We will support the movie industry to project everything good about Nigeria – Ecobank MD

The Managing Director, Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan said the bank was set to support the Nigerian movie industry to project everything good about Nigeria. Mr. Akinwuntan who spoke at the premiere of the movie ‘The Bling Lagosians’ in Lagos, said Ecobank was determined to support the creative industry as they are most suited in the task of reinventing the Nigeria of our dreams.

This is also in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN’s) vision to support the Creative Industry through a Financing Initiative

“Ecobank is passionate about Africa and its cultural renaissance. Its partnership with Bolanle Austen-Peters, a renowned African culture promoter, sits perfectly with the Pan African brand. Our bank will continue to leverage its digital offerings to facilitate a more seamlessly connected Africa,” he said.

According to the bank Managing Director, through its flagship products EcobankPay and the Ecobank Xpress ecosystem, the bank will remain in the forefront as a key enabler of digital payments across the continent.

As part of the partnership, Ecobank handed over the sum of N.5 million to the best dressed person at the premiere, being the climax of the ‘Eko for Show’ dress code for the event. Guests were encouraged to dress spectacularly to win cash prizes sponsored by EcobankPay.

EcobankPay is the lifestyle digital payment and collections service of Ecobank Nigeria and has been designated the payment solution for the premiere of the much anticipated movie.

‘The Bling Lagosians’ is a story that centres on the lifestyle of a Lagos family that is presently living in their past glory. Although, they are not as wealthy as they once were, they still want to live that lifestyle they once were used to. They want to host the-talk-of-the-town kind of party, they want to wear the best designers and ride the fastest of cars even if they are wallowing in debt. This movie is intended to show how people go to the extreme to keep up appearances in public. The movie is featuring stars such as Jide Kosoko, Elvina Ibru, Denola Grey, Monalisa Chinda, and Helen Paul among others.


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