French President ‘worships’ at legendary Fela Kuti’s shrine in Nigeria [Photos]

Francis Akhalbey Jul 4, 2018 at 11:13am

July 04, 2018 at 11:13 am | News

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

July 04, 2018 at 11:13 am | News

President Macron with Angelique Kidjo (far right), Asa (second left) and Youssou N’dour (far left) -- Photo Credit: dailypost.ng

Just after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Tuesday, July 3, as part of his two-day official visit to Nigeria, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the famous New Afrika Shrine.

Founded by legendary musician Fela Kuti, Macron visited the shrine to officially launch the 2020 Season of African Cultures in France.

The highly successful and entertaining event also saw notable public figures as well as popular African musicians including Angelique Kidjo, Youssou N’dour, Asa, Femi Kuti and a host of others in attendance.

From showing off his dancing skills to having a go at playing a drum together with the performers and being highly impressed with a portrait of him which was drawn by a very talented 11-year old artist, we can definitely tell President Macron had a great time!

Take a look at some photos of the event below:

Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO POOL/ Ludovic Marin

 

Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO POOL/ Ludovic Marin

 

Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO POOL/ Ludovic Marin

 

Photo Credit: AFP PHOTO POOL/ Ludovic Marin

 

Photo Credit: von.gov.ng

 

Photo via @afrikashrine on Instagram

 

Photo via Banky W’s Instagram page

 

From left: Angelique Kidjo, Youssou N’dour, Yemi Alade and Asa — Photo via Yemi Alade’s Instagram page

Did he nail the shaku shaku dance though?

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