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.
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.
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.”
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.