Lagos Govt. Pulls Down AfroBeat King Statue, Fela, On Allen Round About

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Lagosians will not forget in a hurry how Fela’s statue was unveiled and erected at the popular Allen roundabout in Ikeja on October 15 2017. The unveiling  was done by the immediate past Governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode.

Yeni Kuti, Fela’s eldest daughter, was among those who witnessed the event .

Sadly two years later, the statue is giving way because it is located at one of the four roundabouts the administration of Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor, identified as a major cause of gridlock in the state.

 

 

The other roundabouts are at Ikotun, Lekki-Epe expressway and Maryland.

Gboyega Akosile, spokesman of the governor on Monday said that the artwork will be relocated to an area where it won’t cause traffic.

Below are pictures of what the place where Fela’s statue was looks like at the moment:

 

 

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