A Nigerian model has accused the American singer Beyonce of contributing to the misrepresentation of Africa.
This came after the announcement that the singer will release a movie titled “Black is King” depicting African culture.
@Dimssoo accused Beyonce of tapping into the richness of African culture for her arts, but excluded African countries from her tour.
The model wrote: “Beyonce includes African culture in her music but never adds Africa to her tours. Himself Beyonce making a complete film based on Africa and its culture that is not available in Africa. “
While sharing the teaser, Beyonce wrote, “Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. “
He added: “I wanted to present elements of black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it really means to find your own identity and build a legacy.”
Dimssoo took to Instagram and made his opinion known in the film.
She said: “Please stop pushing this old narrative before it is the same black Americans, in an attempt to insult us that they will ask us if we have Wi-Fi and if we live in shacks and how we can afford iPhones.”
Beyoncé included African culture in her music but never added Africa to her tours. Beyonce himself making a full movie based on Africa and its culture that is not available in Africa
I want to add that I am not saying that I have to come to Nigeria or whatever. I am saying that you are contributing to the problematic ideologies of what “Africa” looks like to fill your own pockets. And Africa is not even a country.
She is mainly taking from the Yoruba culture, so if you are going to talk about something, come correct. Africa is not an accessory, you cannot come and get away from our culture when it is convenient. That is appropriation. And not every time “we were kings”, some of us were palm wine pickers “.
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I usually keep the comments short and sweet, but I just saw the progress with my family and I’m excited. “Please don’t make me exaggerate” “Black Is King” is a labor of love. It is my passion project that I have been filming, researching and editing day and night for the past year. I have given it all and now it is yours. It was originally filmed as a companion piece to the soundtrack to “The Lion King: The Gift” and was intended to celebrate the breadth and beauty of black descent. I could never have imagined that a year later, all the hard work done in this production would have a greater purpose. The events of 2020 have made the film’s vision and message all the more relevant as people from around the world embark on a historic journey. We all seek security and light. Many of us want change. I believe that when blacks tell our own stories, we can change the axis of the world and tell our REAL story of generational wealth and soul wealth that is not told in our history books. With this visual album, he wanted to present elements of black history and African tradition, with a modern twist and a universal message, and what it really means to find your own identity and build a legacy. I spent a lot of time exploring and absorbing the lessons of past generations and the rich history of different African customs. While working on this film, there were times when I felt overwhelmed, like many others on my creative team, but it was important to create a film that instilled pride and knowledge. I just hope that by looking, you feel inspired to continue building a legacy that impacts the world in an immeasurable way. I pray that everyone sees the beauty and endurance of our people. This is a story of how the people who stayed MOST BROKEN have EXTRAORDINARY gifts.❤️✊🏾 Thanks to Blitz, Emmanuel, Ibra, Jenn, Pierre, Dikayl, Kwasi and all the brilliant creatives. Thanks to everyone at Disney for giving this black woman a chance to tell this story. This experience has been an affirmation of a greater purpose. My only goal is for you to see it with your family and make you proud. I love you all, B