How Nigerians Celebrate Fela Kuti in Tourism

By Ernest

29 October 2015

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It has been years that Nigeria lost Fela Anikulakpo Kuti to death, yet he still lives forever in a lot of tourist attractions that have been set aside to celebrate him. For those who are curious to know who this man called Fela was in music industry in Nigeria and all over the world, we have made their search easier with this information.


What is that? Felabration has become a yearly music festival that was created to celebrate the life of Fela. It is a week-long festival that attracts a lot of tourists from around the world. Each year, there is a theme for this celebration. You can attend this festival and have a feel of what it means to celebrate this icon in Nigeria’s music. You would be surprised to see who is attending every year and who you may see perform.

New Afrika Shrine

The New Afrika Shrine is a must visit place in Nigeria. The ambience and décor of the shrine reflects the legacies that Fela left behind. You would see statues, some of clothes that Fela ever wore, his yellow shirt that is slim fit, the trousers , political and philosophical messages that are pasted on boards and there is also a cut of the Nigerian’s Punch paper that has Ibrahim Babangida and Olusegun Obasanjo; former presidents of the country bickering, then friends of Fela like Angelique Kidjo who posed with Fela in this shrine.

Photo Exhibitions

There are a lot of photo exhibitions about Fela that you can see in the home of Fela that has been redesigned by Mr.Theo Lawson to become Kalakuta Museum. You are going to see a lot of pictures of Fela that is going to tell you so much about this man, his lifestyle, family and career.

Kalakuta Museum

The Kalakuta Museum was once the home of Fela in Ikeja. You are going to do so much in this place. There is a luxury suite for you to lodge if you feel like sleeping over. The rooftop terrace opens up another panoramic view of the city of Lagos to you. You are going to party here until mama calls. The experience is what you may not be able to forget in a hurry when you come here.

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