A Nigerian model has called out Beyonce over the usage of African culture for personal gains without Africa benefitting from it.
@Dimssoo had also accused the American singer of contributing to the misrepresentation of Africa and her culture through her songs which has given many people the wrong impression that “Africa is this place where we wake up in the morning and tie our wrapper and put chalk on our face and scream ‘WAKANDA’ then go and hunt lions.”
She also said that Beyonce is fond of taping into the wealth of the African culture for her art but had never for once added an African country to her tours.
The model’s tweets comes after Beyonce had released a teaser for her Black is King visual album.
Sharing the teaser, Beyonce wrote:
“It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I’ve given it my all and now it’s yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ soundtrack and meant to celebrate the breadth and beauty of Black ancestry.”
“I wanted to present elements of Black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it truly means to find your self-identity and build a legacy. I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs.”