was the brightest star of the night, hosted at the fabulously extravagant Sun SiyamIruFushi Resort and Spa, she was by no means the only celebrity in attendance, especially since this high profile, invitation-only gathering also featured 350 of Maldives’ most high powered VIPs, including top executives from the country’s tourism and travel industry, as well as even globetrotting journalists, representing some of the world’s best travel magazines. But most impressive of all, from a local perspective, was the fact that tabloid media darling Nicole was almost totally backed by Sri Lankan talent. From sharing the stage with artists and performers like UmariaSinhawansa, RandhirWitana (AKA Randy W), Shanelle Fernando and Sharmaine Willis, amongst others, to the entire event, from A to Z, being conceptualised, equipped, choreographed and surgically executed by Imran Saibo’sFuntime team, alsofrom Sri Lanka. A massive undertaking that proved, without a shadow of a doubt, that a locally-based company is capable of handling concerts and events headlined by true international A-list personalities. And most important of all, of course, the status of the Sun Siyam brand was significantly elevated, to a truly a global level, with those reading about this event all over the world also being reminded that the Maldives is still a very exclusive playground for the rich and famous. A feat that was effectively communicated by not only having superstar Nicole perform but also having her post updates and tweets for her millions of international fans, letting them know what a great time she was having in thebeautiful and sunny Maldives, in general, and at the fabulous and luxurious Sun SiyamIruFushi Resort and Spa, in particular.