Femi Kuti breaks world saxophone record set by Kenny G

Femi Kuti breaks world saxophone record set by Kenny G
May 08 15:05 2017

Afrobeat legend, Femi Anikulapo-Kuti, has broken 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.

According to his sister, Yeni Kuti, he broke the record at the Sunday Jump event at Africa Shrine, Agidingbi, Ikeja, 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.

“Femi did it at 55 years old,” his sister, Yeni confirmed this on Instagram.

According to her, Femi 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 lovers and fans have flooded Femi’s twitter timeline with messages of congratulations.

“This evening 7th May at the New Africa Shrine, Femi Kuti broke the world record for the longest single note on a saxophone note set in 1997 by Kenny G. The record stood at 45mins 37 secs….Femi did 46mins 38secs!! Give it up, we have a world champ,” Yeni announced.