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Monday, June 25, 2012


With the successful worldwide Broadway production for his life story still fresh, the late Afrobeat legend and activist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti will once again be immortalized as his last residence, located at 18, Gbemisola Street, Ikeja, Lagos is being converted and called Kalakuta Museum.
Approved by the Lagos State Government, the ultra modern project when completed is expected to have an exhibition area, a coffee shop, a 5-room boutique hotel, a roof-top restaurant, a bar and stage, a souvenir shop, a passenger lift, the tomb area and car park.
When established, it is said, will preserve the history of an illustrious son of Africa, promote tourism, acquire, display and preserve artifacts, documents and records of the man referenced as well as those  of his contemporaries of African ancestry.
It also hopes to be a custodian of collectors’ and  historical items-bordering on fine and folk arts for public enjoyment and for scholars to assist in researches, ready accessibility of authentic materials and relics on the man referenced, serve as educational, historical and cultural institution of music and musicality of African origin and entertainment of visitors to the museum.
The project is conceived and managed by Total  Consult, a firm of architects and builders of numerous projects notably the conversion of the first colonial prison in central Lagos to The Freedom Park.
It is scheduled for opening in October this year, during the annual Felabrations event.

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