Omotola, Steve Babaeko host first African panel on Cannes Lions Festival main stage

Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, and showbiz investor, Steve Babaeko, were speakers on the first African panel held on the main stage of the Cannes Lions festival.

The 41-year-old movie star revealed this in an Instagram post on Thursday.

“Nice outing today … After 66years running …. An African panel on the @cannes_lions Main stage. Welldone #Batamedia and @extremeideas . #TheAuthenticAfricanStory #rockingmyownhair,” she wrote.

Mr Babaeko also spoke about the achievement in an Instagram post: “We broke a glass ceiling today, the first African panel to grace #CannesLions main stage. We made a strong case for authentic african story. Thank you to @hisfabness and @maiatafo for putting my look together. #TeamAfrica #TeamX3M.”

Cannes Lions is the global benchmark for effective creative marketing communications

The five-day creative festival and marketing awards holds at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France.