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Nigeria looking forward to welcoming Lil Wayne – Abike Dabiri

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, says she’s looking forward to bring Lil Wayne back to Nigeria soon, saying that she is excited with the revelation he made by saying he is more Nigerian than American.

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Mrs Dabiri-Erewa reacted via a tweet on Wednesday after Lil Wayne had said he is 53 percent Nigerian.

The American rapper said this was revealed to him through an ancestry test conducted by a website he shared some of his details on.

During his chat with hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN on the “Drink Champ” show that airs Revolt TV, the multiple Grammy award-winning rapper gave reason for mentioning Nigeria in the lyrics of one of his hit songs disclosed that.

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

“I gat to go to Nigeria…I gat to go see that place. I have never been to Nigeria. That is the place I would love to go to.”

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Reacting, Dabiri-Erewa described Lil Wayne as a “Nigerian brother”.

“Our Nigerian brother. Many doing their DNA and identifying their roots. We look forward to welcoming him home someday soon,” she tweeted.

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