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Michelle Obama lights up the Southbank stage

PICTURED: Michelle Obama in Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in collaboration with Penguin Live on Mon. 3 Dec. 2018.

MICHELLE OBAMA’s highly-anticipated event took place last night (Dec 3) at Southbank Centre' Royal Festival Hall in London, as she joined author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to discuss her new memoir ‘Becoming’.

The former First Lady spoke to a sold out auditorium to discuss black womanhood, her upbringing on the south side of Chicago, life at the White House plus more, with many stars in attendance including actress Michaela Coel, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, model Adwoa Aboah and news anchor Jon Snow.

With almost 3,000 people in attendance - including 300 school students - the atmosphere was electric as Mrs. Obama shared her advice on careers and relationships, discussed the constant criticism that comes with being first Lady and the importance of learning to “like yourself.”

“We learn to appreciate the things [about ourselves] but right now you’re still trying to figure it out. So i dont want young women to walk away saying ‘I don’t know if I like me yet’ because that’s the process of becoming,” said the Harvard alumni.

After the event, many people took to social media to laud the respected public figure for her words of wisdom.

On twitter user wrote: “An evening to remember: @MichelleObama and Chimamanda talking about life, love, growing up, getting older, style and everything in between. Equal parts hilarious and serious, but always warm and wise.”

More than 40,000 people had reportedly tried to get tickets online when the event went on sale and last month, her memoir became the best-selling book released this year, 15 days after publishing.

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