FG, Ogun convert Fela’s home to Heritage Museum
Ogun state government in partnership with the Federal Government has officially converted the family house of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital into a museum.
The Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who arrived the family house located at NEPA Road in Isabo, Abeokuta with Governor Ibikunle Amosun named the house ‘Heritage Museum.
The family house which had been abandoned for long, was wearing a new look due to the commencement of the renovation of the dilapidated twin-building.
The minister lauded the initiative with a pledge to partner the state government in completing the project.
He said the restoration and preservation of the family house was more symbolic at a time when the 20th anniversary of Fela’s death is being celebrated, adding that the project will be a model and inspiration to youths.
“The Kuti family, as you know, represent different things to different people, whether you talk about education; emancipation; music; entertainment; therefore, this attempt by the government immortalising the family by preserving and restoring the ancestral home of the great family, I think it is very commendable.”
Governor Amosun while speaking also promised to deliver the project soonest, noting that Fela’s family was one of the giants that laid the foundation of a greater Ogun State. The Governor promised to construct museum for other industrious sons and daughters of the state to preserve their heritage. He said: