Wema Bank Plc has announced plans to collaborate with Afro-soul queen, Aramide to host Songversation with Aramide. As part of global efforts to promote women’s rights, equality and justice, the event will capture the ‘Balance for Better’ theme of the 2019 International Women’s Day.
The bank in a statement said, “Although just in its second year, Wema Bank is poised to use the platform to promote a positive narrative for Nigerian women and reemphasise their significance in establishing a better society. This is a continuation of the bank’s effort to provide avenues for the progress of women in society.”
Last year, the lender celebrated women in Nigeria’s tech space through Tech Chicks – a platform that highlights the achievement of young women in the technology industry. Tech Chicks calls attention and recognizes the work of women such as Temitope Omotayo, Bolanle Banwo, Ada Nduka Oyom, and Dele Tejuosho. Through Tech Chicks, the bank has provided a channel for women to share related goals, dialogue and inspire each other.
Wema Bank also marked the 2018 International Women’s Day themed ‘Press for Progress’, through the ‘Woman to Woman’ ALAT Open Office event. Omilola Oshikoya, Africa’s wealth connoisseur; Tomi Balogun, financial education instructor; Chika Uwazie, Chief Operating Officer at EnterFive and Bimbo Agbejule, Head of Commercials ALAT by Wema, were among the panel of women leaders who deliberated on the advancement of Nigerian women.
The statement explained that, “Enthused by the weighty role of women in the financial and institutional sphere in Nigeria, the bank plans to moderate thoughts for a gender-balanced world at Songversation with Aramide to mark the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day. The event will celebrate women leaders such as Kemi Onabanjo, management consultant, blogger, and mentor; Omoyemi Akerele, an icon in Nigeria’s fashion industry and artistic director of the Lagos Design and Fashion Week; Oghenekaro Omu, founder of Sanitary Aid for Nigerian Girls (S.A.N.G), a non-profit organisation that aims to provide free sanitary pads for young women; and Temie Giwa-Tubosun, founder of Lifebank, a company focused on health management and improving access to blood transfusions.
“Songversation with Aramide will blend music with lively conversation between musicians and fans. Activities at the event promises to motivate women to take lead, foster personal development and engineer societal recognition. With scheduled performances from Aramide, Niniola, Ric Hassani, Praiz and many more, the event will enunciate the need for women to network while encouraging each other to reach for their career goals and aspirations.
”In a bid to always do better, Wema Bank is committed to the cause of building an equal society by encouraging young women and revealing new perspectives to them. Riding on its corporate motto of ‘With you. All the way,’ the bank champions the initiative that together we can realise a gender-balanced world,” the statement added.