The Felabration event which was billed to hold at the Notting Hill Carnival yesterday in London was cancelled due to license expiration.
The event which was organized to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, did not hold because the organizers of the event failed to secure a license for the event.
According to a security personnel at the venue, the event did not take place because “the licence to hold a live performance expired on a preceding day.”
One of the members of Fela’s management team later spoke on the issue and revealed that the organizers should have processed the license six months prior to the event. He later confirmed that “it (the event) is not happening.”
Another member of the team quipped “I’m glad I’m going to Lagos for the proper Felabration in October.”
Reacting to the situation, Femi Kuti said:
“we trusted people who live in the UK and are supposed to know the rules but they let us down and we can’t even find them to tell us the truth. We have learnt a big lesson but we assure all lovers of Felabration that next year will be stronger and better.”