The city of London welcomed the distinctive cultural and creative vibes of Lagos, Nigeria last Saturdsy when the
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, led the contingent of Lagos State to showcase the state of aquatic splendour as a destination to explore for tourism, and other investments at the Lord Mayor show in London, UK.
The London Lord Mayor’s show is believed to be the oldest, longest, and least rehearsed civic procession in the world, now holding annually on the second Saturday in November.
This well-loved ancient show of London’s independence is a combination of medieval festival pageantry and modern-day celebration of strength and diversity.
This year’s edition is said to be the first time an African city will be showcased in over 800 years.
With this cultural handshake across the Atlantic Sanwoolu is following in the footsteps of his predecessors. In 2013, former Governor Babatunde Fashola was a guest at the Lord Mayor’s office to discuss collaborations in the area of transportation. He used the occasion to vibe with the Nigerian community in the UK with Eyo Masquerade thronging the streets of London.
Also, former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode turned the popular Nigerian Corner on Adela Street to ‘Lagos Corner’ as part of the annual Nottinghill Carnival for consecutive two years in 2016 and 2017 as part of the activities to celebrate Lagos@50.