Rwandans are loving the idea that billionaire rapper, Jay-Z could have roots in Rwanda.
The social media community could not hide their excitement at the prospects that the black American rapper could be a son of Africa’s rising sun, Rwanda.
People have being reacting to lyrics of one of Beyonce’s just-released songs in 'The Lion King' album where she said her husband Jay-Z had bloodline in Rwanda.
The album which reveals a different, but more professionally rounded and matured Beyonce has continued to attract commendations from all over the world. She paints a beautiful picture of Africa – its culture, language, and people.
The album which contains songs used as soundtracks for the new Disney movie, The Lion King shows genius. The songs, beats, costume, and dance were so beautifully crafted to perfection.
There is something to talk about in each track. It is either Beyonce is speaking Kiswahili in one track or eulogizing her African heritage in another.
Indeed, she proved to the world that Africa is the Lion King!
The track that has gotten all of Rwanda on its toes, however, is the track titled “Mood 4 Eva” where Beyonce goes personal and deep in expressing her feelings, struggles and victories.
In the song, the singer lyrics insinuated that her ‘baby father’ has a bloodline in Rwanda.The song goes:
“I’m so unbothered, I’m so unbothered
Y’all be so pressed while I’m raising’ daughters
Sons of empires, y’all make me chuckle
Stay in your struggle, crystal blue water
Piña colada-in’, you stay Ramada Inn
My baby father, bloodline Rwanda”
Despite the reactions to the track, neither Beyonce nor Jay Z has given any detail on the speculated Rwandan Bloodline.
The Beyoncé’s newly released album features several African artists including Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tekno, Tiwa Savage, Mr. Eazi, etc.
She also featured her husband Jay Z, her daughter, Blue Ivy, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Tierra Whack, and Pharrell Williams.
Interestingly, there is no history of Rwandans being shipped off to America during the slave era. Does this piece of information put light into the missing puzzles of African history?
What are your thoughts?
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