Nigerians React to President Tinubu’s Kiss on Brigitte Macron’s Cheek at Global Summit

Nigerians React to President Tinubu’s Kiss on Brigitte Macron’s Cheek at Global Summit

…By Babatunde Lucas for TDPel Media. A video capturing the moment President Bola Tinubu kissed Brigitte Macron, the wife of French President Emmanuel Macron, on her cheek has sparked a wave of reactions from Nigerians on social media.


The incident occurred during Tinubu’s participation in the Global Financing Summit in Paris, France.

The Kiss:

In the video, President Macron introduces Tinubu to his wife, and they exchange greetings.

As a gesture of familiarity, President Tinubu plants a kiss on Brigitte Macron’s cheek, capturing the attention of onlookers.


The couple then proceeds to hold hands, and a photograph is taken to commemorate the occasion.

Tinubu’s Trip to France:

This visit marks President Tinubu’s inaugural official trip abroad since assuming office on May 29, 2023.

He arrived in Paris the previous evening to attend the two-day Global Financing Summit held at Palais Brongniart from June 22 to 23.

The summit aimed to explore ways of revitalizing the fiscal capabilities of countries facing immediate financial challenges, particularly those burdened with substantial debt.

Social Media Reactions:

The video depicting the kiss between President Tinubu and Brigitte Macron swiftly circulated online, inciting diverse reactions from Nigerians on the internet.


Users expressed their opinions and observations through comments on the video, showcasing a range of perspectives.

Variety of Reactions:

One social media user named Benny questioned Brigitte Macron’s abrupt movement away from President Tinubu after the kiss, prompting speculation.

Cassandralious jokingly referred to the incident as a “French kiss,” in a lighthearted manner.

Ivory2009 expressed concern about an older man like President Tinubu kissing Brigitte Macron, considering it as an unwanted advance.

Templar Landry, on the other hand, appreciated President Tinubu’s act, drawing parallels to his past trademark style of blowing kisses at public events, showcasing admiration for his charismatic nature.


Mr Brown viewed the kiss as a perfectly normal gesture in France, highlighting cultural differences.

ConfidentialDOc humorously wondered when was the last time Brigitte Macron received a similar affectionate gesture at home. Richie240 perceived the incident as an embodiment of confidence, without attaching any further significance to it.


President Bola Tinubu’s kiss on Brigitte Macron’s cheek during the Global Financing Summit in France has evoked varied reactions from Nigerians on social media.

The incident sparked discussions ranging from cultural interpretations to personal opinions, highlighting the diverse perspectives within the online community.


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