By Peju Akande
Seun Kuti, songwriter, saxophonist and performer, recently turned 30.
The youngest son of the late Afro-beat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Seun’s birthday was celebrated by close family, friends and celebrities at a surprise party organized for him at a private residence in Ikoyi.
The celebrant, a sought after musician in his own right, agreed that the best things in life were unplanned, except, perhaps pregnancy.
On attaining the 30 year mark, Seun said everyone has been telling him he is now old, but to him 30 is the new 20 and it’s an exciting age for him as he hopes to meet new goals in the decade ahead.
Having achieved much already, he said he has set new goals for himself, one of which includes working harder for a Grammy win with his next album.
He said not being nominated for the last Grammy pricked him sore, especially as he thought his album, From Africa with Fury: Rise, stood a good chance. He further revealed that his music will lead the way to the future, adding that music is a force on its own and being accepted worldwide means he is doing good work.
This he says is a source of encouragement to him.