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UBA Set To Showcase African Diversity Through Food Festival In New York

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Africa’s leading financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, is gearing up to shine a spotlight on the continent’s remarkable diversity and its vibrant culinary heritage through the highly awaited ‘Tastes of Africa Food Festival.’

The UBA Tastes of Africa Food Festival is a lively tribute to the African continent’s rich cuisine, culture, and diversity. This event mirrors Africa’s extraordinary history and cultural fabric.

It is set to take place during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Meetings in New York, United States, on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.

The Food Festival’s goal is to unite a diverse group of people, including UNGA participants and African residents of New York, for a delightful adventure in savoring the rich flavors of Africa.

The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of UBA America, Sola Yomi-Ajayi, expressed her thoughts ahead of this significant event. She highlighted that UBA, as a global financial institution with deep African roots, has deliberately chosen to celebrate culture through the medium of food. This decision aims to foster connections that transcend geographical boundaries.

According to her, guests will be treated to a delightful array of African delicacies, expertly crafted by seasoned chefs. She also emphasized the opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich tapestry of African traditions.

She mentioned that esteemed chefs from both Africa and North America, such as Chef Jay-Jean-Francois from Cote d’Ivoire and Tolu Roberts – Chef Eros, a renowned Nigerian chef with international acclaim, will be present to display their culinary expertise.

“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.”

“We are thrilled to host the Tastes of Africa Food Festival at the UNGA Meetings in New York. This event is not just about savouring the exquisite flavours 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,” she said.

Yomi-Ajayi emphasized that through initiatives such as the Tastes of Africa Food Festival, UBA is dedicated to establishing platforms that encourage cultural exchange, enhance connections between Africa and the global community, and highlight the vast potential of the continent.

“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 being the bridge that brings Africa to the world and the world to Africa, uniting diverse cultures and creating opportunities for growth and collaboration,” she added.

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