Afro beat icon, Femi Kuti talks about his music and the things surrounding it.
Speaking at an event on Saturday, about his new album, ‘One People, One World’, he mentioned death and his fear of eventuality.
The event, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos, was the listening party for his 10th studio album.
Talking about the new album and it content, he said:
“I think it will inspire people, the title of the album says it.
We have to understand that we are one people.
“The day I die, I want to die with a smile.
I am 56 now, I am not afraid because I know it will eventually come.”
Meanwhile, Femi sparked an howler when he made revelation about the kind of song he listens to.
“I have not listened to music since 2000.
Of course, when you go to the mall or visit places, you hear music here and there but I never go out of my way to listen to music.
“In the beginning, it was my father who got me listening to music but I read a Miles Davis book, where he said, ‘I wanted to be original,’ so I stopped listening to music.”
His son, Made Kuti, recently joined his Positive Force band as a bassist after the musician who formerly played the role absconded during a show in the US.
About his album launch, Femi shared photos from the vent on Instagram and captioned:
Great night at the Sheraton hotel Lagos yesternight.
Thanking everyone for coming out, thanking the management of the Sheraton hotel ,Chocolate City for organizing a great event, my musicians and dancers for putting up a first class performance .
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