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Institut Français du Nigéria’s main goal is to provide access to French language, and to French and French-speaking cultures. All year long, various cultural programs and festivals in collaboration with Nigerian, French-speaking and French partners encourage this cross-cultural dialogue. Cinema, music, literature and visual arts events are an important part of Institut Français’ work in providing access to French culture. Some of our regular events are: a French movie every Wednesday at 7pm, in French with English subtitles, Free entry A yearly exhibition for the International Women’s Day on March 8 in partnership with the Female Artists Association of Nigeria The Quinzaine de la Francophonie in March The European Film Festival in May The World Music Day on June 21 French Animated Movies Festival in October Documentary Film Festival in November The Institute is part of a well established network of cultural centers in Nigeria, the Alliances françaises, and organizes events throughout the country with them (e.g. “Life in my City Art Festival” in Enugu, French Poetry Competition in Ibadan…). Don’t miss any event!Stay up-to-date with all our events by subscribing to our newsletter (see on the left of the page), and don’t forget to follow us on all social networks.


19 Mar / 25 Mar - Abuja


 « I speak French too! » exhibition From March 19th to March 24th- Courtyard of the Institut français du Nigéria – Free entry   The exhibition “Et en plus, je parle français!” (And I speak French, too!) presents French as a language of employment, innovation, technology, and business around the world. Through this exhibition, discover the profiles…Continue Reading >

19 Mar / 24 Mar - Abuja

Exhibition « I speak French too! »

From March 19th to March 24th- Courtyard of the Institut français du Nigéria – Free entry   L’exposition  «Et en plus, je parle français!» valorise la langue française comme une langue de l’emploi, de l’innovation, de la technologie et des affaires. À travers cette exposition, découvrez des portraits de nigérians francophones. The exhibition “Et en…Continue Reading >

20 Mar / 24 Mar - Abuja


A unique opportunity to enjoy the taste of French cuisine! Une occasion unique de déguster la gastronomie française! Every year, Goût de France/ Good France celebrates French cuisine in various locations worldwide through French-style dinners prepared by participating local restaurants. For the fourth edition of the event this year, Nigerian food lovers will again have…Continue Reading >

21 Mar / 14:00 - Abuja

Literary encounter – Ishmael Bael

Wednesday, March 21st – 2pm – Library of the Institut français du Nigéria – Free entry Ishmael Bael, l’écrivain sierra-léonais racontera en français facile ses expériences en France et dans les pays francophones. Cela sera un moment unique de découvrir ses ouvrages et ses projets. Ishmael Baeh, the Sierra Leonean writer will share his experiences…Continue Reading >

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21ST / 7 PMEMBASSY OF BURKINA FASO, CHANCERY CONFERENCE ROOM A Senegalese woman has to go to Nigeria for business. The journey soon turns into a series of unexpected and dangerous events. On her trip, she meets women from Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, and Nigeria. Organised by the Embassy of Burkina FasoFor more information…Continue Reading >

24 Mar / 13:00 - Abuja

International food fair

Saturday, March 24th – Institut français du Nigéria – Free entry Venez déguster des plats traditionnels des pays francophones! En partenariat avec les ambassades des pays francophones à Abuja. Come and taste different traditional meals from francophone countries! In partnership with the embassies of French-speaking countries in Abuja.

SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH / 7PM – 10PMINSTITUT FRANÇAIS DU NIGÉRIAFREE ENTRY To bring the festival to a close, the Belgian Embassy in Nigeria in partnership with the Institut français du Nigéria will organise a live concert. Bita Kola band, a band from Lagos, will especially come to Abuja for this occasion. 14 musicians will be on stage: trumpets,…Continue Reading >

29 Mar / 01 Apr - Abuja

Generation Y exhibition

The Institut francais du Nigeria supports Generation Y exhibition by Retro Africa. FROM MARCH 29TH TO 1 APRIL 1ST EXHIBITION PAVILIONBESIDE THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, ABUJA SYNOPSIS – The Working Theme for the exposition is “Generation Y”. This Expo will attempt to touch-on contemporary issues through the eyes of millennials. Generation Y. intends to capture the zeitgeist of one generation…Continue Reading >

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