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Established in 2014, GF Entertainment is a boutique entertainment company which specialises in providing unforgettable experiences to clients across the world.

From our base in London, our Founder and Managing Director Emmanuel Akintunde brings his unrivalled experience as an actor, musician and entrepreneur to sourcing the most spectacular acts and events in the entertainment industry.

Between celebrity galas, VIP Yacht parties, hard-to-get concert tickets and private performances from your favourite A-List artists or DJ, there’s nothing we can’t arrange.


NEWS | Featured in the 2022 Edition of The Spear’s 500

GF Entertainment has, for the 2nd year running, been included in the new 2022 edition of The Spear’s 500 – the indispensable, market-leading guide to the top private client advisers, wealth managers, lawyers and service-providers for HNW individuals – which was launched on 12th January 2022.

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Our 2021 Highlights | Looking back at the year

Wow – what a year it’s been. We’ve loved second second of curating unforgettable experiences and epic events for clients across the globe – we know that 2022 will be just as amazing. In the meantime, we’re looking back at some of our 2021 highlights. Without further ado, let’s get started…

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Earlier this month, the GFE Founder Emmanuel was appointed as Entertainment Director for Liquid Icons – The Golden Vines Awards. Liquid Icons is a fine wine research and content production company founded by two friends to “do stuff in wine”. The two friends were the late, great Gerard Basset OBE MW MS and Lewis Chester DipWSET. Hosted on 7th October 2021, The Golden Vines Awards are the ‘Oscars’ of the wine industry, offering guests an unforgettable event that also celebrates the very best of fine wine. Visit the blog to find out more…

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Glastonbury Festival 2022 – It’s Finally Happening!

The infamous festival may have been delayed for two years due to the worldwide pandemic, but the rumours are true, Glastonbury will be making a comeback next year! Recognised as being the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival, 2022 will see the event being bigger and better than ever before. Taking place on Worthy Farm, a beautiful 900-acre site in the Vale of Avalon, Glastonbury offers a festival experience like no other. Find out more on the blog…

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Superyachts are now a must for live entertainment. AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

How The Rich Partied During Coronavirus Lockdown

This summer was one of sporting fixtures cancelled, concerts postponed and national borders closed, meaning little live entertainment for anyone. Except for those who could afford their own.

Over the past three to four months, the wealthy have spent millions building their own secret clubs and live music venues, and then flying in musicians and performers for their own version of live entertainment.

One Saudi Arabian flew out Afrojack, the DJ, to perform on his superyacht in Capri. It was after Ramadan, so the unnamed billionaire wanted to entertain his guests onboard, according to Emmanuel Akintunde whose GF Entertainment arranged the party.

“On the yacht is much more fun,” says Bjorn de Decker, who booked an opera singer to perform on his yacht for his wife’s birthday while cruising Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda. “Attending an opera now and just sitting there with a mask on? No thank you.”

Emmanuel Akintunde, Co-Founder and Managing Director of GF Entertainment

Emmanuel Akintunde & GFE To Host the Best Parties at Monaco Grand Prix 2019

Summer brings heights of sophistication to the French Riviera where the world’s elite gather to see and be seen. This year, Monaco Grand Prix will be held from May 23rd-26th when top luxury brands compete for our attention amidst the high-octane race action.

Here, at last is an accessible glimpse into how this Mediterranean region is the perfect playbook for red carpet glamour at Cannes Film Festival and high-octane social events at one of Formula 1®’s most famous races, the Monaco Grand Prix.

Rebecca Whitlocke caught up with Emmanuel Akintunde, Co-Founder and Managing Director of GF Entertainment, about capturing imaginations at the French Riviera’s best parties.

Great expectations

Just imagine – what might the perfect charter trip or vacation on board your own yacht entail for you and your guests?

Perhaps you’d fly your friends and family to the boat by private jet one day and be perfecting your kitesurfing skills in a secluded turquoise bay with a world champion the next. Or you may be tucking into a spectacular onboard dinner of vegan “steak” prepared by your Michelin-starred chef before partying in your open-air nightclub with Drake performing on stage. And to top it all, you wouldn’t even have to pack – because your closet would be curated for you and sent ahead, and you could set off with just your passport and phone.

Gone are the simple days of sunbathing on board punctuated by dinners ashore. The past few years have seen brokers, crew and service companies raising the stakes with incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.

We speak to the man who’s responsible for the best celebrity parties in the French Riviera

This year, Cannes Film Festival will be held from 14 to 25 May with a programme that will welcome the global film community to the French Riviera for film screenings, charity galas and glittering parties. Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu, known for critically-acclaimed films Birdman, The Revenant, Babel and 21 Grams has been named as President of the Jury for the 72nd edition of the Festival.

Internationally known, the iconic Cannes Film Festival reinvents itself each May, attracting some of the most famous faces in the world for red carpet film premieres and stylish celebrity parties such as Chopard, the amfAR Gala Cannes, De Grisogono, Fashion for Relief and superyacht parties.

Luxury Launches speaks to Emmanuel Akintunde, Co-Founder and Managing Director of GF Entertainment, in an exclusive interview about arranging top celebrity entertainment for the world’s best parties.

The family that plays together stays together; Photos: Simpson Yacht Charter

Charter in Asia – Fun for the Family: Yacht Style Special

The family that plays together, stays together, as the saying goes. And there are few better places for the whole family to play than while on a yacht charter, which offers something for everyone.

Kids can frolic on the water toys and hunt for pirate treasure on the beach, with the yacht’s crew creating elaborate treasure maps. Meanwhile, the adults can unwind with a massage or in the spa, while the grandparents can watch it all unfold from a comfortable seat on the shaded aft deck. There are few other holidays that cater so well to all ages.

Tamsin Priestly, a charter broker with Y.CO, says: “On a boat, you have it all. The children are entertained, the adults can relax. What most parents really want more than anything is downtime with their family. No matter how big the yacht is or what activities you get up to during the day, you’re all there together.”

Perhaps the best thing about a charter holiday is that it can be a truly unique and bespoke experience, designed to suit your family’s needs. By taking just a few details into consideration in advance, you can have the best family holiday, making memories to last a lifetime.