🔴 We regret to inform you that circumstances force us to change the way we operate.

All cultural activities are cancelled until further notice. The program for Francophonie Week, including the Afro-electro concert, is postponed to a later date.

French classes are still ongoing.

Merci de votre compréhension.

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Let’s celebrate Francophonie!

Organized every year around the 20th March (observed as International Francophonie Day), the Francophonie week is a global event aimed at lovers of words in France and abroad. It offers the public an opportunity to celebrate the French language by showing their attachment to it and celebrating its richness and modernity. In 2019, more than 1,500 events took place over the week in 70 countries.

This year, along with several diplomatic representations and other partners, France in Nigeria will organise multiple activities.

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OPENING RECEPTION

Wednesday 18th of March – 6 PM @ IF Nigéria
With our esteemed partners

Join us for the cocktail reception, marking the official opening of the Francophonie 2020.


CINEMA

Wednesday 18th of March – 8 PM @ IF Nigéria
With the Embassy of Canada (member state since 1970)

Screening of the 2013 film ‘Le Démantèlement’, directed by Sébastien Pilote. A drama which brings the story of Gaby, an old sheep farmer in the northern part of Quebec.

Thursday 19th of March – 7 PM @ Embassy of Burkina Faso *
With the Embassy of Burkina Faso (member state since 1970)

Selection of 2 documentaries about water access challenges: ‘Eau Secours’, by Wabinle Nabie and ‘L’Or Bleu’ by Abdoul Aziz Nikiema.

* Plot 341 Diplomatic Drive, Central Area, Garki

Thursday 19th of March – 7 PM @ IF Nigéria
With the Embassy of Argentina (observer member since 2016)

Screening of the 2018 film ‘Los Corroboradores’, directed by Luis Bernardez. A thrilling documentary which brings the story of a late 19th century secret society from Buenos Aires.


PERFORMING ARTS

Friday 20th of March – 7 PM @ IF Nigéria
Saturday 21st of March – 7 PM @ AF Port-Harcourt

We are bringing the afro-electro band PULO NDJ for concerts in Abuja and Port-Harcourt! With Idriss from Chad, Stingo from Togo, Wahlid and Samy from Cameroon and the French-speaking Italian DJ Simone, this 5-men band reflects perfectly well the richness and diversity of Francophonie.

One year after their debut album ‘Desert to Douala’ was released, PULO NDJ continues its African tour with 2 stops in Nigeria!

Saturday 21st of March – 4 PM @ IF Nigéria
With Le Clézio and Parler Français par Force (2 associations of French learners based in Abuja)

An afternoon of dance, songs and performances. With the presence of Nigerian traditional dancers.


FOOD

Saturday 21st of March – 12 PM @ IF Nigéria

Discover traditional dishes and beverages from Burkina Faso, Belgium, Ivory Coast, Czech Republic, Switzerland, DR Congo and France.


COMPETITIONS & ACTIVITIES FOR FRENCH LEARNERS

Thursday 19th of March – 5 PM @ IF Nigéria

Aimed at French language teachers of Abuja’s secondary schools, we are organizing a great French ‘dictée’. The reward will not disappoint you!

Saturday 21st of March – 10 AM @ IF Nigéria

Activities for the young students of the partner schools of the Institut français du Nigéria


An event powered by the Institut français du Nigéria, in partnership with the Ambassade de France au Nigéria, the High Commission of Canada to Nigeria, the Embassy of Burkina Faso, the Embassy of the Argentine Republic, the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Air France, Solar Wizard and Bouygues Construction Nigeria.

With the participation of the Embassy of Egypt, the Embassy of Belgium in Abuja, the Embassy of Ivory Coast, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Nigeria and the Embassy of Switzerland.