WEMA Bank Plc has announced its sponsorship of Isale Eko, a popular play billed for performance in June. Isale Eko, dating back to 1945, when Nigerian playwright, late Hubert Ogunde, established a professional touring company.
It was the same year that Ogunde’s troupe started exciting Nigerians across theatres nationwide that Wema Bank was established.
However, the bank’s support for the arts is beyond the history shared with theatre, but in keeping with its desire to always support creativity and innovation in all forms. The bank has often reiterated its commitment to supporting talents.
Head of Brand and Marketing Communications at Wema Bank, Funmilayo Falola, said, “We are thrilled to support the creativity and talent of the producers and cast of Isale Eko.
It has, in the past, excited the theatre-going audience by its professional performances and great delivery on stage. We have no doubt that the play coming up in June will live up to its promise.
The Nigerian creative industry continues to excite, especially theatre, which is growing at an incredible pace since making a comeback. We will continue to do our part to support the growth of this strategic industry, which whilst entertaining also creates a lot of jobs.”
Since 1945, Wema Bank has provided banking services to people across Nigeria, and has constantly reinvented itself in keeping with one of its core values, innovation.