UBA empowers Africa’s creative entrepreneurs

Africa’s Global Bank, United Bank for Africa (UBA), has pledged to continue to be at the forefront of empowering the creative industry across the continent.

The Group Deputy Managing Director, Muyiwa Akinyemi who said this noted that with the Bank’s visionary commitment towards nurturing and promoting talent, UBA continues to make significant investment in the creative sector, such as its lifestyle and entertainment channels, REDTV and REDRadio.

Muyiwa made this submission while presenting the keynote address at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian International Film and TV Summit (NIFSTV) 2023 in Lagos on Tuesday, where he explained that the bank’s strategic endeavours have proven to be transformative catalysts, propelling the creative sector’s growth and enabling Africa’s talents to shine brightly on the global stage.

He also shared his insights on the importance of empowering the next generation of creative entrepreneurs and elevating industry standards.

“For us at UBA; we pride ourselves as Africa’s global bank, which is why we invested over a billion naira to set up the RED TV and RED Radio in 2017. These investments have been catalysts for growth, it is a platform that we have set up for entrepreneur’s creative minds, to launch themselves into the market.

“As you can testify, UBA’s digital online television channel, has emerged as a dynamic platform championing African creativity, encompassing diverse fields such as music, fashion, film, and more.