The New Afrika Shrine hosts French president, Emmanuel Macron
By Patricia Uyeh
Following his visit to Nigeria, the French President, Emmanuel Macron visited the African shrine- the popular nightclub founded by Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti today July 3rd.
The New Afrika Shrine located at Ikeja, Lagos district replaced Fela Kuti’s original club that burnt down in 1977, but for millions of fans it still represents the original Shrine regardless.
Speaking on the New Afrika Shrine, Olivier Laouchez, Head of the Trace Media and Entertainment group/ organiser of the event Macron would attend, said:
The Shrine is a must-see place,” adding that Lagos is ‘Africa’s Cultural Capital’.
Macron, who is visiting the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott to attend an African Union summit on Sunday, will go on to Nigeria’s capital Abuja for talks with his counterpart Muhammadu Buhari on security and terrorism, before coming to Lagos.
Meanwhile, the Lagos state government has informed its citizens of possible traffic diversions following the arrival of the French president.