Beyonce features Adichie’s quotes, honours Fela

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Beyonce performs Saturday during the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, April 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Kyle Grillot

American R&B superstar, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, featured the quotes of award-winning Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, at the ongoing Coachella Concert on Sunday morning.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is an annual show held in California, United States. It is one of the largest, most famous, and most profitable music festivals in the U.S. and all over the world.

Although it has been three years since the singer released her self-titled 2013 album, which included the track Flawless” with its sample of Adichie’s TED Talk ‘We Should All Be Feminists’, her rendition of Adichie’s talks at Coachella concert was seamless and captivating.

The singer spoke and sang along as Adichie’s voice echoed across all the corners of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, venue of the concert.

Beyoncé and her band also took the performance a notch higher when they paid homage to late Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti.

The singer’s nearly two-hour performance also included quotes from civil rights activist Malcolm X as well as samples of Nina Simone.

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Beyonce who made history as the first black woman to headline the music festival brought back her former girl group, Destiny’s Child on stage.

Meanwhile, Ayo ‘Wizkid’ Balogun was among the artistes expected to perform on Saturday at the festival, but he didn’t make it down. According to the organisers, the afropop star was “unable to make it into” the U.S. for the festival due to visa issues.”