By Nzeh Frankwhite
Friday, September 28th was the date, and the venue was La Bobo Lounge, as friends, family and associates of one Abuja’s youngest philanthropists and entrepreneur Chiagorom Max Ubani, popularly known as Bobby was hosted to an evening of glitz, glamour and razzmatazz, for emerging one of the very few Nigerians to make the honours list of the prestigious Thomas Sankara Awards 2018.
The ECOWAS Youth Council recently decorated the efforts of the CEO, CionBeats Entertainment Company, Mr. Ubani Chinagorom, with the “Thomas Sankara Leadership Award of Entrepreneurship Development” the efforts of youthful Ubani could not be over looked. Despite being a highly successful business man at a very young age, Ubani’s philanthropic antecedents, especially in the areas of youth development and support could not be overemphasized.
To Chinagorom, the evening was so memorable, as several of his friends took turns to eulogised the virtues of this illustrious son of Abia State born entrepreneur.
Speaking on the man Chinagorom Max Ubani, Barrister Shola Gabriel a longtime friend and legal adviser, said “Bobby is a very great Nigerian and an unrepentant humanitarian, who has a heart of gold. I am most pleased that the ECOWAS was able to search him out to honour him with the Thomas Sankara Award, he does good to people without expecting anything in return, and I am very proud to be associated with him, he derives so much pleasure in putting smiles in the faces of people (most times, people he hardly knew), he’s an awesome youngman and I admire him a lot. I want to congratulate the ECOWAS Youth council for bestowing this honour on him, because, before now he had always avoided numerous award offers. I am just proud of him.
On his part, Chief Wogu, and uncle to the awardee and CEO La Bobo Lounge, congratulated the young entrepreneur for his successes in business and philanthropy, “ I am very proud of this young man, he has made us proud in several ways than one, and the Thomas Sankara award is like the icing on the cake, hence the decision to celebrate him and show him that we are proud of his successes. We are getting older, and would definitely be happy to see that the younger generation of our family, is positioning very well to take over from us”
Responding, the very handsome young man, Bobby Ubani, who was full of gratitude said he was most pleased with the outpouring of love showed him on a day like this, and that he list expected it, however, he promised to keep doing his best for the benefit of humanity, while thanking God and the ECOWAS for considering him for such honour as the Thomas Sankara Award. He also feels that the award comes with a special challenge to do more for both God and humanity.
The evening was however grandiose, as the premises of La Bobo Lounge was filled to capacity in honour of this great Nigerian, while everyone present had their fill from the best catering and choicest wine and spirits, one of Nigeria’s greatest musical talents, Funkiest Mallam, Ibrahim Baba, was live at the band stand to dish out beautiful tunes to serenade the night, in honour of Bobby Ubani