Femi Kuti, Nigerian musician and first son of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has disclosed that he wants to be cremated when he dies.
According to him, he doesn’t want a loud burial ceremony but wants a small ceremony with only his close friends and family members in attendance.
The 59-year-old Afrobeat maestro made this disclosure during his recent performance at the New Africa Shrine. He emphasized that he wants his body cremated, instead of being buried at Ikoyi cementry.
Explaining why, the singer said,
“When I d!e, please cremate me, b#rn 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 d!e, if they don’t d!e today, they will d!e 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.”