United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. once again showcased its footprint in the world of entertainment as it premiered Marvel’s Black Panther at the Filmhouse IMAX Cinema in Lekki, Lagos over the weekend.
It was a night to experience Wakanda, the fictional African nation depicted in the movie..
Hosted by TV personality Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the premiere saw a gathering of top personalities in the world of entertainment and finance led by the Chairman UBA Group, Tony Elumelu; his wife, Awele; and their children.
Group Managing Director, Kennedy Uzoka; his wife, Lotanna; Deputy Managing Director, Victor Osadolor and other top executives of the bank were also present.
Among the celebrities in attendance were Mo Abudu, Omoni Oboli, Eyinnaya Osigwe, Lala Akindoju, Asisat Oshoala and OC Ukeje who came dressed as kings and queens.
Uzoka, who arrived early to welcome guests at the premiere, said that as Africa’s global bank, UBA will continue to support any event that promotes the culture and heritage of the continent.
He added that Leo, UBA’s flagship chat personality had given out a number of free tickets to ensure that ordinary Nigerians were able to participate in the epoch-making event.
Filmhouse IMAX Cinema was acquired for the night by UBA to allow the crowd of movie lovers embrace the spirit of Wakanda.
The Ryan Coogler-directed film starring Nigerian-born Sope Aluko has inspired people from different backgrounds across the world to embrace African culture, history, and black excellence.
See Instagram posts from the premiere below:
…sitting on the throne of Wakanda!. Thanks to the beautiful people of @ubagroup for a beautiful #NightinWakanda. . . Make up &Head wrap by me! Sometimes you have to patronize D.I.Y enterprises 😊. Styled and engineered by @yolandaokereke . . #LalaAkindoju #BrownGurlMagic #LeadingLady #Actor #TalentedInternationalBankable