INTERVIEW: How I escaped death, enjoying 60- Femi Kuti

With age comes wisdom, which is the case of legendary Afrobeat musician Femi Kuti, who spoke about his reckless teen life and what 60 feels like.

Femi Kuti

In a recent interview, the sexagenarian recounted how ‘foolish’ and reckless he was growing up that he and some friends thought he would die young.

Femi Kutu, who is the eldest son of famed Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, admitted that his careless behaviour as a teenager made him believe he would pass away at a young age.

Glamsquad magazine recalls that on June 16, 2022, the musician turned 60.

The Grammy Award nominee admitted in an interview with Goldmyne TV obtained by Glamsquad magazine that he was surprised to be alive to celebrate his 60th birthday.

He explained that when he was younger, he had a friend who constantly warned him that he would pass away soon because he was a carefree individual.

The 60-year-old musician 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 about what it feels like to be 6o, the music legend said:

“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.”

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