The project of the renovations going on in the home of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is sponsored by Lagos State government and the plan is to turn the building into a museum that will give visitors a feel of what it is like to be in Fela’s world.
It was disclosed that many things will be changed, but the building will still stay true to its originality as some things will remain untampered with.
The museum when completed will have a gallery where Fela’s pictures and artifacts will be kept, a souvenir shop, a bar, lounge, few hotel rooms and a space for performances.
Meanwhile, daughter of the late singer, Yeni has expressed satisfaction with the success achieved with the renovation. She revealed this in a chat with one of our correspondents.
‘We had written the proposal to the people that brought Fela on Broadway last year, but they didnt do anything about it, so this time, we approached the Lagos State government and it was accepted‘. Speaking on what people should expect after the renovation, Yeni expressed high hopes, stating that she is sure people would like the result as it has a lot to offer.
The house which is located on Gbemisola street, Ikeja, in Lagos, was occupied by the legendary singer until his death in August 1997.