Excitement as Naomi Campbell visits Afrika Shrine
International supermodel, Naomi Campbell was a special guest at the Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday night.
The-48-year-old, who was in Nigeria for the Arise Fashion Week, was received at the iconic cultural centre by Yeni Kuti and Femi Kuti.
Her hosts took to social media to share pictures of her at the shrine .Yeni wrote: “Pix 1 We welcome Naomi Campbell to the Shrine. Pix 2. A group picture Pix 3 I hug and peck. Mutual respect Pix 5. Deep discussions Pix 6. Selfie time.”
Son of Afro-beat maestro, Femi Kuti, Made, shared a group picture, writing: “After a super show last night at the Shrine @afrikashrine with @femiakuti @yeniakuti @kunlekuti Uncle Dotun @naomi @optimus_dammy @matthewohio @efe_one and more family!! !! Surrounded by super humans!”
On July 3rd, 2018, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Shrine and pre-launched the Season of African Cultures 2020 in France.Macron said he had visited the Shrine as a student in 2002
Campbell’s first public appearance came at the age of seven, in 1978, when she was featured in the music video for Bob Marley’s “Is This Love”.
At the age of 12 she tap-danced in the music video for Culture Club’s “I’ll Tumble 4 Ya”.
In 1986, while still a student of the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Campbell was scouted by Beth Boldt, head of the Synchro Model Agency, while window-shopping in Covent Garden.
Her career quickly took off—in April, just before her 16th birthday she appeared on the cover of British Elle