…By Dorcas Funmi for TDPel Media.
Notable Personalities Attend the Event
Nigerian business magnate Aliko Dangote, Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi, and Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke were among the prominent figures who graced the 247th American independence anniversary celebration in Ikoyi, Lagos.
The event was hosted by US consul-general Will Stevens and the chargé d’Affaires of the US Mission in Nigeria David Greene.
Diverse Array of Attendees
Joining the dignitaries were acclaimed writer Chimamanda Adichie, Toyin Saraki, Jimi Agbaje, Timi Alaibe, Oba Saheed Elegushi, Erelu Abiola Dosunmu, head of civil service in Lagos Hakeem Muri-Okunola, media mogul Dele Momodu, and retired ex-Lagos State commissioner of police Hakeem Odumosu.
The presence of governors Ademola Adeleke, Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State, and Sherrif Oborevwori of Delta State added to the political prominence at the gathering.
Entertainment Figures Enliven the Occasion
The celebration also saw the attendance of renowned entertainers such as D’Banj, Peter and Paul Okoye (PSquare), Broda Shaggi, Falz, B-Red, Sina Rambo, and Ayo Animashaun.
Their presence added an energetic and vibrant atmosphere to the event, showcasing the cultural and artistic diversity of Nigeria.
Sports Administrator Among the Guests
Notably, Amaju Pinnick, a prominent sports administrator and former president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), was also present at the celebration.
His attendance further emphasized the wide-ranging appeal of the event.
The American independence anniversary celebration in Lagos attracted an impressive array of personalities from various sectors.
The presence of business magnate Aliko Dangote, political figures like Peter Obi and Ademola Adeleke, acclaimed writer Chimamanda Adichie, and notable entertainers added prestige and excitement to the occasion.
The event served as a platform for cultural exchange and diplomatic relations between Nigeria and the United States.