Fela Would Be Very Happy–Yeni Kuti

By Ikenga Chronicles July 7, 2018

Fela Would Be Very Happy–Yeni Kuti

The visit of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, to the New Afrika Shrine where he was treated to undiluted African hospitality, has been described as special by Yeni Kuti.

Speaking to Saturday Beats, Yeni said her father, late Fela Kuti would be happy where ever he is.

“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.

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“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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The French president was flanked by dignitaries and Nigerian celebrities alike whn he visited The New Afrika Shrine. Yeni said that she saw a lot of new faces at the shrine for the first time.

“I saw a lot of people there who had never been to the shrine before; many people were there for the first time in their life. I was even shocked,” she told Saturday Beats.

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