When Beyonce Sang The Nigerian National Anthem
Beyonce has always had love for the African continent. In a 2009 video that recently resurfaced on Twitter, Beyonce sang Nigerian National Anthem.Read more....
This comes in the wake of the release of “The Gift,” which Beyonce has described as her love letter to Africa. A Twitter post has coughed up her decade-old rendition of the Nigerian national anthem.
The American singer, songwriter and global entertainment icon Beyonce Knowles’ praise from Nigerians on Twitter has shot up – again. A Nigerian social media influencer, Japhet Omojuwa, shared a two-minute and 17 seconds clip from MTV Base showing Beyonce’s performance of the anthem at a concert back in 2009.
Watch Beyoncé Sing The National Anthem Below:
He captioned his post: “Beyoncé hosted the final, Nigeria won!” It has serially attracted praise from Twitter users who showered praise on her performance.
In a recent article on “The Gift” album, a writer on the UK Metro portal said: “As a Nigerian, I’ve always been aware of Beyonce’s growing love and respect for the motherland.
“Back in 2009, she revealed her ancestors were Nigerian. And as a gift to the crowd, she sang the Nigerian anthem for them.”
Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter told us that her new album, The Lion King: The Gift, was going to be a love letter to Africa.
The fact that she made this album for the release of The Lion King made it clear she was serious. Everything about the track list and the artists who she chose to feature on the album made it clear that she wasn’t playing around.
But nothing could have prepared us for the pure perfection that this album actually is. Queen Bey completely delivered on her promise to find ‘the best talent from Africa’. And she let them shine, rather than just use some of the sounds and create her own interpretation.
‘I wanted it to be authentic to what is beautiful about the music in Africa,’ she said in an ABC interview. And boy, did she come all the way through. The album only features four songs with Beyoncé singing solo on the track, and naturally they are sensational. We don’t expect anything less from Bey at this point.
But the album really makes it mark thanks to the wonderful African artists who completely slay on their tracks. Wizkid delivered beautiful lyrics and vocals on his and Bey’s collaboration, Brown Skin Girl. And Burna Boy’s Naija swagger on JA ARA E tracks is an instant classic. Let’s not get started on the way Tiwa Savage and Mr Eazi just won everything with Keys To The Kingdom.
Beyonce is supermom to three beautiful children. Even though her work ethics are enviably rigorous, she doesn’t compromise on quality care for her children. Beyonce’s rendition of the national anthem is an example of patriotism, something every country deserves from its citizens. Patriotism is also an attribute we should teach our kids.
Teaching Kids To Be Patriotic
The first step to teaching your kids patriotism is to be a patriotic parent yourself. This is because nearly every aspect of parenting involves teaching by example. Kids learn from you first, and they’re always watching. The following tips will help you:
- Teach them the national anthem. Make it a fun activity during a road trip or an afternoon of quality time.
- Help them learn the national pledge. They should understand early what it means to uphold the glory of the country. If you get it right, you will have also taught them integrity and other moral values.
- Share stories of your country’s history with them. Let them know about things that happened long before they were born. Take trips to visit historical monuments in your country.
- Teach them about governance and how the country is run. Who does what? Take little excursions to some government offices and tell the what is done there.
- Help children learn early what responsibilities they owe the country. This will go a long way to shape them into responsible adults.
Resource: Metro UK