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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Why The Internet Is Wrong To Call Out Rapper Wale For Spraying His Baby With Cash On Her Birthday – It’s His Nigerian Culture. - 'Respect My Tradition And Culture Before You Speak On It' - (Video)


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RecentlyAmerican- Nigerian rapper, Wale celebrated his daughter, Oluwakemi, first birthday and in true Nigerian style he showered cash on her and the internet did not like it. 
After the rapper shared a video of him on Instagram showering his baby girl with cash at her birthday party on July 23rd, people likened it to "making it rain" at a strip club and criticized him for the gesture.
Instead of getting pissed at his critics he used it as a teachable moment to explain what his cultural custom of ‘spraying’ is actually about. But why should he have to do that in the first place?

The Lotus Flower Bomb rapper put down all the criticism he received from the internet to cultural ignorance.
‘I’m not tripping. I’m used to it’, said the Nigerian-Amercian rapper to TMZ.
All the noise began when the rapper, real name Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, shared a video on his Instagram where we can see his one-year old daughter, Zyla Moon Oluwakemi, playing around with some cash.

The video is so innocent.
Some people likened the video to ‘making it rain’ at the strip club but rather than get pissed at everyone he used the opportunity to educate the masses about the Nigerian custom also known as ‘spraying’.
The culture isn’t even exclusive to Nigeria and is done by Nigerians all over the world.
If you’ve ever been to Nigerian celebrations you would have seen the practice happen and if you didn’t are you even sure you were at a Nigerian party? It always happens.



Watch the interview below..

‘Spraying’ is something that is done at weddings and birthday parties where the celebrant of the occasion is sprayed with cash delicately as a way to celebrate them. It’s an honour.
It’s a sign of love and respect.
It’s basically an age-old tradition and very important to Nigerians and many other Africans.
In the UK there would be someone at the party who’s sole purpose is to convert your fivers and tenners to American one-dollar notes so that you can spray as much as you want whilst taking advantage of the conversion rates.
But some users didn’t get what Wale was doing, even though he had even captioned the video with ‘bday the [Nigerian] way.’
One user commented: ‘She’s just a cute lil baby..there are well many other things she could have celebrated with, not $$..she doesn’t even know what it is. This are why they call us blacks.’
There is nothing ‘strip clubby’ about it.

Honestly, before you speak on something you should know about it.
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When Wale was asked what he thought about the criticism he said that people needed to ‘respect other people’s traditions.’
Rightly so.
Like many Nigerians, Wale is proud of his heritage and where he comes from.
‘It’s just what we do,’ he said.  ‘I never thought for a second that there was anything wrong with it because that’s all I knew when I was growing up.’


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