|Ooni of Ife, Jide Sanwoolu, Tony Elumelu, Sarkin Shanum of Kano, Alhaji Shehu Mohammed, representing Emir of Kano & Jim Ovia|
|Ooni of Ife, Tony and Dr. Mrs Awele Elumelu|
|Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu & Aremo Segun Osoba|
|Tiwa Savage performing|
|Mo Abudu, Ruth Osime & Timi Alaibe|
|Omotola Jalade Ekeinde & Ojy Okpe with other guests|
|Ronke Ademiluyi & Bola Awosika|
Truth be told, the UBA Group sure knows how to organise a party. So amongst all the banks or better still financial institutions in Nigeria they need to get an award or even awards for always organizing the best parties, events, occasions ever.
With billionaire banker cum businessman, 'Tony Elumelu' as the 'Group Executive Chairman' and with Kennedy Uzoka, one of the highest paid CEOs in Nigeria, whose annual take home is N139 Million Naira as the Group CEO/GMD, the bank seem to be in good hands and great health. So at least once every year, after working so hard through the financial year, there comes that period, that time that's set apart by the Pan African financial institution, which has one of the most impressive spread across the country and outside, and a financial institution that's one of the top 10 biggest banks in Nigeria, to let off steam and those that makes all the magic happen to be well patted on their backs or shoulders in a convivial atmosphere.
The annual event, always packs a whole lot of major punch. With top entertainment brought in to add good vibe, first class guests invited mixing with the top staff members and other members of the group. It is always one of those events to look forward to yearly. So this 2019 edition didn't disappoint at all in all ramifications. Eko Hotel Convention Centre was the right spot picked as the venue. And the place was packed out as expected.
At least, we saw 2 of the incoming new Governors, though they are still Governor elects for now, till they are sworn in. Babajide Olusola Sanwoolu of Lagos and Prince Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state were very present. They are both gradually becoming the most visible Governor elects in Nigeria right now. 3 of the royal fathers in the house that came were none less than his imperial majesty, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi Ojaja II, the Ooni Adimula of Ile-Ife, his royal majesty, Oba Rilwan Osuolale Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos and his royal majesty and a Northern royal father we couldn't readily identify.
Some of the other important guests seen were none other than the billionaire Executive Chairman of the biggest bank in Nigeria, Zenith Bank in the person of Mr. Jim Ovia, former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Sir Emeka Anyaoku, Mrs Maiden Ibru, Pastor Tunde Bakare of the Latter Rain Assembly, Bashorun Dele Momodu Zof Ovation Group, Fidelity Bank MD/CEO, Nnamdi Okonkwo, Nova Merchant Bank, Executive Chairman, Phillip Oduoza, former 1st lady, Onari Duke, top Nigerian actress Omotola Jalade Ekeinde and very many more.
Entertainment was provided by such power house musicians and entertainers like Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, Phyno, Olamide & Patoranking.
More incredible pictures after the break.
|Sir Emeka Anyaoku & other guests|
|Alhaji Shehu Mohammed & Tony Elumelu|
|Ooni of Ife & Bashorun Dele Momodu|
|Pastor Tunde Bakare|
|Ooni & Prince Dapo Abiodun|
|Prince Dapo Abiodun, Donald Duke, Onari Duke|
|Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Prince Dapo Abiodun & Aremo Segun Osoba|
|Tony Elumelu with Wizkid|
|Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu|
|Tony Elumelu & Dr. Awele Elumelu|
|Nnamdi Okonkwo & Phillip Oduoza|
|Amaju Pinnick & Bashorun Dele Momodu|
|Jim Ovia & Prince Dapo Abiodun|
|Amaju Pinnick & Prince Dapo Abiodun|
|Tony Elumelu, Pat Faniran & Dr. Awele Elumelu|
|Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Onari Duke & Tony Elumelu|
|Ooni of Ife and Tony Elumelu|
|Jide Sanwoolu & Bashorun Dele Momodu|
|Bashorun Dele Momodu and Rita Dominic|
|Bashorun Dele Momodu & Otunba Niyi Adebayo|
|Nnamdi Okonkwo & Jim Ovia|
|Aremo Segun Osoba & Bashorun Dele Momodu|
|Bashorun Dele Momodu & Olamide|
|Bashorun Dele Momodu, Omotola & Ojy Okpe|