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Heritage Bank partners Seki to showcase Nigeria cultural heritage

L-R: Mr. Timi ALAIBE, former Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, Mr Yibo Koko, creator Seki Dance and Mr. Ifie Sekibo, Managing Director, Heritage Bank at the presentation of Seki Dance & Drama.

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative banking service provider; has partnered with Yibo Koko in association with Bolanle Austen-Peters Productions to showcase some of Nigerian cultures to the world through presentation of a dance drama known as Seki in Lagos.

The event which was held at the popular Terra Kulture Arena was graced by members of the diplomatic corps, bank officials and lovers of arts and it featured notable celebrities like Hilda Dokubo, Monalisa Chinda Coker, Ibinabo Fiberisima, Julius Agwu, Ovunda Ihunwo, Peace Christian, Deborah Job, Opereke Jamabo Foh and Mercy Albert among others as casts.

Speaking on Heritage Bank’s involvement in the project, the bank’s MD/CEO, Ifie Sekibo said, “Heritage Bank is doing this to preserve the culture of our people, the wealth of the people is in our culture. Heritage is what makes us who we are. So it is that heritage we are preserving so that we can transfer it from generation to generation.

“We know this is entertainment industry and is a very big industry out there and there are so many ways we can capture the essence of who we are, our tradition, our values and this what they are conveying through this dance drama.”

Seki, which is created and directed by Yibo Koko, a notable film maker; is a pantomimic dance drama which traces the America tap dance to the indigenous people of the lower Niger Delta area of Nigeria and it is fused with cultural heritage.