Bill Gates Reveals Daughter’s Perception of Nigeria Upon Learning of His Visit

Bill Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), arrived in Nigeria on Monday for a visit. During his time in the country, he had a meeting with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the Aso Villa. Gates shared an interesting conversation he had with his daughter, Phoebe, when she learned about his visit to Nigeria.

Speaking at the Pan-African Youth Innovation Forum titled “Unleashing Africa’s Innovative Future” on Wednesday, June 21, 2023, Bill Gates addressed Nigerian youths. He revealed that his daughter had mentioned how fortunate he was to have the opportunity to see popular artists like Burna Boy and Rema during his visit to Nigeria. Gates admitted that he had to research these artists since he wanted to stay up-to-date and knowledgeable about current trends.

He humorously recounted his daughter’s words, stating, “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 and Wizkid perform.”

In a separate event, President Bola Tinubu, on Monday, expressed his commitment to prioritize the health and safety of Nigerians. He emphasized that the well-being of the nation’s people, especially the workforce, is crucial for development. President Tinubu conveyed these remarks during his meeting with Bill Gates, the co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the President of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He commended Bill Gates for his dedication and efforts in working for the betterment of humanity and acknowledged the valuable partnership with the Aliko Dangote Foundation.

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