Femi Kuti to try again after failed world record bid

It turns out that Femi Kuti, son of late Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, didn’t set a new world record on Sunday when he held a single note on a saxophone for 46mins 38secs (see video above for a clip).

Kuti, an internationally renowned musician in his own right, admitted that the celebrations from his family and fans had been premature, 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), who managed 47mins, 5secs back in 2000, as one tweeter pointed out:

@Femiakuti did not set a new world record, he broke Kenny G’s record but still, big ups to him!!!



But Femi has taken to Twitter to say that he will make another attempt to break the record.



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