King Mswati III of Eswatini has honoured the president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, at a traditional royal reed dance event.
The annual weeklong ceremony is a traditional dance event where up to 40 000 Swazi maidens gather and dance for the Queen Mother.
Adesina shared the news on his official Twitter page on Saturday alongside photographs from the ceremony.
The former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture tweeted: “King Mswati III of Eswatini (Swaziland) gave me the greatest honour ever: to be dressed like the king and jointly march during the traditional royal reed dance event.
This Swazi cultural event is performed as a tribute to the Royal Family and dates back centuries in time.
Recall that King Mswati early rhis uear approved the southern African nation’s name from Swaziland to Eswatini.