How 7 US celebs have visited Nigeria in six months

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  • THENETNG presents seven US celebrities that have visited Nigeria so far in 2016.

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Ciara poses for a photograph with Nigerian singer, Darey durimg her visit to Lagos.

Some came to party and left, while a couple of others shook up the country, gained nationwide  attention, and their lives never remained the same (yes, we just said that).

THENETNG presents seven US celebrities that have visited Nigeria so far in 2016.

Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight arrives in Lagos.
Brian McKnight arrives in Lagos.

Brian McKnight, a 16-time Grammy Award nominee, arrived Nigeria on January 29 at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

Brian McKnight
Brian McKnight performing in Lagos.

The singer headlined the third edition of Butterscotch Evenings the next day, performing alongside Nigerian music stars including Shina Peters and Styl-Plus.

 

Ciara

Ciara arrived Lagos, Nigeria on February 26, 2016 with plans to headline ‘Love Like a Movie 3’ concert by Nigerian singer, Dare Art Alade. LLAM had hosted her fellow US celebs Kim Kardashian and Kelly Rowland for the two previous editions.

Two days later, Ciara wowed the audience at the musical show which held at Eko Hotels in Victoria Island – performing some of her hit tracks and showing off her dancing steps as she shared the stage with other Nigerian entertainers.

At some time during the memorable night, Nigerian dancer Kaffy taught Ciara – a Grammy award winning singer – and her backup dancers how to dance to Iyanya’s ‘Kukere’, Tekno’s ‘Duro’ and Olamide’s ‘Bobo’ to the wild delight of the crowd.

Now see what she did on the streets of Lagos the following day, which became a global trend…

 

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Baby. #Duro..

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Jermaine Jackson

Jermaine Jackson photographed with former governor of Lagos State, Tinubu
Jermaine Jackson with former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu

Jermaine – a member of the iconic American band, Jackson 5 and brother to late King of Pop, Michael Jackson – visited Nigeria in April.

He has plans to establish a musical academy in Lagos to raise global talents out of Nigeria.

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Jermaine and Governor Ambode of Lagos State. Photo: MA

During his stay, he hung out with former and present governors of Lagos State, Tinubu and Ambode respectively.

Jimmy Jean-Louis

PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO!!! IT’S FUN!

Keri Hilson

The American singer arrived in Nigeria last week accompanied by her father. It’s her second time in the West African country following her 2012 visit where she performed in Abuja.

She was a judge at the grand finale of Trace Music Star competition that held in Lagos on Saturday June 11.

The super talented @kerihilson. Personality as beautiful as she is. Have a safe flight dear.

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She also met with music producer Don Jazzy before leaving.

Tinie Tempah

‘KeKe’ #DISTURBINGLAGOS

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Thanks to Tinie, Olajumoke gained global stardom.

It’s the kind of thing you see in the movies. A random breadseller in Lagos became a global sensation, barely days after photo-bombing a shoot involving leading Nigerian photographer TY Bello and UK music star Tinie Tempah.

Thanks to photographer TY Bello, a supermodel was discovered on the streets, and she now lives a better life with her family.

Wale

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When the cuzzos touch down atiwole.

Ayo x Olu

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Quietly contributing . quietly running our race. Just music and vibes #SHiNE

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#SHiNE

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Olubowale Victor Akintimehin loves his fatherland, you can’t blame him.

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