celebration of afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, here are throwback photos of the singer after a battalion of soldiers descended on Kalakuta Republic, attacked him and burnt his house.
Fela after he was attacked and beaten by military officers
Wednesday, 2nd of August 2017, marked the 20th anniversary of the death of Nigeria’s Afrobeat legend and human rights activist, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
On August 2, 1997, the enigma who painted himself as larger than life and who death could not touch, succumbed to complications resulting from HIV/AIDS as widely reported.
Decades after Fela Anikulapo-Kuti joined the ancestors, his influence and lifestyle are felt more than ever before as Nigerian contemporary music is on the global map as a result of the legacy he left behind.
Fela’s moher’s house after it was attacked and burnt by soldiers in Ikeja
On February 18, 1977, it was gathered that about 1,000 Nigerian soldiers “visited” Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s Kalakuta Republic in the Ikeja area of Lagos.
The military officers who invaded and attacked the singer, also burnt his house and threw his mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti outside a window which later resulted to her death.