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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Buzz and Excitement as FCMB launches #FlexxYourCreativity Contest to empower youths and encourage entrepreneurship

Young fashion accessories designers in Nigeria are in for an exciting and rewarding time as First City Monument Bank (FCMB) rolls out its #FlexxYourCreativity Contest. Up for grabs? A total of N300,000 in prize money as capital to grow business, as well as a chance to showcase one’s accessories at the Dare2Dream Season 3 Grand Finale!

The project is targeted at fashion accessories designers aged between 16-25 years, who need financial support in terms of capital to grow their business and would also benefit from having their work displayed on an acclaimed fashion stage.

The winner of the #FlexxYourCreativity contest will receive N150,000 to grow their business and will get a chance to accessorize the models at the Dare2Dream Season 3 Grand Finale in September. The second prize winner will get N100,000 and a ticket-for-two to the Grand Finale, while the third place winner will smile home with N50,000 and a ticket-for-two to the Grand Finale.

To participate in the FCMB #FlexxYourCreativity contest, simply visit the website to submit a picture of your work as an entry and invite your friends to vote for you! The entries with the highest votes will move to the next stage, so the more votes you get, the higher your chances of winning! Hurry though, as entry submission closes on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.

Speaking about the #FlexxYourCreativity contest, Divisional Head of Retail Banking, Mr. Olu Akanmu highlighted that the contest is designed to empower young Nigerians to become business owners. According to him "FCMB's Flexx is more than just an account. It is a lifestyle platform that offers Fun, Future and Banking. The reality is that more young people need encouragement to develop entrepreneurial skills which will allow them not only be financially independent, but also grow the economy by being employers of labour.   We are optimistic that the #FlexxYourCreativity contest will encourage more people who have small businesses and need support to grow them.”

On his part, the Group Head Corporate Affairs of FCMB Mr. Diran Olojo reiterated the commitment of the bank to helping its customers achieve their dreams. According to him “the FlexxYourCreativity contest is strongly in line with our commitment as a bank to empower our customers and help them achieve their aspirations. Without a doubt, the exposure this contest will give these young fashion designers cannot be quantified in monetary terms. We are glad to provide this support which will hopefully go a long way in helping these young Nigerians find their feet in business”.

FCMB’s Flexx proposition is targeted at young people who are actively seeking platforms which allow them to express their uniqueness, while building skills for financial success. A youth-centric banking product, Flexx is designed to meet the overall financial needs of young people within the age range of 18 and 25 years, where and how they want those needs met. This is summarized in the description of Flexx as “An app. A card. An account”, which gives account holders the freedom to bank on the go using the Flexx Mobile App, as well as access relevant lifestyle and skills-building content.

In addition, with their Flexx card, they can conveniently withdraw cash, make payments online and on Point-of-Sale machines and access exclusive discounts and freebies from Flexx partners. This interesting departure from the common market offering gives the account holder full access to “flexx” (a popular expression which means to “show off”) and the opportunity to express a lifestyle that will be the envy of their peers who do not have Flexx accounts.


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