Jidenna, a Nigerian - American originating from the Igbo tribe in the South East of Nigeria has revealed in order to bury his late father he required a mass of AK47's and employed military staff because of his light skin.
In his interview with Vlad TV, Classic Man singer, Jidenna, who described himself as “Igbo American” revealed that unlike in the US, being light-skinned put you at a bigger risk in Nigeria.
He emphasised the South-East as being “away from the city”, adding that when you are light-skinned, you tend to stand out.
“When I went to bury my father, I had to bring a lot of AK-47s, I had to employ military commandos, because when you are light-skinned, you’re a heavier target for being kidnapped, because you’re seen as more valuable".
He added that his family had been assaulted and robbed, adding that the situation for light-skinned people had it easier in America.
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