Nigerian authorities finally recognize the late Fela Kuti, arguably Africa's greatest musician.

Fela Kuti

 


For most of his life, the creator of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti, was at odds with Nigerian Authorities, to the extent the Nigerian Military government razed the Kalakuti Republic, Fela's compound and performance center, in 1977 and tossed his mother Olufunmilayo Ransome-Kuti out a window, which lead to her death.

Fela himself died in 1997 after decades of fighting against the injustice and corruption of the Nigerian Authorities. Now Nigerian authorities are recognizing the late composer and musician, arguable African greatest, by opening the Kalukata Republic as a museum.

Fans of the Fela can get a closer look at his life and how he lived in the museum in Lagos, which is funded by the Lagos State Government. 

See a video report here.

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