As part of its annual Standard Bank West Africa Investors’ Conference, Stanbic IBTC recently hosted an event, Fine Arts and The Acts. The event held in Lagos, 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, Adedotun Suleiman and Fola Adeola, to highlight the social value of arts, the cultural realisation it elicits and the historical recognition it bestows.
In addition to this, the artworks 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 artists 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.