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6 Proud African Mom Moments From John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba And More

See the best African mom moments of this year from Lupita Nyong'o, Idris Elba, John Boyega and more.

This Mother's Day, we round up some of the best moments from a few of our favorite celebs and their proud African moms. From sharing long-lasting advice to posing in style for the 'gram, our well-known stars know when to give their darling mothers their due props.


Idris Elba had to have his mother, Eve Elba, on his arm when he was made a member of the Order of the British Empire. The one who most hope will be the next 007 proudly comes from Ghanaian heritage on his mother's side and Sierra Leonean heritage on his father's.

As we were mourning the loss of Malick Sidibé, Inna Modja shares a still from her music video, Tombouctou, featuring her beautiful mother and grandmother. The artists owes her stage name to her mother—which is a nickname meaning, "Inna is bad" in Fulfulde.

A proud selfie of John Boyega and his mother, Abigail Boyega, as he spends quality time with her. We're still dying of laughter at his tweet about resuming his plantain frying duties once he arrives home.

The Queen, Mrs Adenuga opening the playground - Ijebu Ode, Nigeria. February 27th 2016. ?? A photo posted by SKEPTA (@skeptagram) on

 

Skepta was one proud son when he shared the moment of his mother opening a playground he helped build in his father's village in Nigeria. Check out his throwback of a rendition of Prince Nico Mbarga's classic tune, Sweet Mother.

Lupita Nyong'o recently tells USA TODAY, "My mother's always encouraged me to value people more than anything else." She also looks to Dorothy Nyong'o as inspiration when she prepared to play Raksha in Disney's remake of The Jungle Book.

Back when Uzo Aduba won the SAG Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series playing Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in Orange Is The New Black, she shared some valuable advice from her mother in the press room post the award show. Let's also not forget how her mother instilled the power behind her full name, Uzoamaka, meaning the road is good, in Igbo.

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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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