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Friday, 20 December 2013

Beyonce explains why she sampled Chimamanda Adichie's work

Beyonce has explained why she sampled the work of award winning author Chimamanda Adichie in a track in her new album. Beyonce put a portion of Chimamanda's speech about feminism and roles women play in the society in the song, Flawless.
“I was scrolling through videos about feminism on Youtube and I ran across this video of this incredible Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie. Everything she said is exactly how I feel,” Beyoncé explains
"My message in this album was finding the beauty in imperfection. I had this image of this trophy and me accepting these awards and kind of training myself to be a champion and at the end of the day when you go through all of these things, is it worth it? I mean, you get this trophy and you’re like, ‘I basically starved, I have neglected all the people that I love, I’ve conformed to what everybody else thinks I should be and I have this trophy. What does that mean?"
"The trophy represents all of the sacrifices I made as a kid, all the time I lost being on the road in the studios as a child and I just want to throw that s**t up!”

107 comments:

KikiN said...

Two very beautiful and powerful women blazing trails. I'm proud!

Callistus Agbasielo said...

beyonce is evil, chimamanda nwannem biko gba ozo maka ndu gi pls. urghrr!!

shilly2k2..... i think i know Naija and i say so... said...

Beyonce, u r very on point. What a reason!

Anonymous said...

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Abdul Kholiq said...

I hope that's naturally


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Fammie said...

whoop! whoop! Nigeria going places..

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Yinotinto Juliet said...

nice one Bey, well said. i knew ur message was beyond d physical attributes. ride on! success is good.

Anonymous said...

Africans are great Jawe! But Did you know that Nelson Mandela was expelled from the University?

Anonymous said...

Wow, proud of u..Chidamanmada; proud of Queen Bey.... All some peeps wanna c is just ur perfection, nt knwing d struggles n sacrifice of turnin ones imperfection to somefin dey wanna c


*habeesolha

Anonymous said...

Brilliant marketing strategy by Ms. Adichie to accept Beyonce's invitation. Exposure to Beyonce's multi generational and multiracial audience opens new doors.

V-nevasettle4less said...

what about all the money she made for losing out her childhood, y isnt she talking about that, trust me Bey, u re better off the way u are.

KayDiaries said...

Well spoken Bey, indeed its all vanity, I go thru that too, u neglect family and friends just cos of what ur eyes are fixed on, and at the end if u get it, you're tired of it already, and then u start to regret all the family re unions u have missed, u get home and there lots of videos and pictures and u are not part of.

harnikky said...

Wow! Good work chimamanda!

Abare Nelly said...

Hmm dats cool,I love bey

Rita Luka said...

does dt change d price of gari in d mrkt

nana said...

go girl! U rock!

ONYX GODWIN said...

exactly!!! afta all ur achievements,hw do u feel ?empty? proud ?happy? i lov d fact bey z realistic..... nt rihana...all dats in her huge forehead z sex !sex! sex !up queen bey !!

paschal Ngonadi said...

Proud of her anytym anyday....

Mzz Becky Wright said...

Queen Bey.

BONARIO NNAGS said...

awwwww! like mind called and like minds came. just like pregnancy pure ingenuity can never be hidden.
waiting for Tera Patra to sample Maheeda's work.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA3310

abisoye ologbenla said...

Nonsense about d comment queen bey is evil...grow up man. nice 1 jare queen of lyf.
-beesonova

Bold Kid said...

Queen B baybi!!!! Bow down bitchezzzz!

kealdy iboko said...

A + for chimamanda, the world is on her page. Congrats ma'am.

Anonymous said...

I support women all day carry go my sisters my mama try for mi scatter

Anonymous said...

that's GR8.

Anonymous said...

The phrase 'finding the beauty in imperfection' catch my attention...Good music and research, Rock on Queen Bey

--SOD--

Anonymous said...

Wow. Gud talk Bey. And 4 Chimamanda, congrats sis. We Nigerians do not just represent crime after all. * Phil *

Anonymous said...

But u also become part of history that others can't boast off too. Many generations after us will know her, they won't know us. It's †̥ђε price u pay. U gotta decide which u want cos u can't have both

ReXX said...

Am so proud of these women. Thumbs up

hilary obiorah said...

Music meets literature! The message by Amanda is so powerful, that I wish people especially Africans should pay attention to it.

janelicious said...

OK

Anonymous said...

Great recognises great


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Osarhiemen Agbonkonkon said...

Hmmmmmmmmn....why does this whole thing nt appeal to me...?

I love them both..but d kind of things I'v heard/seen abt Beyonce,smh...makes me wonder if this is so cool.

Amaka said...

we are well represented and appreciated this time.....up Naija



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Chinonye Sarah said...

Did u just say Evil?????

curvy ZO said...

Stop typing like u r under 18, how can u call someone who hasn't offended u "evil"? Callistus the Broke man thinks he has an opinion. Mtcheeew.

Anonymous said...

Good thought

jeneviv Emma said...

Word of wisdom from a wise woman,nice 1,gat me thinking tho!

Anonymous said...

Awww... The gift in feminism.
~D great anonymous!

hannah oyindamola said...

Love u bey

jaybeyblu said...

Woman that has been working hard @ music her whole life more or less and is damn good @ what she does...idiots be going on about illum... y'all better take notes n go work ur butts off @ whatever u do. stead of talking BS bout her

Visages Parfait said...

Younce n Amanda......great combo!

ojobo mercy said...

Queen bey Go girl u rock

Anonymous said...

....And Chimamanda is Igbo...wink

ST. KIZITO BOUTIQUEZ said...

PLease don't call anybody evil.....you are not a perfectionist

jessica morphy said...

Ma icon chimamada love dis lady so much.

Anonymous said...

Ur thinking, reasoning and mentality proves u ar part of what is wrong with the world! @Callistus, u need enlightenment and civilization a.s.a.p!!!

BLISS said...

Yeppie. Nigeria representing
#watching in 3D LED#

kelly lucs said...

Lil lin is a beyhive,intresting
And for the records bey we need you to do a date of your tour here,twice u'v shown appreciation in Nigeria

ify Ogwude said...

Damn I feel so proud of nigeria right now! Thank u chimamanda! Love u queen bey...

jorilson said...

Cant wait to hear that album

rose agbai said...

great song, great women!

ESSIEN RHOSEMAYRY said...

SO?

fase oluwafunmilayo said...

Hmmmnnnn... That's great!

luscious ebi said...

Hope you're not a kindergertener?

chemmywalata walata said...

she is making naija proud nne i dey hail u now

Alloy Chikezie said...

I just can't stop loving the both of them, very good of her


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tunde said...

very cool,nice one


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lillybrownie said...

Nigerians are talented people..i love bey cuz shes a sensitive woman.

JESUS PIKIN said...

SHE(CHIMAMANDA)BETTER NOT BE FLATTERED AT ALL.ITS JUST ANOTHER STRATEGY TO INITIATE HER,INTO THIER NONSENSE CULT!(ANGRY FACE)!

Anonymous said...

i only appreciate flawless because of Adichie's feature but honestly the song is not reflective of the authour's message. Beyonce has an excellent PR time, it's cool for her to be political now. And you know what good for her, and hopefully some of her die hard 'stans' will get a bit of knowledge. Basic lyrics for basic chicks minus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie of course.

belinda said...

Who run d world?

bonita bislam said...

Beyonce u said it all.me luv u guys

Gist Naija said...

am proud of Chimamanda. 2 pretty women with powerful brains.

JustPorsh said...

Very powerful and influential!
Hope to be like them.

Anonymous said...

Lovely

Anonymous said...

Sahu.

dhobiz said...

I love Amanda have read all her novels and BEY i'm always happy when i see a woman paying her bills with the money she worked for....#hopetobesuccessful

Anonymous said...

Ignorance at its best...

mike Oshios said...

Am proud of dis chimamanda jare

senena Ibhugom said...

After dem go abuse and insult Nigeria.... time reach for brain for her work,na Nigerian she remember..... mtscheeww! Beyonce fine sha....

Anonymous said...

2wice as 9ice.... Read Krazy News HERE SHARPLY!!!

diamondblinqZ said...

Yeah right absolutely

BLOGLORD said...

Great recognition

Anonymous said...

You're delusional !

Olaleye Adisa said...

9ice one. ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥♡thanks ⌣̊┈̥-̶̯͡»̶̥ 

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chima simeon said...

That's nice reason queen bay but Ђδω much did U̶̲̥̅̊ pay ♍y sister hope U̶̲̥̅̊ didnt cheat her! Linda post ♍y comment!

Ajanaku oluwakemi said...

Thank God you explained urself, I would have concluded it's illuminati things. But u free now.

Anonymous said...

Dis our sister is going places ooo!! More grease chichi we are proud of you. P@ cindy biggs

halliday said...

@calistus akpuka u re jus timid stay dia mke pant de wear u...so in ur local mind u tink u re not evil ba???

Anonymous said...

Like they say: 'Birds of a feather flock 2geda'. Like Maheeda, am waiting for Tonto Dikeh's xmas pix. *iHear* Okeoma says so.

collins saliu said...

Gush, dis woman is great, wht a beauty @ 32 Riri cnt even stand her Łǿ˅ƹ ɣ☺υ queen B

JERI NAPILEODEON said...

Cool

hilda D Diva said...

Like she Cares...Common go n seat down,all these mumu dat must comment...A proud #Feminist

ginagat said...

Amazing.

Anonymous said...

You are still an ODE! Wat does ur conclusion matter? Mtcheeeeeeeew!

Anonymous said...

huh?! wetin beyonce talk

pavour said...

So sweet

Anonymous said...

Am lost here, like criosly y do ppl refer to beyonce as a "queen" as in queen of wer? England? I tink some of u r falling under her rulership alredy without even knowing #justsaying #tush barbie

bolah! said...

Fucking ugly retard!!! Why not leave RiRi outta this?? You knw wah riri is going thru? U knw wah shez finking right now?? I just wish she could see this so she could rubbish ur destiny!! Aii,so Linda paid ur ugly ass 100k(prolly more than ur parents' perennial income).. Shit! RIRi will feed ur 'Generations',it'll will do u a whole lotta good if u stop saying shit abt pple u dnt knw nd stop believing the media. I mean Riri isn't some kinda demigod,shez human just like beyonce... I mean beyonce fucks and gives head,so does ur mama! GET A LIFE UGLY,stop trying to frown ur frustrated ugly face @Everypost nd u just might not win another 100K ur entire life! Linda,pls lemme hit this nigga,sumfin ate his brain!

Anonymous said...

@rita envy much........

Anonymous said...

And all dat was n still in ur head is 100k 100k! Awoof muni de sweet u na so sex de sweet riri....hahahaha! Lafiroff!!!!! (WiTty lady)

kenino said...

Great woman making nija proud!!!!

kenino said...

This is a big plus for nija!!! N tanks to dat young lady n who says nija can't b known for a good deed!!!! Linda abeg post my comment cos dis is my first time here. Abeg o

Anonymous said...

Like your opinion counts. They are making their money and you are hating.

Niyi Makinde said...

Beauty in Imperfection...tell me abt it!

Isioma Onwumeh said...

Two great Black women, Chi making UNN proud. I want to be like you when I grow up.

ONYX GODWIN said...

Talk about biternes..bolah,were u raped as a kid?i see no reason y u sound so pained! Ríhana rubish whose destiny? Urs right?i 4got shes ur god so ur destiny z in her hands! N y d hek z d 100k hurtin yal?i coment on dz blog cos i lov it!nt cos i wanted 2 win a 100k!my luck jst shined! So gt ur biter slf n go 2 tb joshua 4 delivrance!..

ONYX GODWIN said...

..Nd bitch plz! U dnt gv head?u dnt sex?ur probably a daughter of an harlot 2 think evrybdy mama z like urs...i like rihana.so y on my case!bow down hoe!

Tolulope Ayanbanjo said...

who is this caliistus agba whateva......dont u think u are too old to be posting on this blog? Go and retire already....mtcheewww

Tolulope Ayanbanjo said...

@bolah....u must be a very angry young man/woman.......chill now

Anonymous said...

She's relentless in trying to ingratiate herself with the cultural producers of Africa especially Nigeria. First with Fela, now with Adichie hoping their intelligence and cultivation of new ideas will rub of on her. She remains grossly ignorant and unintelligible though just like most Americans and to my dismay like Nigerian-American.

ADERONKE AROGUNDADE said...

Wooow, nice. The power of youtube.

Bolah said...

Bitch,I'm a boy! It aint abt worshiping anybody.. I dnt even like RIRI! Just stop saying shit abt pple... Nd I'm glad u didn't dispute the fact that ur so ugly... 'Bow down hoe' Lmfao beyonce's poor Ugly Dog! Nd Ur mama can't even reach my MamA's past! So STFU. Fucking critic! Nd Tolu,I aint an angry man,I just hate when pple say shit abt pple dey dnt knw... Lol,I went too hard on that Ugly mofo.. 4give me lord.

Anonymous said...

I Don't think u understand what she said?

Anonymous said...

Was our girl paid for dt feature? Bey is making millions off dt song o!

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