Femi Kuti Sax World Record: Femi To Attempt Breaking Guiness Record A Second Time
Nigerian saxophonist and son of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, Femi Kuti did not break the Sax World Record afterall.
As it turns out, Femi Kuti, didn’t set a new world record on Sunday when he held a single note on a saxophone for 46mins 38secs.
Femi Kuti, an internationally renowned musician in his own right, admitted that the celebrations from his family and fans over the record breaking feat had been premature.
This is coming after he mistakenly thought that he had surpassed the previous longest note played by US saxophonist Kenny G.
The official Guinness World Record for “the longest continuous note on a saxophone using the circular breathing method” is in fact held by Vann Burchfield (USA).
Burchfield set the record of 47mins, 5secs back in 2000, as Beat Fm OAP, Immanuel Odeyemi pointed out on Twitter.
Immanuel posted saying:
— Immanuel Odeyemi (@ImmanuelOnRadio) May 9, 2017
Femi Kuti has himself come out to say that he did not know that he had not broken the actual Guiness Sax World Record.
Femi took to Twitter to confirm that he will make another attempt to break the world record this Sunday.
He posted saying:
Did not know abt this.was told only abt KG’s. I will go for this now. Just 4 personal reasons to prove I can 😊might take awhile 😄 https://t.co/2b5mASifTI
— Femi Anikulapo -Kuti (@Femiakuti) May 9, 2017
Meanwhile, Femi Kuti’s younger sister, Yenia Kuti,is yet to take down a post she shared on Instagram on Sunday, proclaiming Femi Kuti as the new World Record Holder.
Femi Kuti Fails Sax World Record Attempt
The photo showed Femi making the record attempt at the New Afrika Shrine in Lagos.
Yenia Kuti hailed Femi as “a world champ”.
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. This was witnessed by a large audience that included Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce, the deputy high commissioners of Netherlands and The United Kingdom etc.
Watch video of Femi Kuti’s sax world record failed attempt: