Ogun State & FGN Unveil Plan to Convert Fela Kuti Ancestral Home to a Museum
Ogun State Government in conjunction with the Federal Government, has unveiled a plan to immortalise the popular Ransome-Kuti family by turning their ancestral home in Abeokuta to a museum. Their ancestral home in Abeokuta has been listed to be unveiled soon as a national museum.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, gave the indication on Wednesday when he visited the house located on NEPA Road, Isabo, Abeokuta, in the company of Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
Amosun promised to deliver the project soon, adding that Fela Anikulapo-Kuti’s family contributed to laying the foundation for what he called a greater Ogun State.
He said the museum would be known as the Heritage Museum.
The minister lauded the initiative with a pledge to partner the state government in achieving the project.
“It is laudable in the sense that this is one of the most positive steps to actually put our rhetoric into action.
“We have always said that one of the important assets we have is our cultural heritage, our history and this project, which is going to immortalise the Ransome-Kuti family, is laudable and admirable. “The family, as you know, represent different things to different people, whether you talk about education, emancipation, music or entertainment. “Therefore, this attempt by the government at immortalising the family by preserving and restoring the ancestral home is very commendable”.