Isn't it nice to know that some of the best and most famous people in the world, such as Serena Williams And Neyo come from your country? It surely is, but not all of them are willing to own up the connection. In this case Serena Williams says she is not a Nigerian and Neyo also does not provide any clear information on the matter. Still, you can find the connection between Beyonce and Nigeria. She says her ancestors came from this land. She has even performed Nigerian anthem when touring in the land.
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Serena Williams in 2012 has publicly denied any connection to Nigeria and her origins from this country. Regarding the rapper Neyo there is no exact information. Some folks suggest that his stage name derives from Yoruba word. That might or might not be true. Still not all the afro American celebrities are willing to own up their true origins.
Pls diz az been on my mind 4 a lng time if A person from America is called
A person from Nigeria is called a
A black person from America is
called a BLACK
A person from Poland is called
Then, a Black person from Poland
Nigerians always love to feel great through any means,even ridiculously. Many black americans are just truelly of African and American origin. Mixed blood. If you want to knw about unknown black european dudes from west africa(especially Gold Coast), go ahead and dipdroll,but not in the American continent. It is well documented in history that the Europeans took much more slaves than all other worlds from Ghana known as DemDem. Ignorant people post ignorant informations. What a pity for Nigeria!
I've met some half caste from igbo and yoruba background and I asked them have you been to Nigeria yet? Answer nah nah I never been there dad abandon us and traveled to Nigeria to get married with another women in nigerian. Some shameless yoruba men, igbo and edo bred loads of white,black caribbean , akata women used them and dump them
this confirms how ignorant nigerians are when it comes to science,geography and sociology. its so laughable anytime i date a nigerian woman.the biggest thing that stands out from them is ignorance.
its so ridiculous to read that serena is nigerian because of the shape of her butt. neyo is nigerian because he spent christmas in nigeria.
i guess i am chinese because my eyes are so small.i am at the same time russian because i spent xmas ten years ago in moscow.
wow. ignorance is a curse.
So wat?they are not nigerians but nigeria descent.serena,venus,nas,adewale,taio cruz,seal and among others,just cos they are nigeria descent doesn't make dem nigerians,do they carry our foolish international passport?I dnt think so,so their nationality is wateva they claim,they just can't change their descent.
There is a difference between having a Nigerian origin and being a Nigerian.
Of course all african americans came from west africa!!!!!!!!!!!!
The fact that Nigeria is the most populous in west africa and africa probably indicates that 70% of the slaves came from Nigeria. There is a greater chance that any african american in originally from Nigeria, than any other african nation.
Badagry, like other coastal areas in Nigeria was a point of entry for the slave masters so know one is disputing that.
Is anybody disputing the Williams having Badagry, Lagos origin? Isn't this well-known? I'm surprised seeing many people dispute it here. It came into fore when their sister, Yetunde died, I think, few years ago.
Source? I can't quote any now. But even recently I read somewhere that they were planning visiting Naija as root-coming.
yes even this morning i come across an information that reveals that bush and pope john paul are all nigerians.
what about saddam hussien and robert mugabe? to me, these two are more qualified to be nigerians.
janet jackson and micheal jackson are all nigerians.
have u heard that obasanjo is from america?
the author of this thread can do anything. how can u try to involve serena and neyo in a country everybody is running away from?
If having a kinda name gives me another nationality, I better change my name to Bush, Wilderness or Desertson just to lose being Nigerian.
Seriously, if the basis for Serena being presumed Nigerian is the name her sister bears then it holds no water but for Neyo, that flat head might qualify him to be igbo. No offence!!
I don't think there is any sign of desperation here. I also do not However, I must add that Serena and Neyo with all due respect to them, being Nigerians or not should mean nothing. Nigeria has got loads of well known personalities within and outside Nigeria (didn't Soyinka win a Nobel prize or did Bill Clinton not call Phillip Emeagwali 'a father of the internet',? the list is endless). Last time I checked, isn't SEAL also a Nigerian? Being a Nigerian is not the issue, its what you do for your country that is the issue. IMO, the guy who labours everyday cleaning the highway in Nigeria for a minimum wage salary of 7,500naira is more Nigerian than a world renowned artiste who doesn't care about his country.
PS: I do not think Serena is Nigerian. I actually think she is camerounian. I may be wrong but I remember a particular world cup competition where she had the camerounian flag embedded on her shorts in solidarity with the football team. I also think this issue of her Natinality came up when she lost Yetunde, her sister and I think it was cleared then that she they are not Nigerians. I may be wrong.
We need to stop posting wikipedia links here as it isnt an authoritative source.