Been quite the long ass minute, hasn’t it?
I took an unauthorized hiatus from the blog because I was rounding up my program in school and I was hosting my mum in Milan and I was preparing to move back to Nigeria (I promise, I’ll talk all about it on the blog soon) so I did not have any interesting content as all I wore was tees and jeans with a parka – not kidding, everyday.
So, now that I have finally moved back and settled in a bit, I am going to bombard you lovely people with content (you don’t deserve to go through this, I promise :().
I’m starting this new section of Where To Go in Lagos (WTGIL, sorta like WWTBAM or KUWTK hahaha I can’t believe the things I find funny), and my first stop was the Kalakuta Republic or the Kalakuta Museum as it is called now. Simply put, it was home to the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti when he was alive – my dad was the ultimate fan so I had that love transferred to me, so it was the utmost honor to see where he lived and made music.
Located at Gbemisola Street, Ikeja Lagos is the unmistakably cream-colored building with the inscription “Kalakuta Museum” on it.
Inside, we met with a “tour guide” to whom we had to pay 500 naira each to for the tour of the three-storey building with a bar/restaurant/grill on the roof.
Family portraits welcomed you on the stairwell..
Then we were taken to his room – we weren’t allowed to enter, of course but I heard that the room was left in the state it was when he died in 1997.
And his shoessss… He apparently had a pair for every outfit. Talk about a man with style!
And scattered all over the house were paintings of him and lyrics of his songs..
Then we watched Seun – his son – perform for a couple of minutes
Took a picture with him, of course!
So, if you’re ever short on where to go in Lagos, you’re welcome. :p