Name: Nigerian nightclub closed by authorities after political activity of owner

Date:  2006-present

Location:  Africa

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPersonal Opinion , Public Speech

Artist: Femi Kuti

Confronting Bodies: Nigerian government

Date of Action: June 5, 2009

Specific Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Description of Artwork: Kuti often holds controversial concerts, and has been a outspoken opponent of government policies.

Description of Incident: Kuti's nightclub was shut down, supposedly due to public noise, street-crowding and ilegal parking. His family was given no time to respond to the complaints.

Results of Incident: The nightclub is currently closed.


Submitted By: NCAC

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