The Kalakuta Museum also known as the Kalakuta Republic Museum was home to the late Fela Anikulapo Kuti, his family and band members in the 1970s. Before being turned into a museum, the home used to be a recording studio and commune to the late Fela. The name of the museum, ‘Kalakuta’, is an imitation of the prison cell ‘Calcutta’ that Fela inhabited during his time in jail. Fela’s personal effects are displayed in the museum and the grave of the late musician is also located there. It is a nice place to visit to learn some more about the great music legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 4 interesting things to do near the Kalakuta Museum.
Go For a Relaxing Massage
After enjoying your time reviewing the beautiful displays at the Kalakuta museum, you can go for a relaxing massage at the SweetBrook massage spa, a nearby massage spa therapy center. They’re open from Mondays to Sundays, so regardless of the day you decide to go to the Kalakuta museum, the prospect of a succeeding spa treatment is available. However, their treatments are strictly by appointment, so you will do well to book one before going.
Visit the New Afrika Shrine
To continue your ‘Fela experience’ after visiting Kalakuta museum, you can go to the New Afrika Shrine, which is an open air entertainment center and tourist attraction located close to the Kalakuta Museum. It is the host location for the annual Felabration music festival and showcases photo galleries of Fela and music performances from Femi and Seun Kuti, as well as other local and international musicians.
ICM (Ikeja City Mall) is about a kilometer away from the Museum. It’s not too far and a perfect opportunity to do some shopping after exploring the Kalakuta Museum. ICM is a large shopping center that includes specialist facilities for department stores, banks, cafes, bars, restaurants and hairdressing/beauty salons as well as a 5-screen cinema for movie viewing pleasure.
Explore the Hi-Impact Planet
This amusement, theme park and resort, which is not too close to the Museum but is also not too far, is a great place to go and unwind some more with friends or family or both, after a nice time exploring the Kalakuta Museum. It features a myriad of both indoor and outdoor facilities as well as wet and dry facilities like car rides, boat rides, ferry spins etc. The park also features other facilities like clinics, banking services, luxurious hotels, food courts, a multi-purpose hall, sanitary amenities, a 5-D animation studio and imax cinema. It really is a nice place to have fun with friends and family.