Connect with us

Africa

Davido Revealed He Was Mocked At US College For Being Black

Published

on

Davido Revealed He Was Mocked At US College For Being Black

Davido Revealed He Was Mocked At US College For Being Black

Multi Talented Award Winning Nigeria Singer David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, recently revealed he was mocked for being black while he was at a college in Alabama in the United States.

The award-winning singer brought the revelation to light in an interview with recording artist organisers of the Grammy Awards, wherein he reflected on some of his experiences with racism.

He said he was often the butt of racial jokes due to his colour at the college which is dominated by whites.

“It’s crazy, because I’m from both America and Africa, so I know how both sides think. I went to school in Alabama. I went to college at 15. I was very young. And Alabama was a predominantly white state,” he said.

“So being an African kid in a university where it’s 13% black people, it’s amazing. It’s not easy. I had to learn a lot of the things when I was like, “Yo, why you look at me like that?” And not even just being black, being African. They used to ask me questions like, “Yo, how’d you get to America?” I’m like, “What you mean? I came on a plane.” “Oh, y’all got airports?

“It’s crazy because like I said, I grew up in Huntsville, Alabama, this was when I was 15, 16, so I’ve always understood like, yo, this is going to happen. You know what I’m saying? Sometimes just because of the color of your skin, you might not get a lot of honesty from somebody. You feel me? So it was just crazy.”

The ‘OBO’ crooner, however, said while attention has been majorly on racial attacks against blacks by whites, there is need also to look into inherent hatred among blacks.

“The other way I look at it, we’re screaming Black Lives Matter, right? But we killing ourselves too. So the conversation is both sided, it goes both ways,” he said.

He went on to commend the fact that the narrative about Africa has been changing for good, adding that many Americans now crave to visit the continent.

“Now every American wants to go to Africa. Everybody wants to know where they’re from. So it’s good to see the transition from not being appreciated, to being appreciated right now. Even with fashion. You got designers that making African print fashion, so it’s not only music. The culture is being felt everywhere,” he added.

Source: The Cable

Africa

Nigerian singers Zinoleesky and Mohbad Arrested Over Drug Charges

Published

on

By

Naira Marley signees, Zinoleesky And Mohbad Arrested BY NDLEA Over Drug Charges.

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested singers Zinoleesky and Mohbad after a midnight raid on their residence in Lagos.

NDLEA Spokesman, Femi Babafemi, confirms the arrest saying Cannabis and Molly were recovered by the operatives.

“Our men raided an area in Idado estate where Bịara Market boys stay. Some quantities of Cannabis sativa and Molly were recovered from their apartment and car,” he told TheCable Lifestyle.

“Six persons were arrested in all. Two females and four males.”

According to eyewitness, the NDLEA officials came without a search warrant and manhandled everyone, especially the ladies who were with them.

This is coming weeks after the Agency arrested fast-rising skit maker, De General, after a raid on his residence in Lagos. De General was immediately charged to court where he was convicted of trafficking tramadol and Cannabis sativa.

The skit maker was, however, pardoned by the court on the grounds that the quantity of the drugs found on him was too small to earn him a sentence.

Continue Reading

Africa

South African Rapper, Riky Rick Takes His Own Life After Battling Depression

Published

on

By

South African rapper, Rikhado Muziwendlovu popularly known as Riky Rick was found dead a few hours after a suicidal tweet. “I’ll return a stronger man. This land is still my home”, his post on Twitter read.

According to Police report, the rapper allegedly hung himself with a rope at his estate home in North Johannesburg, South Africa.

Riky Rick was found by his management team at about 8.30 am on Wednesday morning. They rushed him to a nearby hospital as he was still alive, unfortunately, he died when they were en route to the hospital.

Fans and friends of the late Riky Rick took to Twitter to reveal he has been battling depression for some time and his last Twitter post is an indication that his depression was severe.

Continue Reading

Africa

Davido Reveals childhood Emotional letter he wrote to Late Mother

Published

on

By

Davido Reveals childhood emotional letter he wrote to his late mum.

Nigeria superstar Davido birth name David Adeleke who lost his mother when he was still boy, has revealed that he still thinks of her and misses her so much.

The superstar took to his twitter page to reveal an emotional letter he had written to his late mother which he stumbled upon alongside a throwback picture of him and his late mum, the post have caused alot of emotional reactions from fans on social media.

Davido expresses his love for his late mother in the note and how much he misses her hugs, kisses and smile.

The letter reads: “How much I love you and how much love you gave to me. Despite my stubbornness, you are there to correct me. I miss your warm hugs, lovely kisses and lovely smile. You are a rare mother. You are one in a million. You will always be on my mind. Rest in peace mom.”

Continue Reading

Trending