UBA’s REDTV to light up UBAmarketplace 2019 with concert, cinema, others

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UBA’s online network, REDTV, has lined up a number of exciting acts to keep visitors and participants entertained during the two-day #UBAMarketplace2019 which will take place on July 26-27.

The UBAMarketplace2019 will be held on the sidelines of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum, the largest gathering of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa.

More than 20,000 expected guests will be treated to entertainment, panel sessions, fashion, fun, comedy, and relaxation.

Pop star, Wizkid, will sit with UBA’s Group Managing Director, Kennedy Uzoka, in a fireside chat with the theme ‘Stars & Suits: Afropop meets High Finance’.

Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe Damijo, will sit in a movie panel session with Cote D’ivoire’s Cynthia Nassardine; and movie producer/director, Tunde Kelani to discuss the theme ‘The Big Picture: Business of film making’ and how entrepreneurs from Africa can benefit from the enterprise.

The panel will be moderated by REDTV’s Executive Producer and Group Director for Communciations at UBA, Bola Atta. 

For the music industry, DJ Cuppy, DJ Neptune, and Pheelz the Producer will discuss the theme ‘Booth to Bank: How the beat becomes the profit’.

Speaking about the event, Mr Uzoka said: “UBA has always been at the forefront of entrepreneurship across Africa, undertaking many projects aimed at contributing to and supporting Africa’s growth and economic integration. The birth of the UBA marketplace and this entrepreneurial fair is a testament to our commitment to African SMEs.”

Uzoka added that with the fair, UBA seeks to touch base with small business owners and to continue to positively affect the lives of entrepreneurs doing business in its countries of operations and beyond.

Other side attractions at the Redzone will be the screening of the Lion King Movie and Bling Lagosians; fashion shows; treasure hunts, Kiddies corner as well as a Founder’s Day pitch event, where beneficiaries of the Tony Elumelu Foundation will be presented a platform to pitch their businesses with a grand prize of a grant, courtesy of UBA.