The business of art meets the art of business at Stanbic IBTC’s 2016 Fine Arts and The Acts exhibition. The event themed ‘Inspired by Nigeria’ will hold in Lagos on November 23rd, 2016.
The exhibition will feature curated art pieces from the collections of Dotun Sulaimon and Fola Adeola. The work of Nigerian artists like Okhai Ojeikere, Kainebi Osahenye, Olumide Oresegun and Muraina Oyelami will be featured. Those of Jumoke Sanwo, Angela Isiuwe, Gerald Chukwuma, Dipo Doherty and Olufemi Oyewole will also get pride of place at the event.
The gala evening will be hosted by Basketmouth and Ik Osakioduwa, with performances by fast rising Nigerian and South African comedians Kenny Blaq and Mpho Popps. Guests will enjoy music by the incredible string quartet, The Muses.
On the event itself, Head of Marketing and Communications of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Nkiru Olumide-Ojo, 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.
The 2015 edition was a huge success, featuring paintings of renowned artists, Prof Bruce Onabrakpeya, Victor Ehikhamenor and Dr. Kolade Oshinowo. Performing artistes included our own Basketmouth, South Africa’s 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 acts, The GirlZ Rule Band.