The President of France, Emmanuel Macron will be in Nigeria on July 3rd, 2018. He will be a guest of honour at a special event on July 3 in Lagos organised by TRACE, a leading entertainment brand in Africa.
The event is planned as part of the 2020 African Cultures Season.
According to a statement from TRACE, the event, the first of its kind in Nigeria, aims to “change French society’s perception of the African continent through the promotion of African contemporary creation.”
It will take place at the New Afrika Shrine, and feature a host of Nigerian cultural talents, including Femi Kuti, Banky W, and Yemi Alade, among other leading stars of music and Nollywood, fashion, food and visual arts, to celebrate the successful cultural collaboration between France and Africa.
President Macron has previously lived and worked in Nigeria as a staff of the French embassy.