Nigerian Singer cum Actor, Banky Wellington has spoken on the planned visit of President of France, Emmanuel Macron to Fela Shrine later today.
The singer on his Twitter page described the visit as iconic and historic.
He further disclosed that he will be the host of the event tagged, ‘Celebration of African culture’.
“In absolutely epic and iconic news. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, will visit Nigeria tomorrow (Now today) for an event at the SHRINE called, “A celebration of African Culture. I feel extremely honoured to be chosen as the MC for this historic occasion.” Banky W tweeted.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to hold bilateral talks with the French President at the presidential villa, Abuja, today at 4.00pm.
Macron is expected to discuss issues bordering on security and terrorism with President Buhari.
He will after his engagement with Buhari visit the Afrika Shrine, a nightclub in Lagos founded by Nigerian music legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
The Afrika Shrine was originally founded by Afro beat music legend, Fela Kuti, but was rebuilt and renamed New Afrika Shrine by his son, Femi Kuti.
With the planned visit, Macron will be the first real “president” to visit a place synonymous with marijuana smoke, sexy backup dancers and protest music.
The evening will feature concerts, fashion shows by leading African designers and a meeting with stars from Nigeria’s booming Nollywood film industry.
Macron is currently visiting the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott to attend an African Union summit, from where he will go to Nigeria.
Also, the Lagos State Government on Sunday said Macron would be hosted by the state at the New Afrika Shrine.