Throwback: US Rapper Jay Z Turbaned As Serikin Waka of Ilorin During Visit With Beyonce

Throwback: US Rapper Jay Z Turbaned As Serikin Waka of Ilorin During Visit With Beyonce

- An Instagram page called Yoruba blog recently shared photos from when Jay Z and Beyonce visited Nigeria

- The couple was spotted with the former governor of Kwara state Bukola Saraki who was a huge fan

- The American rapper was also present during the commissioning of a road that was named after him in the state

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An IG page called Yoruba blog has shared an interesting post about a time when popular American rapper Shawn Corey Carter, professionally known as Jay Z, visited Nigeria with his superstar wife Beyonce.

The couple visited Nigeria in 2006 and Bukola Saraki, who was the governor of Kwara state at the time, invited them to Ilorin. According to Saraki, he is a big fan of the power couple.

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Saraki also wanted the couple to see the efforts being made by the state government to provide clean and potable water for residents.

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Jay Z and Beyonce
Jay Z and Beyonce paid a visit to Ilorin, Kwara state. Photos: @yoruba_blog
Source: Instagram

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While in Ilorin, Jay-Z was conferred with a chieftaincy title by the Emir of Ilorin Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari. The American rapper was turbaned as the Serikin Waka of Ilorin.

In addition, a road was named after him and the music mogul was physically present at the commissioning.

Check out photos below. Swipe left to view more:

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Zoned out on stage

In other news, earlier reported that Jay Z said he used to forget the lyrics of songs on stage during the early days of his rap career.

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The US billionaire was a guest on an upcoming episode of HBO's The Shop: Uninterrupted. A brief teaser of Jay-Z's interview was shared.

In the clip, LeBron James asked Beyoncé's hubby if he had ever been "so zoned out" during a stage performance.

The rapper-turned-businessman replied:

"In the beginning, I used to get on the stage and just forget all my lyrics."


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