Story & Photos by Niyi Tabiti
On Thursday 24 April 2008, UBA Plc led by suave and articulate banker,Mr.Tony Elumelu, the title sponsor of this year’s African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), put together a colourful ceremony to support the Sicle Cell Foundation.The red carpet ceremony tagged ‘AMAA nominees party for sickle cell Foundation’ is part of efforts aimed at raising funds for research and people suffering from the ailment.It is also an awareness campaign so that people can stop stigmatising people with SS.
The Sickle Cell Foundation is led by Professor Olu Akinyanju.A man known for commitment and integrity since he has been championing the campaign.They used the opportunity to raise money from invited guests at the ceremony.
Celine E. Loader, the Divisional Head,Brand and Corporate Communication,UBA plc conveyed the message of her Group Managing Director, who was unavoidable absent at the ceremony.She assured that her company would continue to be committed to meaniful humanitarian causes. Peace Ayiam-Osigwe,the President of AMAA was also excited at the turn out and she promises that her organisation will not relent in making sure that more awareness is achieved in the area of Sicke Cell.
Expectedly,the Lagoon Restaurant,Victorioa Island, venue of the event was packed full of ‘fine faces’.www.niyitabiti.blogspot.com captured some of it here!