The Lagos State Government has revealed plans to honour Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti on the 2017 edition of his week-long Felabration.
As Sunday, October 15, marks the concluding part of the week-long celebration of the Afro-beat legend’s 79th posthumous birthday and 20th anniversary of his death.
The commissioner said that Governor Ambode will also unveil a statue in Fela’s memory at Allen Roundabout, Ikeja on the same day.
Fela did not only capture the global audience as a charismatic and energetic musician using Lagos as his base; he was revered for fighting against corruption and oppression even at the risk of imprisonment or death. His creativity, courage, passion and extraordinary ability to rise against the odds are trademarks of a true Lagosian.”
“Fela is a global icon and one of the biggest success stories from Lagos. Monuments are erected across the State to remember the contributions of people like him to preserve their legacies and our history as a people’.
“Standing at 25 feet and titled ‘Liberation’, the statue is done in fibreglass by artist Abolore Sobayo of Cowrie Studios as ‘an iconic legacy to celebrate Fela’s unique dress sense and style of salute.