Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates on Wednesday disclosed that his youngest daughter Phoebe said he is lucky to visit Nigeria over his possibility of seeing Afrobeats stars, Burna Boy and Rema.
Bill Gates made this known while delivering his opening address at an event in Lagos State, ‘Advancing Africa: Unleashing the Power of Youth in Science and Innovation’.
The billionaire said he was optimistic that despite huge challenges, Nigerians would have a great future and bring wonderful things to the world.
He said, “And, of course, being here in Nigeria, I can’t help but mention the amazing creativity that goes on here. You know, Afro beats from Nigeria are popular everywhere.
“When my daughter Phoebe heard, I was coming to Nigeria, she says, ‘Oh, you’re lucky you get to go see Burna Boy and Rema. So I had to look them up. Because I’m so hip.
“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, you know, my kids think I’ve come to a very hip place.
“And of course, the music may be the most visible, but broadly across all cultural areas, whether it’s authors or movies, Nollywood, there’s some great work going on. And it says significant industry.”
“So that, you know, it’s great, particularly here in Lagos, to have that leadership. So across many areas, the creativity and entrepreneurship, really is why I’m optimistic that despite huge challenges, Nigerians will have a great future and bring wonderful things to the world, he added.
The Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, and Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, on Monday, held a meeting with President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
It was learnt that the visit was part of the Gates Foundation’s commitment to working closely with communities and leaders to support innovation.