Ecobank Opens “Adire Lagos” In Grand Style With Over 100 Exhibitors

Posted on June 18, 2024

The annual Ecobank “Adire Lagos” exhibition has taken off in grand style with over 100 exhibitors showcasing their wares.

The 4-day fair which opened June 14 and ends 17th, is taking place at the Ecobank Pan African Centre (EPAC) complex located in Victoria Island, Lagos.

Originating from Abeokuta in Southwestern Nigeria, Adire textile is an indigenous indigo-dyed cloth made by using different wax-resistant methods to create dazzling designs.

The four-day Adire exhibition, returning for the third year in a row, is to promote culture, tourism, micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and enable them benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Some of the international exhibitors at the fair include Adire Oodua, Tampoori, Jide Batik, Janae, Asologe and host of others.

The fair is set to witnessing influx of topflight exhibitors, government functionaries, culture enthusiasts, social media influencers, artistes, local and foreign tourists, traditional rulers, and members of the diplomatic community. It provides an exceptional opportunity to network with entrepreneurs, shoppers, and everyone in the business of Adire.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Executive Director, Commercial Banking, Ecobank Nigeria, Kola Adeleke said the exhibition is part of the efforts of the bank to support the creative industry in the country, adding that it was also to promote micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and help them benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

According to him, “As you all know, we are part of a Pan African bank which operates in 33 countries of Africa. We always look out to support various initiatives on the continent and this adire exhibition fits into the scheme. As you can see, today, we have over 100 merchants who are being given the opportunity to showcase their adire products. This is the biggest that we’ve ever seen. It is an international exhibition. We want to support them all the way, train them and make them international brands with indigenous backgrounds. We want to ensure they are able to export their locally-created products across the continent. This is also one way to support the Nigerian economy.”

Exhibitors and attendees alike were enthusiastic and full of commendation for Ecobank. Ecobank Nigeria, a key driver of tourism, culture and the creative industries in Nigeria, recently hosted the +234Art, a 10-day art fair dedicated to nurturing and uplifting the burgeoning art industry in Nigeria.

The fair provided a platform to support emerging artists and encourage increased interest in art acquisition; the bank organised the Photography, Art, and Design Exhibition (PADE) to commemorate World Photography Day in 2022; the bank also partnered “Songs & Stories” With Cobhams Asuquo;  Redbull Dance Your Style; BellaNaija Style Summit and  Loosing Daylight (An exhibition of the history of Nollywood organised by Nse Ikpe-Etim)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

HP Inc (NYSE: HPQ) in partnership with NABU, a pioneering tech-enabled publisher of multilingual... Continue
Netflix, leading Streaming platform, has added 8.05 million new paid subscribers in the second... Continue
President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa as the... Continue
Hon. Segun Odunmbaku, the Executive Chairman of Ojodu LCDA, Lagos State, yesterday visited the... Continue
BY SOLA ABEGUNDE In Oyo state, the crow is about to beat the hatchling... Continue
There has been argument for and against the planned protest by the so-called disgruntled... Continue
Former Chief Executive Officer of OPay Nigeria, Olu Akanmu says there is no better... Continue
Africa’s wealthiest individual and CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has revealed why the... Continue
ULOKA CHIBUIKE  Sometimes I wonder what’s wrong with Nigerians and the way we think.... Continue
FASHINA SHAKIRU  A two-day capacity building workshop with the theme, “Digital Security & Resilience... Continue

UBA


Access Bank

Twitter

Sponsored