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Stanbic IBTC hosts yearly creative exhibition




Deeper insights on the connection between arts and business will be on showcase in Lagos as Stanbic IBTC organises its yearly Fine Arts and The Acts event.

The event, slated for Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, today, will feature an arts exhibition, 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,” the Chief Executive Officer, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Mrs. Sola David-Borha, said.

The bank chief said that 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.

According to her, 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 organising this 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 Ehikhamenoras well as the art collections ofFola Adeola and Adedotun Sulaiman.

Celebrated comedians, including Nigeria’s Basketmouth, South Africa-based NdumisoLindi 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.

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