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Photo of Fela with African map on the background
Felabration 2015 promotional poster
Location(s)New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja
Years active1998–present
Founded byYeni Anikulapo-Kuti

Felabration is an annual music festival conceived in 1998 by Yeni Anikulapo-Kuti in memory and celebration of her father Fela Kuti, a Nigerian musician and human rights activist known for pioneering the afrobeat genre of music.[1] The one-week-long event which is held annually at the New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, attracts visitors from different countries and has thus been considered as an official tourist destination by the Lagos State Government.[2]

Felabration is held on the week of Fela's birthday; the event features musical performances from top music acts from Nigeria and guest appearances from internationally acclaimed musicians and personalities.[3] It also consists of street parades, symposia on social and topical issues, debates and photo exhibitions.[4]



  1. ^ Funke, Arogundade (12 October 2015). "Sandra Iszadore, Fashola, Ajibade, others speak at Felabration". P.M. News. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  2. ^ "AS FELABRATION 2015 KICKS OFF". The Nation. 12 October 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  3. ^ Abulude, Samuel (28 August 2015). "Felabration Revs Up, Holds in October". The Leadership. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  4. ^ Akinwale, Funsho (25 August 2015). "2015 Felabration to hold in October". The Eagle. Retrieved 15 October 2015.