It was a happy night at the New Africa Shrine, Ikeja, Lagos, where afrobeat singer Femi Kuti and her son, Made, performed on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
The highlight was when Femi’s sister, Yeni, on behalf of the Kuti family, presented the artist with a birthday cake and a gold Selmer saxophone, said to be one of the most expensive saxophones in the world, as a birthday present.
The singer will turn 60 on June 16, 2022. Yeni also persuaded his brother to ‘stop’ his old saxophone which he said he had been using for 23 years.
Apparently excited about the gift, Femi said, “It’s better (than winning) a Grammy Award. For me, (this) is a real award from my people to thank for forty years in business. ”
The night began with the singing of an artist named Olusegun and his band.
After that, Made came on stage. After her opening song, the singer performed a song in honor of the late Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto student, Deborah Samuel, who was arrested on suspicion of blasphemy.
Made went on to entertain his swarming fans with his hit single, ‘Free your Mind’, from his album, ‘Foreword’. At the love concerts, the singer was joined on stage by his girlfriend, Inedoye Onyenso, who danced enthusiastically. The actress and scriptwriter really support her husband as they dance together.
After her performance, Made took the time to introduce her aunt, Yeni; father, Femi; and my mother, Funke, and other people who supported her.
Femi took to the stage shortly after her son’s performance. In addition to introducing some of his hit songs, he also played several instruments, including a saxophone, as well as standard and standard keyboards. His acrobatic dance stairs were also well received by the cheering crowd.
The singer also took the opportunity to express his displeasure at the killing of churchgoers in Owo, Ondo State.
He said, “It is very important that we do not forget what happened in this country, even today in Owo, Ondo State. More people were killed, and the government will again tell us, ‘We will look for them. We’ll find them ’.
“They are always looking for ‘themselves’ and trying to find them. The government is lying, but I want you all to know that this holy place has been standing for 22 years. ”
Urging the audience to enjoy the night, Femi said, “Let’s enjoy this night because it is one of the most important night of my life, seeing my son grow up to be a great man.”
A remarkable moment in the night when Femi’s children join her on stage and rebuild with her.
Some of the guests at the event were actor and producer, Kunle Afolayan; comedian, Omobaba; and dancer, Segun Adefila of Crown Troupe Africa.