Lil Wayne is 53% Nigerian
American Rapper Lil Wayne, announced two weeks ago that he’s more than half Nigerian. In an interview with Rapper N.O.R.E. and FJ EFN on Revolt TV‘s Drink Champ show, Lil Wayne explained why he referred to Nigeria in the lyrics of one of his pop hits. Wayne told Revolt TV, citing an ancestry test, that he was 53% Nigerian. He said that he intends to go to Nigeria and that he is more Nigerian than American.
He said, “Shout out to Nigeria, I did my 23 and my ancestry dot com and my s**t came back like 53% Nigerian. Yea! Me and my mum need to have a talk( Laughter).”
The rapper made reference to Nigerian hair in his 2018 hit track titled “ A Milli”. “I’m a millionaire, I’m a young money millionaire, tougher than Nigerian hair / My criteria compared to your career just isn’t fair,” Wayne raps in the song.
There are several Nigerians in the USA not knowing their true identity. 80% of the popular award-winning pop stars in America are Africans and they should think about giving back to their mother continent as they develop western nations.
Nigerians on Twitter Excited by the News.
Lil Wayne’s true identity excited his Nigerian fans. Many said they would be happy to welcome him home. Reacting to the rapper’s disclosure, the chairperson of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri, called Wayne
“Our Nigerian brother.” “ Many are doing their DNA and identifying their roots. We are looking forward to welcoming him home someday soon.”
“Lil Wayne is 53% Nigerian? I always knew he was a brother. My instincts are strong. Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent may have a strong DNA connection to Nigeria too,” Ihuoma wrote.
Nigeria is a country with people from different ethnicities like Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo, among others.
“So Lil Wayne revealed he’s 53% Nigerian? I knew it from the start, I mean we all knew it. He’s definitely Igbo,” tweeted Haniifa, Lil Wayne’s Nigerian fan.
“The way some foreign celebrities are claiming to be Nigerian ehn… Even Lil Wayne… It’s like they’re seeing what we are not seeing,” Reedpablo tweeted.
“Yes, brother, come home,” one Instagram user told Wayne. “He looks Nigerian, no surprise,” another stated.
The multiple Grammy Award-Winning Musician’s Plans
DJ EFN questioned Wayne if he had ever been to Nigeria, and then Lil said he had to go. He also told the former member of the Hot Boys that they will find a huge hip-hop scene there. He said he’s keen on visiting the country. “I got to be there,” he stated. “I got to go see…That’s what you check and do the thing for.”
It is not the first time that Lil Wayne expressed an interest in exploring Nigeria. Weeks earlier, the interviewer asked him about the location he wanted to explore in the world while he was playing.
“Never Ever Have”. He spoke of Egypt and Nigeria. He said, “I have never been to Nigeria. That is the place I would love to go to.”
Nicki Minaj, one of his signees, has also expressed a wish to explore Nigeria. The interviewer then told Wayne that Nigeria is already “Lit”, which the singer said he was already aware of.
“I had a different idea,” Wayne stated. “I thought I was going over there and it was going to be something else.”
Wayne’s claims about his Nigerian heritage didn’t take much time for people to weigh.