Black Entertainment : Nigerians Are Quick To Claim Famous African Americans as Their Own

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LOL. They always be tripping. Apparently the William sisters felt the need to say that their ancestry is not from Nigeria.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201301110262.html

"We are not Nigerians" Venus and Serena Williams said. It is beginning to seem cliché that Nigerians are quick to speculate about the roots of successful Africans abroad. It doesn't matter whether they can speak a Nigerian language, or have an American accent; whether they grew up in Lagos or spent their childhood on the streets of London.
 

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LOL. They always be tripping. Apparently the William sisters felt the need to say that their ancestry is not from Nigeria.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201301110262.html

"We are not Nigerians" Venus and Serena Williams said. It is beginning to seem cliché that Nigerians are quick to speculate about the roots of successful Africans abroad. It doesn't matter whether they can speak a Nigerian language, or have an American accent; whether they grew up in Lagos or spent their childhood on the streets of London.

Could be because 3 out of 5 enslaved came from there and unlike us here, those on the continent can basically just look at us and almost know what part of the Motherland we came from....and yes, I was quite surprised to learn this.
 

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LOL. They always be tripping. Apparently the William sisters felt the need to say that their ancestry is not from Nigeria.

http://allafrica.com/stories/201301110262.html

"We are not Nigerians" Venus and Serena Williams said. It is beginning to seem cliché that Nigerians are quick to speculate about the roots of successful Africans abroad. It doesn't matter whether they can speak a Nigerian language, or have an American accent; whether they grew up in Lagos or spent their childhood on the streets of London.
We are an International people. If one doesn't realize this, that's nothing to do with nothing.
 

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Our ancestors were already a diverse crosssection of world humanity, and that used to aid our own past strides towards true equality etc., in this nation, when we embraced it, not reject it...

No 'one size fits all' notion of us has gotten us anywhere, i. e., it is an illusion which reflects what our white exploiters and oppressors would have them to believe about their relations identities, whereas what used to characterize white folk is their warring with each other, the survivors rising to the level of power/wealth/etc. literally by default...

Hence the present lack of a vision of a future for what is truly becoming a diverse population in this nation too...

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Nigerians have a very interesting culture. Their "Nollywood" is starting to get more popular and they are heavy on the freelancing scene.

One of my business associates was Nigerian. While I had to end the contract, he did a pretty good job with what I asked him to do.

We should be careful to not judge certain groups in the way they judge us.

I think in terms of black-on-black slavery, in some ways all of us were responsible until it got worse with the white man's presence. We need to forgive OURSELVES and build bridges despite the schisms in the past.
 

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Nigerians have a very interesting culture. Their "Nollywood" is starting to get more popular and they are heavy on the freelancing scene.

One of my business associates was Nigerian. While I had to end the contract, he did a pretty good job with what I asked him to do.

We should be careful to not judge certain groups in the way they judge us.

I think in terms of black-on-black slavery, in some ways all of us were responsible until it got worse with the white man's presence. We need to forgive OURSELVES and build bridges despite the schisms in the past.

They just did a special about Nollywood on one of these channels and from what the Nigerians themselves are saying, the Christians are controlling the economics of it so much so, that almost all their movies have that base to them "if they want to make any money".
 

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I think in terms of black-on-black slavery, in some ways all of us were responsible until it got worse with the white man's presence. We need to forgive OURSELVES and build bridges despite the schisms in the past.
With regard black-on-black slavery, we shouldn't be so quick to own that story. In Islam it's permissible to enslave. Europeans had particularly traveled to or interacted with Islamic cultures in Africa. More Asian Arabs in Africa were seen as Black by Europeans. There's more to look into. But it's a complicated story that requires more research and as a statement isn't worth much as it likely gives the wrong picture.

Here's video from a few months ago:


We can intellectualize and even quibble over notions; but we mustn't lose sight of the aim.

The woman in that video is dead.
 

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Nigerians have a very interesting culture. Their "Nollywood" is starting to get more popular and they are heavy on the freelancing scene.

One of my business associates was Nigerian. While I had to end the contract, he did a pretty good job with what I asked him to do.

Are their any similiar themes, between Nigeirian produced films and current African American produced ones?

We should be careful to not judge certain groups in the way they judge us.

Good advice...But our right to speak up in our defense, too...

I think in terms of black-on-black slavery, in some ways all of us were responsible until it got worse with the white man's presence. We need to forgive OURSELVES and build bridges despite the schisms in the past.
On point and on time!

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With regard black-on-black slavery, we shouldn't be so quick to own that story. In Islam it's permissible to enslave. Europeans had particularly traveled to or interacted with Islamic cultures in Africa. More Asian Arabs in Africa were seen as Black by Europeans. There's more to look into. But it's a complicated story that requires more research and as a statement isn't worth much as it likely gives the wrong picture.

I feel yah and hear yah...

Valid arguments...

Etc.

Here's video from a few months ago:


We can intellectualize and even quibble over notions; but we mustn't lose sight of the aim.

The woman in that video is dead.
Some things we dare not forget or forgive...
 

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With regard black-on-black slavery, we shouldn't be so quick to own that story. In Islam it's permissible to enslave. Europeans had particularly traveled to or interacted with Islamic cultures in Africa. More Asian Arabs in Africa were seen as Black by Europeans. There's more to look into. But it's a complicated story that requires more research and as a statement isn't worth much as it likely gives the wrong picture.

Here's video from a few months ago:


We can intellectualize and even quibble over notions; but we mustn't lose sight of the aim.

The woman in that video is dead.
:toast:


The only thing the Arabs, Lebanese and Syrians etc have with black folks in Africa is their Muslim religion....They are no more interested in black folks that white in black folks. They are the same pot of pumpkin...the sad thing is for the blacks in Africa to see that.
 

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