Flashback: a road in Illorin was named after famous rapper Jay-Z

07/05/2018

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This happened when Jay-Z paid a visit to Illorin in 2006.

Not many rappers can be compared with Jay-Z who has been cemented his position as one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time. His achievements are tremendous but having his name given to a road in another country is such a peculiar privilege.

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Jay-z at the commissioning of the Shawn

Jay-z at the commissioning of the Shawn

Having his name given to a road in another country is such a peculiar privilege

Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate President in office, was the one who gave Jay-Z that honour in his stint as the Governor of Kwara. The rapper’s name, Shawn ‘Jay Z’ Carter, was given for a road in Illorin which is in Kawara State.

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This happened after the famous hip-hop star paid a visit to Illorin in 2006. During his visit, he was turbaned by Alhaji IbrahiSulu Gambari, the Emir of Illorin, an action which was to declare Jay-Z was a titled Chief in the country.

Jay-Z was turbaned in Nigeria

During his visit, he was turbaned by Alhaji IbrahiSulu Gambari, the Emir of Illorin

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