Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Gov. Fashola Converts Late Afro Beat King, Fela Anikulapo Kuti's Home Into Museum

... project priority of ministry of tourism. Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola is set to transform the abode of late music Icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti into a state museum.Information made available revealed that this development is an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Tourism.

Fela Anikulapo Kuti
Sources claimed that the Commissioner, Holloway Oladisun led crew had made a proposal to the government on the Issue and the executive approved.Talks between the ministry's crew and the family of the late musical legend, towards perfecting a mutually beneficiary formulae in achieving this goal are on.
Yeni Kuti, eldest daughter of the late phenomenon and chief executor of her father's estate is said to be officially representing family interest in the move.
She is said to have the mandate of other members of the family.
Investigations revealed that the proposed state museum will parade 'an appreciable numbers of personal and public objects owned by the late musician, ranging from his clothes to his musical instruments.
His famous Saxophone is earmarked to occupy a conspicuous place of pride in the arrangement.
According to an insider ' the aim is to preserve and celebrate the master musician in a timeless manner- in a better and more respectable way than others have done. Informants confirmed this one of an array of projects the tourism ministry crew have lined up to open up the tourist market in the state. The iconic musician was recently the subject of world attention with a broadway production that relived his life.The cost implication of the proposed 'Fela Museum' is yet to be ascertained at press time.

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