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Five Rare And Pitiable Photos Of Fela Kuti After The Attack On His House, Kalakuta Republic In 1977

On the 18th of February, 1977, some “unidentified” military men attacked Fela Kuti’s residence, Kalakuta Republic, in which the musical taliban himself was severely injured. Read the full story on the attack here.

OldNaija.com provide you five rare and pitiable photos of Fela Kuti after the attack on Kalakuta Republic.

Sad faces of Fela Kuti and his mother, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Ransome Kuti, during the probe on the Kalakuta incident
Sad faces of Fela Kuti and his mother, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Ransome Kuti, during the probe on the Kalakuta incident
Cite this article as: Teslim Omipidan. (September 26, 2018). Five Rare And Pitiable Photos Of Fela Kuti After The Attack On His House, Kalakuta Republic In 1977. OldNaija. Retrieved from https://oldnaija.com/2018/09/26/five-rare-photos-of-fela-kuti-after-the-attack-on-kalakuta-republic/

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  1. There’s no way that pic with his mom would have been after the kalakuta attack because she was thrown down stairs by the soldiers, suffered in coma for months and eventually died. pls get ur facts (and photos of course) right. Tainks.

    1. Hello, IZA. Thanks for your comment.

      Firstly, well will like you to know that we don’t publish incidents and photos whose details we are not sure of. We don’t!

      Secondly, according to Punch Newspaper, March 1977 edition, the picture of Fela with his mum was taken on the 8th of March, 1977 during the ‘Kalakuta incident’ probe which was two weeks after the attack.

      Another picture from Punch Newspaper (February 1978) shows Fela’s mother on the sick bed with leg plastered and that was on February 16, 1978. The Punch wrote: “Fela’s mother in a coma” by Layi Ajakaiye and Soji Ade-Lokiki.

      This put the incident in a very clear picture. Fela’s mother went into coma not immediately after the Kalakuta attack but months after because she was at the probe on March 1977 and fell into coma in February 1978 which eventually led to her death.

      The Punch, February 16, 1978 wrote: “Chief (Mrs) Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti is now critically ill, her doctor son, Beko, said yesterday. We are keeping our fingers crossed. She was admitted into the Lagos University Teaching Hospital last week. Yesterday, she lost consciousness and was rushed from her bed to the theatre for surgical operation about 2pm.”

      The punch went further: “Why are they doing this to us, she quoted to have said before she collapsed. Chief (Mrs) Ransome-Kuti was alleged to have been thrown from her room when soldiers attach her house which Fela named ‘Kalakuta Republic’ on February 18, last year”.

      Dear IZA, once again, we don’t publish what we aren’t sure about because our mission is to educate people on the history and past events of Nigeria and not to mislead them. Thanks for your visit. Kindly do check back and speaking of checking back, you can subscribe to our mailing list to get notified of new posts by email.

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