Friday, January 27, 2023

‘A True Ondo Legend’ — US Rapper Wale Loses 103-year-Old Grandfather

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Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, the Nigerian-American rapper better known as Wale, has lost his grandfather.

The 38-year-old ‘Dig Dug’ crooner disclosed that his grandfather died at the age of 103 in an Instagram post on Friday.

The rapper urged people to always “embrace your family” while describing his late grandfather as a “true Ondo state legend”.

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“I lost my Grandfather today.. he made it to 103. I been stayin low lately and lettin God talk to me.. imma smile as much as I can today. Embrace your family! None of this means anything without them. Rest now, Oga. A true Ondo State Legend,” he wrote.

The 38-year-old also shared a snippet of a recap written by The Source about his 2014 Revolt TV documentary.

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The short video captured how the rapper travelled back to his hometown in Ondo from the United States, spent time with his father, and met his grandfather for the first time.

“At one point his father tells an interesting anecdote that those from his home village were not surprised by Wale’s success and almost had a ‘no surprise’ type attitude thanks to his great grandfather happening to be the man who brought the ‘talking drum’ to their home village of Ondo State.

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