New York-based TRANSFAST, a leading provider of cross-border payments solutions, joined millions of Nigerians globally in celebrating the 55th Nigerian Independence Day. The New York-based celebration was a huge success, featuring two distinct events created bring together the community and eight associations who were event partners, while empowering local businesses.
TRANSFAST hosted the kickoff event on Thurs., Oct. 1, with local partner Lookman Mashood, owner of BUKA Restaurant in Brooklyn, where over 80-100 VIP guests including Nigerian community leaders, and 15 organizations were in attendance. The guests were excited to meet the TRANSFAST team, discover new services, learn of community initiatives all geared at empowering the people and helping them get the most for their money when sending money home to Nigeria.
Co-sponsored with other organizations, Friday’s event was an evening extravaganza with displays of Nigerian culture, entertainment, fashion, dance and musical performances that brought the Feel of Home to many Nigerian guests.
In the spirit of celebration, TRANSFAST raffled $50 free money transfers to Nigeria to 13 lucky attendees, TRANSFAST Global Director of Marketing Jay Vix was on stage to present eight members of the event organizing committee with a $25 BUKA gift certificate as a thank you and demonstration of TRANSFAST’s commitment to seeing local Nigerian businesses thrive.
According to Jay Vix, “This year’s Nigerian Culture Day was an unprecedented celebration which brought the Nigerian community together for an experience that combines music, cash prizes, Nigerian food, fashion and a talent show.”
TRANSFAST exhibited its commitment to community partnerships and quality customer service and will continue to do so. Vix held discussions with many of the leaders, including Solomon Bakare: President of OAN, Mike Adeniyi: Chairman of governmental affairs committee, OAN, and Maimouna Gbor- Founder, Stream Africa, to continue to bolster Nigerians in the U.S. and foster a sense of community among Nigerians here.