It is no longer news the president of France, Emmanuel Macron has been in Nigeria and what’s more?
He was a Special guest at the Afrikan Shrine where he was entertained by Femi Kuti, son of the legend, Fela Kuti and was warmly welcomed by our favorite Nigerian Celebrities and also Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State.
When given the opportunity to address the crowd, he explained his choice of visiting the Shrine saying,
“First, because I wanted to find a good occasion to come back here. I know the place and I have some memories, I have to confess at a time that there was no President around; I hope I will not spoil the party.
“I think that it’s such an iconic place for a lot of African people and African culture. And I think very often when you speak of the African culture in Europe, those who succeed in Europe and in France, which is different most of the times, are not dramatically very famous in Nigeria or in Africa.”
“There is a bias because you know people are absolutely not the same. I mean 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 and is very important for me first on a personal level, and that is why I want to say with a lot of humility that I recognize the importance of this place; I recognize the place of culture in this current environment,” he said.