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Address: 8, Gbemisola Street, Lagos, Nigeria
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Amazing new museum dedicated to the legend that is Fela Anikulapo Kuti. It has a wide range of original and contemporary exhibits and the manager Tunde is very helpful and will offer a tour. Toilets and cafe onsite, gift shop and hotel rooms in development. Also check out their Sunday afternoon BBQ. Seun's band rehearses here each Wednesday afternoon, come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is one place everyone needs to visit as it holds every information about the late Afro beat Legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti. There is also a gift shop and souvenir,where you can get Tshirts with Fela printed on them and Cd's of Fela. Wait till you get to see the Rooftop bar at the Museum. Beautiful place to visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Late Fela is a song writer / Singer which was very popular in 50's 60's70's 80's and also 90's which release many Album for the Enjoyment of many African with Vision of what is really the problem of Africa as a Nation and Nigeria In particular

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Kalakuta Republic is an amazing place to visit. It symbolic reminder of the life of the owner, Fela is a lesson worthy of preserving for generations to come. Fela represented the vision and aspirations of every oppressed person in Africa and Nigeria.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Any visit to the African shrine is not complete without seeing the Kalakuta Republic Museum. It is the complete works, life and times of one of the greatest musician from Africa. Filled with historical photographs events and the his music at the background. This is a must see for ever Lagos visitors

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Lagos, Nigeria
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Popularly known as the Shrine where Fela's son named Femi plays some if his afro music and some of the late father's. the setting is Local Nigerian and if you want to experience downtown Lagos, then put it on your list of place to visit. Try going with a local. Environment if free but can be hot and if u... More 

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