I thought I’d die very young – Femi Kuti

Femi Kuti, an Afrobeat artist, has stated that he expected to die at an early age.

On June 16, the musician, son of the great Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, turned 60.

In an interview with Goldmyne TV that aired on Sunday, the musician expressed surprise that he was still alive to celebrate his 60th birthday.

He said that as a child, a buddy informed him that he would “die soon” because he was careless.

Femi Kuti stated in the interview;

“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.”

“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.”