By Busari Yusuf
55 year old Afrobeat artiste, Femi Anikulapo Kuti has broken the record for the longest single note played on a saxophone.
The son of the late afrobeat legend, Fela, broke the record at the Sunday Jump event which held at the Africa Shrine, Agidingbi, Lagos. Femi played for a record of 46mins, 38 secs to beat jazz musician, Kenny G, who set the record in 1997 with 45mins, 37 secs.
Notable personalities present at the record breaking event included the deputy high commissioners of Neatherlands and the United Kingdom and our very own Sen. Ben Murray Bruce.
The afrobeat frontliner is expected to attempt the feat again in two weeks time in the presence of Guiness World Records officials, so it can go into the books.
Fans and Afrobeat lovers have taken to Femi’s Twitter to congratulate him.