Just as the legacy of the great Fela Anikulapo Kuti remains untouched, so also is his music and bedroom.
The picture shows the present state of Fela’s room in his home in Kalakuta Republic before he died. The room has not changed and is still the same after 18 years.
Leni Sinclair, the woman who took Fela’s most iconic picture has landed in the country for Felabration.
Leni Sinclair (original name Magdalene Arndt) took the black and white picture of Fela doing the power salute at the Orchestra Hall in Detroit, Michigan, in 1986. The picture is arguably Fela’s most famous picture.
Leni Sinclair has taken ‘iconic’ pictures of artistes such as Jimi Hendrix, the MC5, and Iggy Pop to John Coltrane, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Sun Ra, John Lennon, and others.
Sandra Izsadore, the renowned black rights activist who greatly influenced Fela, is currently in Nigeria.