PHOTOS: Fela Kuti’s Kalakuta Republic Museum Opens In Lagos

The home of the late Afrobeat Legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti which has now been turned into a museum was on Monday opened to the public at an inauguration ceremony in Lagos. Although the museum is not yet complete, his family wanted it to be opened on October 15, which would have been his 74th birthday.

The date also marks the beginning of Felabration, a weeklong series of festivities to celebrate a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician, human activist, tourism stakeholder and political maverick.

Fela’s son, Femi Kuti told the AFP that the family decided to open it on October 15 to symbolise his birthday. “The museum is not finished, but we had to make the opening today. The launch symbolises his birthday and his struggle.”

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