By Emmanuel Adeleke
Ahead of his 60th birthday on June 16, Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti, has received an expensive saxophone as birthday gift from his family.
The expensive saxophone, a Selmer Paris Supreme 2022, was reportedly acquired by his family in an effort led by his son, Made Kuti; sister, Yeni Kuti, and a committee of family and friends.
Speaking on the reason for joining in the surprise, Yeni Kuti said the family needed to celebrate Femi, who puts others before him and remains hardworking.
Made, the third generation Afrobeat talent, also spoke on his father’s selflessness. He said he could tell his father coveted the saxophone but will not change his old saxophone despite the glitches it has been having in recent times.
The 26-year-old Grammy-nominated artist, disclosed that he spotted the saxophone with his father during one of their tours, adding that from the look in his father’s eyes, he could tell he wanted the saxophone but would rather put his responsibilities before his wants or needs.
“This as far as I am concerned is the award of the people, it’s bigger than Grammy. I can’t ask for more,” the joyous Femi Kuti said as he received the saxophone valued at over €8000 from his family.