Rapper Drake Excited As He Reveals Nigerian Ancestry: DNA Test Shows 30% Nigerian Heritage
Drake, the well-known rapper, surprised many of his fans by revealing on his Instagram story that his father had recently taken a DNA ancestry test, which showed that he is 30% Nigerian.
DNA ancestry tests have gained popularity in recent times as people try to gain a better understanding of their family history and ethnic background.
Drake’s willingness to share his Nigerian roots is admirable, and it highlights the complexity and diversity of our genetic makeup. Ultimately, it’s a reminder that we are all interconnected, despite our differences.
The ‘Toosie Slide’ singer further revealed that his dad shared with him a screenshot of the test that showed they were more Nigerian than any other race or tr!be in the world.
Along with the screenshot of the test, Dreams asked if he could finally address himself as a Nigerian.
“This is my dad’s results. Does this mean I’m a Naija man finally?”.
Drake isn’t the only American celebrity who has confirmed his Nigerian ancestry.
Meghan Markle reveals she is of Nigerian heritage
Last year, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, opened up on her genetic heritage, revealing that she is 43% Nigerian.
Markle made this known in an exclusive podcast interview, Archetypes, where she discovered through a genealogy search that her roots can be traced to Nigeria.
In the episode, Markle discussed with American actress Issa Rae, Nigerian-American writer Ziwe Fumudoh, and professor Emily Bernards, as she expressed her desire to learn more about her roots.
She said, “I just had my genealogy done a couple of years ago.”
When her guests asked her to share what the results entailed, the Duchess said, “I’m 43% Nigerian,” to the shock of Ziwe, who responded, “No way!”.
Ziwe further asked, “Are you serious? This is huge. Igbo, Yoruba, do we know?”.
Lil Wayne reveals he’s Nigerian
Also, Afric@n-American rapper, Lil Wayne, had said that he is 53 percent Nigerian.
He said this during his chat with hosts N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN as a guest on the “Drink Champ” show that airs on Revolt TV.
According to him, an ancestry test conducted by a website he shared some of his details on proved that he’s more Nigerian than American.
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