Monthly Archives: September 2016
Leading African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has announced the launch of ART635 (art635.gallery), a Virtual Arts Gallery created to reignite interest in African art and drive the growth and development of the local art industry.
Art635is a foremost online repository of African artworks and is set to serve as a leading platform for the promotion of indigenous artists across the continent. At the moment, most budding indigenous artists in Nigeria and across Africa have little or nowhere to showcase their works and make a substantial living from their works. The Gallerywill significantly expand the exposure of these artists, provide an enabling platform for the marketing of their works and serve as a much needed motivation for the further development of their artistic skills and talents.
The launch of ART635 is the latest of the Bank’s sustained efforts to promote African arts locally and internationally. Arts is one of the four pillars of GTBank’s Corporate Social Responsibility policy and the Bank’s support for Arts over the years ranges from collecting art work from Nigerian artists, to partner with Tate and other Art institutions to promote the value of African Art in Africa and the international markets through project-lead initiatives.
With ART635, the bank aims to further its support for African arts by helping African artworks become not just more seen and appreciated, but also to turn them into a much more profitable and commercially viable venture for indigenous artists who currently earn very little from their works. This is in line with the Bank’s initiative to go beyond the traditional understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility as corporate philanthropy by intervening in economic sectors to strengthen small businesses through capacity building initiatives that serve to boost their expertise, exposure and business growth.
Commenting on the launch of ART635, Mr Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, said; “At GTBank we see art as an avenue for unlocking people’s creative potential and by creating ART635 we aim to expand the opportunities for art education as well as broaden the reach and viewership of the works of indigenous artists.”
He further added that “Although African art goes back several centuries, the art industry in the continent is still young and largely untapped and we hope that with ART635we can drive its evolution into a lucrative and vibrant economic sector.”
GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The Bank is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality and innovation.
Please visit art635.gallery to experience the beautiful works of African artists.
Leading African bank, Guaranty Trust Bank plc, has announced the debut of the GTBank Fashion Weekend which will hold in Lagos on the 12th and 13th of November 2016. The two-day consumer focused event is themed “Promoting Enterprise” and is set to create an ultimate fashion experience, where the most promising and talented retail brands will showcase the latest fashion trends and products to a large and diverse audience of consumers, fashion aficionados and industry professionals.
In line with its consistent drive to engage its consumers at their various touch points and rewarding them for their loyalty, Chivita 100% fruit Juice from the stable of Chi Limited recently thrilled consumers of the brand with exciting gifts from its just concluded ‘My 100% Achievement’ social media promo. The promo which witnessed a high participation level further consolidates the brand’s affinity with consumers across the digital space.
The ‘My 100% Achievement’ promo is inspirational as it seeks to highlight essential elements of success and leadership. It reiterates the brand’s understanding of the Nigerian consumer who wants to associate with the best there is. Intending participants were required to share moments of success in their lives they were proud of, be it graduation from school, writing a book, starting a business etc. Consumers shared stories of values and principles that motivated them, knowing that they have a partner in Chivita 100% as they progress in their quest for 100% achievement.
President Muhammadu Buhari is enmeshed in a fresh plagiarism scandal that shows him stealing the famous “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody” quote from the late Charles de Gaulle of France.
The quote, which was smuggled into President Buhari’s May 29, 2015 inauguration speech, received a lot of commendation from Nigerians across political and religious divides. The quote immediately went viral and was listed by the BBC as the best quote out of Africa for the year 2015.
From all indications, Madam Patience Jonathan has more explanation to make to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) besides the $19million just frozen in her accounts.
Mrs. Jonathan has just been linked with five choice properties including a N5bn hotel in Abuja.
The Nation gathered that EFCC detectives are currently studying documents on how the Abuja hotel (names withheld) was built.
It has also dispatched a team of investigators to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State and Port Harcourt, Rivers State for the purpose of establishing the ownership of four properties in the two cities.