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Nigeria Opens Kalakuta Museum In Honor Of FELA KUTI

Kalakuta Museum

This week Nigeria opened a new museum to the King of Afrobeat, at the start of a week-long annual “Felabration” to mark Fela Kuti‘s 74th birthday on Monday, in the commercial hub Lagos. Kalakuta Museum is located in Lagos, Nigeria, in what was Kuti’s family home prior to his death in 1997 at age 58 due to an AIDS-related illness. The multi-level family home, called Kalakuta by Kuti, has been filled with bright murals, album artwork, photos of Kuti’s life and his performances, African art and installations, including a wall-mounted display of his flamboyant shoe collection. Kuti is also buried on the grounds, while his bedroom remains largely as he left it upon his 1997 death at age 58 from an HIV-related illness.

The house is also a boutique hotel, with a bar and stage.“We didn’t want a museum that closes at night and the life source leaves the building,” explained Theo Lawson, the architect who converted Fela’s old family house into the government-funded museum.

You can read more about the Museum over at Reuters.

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