United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc is all set to tantalize taste buds and foster cultural connections with its eagerly awaited ‘Tastes of Africa Food Festival.’
This vibrant celebration of African cuisine, culture, and diversity is poised to take center stage, reflecting the continent’s remarkable history and cultural tapestry.
The event is scheduled to dazzle attendees on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Meetings in New York, United States, on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.
The UBA Tastes of Africa Food Festival is a unique endeavor, aiming to bring together a diverse community of participants, including UNGA attendees and Africans residing in New York, on an enticing culinary journey through the flavors of Africa.
Sola Yomi-Ajayi, the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of UBA America, shared her excitement about this groundbreaking event.
She explained that UBA, as a global financial institution with deep African roots, has chosen to champion culture through food, creating connections that transcend borders.
The festival promises a mouthwatering array of African delicacies, expertly prepared by seasoned chefs.
Renowned chefs from Africa and North America, including Chef Jay – Jean-Francois from Cote d’Ivoire and Tolu Roberts – Chef Eros, a Nigerian Chef of international acclaim, will showcase their culinary prowess, delivering an unforgettable experience to event attendees and spectators.
They will be joined by other chefs of African origin living in the United States of America.
Yomi-Ajayi emphasized, “As Africa’s global bank, UBA has always been driven by a profound commitment to connecting Africa to the world.
“Our vision extends beyond borders, and we see ourselves as more than just a financial institution.”
She continued, “We are thrilled to host the Tastes of Africa Food Festival at the UNGA Meetings in New York. This event is not just about savoring the exquisite flavors of African cuisine but also about celebrating the richness of African culture.
It serves as a testament to UBA’s commitment to promoting cultural diversity and unity, bridging continents through the universal language of food. We invite everyone to join us in this exciting event.”
Through initiatives like the Tastes of Africa Food Festival, UBA aims to create platforms that foster cultural exchange, strengthen ties between Africa and the international community, and showcase the continent’s immense potential.
Yomi-Ajayi concluded, “We believe that by celebrating Africa’s culinary and cultural richness on the global stage, we can contribute to a deeper understanding of the continent and forge lasting connections that will drive progress, innovation, and prosperity for all.
UBA remains dedicated to be the bridge that brings Africa to the world and the world to Africa, uniting diverse cultures and creating opportunities for growth and collaboration.”
UBA, a leading pan-African financial institution, provides banking services to more than thirty-seven million customers across 1,000 business offices and customer touch points in 20 African countries.
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