French president to visit Fela’s African Shrine


French President, Emmanuel Macron, is scheduled to visit African Shrine at Agidingbi, Ikeja, on Tuesday – thus becoming the first president in the world to enter a venue synonymous with marijuana smoke, sexy backup dancers and protest music.

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According to reports, Macron, who is visiting the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott to attend an African Union summit on Sunday, will be in Abuja as guest of President Muhammadu Buhari before visiting Lagos where attend a show at African Shrine.

The show slated for Tuesday’s evening will feature concerts, fashion shows by leading African designers and a meeting with stars from Nigeria’s booming Nollywood film industry, a statement credited to organisers of the event said.

The statement added: “It was the French who organised Fela’s first European tour in 1981.

“Then his sons Femi and Seun launched their international careers in France.”

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