President Macron parties at Nigeria nightclub

President Macron parties at Nigeria nightclub

President Macron parties at Nigeria nightclub

He noted that the future of Africa and the task of making it great rested with Africans, saying that the youths have a crucial role to play.

French President Emmanuel Macron shook up his two-day visit to Nigeria with a stop at the New Afrika Shrine, a concert hall founded by the late music legend Fela Kuti where partying Nigerians gather, though the usual gyrating dancers and marijuana were absent. I have to say my main memories about this place are friends, proud people, proud of their culture, proud of their art and music.

The influence of the French language is low in Nigeria despite being surrounded by Francophone countries, said the director of the Alliance Francais in Lagos, adding that "the potential is enormous".

On Tuesday, he was hosted by the Lagos State Government at the Afrika Shrine - a treat he so enjoyed that he took to his official Instagram handle to express his delight.

"I am very happy to be here".

As a result, Macron said "the mobilisation of African states is fundamental".

Geny-Stephann said that the relationship between France and Nigeria are nowhere near what it should be, given the importance of Nigeria as an emerging power. Let me remind you that this place - shrine is a music place as well as politics which is needed to change the society.

Macron, who said he was passionate about the development of Africa at an interactive session with African entrepreneurs, organised by the Tony Elumelu Foundation in Lagos on Wednesday, said the investment would go a long way in transforming the economy.

In Nouakchott, Macron held talks with the leaders of the French-backed five-nation military force fighting Al-Qaeda-linked jihadists in the Sahel.

It also doesn't hurt that Macron interned at the French Embassy in Lagos, 15 years ago. The Foundation's unique position allowed the French President to engage directly with the next generation of young business leaders and share his vision for relations between France and the African continent.

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