Africa Rise and Shine.
The size and calibre of dignitaries at the Eko Hotel Convention Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos venue of the launch of Africa Arise and Shine on Monday, September 17, lend credence to the zenith Jim James Ovia has attained in the global banking world.
The book launch was a convergence of Nigeria’s top political and economic players. And even President Muhammadu Buhari, who could not attend the ceremony, commended the entrepreneurship of the Founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank for his contributions to the country’s economy, especially the financial sector.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo lauded Ovia’s philanthropic gestures, particularly his investment in education.
Africa Rise And Shine, published by ForbesBooks, chronicles the story of how he built one of Nigeria’s largest financial institutions, Zenith Bank Plc, within the last three decades, recounting the series of events that led to Ovia’s triumph in Nigeria’s difficult business turf.