I thought I’d die very young – Femi Kuti
Afrobeat musician, Femi Kuti, has said he thought that he’d die at a very young age.
The musician, son to the legendary Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, clocked 60 on June 16.
In an interview with Goldmyne TV published on Sunday, the singer said he was “quite shocked” that he was still alive to celebrate 60 years.
He said while growing up, he had a friend who always told him that he would “die soon” because he was reckless.
In the interview, Femi Kuti said, “I thought I would that I would die very young. I had a friend who would look at me and say, ‘this man will die’.
“At the time, I had a bike so he be looking at like ‘this one, you’ll soon die’ because I was so reckless as a teenager.”
Speaking of his new age, the musician added, “To have clocked 60, I’m quite shocked that I’m here. But it’s gracious.
It’s an age where you just reflect on so many things in your life and you know, every moment is now precious with friends, family and your children. It’s an unbelievable age. I thought 50 was good but 60 is greater.”