It was "Elder-Artsman" Steve Rhodes 80th birthday anniversary a few days ago. and the Committee for Relevant Art (C.O.R.A.) organized its 60th Arts Stampede in his honour. SR, Music Impresario and Broadcaster, and many other guests listened as a panel of producers from various Art genres debated on the topic: Between the Artist and the Market Place (The role of middlemen, promoters, programmers, media and the public).
Members of the panel included Kenny Ogungbe of Kennis Music, Otunba Solanke of Lantern Books, Bolanle Austen-Peters of the Arts Centre-Terra Kulture, Don Pedro Obaseki the film maker, myself- representing Theatre Producers and Tejuosho of Glendora book shops. Here, SR states his experience in the Arts after many members of the audience had given opinions (sometimes very heated ones).
Venue was the Conference Hall of the National Arts Theatre with the C.E.O. of the establishment, Dr. Ahmed Yerima, himself as part of the audience. Below are a few pictures.