…announces support for series of arts productions for Q4 2018

Lagos, October 18, 2018: In furtherance of its proud tradition of promoting the growth and appreciation of arts and culture in the country, MTN Nigeria has announced the sponsorship of a slate of arts productions as part of its Arts and Culture initiative for the fourth quarter of the year, which also heralds an end of the year of surprises from the company.

Announcing the lineup of exciting events that will wrap up a packed and successful year at a press event in Lagos on Thursday, Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Nonny Ugboma, said,

“MTN Foundation has always supported the retelling and reimagining of timeless Nigerian stories through our Arts and Culture initiative. By promoting world-class stage productions, modern classics as Fela and the Kalakuta Queens, Moremi and Isale Eko, Legends, and Life in my City Art Festival, MTN Foundation aims to facilitate the continued resurgence of Nigerian fine art, music and theatre; as well as support the hardworking directors, producers and talent that make them happen.”

Commenting further, Ugboma said: “Through this initiative, we support platforms that seek to promote values, retell Nigerian/African stories and empower skilled professionals for an increasingly international audience. With millions of talented young people in Nigeria, we see arts and culture as veritable means for economic and youth empowerment.”

MTN Foundation has been at the forefront of supporting events that celebrate the country’s rich arts and culture. In the 2018 season, it has promoted African heritage by sponsoring such productions as Saro the Musical, Wakaa the Musical, Fela and the Kalakuta Queens stage play and the Eko Theatre Carnival. In addition to the performance acts, the Foundation also sponsors training initiatives such as the MUSON Music Scholars Programme aimed at empowering creative young Nigerians to excel in their musical pursuits.

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