Located on No. 7 Gbemisola street, Allen avenue, Ikeja, the kalakuta republic museum stands in the 3rd and last residence of the renowned Fela Kuti.
You have to inform them in time, a day before going. You can do that via their facebook page. I had an awesome tour and also met popular Fela protege, Dede Mabiaku.
Fela Anikulapo Kuti was a revolutionary and it was amazing getting to know about him in such a short time. The Kalakuta holds traces of the places he walked, the rooms he slept in and relaxed, how he came to own the house, the family he had, what he said, what he sang, the clothes he wore, how he viewed life. The tour instructor was lively and eloquent in his description.
The Kalakuta museum has four floors, a skybar, an upcoming lodge and one can also rent a hall to exhibit their work as well. And on the outside, the walls have been painted with a well known politician who persecuted Fela, his musical instrument and his grave also lays just in front of the museum.
If you find yourself in Ikeja, Lagos, the Kalakuta museum is one place to visit.
The New Afrika Shrine, is also in Ikeja, at No. 1 Nerdc road, off hakeem balogun street, Agidingbi. It is a lively night club and if you’re lucky you can catch Femi Kuti and his band rehearsing or performing.
My favourite Fela song at the moment is Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense. You should check it out.
Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasure. 😉