The Ransome-Kuti family will always be remembered for many things in Nigeria. Mother, Funmilayo was a powerful women’s rights activist as well as the first woman to drive a car in Nigeria. Sons, Beko and Fela are renowned for their outspokenness and contributions to the fields of human rights activism and music. Thanks to a collaboration by the Ogun State Government and Federal Government, their home in Abeokuta shall become a part of their legacy when as it is to be transformed into a museum.
The announcement was made by Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed as he was flanked by Ogun State Governor, Ibukun Amosun during a visit to the house. The museum which shall be tagged Heritage Museum comes alongside the celebration of 20 years since Fela passed and looks to write the names of the different family members and their feats in the history books.
Whether or not the museum shall feature other artifacts which may be unrelated to the Ransome-Kuti family we cannot confirm however, we are hopeful work on it comes along quickly and is ready soon enough for us to make a much needed visit.