Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti has reacted to his world record for the longest note on the saxophone (51 minutes and 35 seconds), a category that has been ruled out few years ago by Guinness Book of Records.
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.
“Done.proven. #circular breathing tonight at the Shrine 51 mins 35 secs 83 millisecs. Now to focus on great song/melodies/tunes. pic.twitter.com/QZG4SRHL1z.”
— Femi Anikulapo -Kuti (@Femiakuti).
“I have proven my point and I can rest, did I call Guinness Book of Records? I have only made my point, which was to show naysayers that it can be done.
“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?
“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.”
Written by Clement Oluwasegun