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.
Excited that my Prime ICON is now available in #FIFA18 Ultimate Team https://t.co/Zp2KivxgOf @easportsfifa #ad pic.twitter.com/1qodDkMgWs— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) December 5, 2017
Asante Kenya! Never going to forget your spirit and passion for the game. Get ready Nigeria. #Madeofblack #Guinness pic.twitter.com/m7TkShpBXT— Thierry Henry (@ThierryHenry) December 17, 2017
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.
The Arsenal Fan Club at the airport waiting for the arrival of Thierry Henry. #BeAFrontRowFan pic.twitter.com/rWyXEBp9ps— Guinness Nigeria (@GuinnessNGR) December 17, 2017
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
Igwe _____ Thierry Henry #BeAFrontRowFan pic.twitter.com/ZLEYSMQIOs— Femi Coker (@femifactor) 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!
See Thierry Henry eating Nigerian Jollof! His life will never be the same 😂 #BeAFrontRowFan pic.twitter.com/6ANyE7imCl— Anda Paul (@LazyWrita) December 18, 2017
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