« 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 of Nigerian French speakers.

Literary encounter

Wednesday, March 21st – 2pm – Library of the Institut français du Nigéria – Free entry

© John Madere

Ishmael Baeh, the Sierra Leonean writer will share his experiences in France and in French-speaking countries in easy French language. That will be a unique opportunity to discover his work and projects.


Film screening: Frontières de Apolline Traoré

Wednesday, March 21st – 7pm – Embassy of Burkina, Chancery conference room Faso

 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 Ivoiry Coast, Burkina Faso and Nigeria.

Organised by the Embassy of Burkina Faso

For more information contact: dedalama@gmail.com 



Saturday, March 24th – Institut français du Nigéria – Free entry



Abuja Schools Competition, in partnership with Air France – 10am-2pm

Drama competitions, dictations, singing, and a special quiz… all in French! By the students of the Institut français du Nigéria partner schools. 




International food fair – 1pm-4pm


Come and taste different traditional meals from francophone countries! In partnership with the embassies of French-speaking countries in Abuja.




Saturday, March 24th – Institut français du Nigéria

7pm – 10pm

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.

BitaKola band, from Lagos they will especially come to Abuja for the occasion. 14 musicians will be on stage: trumpets, saxophones, conga, piano, drums, guitars, and a lot of energy will make you dance on afrobeat music inspired Fela Kuti’s tunes. Be prepared for our last open-air concert before the rainy season!


The Restaurant Attiéké Republic will be open all evening in our garden.