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Sir Akwetey, Rumi Kehinde And Other Alternative African Middle Names Beyoncé Should've Used

From Ghana to Somalia, we share ideal middle names that could compliment Sir and Rumi.

DIASPORA—After a Yoruba inspired maternity photoshoot and an African themed push party, it was only right to assume Beyoncé would follow her passion for Mother Africa with some African names. To that end, we listed some African names that we were hoping Queen Bey would consider for her twins, whom she gave birth to over a month ago.


Yet, upon all our amazing suggestions, Queen Bey did not listen. Last weekend, we learned that she did not heed our advice. On June 13th, she gave birth to two—now famous—twins, naming them Rumi and Sir Carter, respectively.

But according to E! News, neither have a middle name.

Sir Carter and Rumi 1 month today. 🙏🏽❤️👨🏽👩🏽👧🏽👶🏾👶🏾

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To that end, we are once again inserting ourselves in her business, and advising her to use this opportunity to pick from the extensive list we previously offered her. From Tiawo and Kehinde to Akwele and Akwetey, the continent is full of meaningful names, perfect for twins.

We beg, Beyoncé, also known to us as Mama Ibeji, please check out the lovingly curated list of African names you can now use as middle names for Sir Carter and Rumi. From Ghana to Somalia, we share ideal names that could compliment Sir and Rumi, and commemorate Beyonce's love of Africa in a very real way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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