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Fans react as Anthony Joshua visits Fela’s Shrine

Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua caused a social media frenzy following his visit to Fela Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine.
Fela Kuti

Felabration opens artistes portal, says no registration fee

Organizers of the 2019 edition of Felabration, the yearly festival in honour of the late founder of afrobeats music and socio-political activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, have said there is no registration fee to perform at Felabration.
The New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos

Valentine’s Day: Afrika Shrine to promote budding artists

The Manager of New Afrika Shrine, Sunday Essien, on Wednesday said that there would be performances by up-and-coming artists to mark St. Valentine’s Day.
Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti: Why I can’t support Yemi Osinbajo

Femi Kuti says he can’t support Yemi Osinbajo’s government because of his father’s beliefs.
Femi Kuti

Keeping father’s protest torch lit, Femi Kuti sees hope

Femi Kuti has spent his life railing in song against the ills holding back Africa. But these days he is feeling some optimism.

Ben Bruce: More people know Fela than any president in Nigeria’s history

Ben Murray-Bruce, senator representing Bayelsa east, says Afrobeat progenitor Fela Kuti is more famous than any president in the history of Nigeria.
Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and France's Emmanuel Macron

President Macron: Afrika Shrine represents culture, strength, music of the continent

President of France, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, on Tuesday night, made a historic visit to the Afrika Shrine, home of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, describing it as ‘an iconic centre for the propagation of African culture, strength and music’.
Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and France's Emmanuel Macron

Femi Kuti, Yemi Alade, others thrill Macron, guests at Afrika Shrine

Femi Kuti, Afrobeat musician and son of music legend Fela Kuti, thrilled French President Emmanuel Macron and guests alongside dancehall singer Yemi Alade at the New Afrika Shrine on Tuesday.
Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and France's Emmanuel Macron

Fela Kuti’s memories flood Twitter as French president’s visits New Afrika Shrine

Some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to share fond memories of Afrobeat legend, late Fela Anikulapo Kuti following the historic visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to the New Afrika Shrine.
Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and France's Emmanuel Macron

President Macron: Why I visited Afrika Shrine

Macron who recalled his days in Nigeria about 15 years ago, noted that it was an emotional come-back, especially as he never imagined he would return to Abuja one day as President of France.
President Buhari in Bilateral Meetings with African Heads of State and President Macron of France at the Sidelines of the AU Summit in Mauritania on 2nd July 2018

French leader Emmanuel Macron visits President Buhari

French leader Emmanuel Macron on Monday paid a courtesy visit to his Nigerian counterpart, Muhammadu Buhari. Macron had talks with President Buhari on security and terrorism.
Femi Kuti

Yemi Alade, Femi Kuti to perform as Macron visits Afrika Shrine

Yemi Alade and Femi Kuti will perform on Tuesday when French President Emmanuel Macron pays a visit to the New Afrika Shrine.
The New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos

Emmanuel Macron to visit Fela Kuti’s nightclub in Lagos

French leader Emmanuel Macron will on Tuesday visit a nightclub founded by Nigerian music legend Fela Kuti, becoming the first “real president” to enter a venue synonymous with marijuana smoke, sexy backup dancers and protest music.

Fela used music to fight for liberation of the masses – Governor Ambode

He said, though Fela was no more, it was gratifying that he was still alive in his music and in the music of Femi, Seun and other artists who had followed his style of music, assuring that the unveiled statue would be the first of many to celebrate the Afrobeat icon.

Fela Kuti celebrated 20 years after death

It is exactly 20 years since Nigerian music legend and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti died on August 2, 1997 at the age of 58.

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