Bill Gates, an American business magnate, said his 20-year-old youngest daughter, Phoebe, was excited to see Nigerian music stars 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.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports Gates and Aliko Dangote visited 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 prospect of meeting Afrobeats stars such as Burna Boy and Rema.
“When my daughter Phoebe heard I was coming to Nigeria, she said, “You’re lucky because you get to see Burna Boy and Rema, so I had to look them up…because I’m so ‘hip’. But I remember the last time I was here, I got to see Davido & Wizkid perform,” the philanthropist said.
Gates added that Nigeria is filled with creative minds and Afrobeats from Nigeria are popular everywhere.
“Of course, being here in Nigeria, I can’t help but mention the amazing creativity that goes on here.
“Afrobeats from Nigeria are popular everywhere. When my daughter Phoebe heard I was coming to Nigeria, she said, ‘You’re lucky to go see Burna Boy and Rema,” he said.
He further recalled his last visit to Nigeria seeing Davido and Wizkid perform.
“But I also remember, the last time I was here, I did get to see Davido and Wizkid perform and I was quite impressed with that. So, my kids think I’ve come to a very hip place,” he added.