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The glitz, glamour of UBA CEO awards


UBA-CEO-AWARDSIt was an exciting evening recently as staff of pan-African financial services group, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc gathered at the Eko Hotel and Suites in Lagos to celebrate the bank’s staff that performed exceptionally well in last year’s financial year.

It is a tradition that the bank has maintained since 2008, and this was the 8th edition.

As usual, it lived up to its reputation as a night of glamour and glitz, as bankers let down their conservative mien and turned up in a “party” mood to celebrate their colleagues that have excelled in the last financial year.

The theme of the night was ‘The Evolution of UBA’ and was aimed at celebrating its rich history as one of the biggest and dominant banks through the ages from its inception in 1949.

Using dance drama, headlined by top Nollywood stars, like Segun Arinze, Norbert Young, Ireti Doyle and Gideon Okeke, the event highlighted the men and women that have made UBA what it is today.

The night also experienced high-level performance from Nigeria’s top musical stars.

With head office at its landmark heritage building on 57, Marina, Lagos, UBA has made immense contributions across Nigeria and has footprint in 19 other African countries.

Staff took to the dance floor in electrifying back-to-back performances from the Alert Master, Korede Bello; Koko Master, De Banj; the gorgeous Yemi Alade; and sensational Dr. Sid.

Also on stage to crack the ribs of the audience with jokes was Basket Mouth.

It was a night of intense fun, as staff danced and laughed for a greater part of the night without any consideration for tellers and balancing of the books or the stress that usually comes with their job.

Speaking during the awards ceremony, the Group Managing Director (GMD) and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Phillips Oduoza, described the UBA CEO awards as the most exciting event in the bank’s operational calendar.

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