Politics met with show business in Nigeria’s commercial city, Lagos on Friday as President Muhammadu Buhari gave United Kingdom model and actress Naomi Campbell a photo opportunity, according to the presidency.
Buhari was on the final leg of his two-day visit to Lagos State and was due to launch a mega housing project known as the Eko Atlantic.
The 47-year-old Campbell on her part was in Lagos for fashion related stuff: “HEREFOR ARISE FASHION WEEK,” her tweet read in part.
An aide to the President, Bashir Ahmad, tweeted a clarification to the meeting at a time when the social media space in Nigeria began to buzz about the photos showing Buhari, Campbell, Lagos State governor and ruling party chief.
For the sake of clarity, President @MBuhari didn’t invite Ms. Naomi Campbell to any event during his 2-day visit to Lagos State. They only met at the Eko Atlantic City while Mr. President was touring the project, and she requested to take photos with him.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) March 30, 2018
Was a pleasure to meet His Excellency The President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari to the launch of Eko Atlantic. HERE FOR ARISE FASHION WEEK 💃🏾🇳🇬🖤💚🦅 pic.twitter.com/Wme3BRGvp3
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) March 30, 2018