This was previously set in 1997 by Kenny G at 45 minutes, 37 seconds. Femi broke the record at 46 minutes, 38 seconds in the presence of Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, deputy high commissioners of Netherlands and United Kingdom, amongst others.
Femi’s sister, Yeni Anikulapo Kuti, has now revealed that he would be trying it out again in the next two weeks.
Yeni wrote on Instagram:
Yesterday 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.
Femi did it at 55 years old. Not exactly a spring chicken 🍗 o!!!! I am so proud of him.
Watch the video…
At 46 minutes and 38 seconds I’m sure Femi Kuti broke the world record pic.twitter.com/68d7cc2xMC
— Jonathan MurrayBruce (@jonmbruce) May 7, 2017