FLAVOR. VIBES. PEOPLE. #UBAMARKETPLACE19
The event brought together thousands of people from across the continent and beyond to support and celebrate Africa’s blossoming small businesses sector. The weather was right, the vibe was right and the people were pleased. There’s only one bank that can get this right; The foremost pan African bank, UBA.
The event started with the arrival of guests who went in and got registered. As that went on, some of the vendors were finalizing their set up. The #UBAMarketplace19 was gradually filling up, people were coming in their numbers.
The #UBAMarketplace19 Vendors comprises of SME’s and entrepreneurs in the sectors food, fashion, beauty, and home (interior) respectively. As part of UBA’s commitment to SME’s, we offered free retail stalls to SME’s and entrepreneurs.
Activities kicked off with the arrival of the GMD; Kennedy Uzoka for the morning session which saw Obinna Ekezie; CEO Wakanowdotcom and Jude Anele, UBA Group Head, Retail discuss hacks to becoming a successful entrepreneur. Queen Rita moderated the session. After the session, a fashion show, which highlighted interesting designs from some of Africa’s designers was held.
As the guest was thrilled with fascinating designs modeled by beautiful models, movie lovers enjoyed a private viewing of the movie; The Lion King. The rest of the #UBAMarketplace19 was buzzing with activities; the food court was on fire! The gaming center was packed full with gamers showing off their skills. People were going in and out of stalls making purchases and trying out services.
The kids were not left out. The Kids section, put together by the UBA Foundation was bubbling with happy kids.
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