Grammy-nominated rapper, Big Sean just revealed he is part-Nigerian and we are trying to trace the family line. Seems everyone is Nigerian these days but we are here for it.
Big Sean is the latest addition to the Nigerians-in-diaspora list and we couldn’t be more proud to welcome a brother. Moreover, there is room for everybody. The rapper revealed this in a recent interview with Vibe Magazine where he talked about his career and his childhood. The latter led to him talking about his Nigerian heritage where he shared a story from his childhood. He said:
“I remember one time my grandmother took us to see Santa Claus and he was black, Nigerian. I am Nigerian myself, part Nigerian so it’s the memories I got.”
From this story, we are guessing Big Sean’s grandmother is Nigerian and we need more details, fam. He fuelled this theory by posting a picture of he with his mother on his Instagram page a day after the interview. Trust Nigerians to give him a special welcome in the comments section.
Anyway, we should have guessed when he came to perform in Nigeria in 2012 alongside, Tinie Tempah (another Nigerian) at the famous Koko Concert. But he should have told us then now. No wahala, he is very welcome and we are happy he mentioned it in this interview. Watch the interview below:
But don’t we just love the way everybody seems proud to be identify with their Nigerian roots these days? We seem to have a great list of Nigerian entertainers doing great on the international scene. From Skepta to David Oyelowo, Sade Adu, Uzo Aduba and now, Big Sean! Being Nigerian is the new cool and we should all to start wearing the nationality on our sleeves!
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