First Bank of Nigeria Limited has partnered with House of Tara in organising the event “1000 Voices” to celebrate and promote female youth entrepreneurship. The event, scheduled to hold on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Harbour Point, Victoria Island, Lagos is organised to explore and promote the rich opportunities in the cosmetic industry whilst encouraging participants to leverage this opportunity to achieve economic empowerment. House of Tara International was established in 1998 by Tara Fela-Durotoye and has since set up over 10,000 micro beauty entrepreneurs. The event “1000 Voices” is a platform specially designed to celebrate and reward the top 1000 beauty entrepreneurs and sales representatives.
Expected at the event are key players in the cosmetic industry including investors, beauty entrepreneurs, make-up artists, retailers and other stakeholders to celebrate innovation, creativity and commercial successes in the growing beauty and cosmetic industry in the country. The event is tailored to promote entrepreneurial excellence within Nigeria’s beauty space as it builds on House of Tara’s 2013 ‘100 Voices’ campaign, which focused on celebrating individuals who have contributed to the development of the beauty ecosystem, despite the odds.
Renowned entrepreneurs billed to attend the event include Ibukun Awosika, Chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Linda Ikeji, media entrepreneur. The event will include plenary sessions with FirstBank and Google Nigeria, as well as other notable brands, to deliberate on subjects such as managing finance, social media marketing, branding and makeup.
According to the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Folake – Ani-Mumuney, “FirstBank’s participation in the House of Tara’s “1000 Voices” National Beauty Summit is in recognition of the invaluable entrepreneurship opportunities created by House of Tara over the years. This aligns with our resolve to continuously promote and support SMEs and entrepreneurship to build a sustainable economy for the benefit of us all”.
First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand, and largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 12 million customer accounts, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank in the Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal, as well as its Representative Office in Beijing.
Since its establishment in 1894, FirstBank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimized risk management and leadership. Over the years, the Bank has led the financing of private investment in infrastructure development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its global reach, FirstBank provides prospective investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities that are available in Nigeria, an internationally competitive world-class brand and a credible financial partner.
FirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 – by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group; and “Most Innovative Bank in Africa” in the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2014. Recently, for the sixth consecutive time, the Bank clinched the “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” award by The Asian Banker. Our brand purpose is to always put customers, partners and stakeholders at the heart of our business, even as we standardise customer experience and excellence in financial solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, in consonance with our brand vision “To be the partner of first choice in building your future”. Our brand promise is to always deliver the ultimate “gold standard” of value and excellence. This commitment is anchored on our inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position You First in every respect.
Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications