Didier Drogba Hangs Out With Burna Boy, Wizkid, Others at Louis Vuitton’s Spring Summer 2025 Fashion Show

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Chelsea legend Didier Drogba attended Louis Vuitton’s Spring Summer 2025 show in France.

The football legend was seen hanging out with top Nigerian musicians – Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (popularly known as Burna Boy) and Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (popularly known as Wizkid ).

The two-time African Footballer of the Year was also seen with renowned British rapper, Stormzy and American musician Pharrell.

The event, anchored by the world’s leading international fashion brand, was hosted at the courtyard of the UNESCO headquarters. It featured A-list celebrities from sports and the music industry.

Drogba, who attended the event, elegantly dressed with with his girlfriend Gabriel Lemaire, posed with top celebrities who graced the occasion.

Who is Didier Drogba?

Didier Drogba is a former Ivorien professional footballer, who played as a forward for the Ivory Coast national team and top clubs in Europe. After a sublime career in French Ligue 1, Drogba rose to prominence following his move to Chelsea in the Premier League.

Former Chelsea manager and now Fenerbahce manager Jose Mourinho has been credited for discovering Didier Drogba after he spearheaded Chelsea’s move for the player. Despite initial doubts by the club’s hierarchy, Mourinho pressed for Drogba’s move and finally signed the player in 2004 and the rest was history.

Didier Drogba career

Didier Drogba is one of the few footballers who played for multiple youth sides in Europe before settling for a full-blown professional football career. It is yet unknown when Drogba began his career but he first played for French lower division side Dunkerque before joining Tourcoing Youth in 1988.

His last stop in youth club football was with Le Mans from 1997 to 1998 before he made his first senior appearance. After his breakout 1998-99 season with Le Mans, Drogba went on to play for two more French clubs – Guingamp and Marseille – before his famous move to Chelsea in the Premier League in 2004. At Chelsea, the Ivorien’s career peaked.

He made 226 Premier League appearances, scoring 100 goals to win 4 Premier League, 4 FA Cup, 3 EFL Cup, 2 Community Shield and a Champions League trophy.

Didier Drogba

He left the London outfit after eight years in 2012 and joined Shanghai Shenhua in China and Galatasaray in Turkey. After his spell with Galatasaray, Drogba returned to Chelsea in 2014. He spent a season in his second spell, scoring 4 goals in 28 Premier League appearances. He would then call time on his career in 2018 after spells with Montreal Impact and Phoenix Rising in the MLS.

Didier Drogba stats

Since his professional club debut in 1998, Didier Drogba played for eight different clubs in his career. His total appearance tally in professional club football is 689 with 303 goals. On the international scene, Drogba made his national team debut for Ivory Coast in 2002. He went ahead to win 105 caps, scoring 65 goals for the Elephants.

Didier Drogba honours

Drogba won his first club trophy (Premier League title) with Chelsea in 2005. He went on to win 4 Premier League titles, a Champions League, and several domestic trophies with the club.

At Galatasaray, he won the Super Lig, Turkish Cup, and Turkish Super Cup. He also won the MLS Western Conference with Phoenix Rising in 2018. He was crowned African Footballer of the Year and won the Premier Golden Boot twice, including several individual awards.

Didier Drogba’s net worth

Drogba was one of the highest-paid African footballers during his playing career. According to Forbes, his net worth in 2024 is £94m. His accumulated wealth during his playing career and endorsement deals are the mainstay of the footie ace’s income.

Didier Drogba’s wife

Drogba first got married to his long-term lover Diakite Lalla in 2011 in France. They had three children together – Isaac, Iman, and Kieran. In 2021, Drogba broke up with Lalla for personal reasons after ten years of marriage. He is currently dating Gabriel Lemaire, a 33-year-old Ivorien business mogul, who he met in 2022.

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