With the highly anticipated ‘Tastes of Africa Food Festival’ of 2023, the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has said that they are ready to put the continent’s diversity and rich culinary traditions on the center stage.
The Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, UBA America, Sola Yomi-Ajayi, while speaking ahead of this event, explained that UBA being a Global financial institution with African roots has chosen to promote culture through food, thereby creating connections across borders.
According to Yomi-Ajayi, guests can expect a delightful assortment of African delicacies, carefully prepared by seasoned chefs, and immerse themselves in the vibrancy of African traditions, as she explained that renowned chefs from Africa and North America, including Chef Jay – Jean-Francois from Cote d’Ivoire and Tolu Roberts – Chef Eros a Nigerian Chef with International standing, will be on ground to showcase their culinary prowess, offering an unforgettable culinary experience to participants and spectators at the event.
She added that they will also be joined by other chefs of African origin living in the United States of America.
In her words, “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 noted that 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.
“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,” the CEO added.
The UBA Tastes of Africa Food Festival is a vibrant celebration of the continent’s cuisine, culture, and diversity as it reflects its remarkable history and cultural tapestry and the event is scheduled to be held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Meetings in New York, United States, on Wednesday, September 20, 2023.