Thierry Henry Was Crowned 'Igwe of Football' in Lagos And The Internet Is Here For It
This is Thierry Henry, the French international footballing legend, who now works as a commentator for Sky Sports News since retiring from the game in 2014.
On Sunday, he went to Lagos, Nigeria for Guiness' Made in Black campaign. The campaign, which was launched in 2014 with the help of hip-hop star Kanye West, is meant to "provide a stage for those who are an inspiration to others, as they carve their own path with confidence, flair and boldness."
As you can imagine, it was kind of a big deal.
Thierry touched down in Nigeria, flying in from Kenya, for a meet and greet with fans who were winners of Guinness' 'Be A Front Row Fan' contest. The French footballer got more than he bargained for on his first trip to the home of the Super Eagles, being crowned 'Igwe of Football' by a group of adoring fans. He even donned some traditional Igbo clothes! By the way, we're absolutely loving the lions on his shirt!
The internet could not get enough of it!
I almost didn't recognize Thierry Henry in his Isiagu and red cap looking like a high class Chief from the East.— GreenIsTheNewGold (@GITNGSeries) December 17, 2017
If you missed it, here is the crowning of the igwe of football - THIERRY HENRY, live in Lagos Nigeria 🙌🏼 Igwe 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 pic.twitter.com/JHLkR0beVW— Elsie Godwin (@Elsieisy) December 18, 2017
And - being in Nigeria - of course Henry got a taste of some jollof rice!