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Fela Kuti statue unveiled in Lagos to honour the Nigerian music legend

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Published on 07 Oct 2018 / In Music

Nigeria's largest city of Lagos unveiled a statue in honour of music legend and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Anikulapo Kuti who died on August 2, 1997 at the age of 58.

The Liberation Statue was brought to life by Nigerian artist Abolore Sobayo who used fibre glass to design the golden headless effigy of the legend with its handless arms raised into the sky.

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode unveiled the statue on Sunday (October 15, 2017) - Fela's 79th birthday - at the popular Allen Roundabout …
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