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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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Reekado Banks Recalls The Carnage of The #EndSARS Protests In Single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

The Nigerian singer pays his respects to those lost during last year's #EndSARS protests.

Nigerian singer and songwriter Reekado Banks is back with a track that is as socially important as it is a banger. It seems fitting for the singer's first solo release of the year to be a tribute to his fellow countrypeople fighting for a country that they all wish to live in. The 27-year-old Afrobeats crooner has returned with endearing track 'Ozumba Mbadiwe', honoring the one-year anniversary of the #EndSARS protests that saw the Nigerian government authorize an onslaught of attacks on Nigerian citizens for their anti-government demonstrations.

The protests took the world by storm, additionally because the Nigerian government insists that none of the police brutality happened. In an attempt to gaslight the globe, Nigerian officials have come out to hoards to deny any and all accusations of unlawfully killing peaceful protesters. Banks mentions the absurd denials in the track, singing "October 20, 2020 something happened with the government, they think say we forget," in the second verse. Reekado's reflective lyrics blend smoothly and are supported by the upbeat, effortless Afrobeat rhythm.

In another reflective shoutout to his home, 'Ozumba Mbadiwe' is named after a popular expressway on Lagos Island that leads to the infamous Lekki Toll Gate where protesters were shot at, traumatized, and murdered. Although packed with conscious references, the P.Priime produced track is a perfect amalgamation of the talents that Reekado Banks has to offer; a wispy opening verse, a hook to kill, and an ethereal aura to mark this as a song as a hit. On "Ozumba Mbadiwe," all the elements align for Reekado's signature unsinkable sound to take flight.

Check out Reekado Bank's lyric video for his single 'Ozumba Mbadiwe'

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