Nigerian Afrobeat legend Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, popularly known as Femi Kuti, has pleaded with his family to cremate his body when he dies.
Kuti made this revelation during a performance on Sunday at the New Africa Shrine in Lagos.
Femi Kuti Warns Family
The 59-year-old noted that he doesn’t want to be buried amidst a loud ceremony but would want to be cremated in a close-knit burial ceremony.
The eldest of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti said “When I die, please cremate me, burn my body. It is the most hygienic way.
“Have you all thought about Ikoyi cemetery, this Lagos has been in existence for let’s just say 60 years and people die, if they don’t die today, they will die tomorrow and that burial ground has never been full and if you check it, it is not like it’s 1 million acres since I was little when we used to bury people there.”
Femi Kuti, alongside his son Made Kuti, were among the Nigerians nominated for the 2022 Grammy Awards in one of the 86 categories.