Cremate me when I die – Femi Kuti

Afrobeat star Femi Kuti

Afrobeat musician Femi Kuti has expressed his wish to be cremated when he dies.

As per The Nation, Femi stated this during a performance at the New Afrika Shrine last Sunday.

The 59-year-old said he does not want a loud burial ceremony, but cremation after a funeral attended by those closest to him.

“When I die, please cremate me, burn my body. It is the most hygienic way,” he said..

Femi also asked his listeners to consider what happens to corpses buried at cemeteries in Lagos.

“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 one million acres since I was little when we used to bury people there,” he added.

Femi’s younger sister Sola Kuti, who died in 1997 shortly after their father Fela Kuti, was cremated in Lagos.