Deeper insights on the connection between arts and business will be on showcase in Lagos as Stanbic IBTC organises its annual Fine Arts and The Acts event.
The event in Lagos will feature an arts exhibition. The art exhibition will also feature a wide range of art works from abstract art to photography.
Contemporary artistes such as Olumide Oresegun, D Okhai Ojeikere, Kainebi Osahenye and Muraina Oyelami will be showing. Others are Jumoke Sanwo, Angela Isiuwe, Gerald Chukwuma, Dipo Doherty and Olufemi Oyewole. The event is themed ‘Inspired by Nigeria’.
“Our support for and collaboration with the arts community is designed to drive economic development, inspire creativity and innovation and create the background for the existence of a diverse group of people whose skills and expertise are instrumental in moving society forward,” stated Mrs. Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive Officer, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc.
In the same manner that values, tastes, attitudes, social and cultural norms, as well as individual preferences are factors that shape the perspective on which fine art is conceived and created, David-Borha said the Standard Bank Group, to which Stanbic IBTC belongs, has in its 153 years of existence mastered the art of creating products and services designed to meet the needs of a diverse clientele.
Mrs. David-Borha said the forum will provide a platform for business people, bankers, industrialists, entrepreneurs, artists and art enthusiasts and investors to interact, while networking opportunities will be exploited to advance business interests, especially those supportive of the arts community. “By organizing this annual forum, we hope to unlock the opportunities that will help practitioners to build successful careers and create sustainable development of Nigeria’s arts and entertainment sectors,”
Last year’s edition featured paintings by renowned artists, Prof Bruce Onabrakpeya and Victor Ehikhamenor as well as the art collections of Fola Adeola and Adedotun Sulaiman.
Celebrated comedians, including Nigeria’s Basketmouth, South Africa-based Ndumiso Lindi and Patrick Idringi, a.k.a Salvado, Uganda’s foremost humour merchant, joined by a rich parade of artistes, including fast-rising music act, The GirlZ Rule Band, and popular instrumentalists The String Quartet, enlivened the gala night with their astounding performances.