The Institut français du Nigéria and Alliance Francaise Lagos are thrilled to announce the second edition of “The Night of Ideas” (in French: Nuit des Idées) in Nigeria.

About this event

Under the theme “Being Alive”, this free event will take place at Alliance Française Lagos – Mike Adenuga Centre, on Thursday, 30th of January, from 7 PM to 9:30 PM.

We will bring together a dynamic and international mix of civil society key players, academics, researchers and cultural professionals who will express in various forms what being alive means to them. On the 30th of January, at nightfall, join us and share your ideas!

Part of a global initiative across 80 countries and 200 locations, The Night of Ideas aims to celebrate the stream of ideas between countries, cultures, topics and generations.


Guest speakers

  • Maboula SOUMAHORO, French scholar whose work focuses on US and African-American studies
  • Amara NWANKPA, Director of Public Policy Initiatives at Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation
  • Iheanyi ONWUEGBUCHA, Curator and Acting Artistic Director of the CCA, Lagos
  • Tancrède VOITURIEZ, PhD Economist at CIRAD


Access Details

Alliance Française Lagos – Mike Adenuga Centre
9 Osborne Road, Ikoyi, Lagos

Free admission & Event open to all
No parking on site, valet parking only


Night of Ideas is free to the public but registration is required. The conference will be broadcast live on the Facebook page of the Institut français du Nigéria and on its YouTube channel.

The event is organized in partnership with the Embassy of France in Nigeria and Alliance Française de Lagos – Mike Adenuga Centre. Media partner: TechCabal, the online publication for African tech.