French President, Emmanuel Macron, 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, a statement by Managing Director of TRACE, Jessica Hope, said.
According to the statement, 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.
TRACE is one of Africa’s leading entertainment brands and an example of how French and African talents can combine. It has been building a strong Afro-centric presence across the continent for 15 years.
President Macron has previously lived and worked in Nigeria as a staff of the French embassy.