‘Don’t care about world record, just needed to prove a point’ – Femi Kuti

Posted on May 17 2017 , at 10:21 am
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  • He officially broke Vann Burchfield's record a week after surpassing Kenny G.

Femi Kuti

Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti has spoken on his most recent feat which saw him play a note on the saxophone for 51 minutes and 35 seconds.

The feat saw him beat the world record for the longest note on the saxophone.

Kuti had boasted earlier that he would beat his last record of 46 minutes on the saxophone.

READ: Femi Kuti finally breaks the world record for longest single note on a saxophone

According to him, ‘They said I cannot reach Kenny G’s mark, and when I reached it, some people said it was fake, saying that there’s another person who reached 50 minutes.

‘So I smashed everything, so that I can have peace of mind,’ Kuti told Thenetng.

But unfortunately for the him, the category had been ruled out by the Guinness Book of Records a few years ago.

‘I have proven my point and I can rest, did I call Guinness Book of Records?’ Kuti said, ‘I have only made my point, which was to show naysayers that it can be done.’

The first son of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, also told Thenetng that he was unperturbed that the Guinness Book of Records didn’t recognise his latest achievement.

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He said, ‘I’m not saying that I don’t care about my last performance being recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, but if they don’t recognise it, will I stress myself?

‘When you people at Thenetng posted the video which got over 3,000 retweets, there was still a backlash from people saying other people had done it and that I faked it.

‘But my question is, if it is no more recognised by the Guinness Book of Records, why is the category still there?

‘People did not believe it the last time, because people used their phones to record. But this time, there was a proper video footage, as the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) sent their people to record it so that the world can see it, especially people who were full of doubts.’

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