Fela’s Home Turns To Kalakuta Republic Museum By Lagos Govt

The Lagos State Government has turned the house of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti, into a museum to promote cultural heritage and mark the 74th birthday of the legendary musician.

Inside the museum located at 8, Gbemisola Street, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, to be managed by Total Consult, are Fela's trademark items like dresses, shoes and household materials. The dresses are about 3,000

Others include covers of the albums of the late musician. Images on the album covers bear a variety of styles and typefaces which echo and comment on the works and politics of the artiste.

According to the state Commissioner for Tourism and Inter-Government Relations, Mr. Disun Holloway, the Kalakuta Republic Museum is to bring back the old social life and culture to Lagos.

The commissioner noted that it was impossible to overstate the importance of Fela to Lagos and the global musical village.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Femi, son of late Fela Kuti, hailed the state government for its support. He, however, said the museum would only serve its value if the legacies his father fought for were brought to the reality.

He urged government at all levels to foster equality and eradicate poverty in the country.

We say a big Thank You to the Lagos State government. We are not one that supports any government but ensure that all is well for the citizens. I sincerely commend Governor Fashola who has stood out to be recognised with this," Femi said.

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