Multi-Million Naira Saxophone – Afrobeat Legend Femi Kuti gets early 60th Birthday Gift

-Ikenna Okafor

Afrobeat legend Femi Kuti received an expensive saxophone valued at over €8000 as a 60th birthday gift from his family ahead of his 60th birthday on June 16.

The Selmer Paris Supreme 2022 saxophone was purchased by the Afrobeat legend’s family in an effort led by his son, Made Kuti, sister Yeni Kuti, and a committee of family and friends.

Yeni Kuti, who joined in the surprise, explained that the family needed to celebrate Femi, who always puts others first and works hard.

Made Kuti spoke about his father’s selflessness as well. He stated that he could tell his father desired the saxophone but will not replace his old saxophone despite recent glitches.

The Grammy-nominated artist revealed that he discovered the saxophone in the company of his father during one of their tours. He could tell his father wanted the saxophone by the look in his father’s eyes, but he would rather put his responsibilities ahead of his wants or needs.

Speaking at the New Afrika Shrine, Femi Kuti said, “This, in my opinion, is the people’s award, bigger than the Grammy. I can’t ask for anything more.”

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