Afrobeats songstress, Temilade Openiyi, popularly called Tems, says she is a British national only on paper as she is mostly Nigerian.
The ‘Crazy Tings’ singer said she mostly grew up in Nigeria and she derives her inspiration from songs she listened to during her childhood.
Tems stated this during an interview on Jazzys World TV when she was asked if her English origin has an influence on the kind of music she releases.
“I mostly grew up in Nigeria, so I’m mostly Nigerian. I am only British on paper,” she said.
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Meanwhile, Nigerian rapper, Jesse Jagz has said that Africa is filled with people he described as ‘educated illiterates’.
He said that the ideology, technology and other aspect of human endeavours that Africans embrace and use in the society were adopted from the Western world.
Jesse Jagz, who spoke during a chat, stated that an average African knows so much yet knows so little and he talked about how western style of democracy is practiced without questioning its origin or its relevance to the continent.
To drive home his point, he asked which African country make their own cars, print their own money and have steady power supply outside of South Africa.
The Hip Hop artiste delved into the entertainment genre and wondered which African country make their own music by way of the musical gadgets and equipments.
In other news, a young man identified as Dave Partner has warned African parents about the dangers of sending their children abroad to study at an early age.
In an advisory video making the rounds online, he said any parent who send their kids to school in other countries too early have lost them forever.
According to Dave, the number of times they may see their son or daughter again might not be up to 10 times before they die.
He said the fact that some people are rich enough to send their wards to US, UK or Canada does not mean they should do it when they are still minors.
He explained that they get accustomed to the new sociaty they are living in, and embrace a foreign culture which is alien to that of an African home.
The business trainer said one of the factors which influences a child’s change in character is what he learns in school, either from teachers of his fellow students.
Dave Partner said that the parent might only be able to see them when they graduate or after getting married to a white lady.
He further said that they will also not be interested in taking over the family business because they did not learn anything about it from their mum or dad.
The man stressed that there are a lot of things that change the child overseas which are enough to make them become distant and detached from their roots.
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