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Kalakuta Republic Museum

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Address: 8 Gbemisola Street, Lagos 550104, Nigeria
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Fela's Musuem

seeing this i understood why his name rings a bell, i remember meeting his in my 30's a great activist. he always antagonized his government because of their corrupt practices

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

seeing this i understood why his name rings a bell, i remember meeting his in my 30's a great activist. he always antagonized his government because of their corrupt practices

Thank wolfgangverborg
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

It's a great experience to step foot into the home of a legend. Fela's gravestone is outside and there are many many photos. The highlight is getting to see the room where the legend slept. Like many things in Nigeria, entrance fee seemed to be a matter of chance. We paid 500 Naira per person and we're the only people... More 

Thank Mary E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Decided to see the home of the Prophet and was in awe! Good security, loved the roof top, the view and the drinks!

Thank Olushola A
Soweto, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Walking into Kalakuta Republic Museum had me in chills , never did I think I will visit the home of the late great Fela Kuti. Seeing all his possessions and family portraits made me very happy has I walked where he has walked before. The tour guide was very helpful and I got to take a lot of pictures.

1 Thank Pappas1906
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

If you are a fan of the legendary Fela KUTI, you simply must see this museum. Three floors of history documenting the late singers work carefully laid out and preserved. Their are several family photos along the walls, his room set up as he might have had it along with articles of clothing. All the way at the top of... More 

Thank Maxynea
Glenn Dale, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This place was hard to find but when we finally found it we had an amazing time! We love Fela in our home and listen to his music. They did a great job restoring his items. The top roof is amazing and offers food drinks and I was able to try palm wine for the 1st time! The energy was... More 

Thank Misssunshine1203
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

Man, I wanted to like this place so badly. But it was ultimately an underwhelming experience. You would imagine that a museum dedicated to a musician would at minimum have that musician's music playing on a sound system, if not some video as well. No such luck. What you are treated to is a bunch of unmarked family photos, some... More 

Thank Jahshoeuh
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

The drive there is as much as the journey as the place itself. The tour is short but a worth-while visit for any fan. You get to see alot of possessions left by Fela including his trumpet, fur coat, shoe collection and family photographs. You also get to see his room in its original state. When arriving, head straight to... More 

Thank pauloseshetu
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

As the Architect, my opinion may be slightly skewed but the Kalakuta Museum is alive with the spirit and essence of the late Afrobeat Legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. The Museum is work in progress but still captivates and holds the visitors attention. It is managed by the family and visitors are warmly received.

Thank Theo L
Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

Amazing atmosphere and staff. You can feel the presence of the great african musician in every room. There is a bar on the roof with a nice view and a lot of nice guests relaxing and listening to Fela.

1 Thank Julia O

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