The French leader, Emmanuel Macron, will today visit the Afrika Shrine, a nightclub in Lagos founded by Nigerian music legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the state government has announced.

The state government in a statement by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transportation, Taiwo Salaam, said it will host Mr Macron at the shrine.

The evening will feature concerts, fashion shows by leading African designers and a meeting with stars from Nigeria’s booming Nollywood film industry.

Mr Macron is not a stranger to Nigeria. He trained as a senior civil servant at the French Embassy in Lagos in 2004, seven years after Fela died.

The Afrika Shrine located in the teeming Lagos district of Ikeja replaced Fela’s original club that burnt down in 1977, but for millions of fans it still represents the original Shrine built by the musical maverick.

Mr Macron, who is visiting the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott to attend an African Union summit on Sunday, will go on to Abuja for talks with President Muhammadu Buhari on security and terrorism, before coming to Lagos.