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THE KALAKUTA REPUBLIC MUSEUM

THE KALAKUTA REPUBLIC MUSEUM

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’S KALAKUTA

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. 😉

Opened 15 years after his death
The secret of life is to have no fear ~ Fela Kuti
Fela Anikulapo Kuti

ForEverLivesAfrika
According to the estimation of Africa’s riches, every blackman should be a millionaire. Why are we so poor? It’s time to investigate ~ Fela Ransome Kuti
” Man know thy self”

“Who no know go know” ~ from the album, Everything scatter
The Kalakuta republic was raided several times in the 1970s, as the ruling government did not agree with Fela’s music.
His room. Fela Kuti, was born Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti

Song titles and album titles
“If a man wants to enslave you forever He will never tell you the truth about your forefathers”

Sky bar and lounge

Fela’s grave. Fela died in 1997, at the age of 58.



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