French President Emmanuel Macron Had A Blast At Fela’s Afrikan Shrine

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday had loads of fun at the iconic Fela Anikulapo‘s African Shrine where he attended a concert in company of the Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode with electrifying musical performances from Femi Kuti and a host of other top acts like Ara to mention a few.

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Responding to questions on why he chose to visit the New Afrika Shrine of popular Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Macron said the place was an iconic hub.

First, because I wanted to find a good occasion to come back there. I know the place and I have some memories. I think that is such an iconic place for a lot of African people and African culture. Fela, Femi, Seun Kuti are obviously very famous in France and Europe. I mean they are big successes, but the Shrine is a cultural hub, an iconic hub.

one of the high points is the revelation of 11 year old artist Kareem who gifted the French President with a portrait of him which he drew in less than two hours while activities were on-going at the African Shrine. The elated young president wrote on Twitter;

 

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