A year after the first evening of the Fine Arts and the Acts by Stanbic IBTC as part of their West African Investors’ gala night in 2015, the financial institution returns with a more defined fine art exhibition and performance acts event for 2016. The night’s theme is ‘Inspired by Nigeria’ and it will hold in Lagos on 23rd November 2016.

The exhibition features curated art pieces from the collections of Mr Dotun Sulaimon and Mr Fola Adeola with works of Nigerian artists like Okhai Ojeikere, Kainebi Osahenye, Olumide Oresegun and Muraina Oyelami. Additional selections are works by Jumoke Sanwo, Angela Isiuwe, Gerald Chukwuma, Dipo Doherty and Olufemi Oyewole.

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The gala night will be hosted by Basketmouth and Ik Osakioduwa, with performances by fast rising Nigerian and South African comedians Kenny Blaq and Mpho Popps. Invited guests are promised an evening of incredible entertainment with special music performance by the string quartet, The Muses.

Speaking on the event, Head of Marketing and Communications of Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Mrs. Nkiru Olumide-Ojo says “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, Professor Bruce Onabrakpeya, Victor Ehikhamenor and Dr Kolade Oshinowo. Performing artistes included Basketmouth from Nigeria, South Africa’s Ndumiso Lindi and Patrick Idringi, a.k.a Salvado, Uganda’s foremost humour merchant, joined by a rich selection of artistes, including fast-rising music acts, The GirlZ Rule Band.

The art exhibition is all day and it opens at 10am while the gala event starts at 6.30pm at the Eko Hotel & Suites. Fine Arts and the Acts is strictly by invitation.