As part of its annual Standard Bank West Africa Investors’ Conference; Stanbic IBTC recently hosted an event tagged Fine Arts and The Acts. The event was held at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos on Wednesday 16 September, 2015. The event brought to the fore the belief that art – a true reflection of a people’s cultural heritage, not oil, gold or any other natural resource, is a nation’s most precious heritage.
Guests from all walks of life were treated to the impressive art collections of two prominent Nigerians, Mr. Adedotun Suleiman and Mr. Fola Adeola, to highlight the social value of arts, the cultural realization it elicits and the historical recognition it bestows. In addition to this, the art works of two prominent Nigerian artists namely, Professor Bruce Onabrakpeya and Victor Ehikhamenor were showcased at the event. These helped to situate the context of ancient and contemporary arts, and a fusion of both.
Art lovers were able to appreciate the beauty of creativity against a backdrop of camaraderie, business and pleasure. While renowned comedy acts like 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 renowned instrumentalists The String Quartet took centre stage to entertain the audience with command performances.