Femi Kuti returns home, gifted brand new car as birthday present

Afrobeat star Femi Kuti

Afrobeat star Femi Kuti has been warmly received by his family and fans who organised a surprise birthday party and gifted him a new car on his return to Nigeria from his music tour.

The 60-year-old who could not celebrate his birthday last month with his loved ones due to the tour was received in grand style as they sang a birthday song for him while celebrating his return.

Videos from the welcome party were uploaded on Instagram on Thursday, July 21. The video also showed Femi Kuti praying and giving thanks to his ancestors for a successful tour.

His elder sister Yeni Kuti, on behalf of the family, gave a welcome home speech and presented his gifts to him including a new car.

“We have missed you, you have been away for so long, so we all planned the surprise for you. This is the official handover of your birthday present,” Yeni said.

Femi Kuti’s ex-wife Funke and their son Made were also present at the party.

Femi performed at 31 shows in the United States and Canada for six weeks.