In an interview with the eldest son of Fela Kuti, the founding father of Afrobeat music, Culture Trip gets a front row seat at Felabration and discusses life, music and the future of the Kuti legacy.
The New Afrika Shrine
In Ikeja, Lagos, the entrance to the New Afrika Shrine is a terracotta-coloured edifice with those same words sprawled above the doorway. An embossed map of Africa hangs between them and on the dark brown gate. People mill about eating, drinking and laughing as they await the night’s performance. To the right-hand side of the Shrine are stalls from which hang t-shirts of various colours, all of which have one thing in common: the emblazoned images of the Afrobeat singer and human rights activist, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
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