By G9ija

The New Afrika Shrine played host to the French President ,Emmanuel Macron on the 3rd of July 2018.It was an epoch making event full of glamour and panache.

Daughter of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, Yeni described how Fela would have felt if he was alive during the French president’s visit.
She made this known in an encounter with Punch.

“Fela would have been very happy because while he was alive, he was happy that the government of France recognised him, his struggles and music. French people were the first Europeans to connect to Afrobeat; that is why there is a sustained relationship between the Kuti family and France.

“The president had been to the shrine when he was a very young man and he even made a comment that he never knew he would come back to the shrine as president. He really had fun when he came and enjoyed Femi’s performance. However, he didn’t want to disrupt the flow of the shrine; he just wanted to enjoy his visit. But as a president, his arrival had to be guarded with strict protocols,” she said.

rine played host to the French President ,Emmanuel Macron on the 3rd of July 2018.It was an epoch making event full of glamour and panache.

Daughter of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, Yeni described how Fela would have felt if he was alive during the French president’s visit.
She made this known in an encounter with Punch.

“Fela would have been very happy because while he was alive, he was happy that the government of France recognised him, his struggles and music. French people were the first Europeans to connect to Afrobeat; that is why there is a sustained relationship between the Kuti family and France.

“The president had been to the shrine when he was a very young man and he even made a comment that he never knew he would come back to the shrine as president. He really had fun when he came and enjoyed Femi’s performance. However, he didn’t want to disrupt the flow of the shrine; he just wanted to enjoy his visit. But as a president, his arrival had to be guarded with strict protocols,” she said.

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