by Azeez Adeniyi
Afrobeat musician Femi Kuti on Sunday surpassed the World record for holding a single musical note.
The music icon held a single note for 51 minutes, 35 seconds while performing at the New Afrikan shrine.
His sister, Yeni Kuti, took to social media to share the news.
“I am a happy puppy this morning. Femi made the family and Nigerans, Nigeria and Africa proud with his record breaking performance at 55 years old. God bless Nigeria and ALL his fans all over the World who have rooted for him and supported him. TVC who were there live to cover it,” he wrote.
“Last week I erroneously posted Femi broke the record at 46.38 seconds. I was corrected by @BBC as there was a 47.05 seconds. Today I happily post that Remi @55 years old made 51.35 seconds. Kudos to you my dear brother. Keep the flag flying.”
Kuti had last week beat the record of legendary saxophonist, Kenny G, who set the record for the longest musical note in 1997 in 46 minutes, 38 seconds.
Vann Burchfield was holding the record with 47 minutes, 5.5 seconds.
However, a check on the Guinness World Records website showed that the category is no longer available.