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 LAGOS TO IMMORTALIZE FELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI WITH UNVEILING OF 25FEET FIBREGLASS STATUE

 

Lagos State Government has announced plans to honour late Afrobeat legend, FELA ANIKULAPO-KUTI, as the weeklong activities marking his 79th posthumous birthday and the 20th anniversary of his death draw to a close.

In a statement issued on Thursday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. STEVE AYORINDE, the government said the honour is in line with Governor AKINWUNMI AMBODE’s commitment to promote art and tourism alongside development of Lagos State.

According to the Commissioner, Governor AMBODE will on Sunday, October 15, 2017, unveil a statue in Fela’s memory at the Allen Roundabout in Ikeja.

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.”

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