Monday, 9 July 2018

President Macron's visit to the Shrine would have made my father happy - Yeni Kuti

The New Afrika Shrine recently played host to the French President Emmanuel Macron, and during his visit , he was treated to undiluted African hospitality. 
READ: My discussion with President Macron was about migrant crisis - Femi Kuti
One of Fela Anikulapo Kuti daughter, Yeni Kuti described how Fela would have felt if he was alive during the French president’ s visit .

She said “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.

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