Friday, May 28, 2021

Throwback: US Rapper Jay Z Turbaned As Serikin Waka of Ilorin During Visit With Beyonce .

 An IG page called Yoruba blog has shared an interesting post about a time when popular American rapper Shawn Corey Carter, professionally known as Jay Z, visited Nigeria with his superstar wife Beyonce


The couple visited Nigeria in 2006 and Bukola Saraki, who was the governor of Kwara state at the time, invited them to Ilorin. According to Saraki, he is a big fan of the power couple. 

Saraki also wanted the couple to see the efforts being made by the state government to provide clean and potable water for residents. 

While in Ilorin, Jay-Z was conferred with a chieftaincy title by the Emir of Ilorin Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari. The American rapper was turbaned as the Serikin Waka of Ilorin. In addition, a road was named after him and the music mogul was physically present at the commissioning. 

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