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Beyonce is being accused of ‘taking advantage of Africa’

INDIO, CA - APRIL 14: Beyonce Knowles performs onstage during 2018 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 14, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella )

A Nigerian model, Dimssoo, says that the singer is contributing to the flawed ideologies concerning how Africa is seen by the world.

The model also accused Bey of cultural appropriation.

Dimssoo tweeted, Beyoncé including African culture in her music but never adding Africa to her tours. Same Beyonce making a whole movie based off Africa and its culture that’s not available in Africa. I want to add that I am not saying she has to come to Nigeria or whatnot. I’m saying she’s contributing to the problematic ideologies of how ‘Africa’ is viewed to line her own pockets. And Africa is not even a country. She is mostly taking from Yoruba culture.

 

She also added, So if you are gonna speak on something, come correct. Africa is not some prop, you can’t come and pull from our culture from when it’s convenient. That’s appropriation. And not every time ‘we were kings’ plus some of us were palm wine tappers. We don’t wake up in the morning and tie our wrapper and put chalk on our face and scream ‘Wakanda’ then go and hunt lions. We wake up and open Twitter like the rest of the world. Pls, stop pushing this old narrative.

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