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Nigeria: The New Afrika Shrine closed by police

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria, Arts & Culture, Human Rights, Law, Music

The New Afrika Shrine in Lago [1]s, Nigeria built and operated by Femi and Yeni Anikulapo Kuti, the eldest son and daughter of cultural icon, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was forcibly closed down last week by the authorities who gave less than 24 hours notice and claimed “noise nuisance, illegal street trading, indiscriminate parking, blocking of access roads and obstruction of traffic” as their justification.