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Afrobeat singer, Femi Kuti has announced the passing of his manager today, Thursday, May 5, 2016.

The singer took to Twitter to mourn his ‘late friend and senior brother’, Francis Kertekain.

Femi Kuti Mourns Late Manager Francis Kertekain

“With deep sorrow and sadness, I regret to announce the passing of my long time friend, senior brother, manager Francis Kertekian. RIP! We will miss u. I pray the Creator gives your family the strength to deal with your passing. We love you. ”

Femi Kuti started out in his father’s band Egypt 80. In the ’90’s he started his own band known as The Positive Force.

With a manager like, Francis Kertekain, he has gone on to make a strong name for himself in Africa, Europe and North America.