Bill Gates, the American business mogul, said his 20-year-old youngest daughter, Phoebe, was excited that he would see Nigerian music sensations Burna Boy and Rema when he visits Nigeria.
He made the remarks while delivering the opening address at an event in Lagos State on Wednesday.
According to reports, Gates and Aliko Dangote paid a visit to President Bola Tinubu on Monday.
The visit was part of the Gates Foundation’s commitment to collaborating with communities and leaders to foster innovation.
Gates revealed Phoebe’s delight at his visit to Nigeria and the possibility of meeting Afrobeats musicians such as Burna Boy and Rema.
“When my daughter Phoebe learned I was coming to Nigeria, she exclaimed, “You’re lucky because you get to see Burna Boy and Rema, so I had to look them up…since I’m so ‘cool.'” But the last time I was here, I saw Davido and Wizkid perform,” the benefactor recalled.
Gates went on to say that Nigeria is full with creative people, and that Afrobeats from Nigeria are popular all over the world.
“Of course, being in Nigeria, I can’t help but mention the incredible creativity that exists here.”
“Afrobeats from Nigeria are popular all over the world.” “When my daughter Phoebe heard I was coming to Nigeria, she said, ‘You’re lucky to see Burna Boy and Rema,” he said.