The 2019 UBA CEO Award was an acknowledgment of excellence and a celebration of a milestone. The Event which was held at Eko Hotel and suites on the 27th April 2019, was to reward individuals who have showed commitment and hard work towards the growth of all economy across Africa, also, it was a night to celebrate the bank’s 70 years of uninterrupted quality service the world.
In a star-studded night, the hall was filled with dignitaries ranging from traditional leaders, political leaders, celebrities and other personalities from all walks of life. Personalities that attended the event includes: Oba of Lagos – Oba Rilwan Akiolu, Ooni of Ife – Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Donald Duke, Lagos State Governor-Elect – Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Dele Momodu, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Agbani Darego, Nnamdi Okonkwo – MD/CEO Fidelity Bank, Ruth Osime- Style Director-ThisDay Style, Mo Abudu- CEO EbonyLife TV, Lanre DaSilvaAjayi, Toke Makinwa, BamBam, Our very own CEO – Ono Bello and a host of others.
The red carpet which witnessed a lot stylish and sizzling dressings was hosted by Folu Storms and Denola Grey, while the main event was hosted by Bolanle Olukanni and Ebuka Obi Uchendu.
One of the highlights of the evening was the ‘Wakanda’ display that followed the documentary to celebrate UBA’s 70 years of steady growth and development. While the documentary read in the background, a live African theatrical display was used to accompany the documentary, to gradually usher in the guests into what would be a thrilling night filled with fun and excitement.
Several individuals from different parts of Africa were honoured with the UBA CEO Awards. Also to Appreciate the Bank itself, the Ooni Of Ife presented an artwork made of Bronze and Glass from his Ancestral home of Ife, to the Chairman of UBA, Tony Elumelu, his wife Awele and The CEO, Kennedy Uzoka.
“Since it was a night of celebration and less of speech-giving” in the words of Tony Elumelu, the Guests were treated to spectacular performances from Phyno, Tiwa Savage, Patoranking, Olamide, Dbanj and Wizkid.
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