Below are pictures showing the President of France, Emmanuel Macron during his visit to Nigeria.
His first stop was at the State House in Abuja where his discussions with President Buhari focused on security (especially regarding G5S and stabilizing the Sahel), economic issues and the Inter Basin Water Transfer for Lake Chad. Both leaders also signed a number of Agreements.
Tweeting about some of his opinion on the challenges faced by Nigeria, Emmanuel Macron said, ”We have to understand why so many people are joining terrorism. We have to convey 2 messages: – Your government will provide security for you. – Your government will provide opportunities for you.”
After his meeting with President Buhari, Emmanuel Macron proceeded to Lagos state where he met with the governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, at the New Afrika Shrine founded by late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
Singer and actor Banky W, who was one of the hosts at the celebration of The African Culture which held at the New Afrika Shrine, posed for a selfie with Akinwunmi Ambode and the French President.
Emmanuel Macron was later presented with a gift, a portrait of himself drawn by Kareem Olamilekan Waris. Macron tweeted how touching it was when he discovered the 11-year-old kid drew the portrait of him under 2 hours at the New Afrika Shrine yesterday. “I’m very touched,” he said.
French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Afrika Shrine last night for the Celebrate African Culture event.
Macron, before the event, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, where, according to The Cable, he spoke to the press about why he’s visiting the shrine.
First, because I wanted to find a good occasion to come back there. I know the place and I have some memories, I have to confess at a time that there was no president around, I hope I will not spoil the party,” he said.
First, I think that is such an iconic place for a lot of African people and African culture. And I think very often when you speak of the African culture in Europe, those who are successful in Europe and in France, which is different most of the times are not dramatically very famous in Nigeria or in Africa. And...
Genevieve Nnaji, Rita Dominic, Olu Jacobs & Joke Silva join French President Emmanuel Macron at ‘Celebrate African Culture’ event
So last night, all our favorite celebrities are at the New Afrika Shrine attennding the Celebrate African Culture event with the French President Emmanuel Macron.
The event features African art, with art maestro Nike Davies-Okundaye attending. Artists Abraham Oghobase, Ndidi Emefiele, Victor Ehikhamenor also showcased their works at the venue.
11-year old Kareem Waris Olamilekan did a hyperrealist drawing of the French President at the venue.
Also present at the event is Nigerian Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka and movie industry veterans Olu Jacobs and Joke Silva.
See photos and videos from the event
Comedian and TV host Teju Oyelakin is by far the happiest man in the entertainment industry at the moment, what with welcoming two bouncing babies after six years of childlessness.
The comedian who had his lavish child dedication on Sunday has told the emotional story of how he and his wife survived the years of waiting.
According to him, his wife was the strong one with faith as he doubted God at some point.
Teju revealed that in all those years, he only saw his wife cry once, and according to him they were short tears.
He mentioned incidences of trolls and how his wife only laughed and continued to wait on God.
Today Teju and his wife have been blessed in a double fold with a son and a daughter!
Read his narration below:
"I was obsessed with beauty as a young man. Ah, I just...