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Lil Wayne recently revealed that he is 53% Nigerian.

Lil Wayne recently revealed that he is 53% Nigerian.

The 37 year old rapper revealed he got to know about his Nigerian side after a genealogy search was conducted by a website he shared some of his details on.

On a promo run for his new album ‘Funeral’, Wayne stopped by the ‘Drink Champs’ show hosted by Rapper N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, when asked why he mentioned Nigeria in the lyrics of one of his hit songs, Lil Wayne replied “Shout out to Nigeria, I did my DNA and me ancestry dot com and my shit came back like 53% Nigerian. Yea! Me and my mum need to have a talk (Laughter)

“Shout out to Nigeria, I did my 23 and me ancestry dot com (23andme.com) and my shit came back like 53% Nigerian. Yea! Me and my mum need to have a talk (Laughter),” he said

He was then asked if he has ever been to Nigeria and he responded by saying he can’t wait to visit. ”I gat to go to Nigeria…I gat to go see that place,” he said.

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Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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