Usanii hosted their first Art Exhibition at the British Council Office, Ikoyi, Lagos on August 12 and 13, 2016.
The artists exhibited their works on both days of the event. Gerald Chukwuma; a renowned artist who specializes in wood panels and furniture made a guest appearance as well.
Some of the proceeds of the exhibition were donated to Mamamoni . Mamamoni is a social cause that is dedicated to empowering poor women who are living in slum communities.
Mamamoni provides different vocational skill trainings and post-training support to these women, helping them generate income and a means of livelihood.
The private viewing session on August 12, 2016 was targeted at selected members of society and lovers of art. The August 13 event was the main event open to a larger audience.
On both days, the exhibition opened from noon till 7pm. The ambiance was cool and relaxing as guests indulged in fine wine, cocktail and mocktail drinks and finger foods against soothing background music.
Guests trooped in minutes after the exhibition opened. All the exhibiting artists were available at the exhibition on both days to discuss their pieces, interact with and answer questions by guests.
Some of the distinguished guests that graced the occasion on both days include the CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation , Parminder Vir OBE; COO of Tony Elumelu Foundation , Abimbola Adebakin; First Secretary Economic Affairs | Netherlands Representation in Lagos , Tessel Kuijten; CEO and Founder of Miliki , Patrick Koshini; Tunde Arogunmati , CEO of Toff Resources and several others.