In honour of the legendary Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti – Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos has unveiled a statue to celebrate his legacy.
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.
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Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode unveiled the statue on Sunday (October 15, 2017) – Fela’s 79th birthday – at the popular Allen Roundabout in Ikeja where it was erected.
The statue is part of activities marking the 20th anniversary of Fela’s demise.