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Kalakuta Republic Museum

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Address: 8 Gbemisola Street, Lagos 550104, Nigeria
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Fela home a special relic

On tour doing my tour guide job 17th of march 2017, i and my tourist friends from switzerland visited kalakuta republic. It is nice, clean and maitained to an extent. But I think... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Ikeja, Nigeria
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

Fela's work was a huge part of my coming of age experience as a college student at Howard University in Washington, DC. We couldn't get enough of his Afrobeat sound so a tour of his home was high on my list of must-sees while I was in Lagos for the week. Fela is actually buried on the property. There have... More 

1 Thank KabeteLane
Ikeja, Nigeria
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

On tour doing my tour guide job 17th of march 2017, i and my tourist friends from switzerland visited kalakuta republic. It is nice, clean and maitained to an extent. But I think the facility managers should do more by fixing felas panties in a better hanger and show cased in a glass. Not withtanding it a lovely place to... More 

Thank youcomeafric
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

seeing this i understood why his name rings a bell, i remember meeting his in my 30's a great activist. he always antagonized his government because of their corrupt practices

Thank wolfgangverborg
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

It's a great experience to step foot into the home of a legend. Fela's gravestone is outside and there are many many photos. The highlight is getting to see the room where the legend slept. Like many things in Nigeria, entrance fee seemed to be a matter of chance. We paid 500 Naira per person and we're the only people... More 

1 Thank Mary E
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5 reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Decided to see the home of the Prophet and was in awe! Good security, loved the roof top, the view and the drinks!

Thank Olushola A
Soweto, South Africa
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Walking into Kalakuta Republic Museum had me in chills , never did I think I will visit the home of the late great Fela Kuti. Seeing all his possessions and family portraits made me very happy has I walked where he has walked before. The tour guide was very helpful and I got to take a lot of pictures.

1 Thank Pappas1906
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2016

If you are a fan of the legendary Fela KUTI, you simply must see this museum. Three floors of history documenting the late singers work carefully laid out and preserved. Their are several family photos along the walls, his room set up as he might have had it along with articles of clothing. All the way at the top of... More 

Thank Maxynea
Glenn Dale, Maryland
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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This place was hard to find but when we finally found it we had an amazing time! We love Fela in our home and listen to his music. They did a great job restoring his items. The top roof is amazing and offers food drinks and I was able to try palm wine for the 1st time! The energy was... More 

Thank Misssunshine1203
Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Man, I wanted to like this place so badly. But it was ultimately an underwhelming experience. You would imagine that a museum dedicated to a musician would at minimum have that musician's music playing on a sound system, if not some video as well. No such luck. What you are treated to is a bunch of unmarked family photos, some... More 

Thank Jahshoeuh
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

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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