Excitement as Femi Kuti breaks Kenny G’s saxophone record
Afrobeat front-liner, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti, on Sunday evening broke the world record for the longest single note played on a saxophone.
Femi played for a record 46mins 38secs to beat jazz musician, Kenny G’s 45mins 37 secs, set in 1997.
He broke the record at the Sunday Jump event at Africa Shrine, Agidingbi, Lagos.
The record was broken in the presence of a large audience that included Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce, the deputy high commissioners of Netherlands and The United Kingdom, reports Femi’s sister, Yeni.
“Femi did it at 55 years old,” his sister, Yeni said on Instagram.
She also said the “Sorry Sorry” crooner would be attempting the feat again in two weeks time in the presence of the Guinness World Records officials, so it can go into the books.
Afrobeat buffs and fans have flooded Femi’s twitter timeline with messages of congratulations.
See the messages below.