Layi Wasabi meets Adeleke at US Independence Day celebration in Lagos

Layi Wasabi

Content creator Layi Wasabi met with Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke on Monday night at the 248th America Independence Day celebration hosted by the United States consul general Will Stevens at his residence in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The theme of the celebration was ‘The Great American Road Trip’.

The event was attended by government officials, diplomatic corps members, Nollywood stars, media executives, influencers, and academic leaders.

Layi Wasabi, an indigene of Osun, went to greet the governor after sighting him.

Layi Wasabi’s exploits fetched him the award for Best Content Creator at the 2024 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA).

Meanwhile, meals from Georgia, New York, Texas, and California were on display at the event.

Other attendees at the event were Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, former presidential candidate Peter Obi, media entrepreneur Dele Momodu, actress Kate Henshsaw, singer and music executive Dare Art-Alade, managing director of NG Clearing Farooq Oreagba, and chief executive officer of Zenith Bank Plc, Adaora Umeoji among others.

In his speech, Stevens welcomed all the guests, saying July 4 is probably the most important date in the history of America.

Sanwo-Olu said the people and government of Lagos were honoured to identify with Americans on the Independence Day celebration.

“United States and Nigeria are the first and second largest presidential democracies in the world. That speaks a lot. The commonality and the real reason why we need to do things together,” he added.

Every July 4, the US celebrates the day the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, declaring the 13 American colonies a new nation: the United States of America.

In countries around the world, some US embassies and consulates host celebrations on the actual day or a few days before or after for logistic reasons.