Nigerian singer, Dice Ailes has been accused of being ‘ignorant’ of history after he used the picture of late Sarah Baartman for the artwork of his latest single titled ‘Ginika’.
Late Sarah Baartman was a South African who was paraded by the colonial Europeans because of her large buttocks. She was kept in a cage and was turned to attraction for people in Europe.
Meanwhile, Dice Ailes song is in no way a praise or tribute to the late Sarah Baartman hence the backlash.
See some reactions to the singer’s music poster;
Dice Ailes is a good singer, no doubt.
However, image used as cover art for his Ginika single is of a SA woman – Sara Baartman who, as a slave, was raped for experiment & nakedly displayed in animal circus.
After she died, her brain & genitalia were on display in a ParisMuseum. pic.twitter.com/W0OH1EHnAB
— Orji.O #Mr.SweetMouth (@orjikuramo) October 31, 2019
Dice Ailes is canceled by niggas who don't even know who Sarah was 12 hours ago
Ori yin ti yi
— Daddy Lionel Andres (@datcapitano) October 31, 2019
Meanwhile, some think this is a publicity strategy;
Lol this whole Dice Ailes shit is media strategy.
Dude had posted the Sarah Baartman artwork for his new single since 2days back, no backlash then.
Fast forward today, every influencer suddenly knows who Sarah is and is schooling him.
— ًAdèmidè ? (@MideIsKing) October 31, 2019
And many confessed they are pleased they finally know who Baartman is;
Won’t lie this whole Dice ailes matter had me reading up on Sarah Baartman. Never heard about her before today, but I’m glad I learnt about her today. Thanks Dice Ailes ?
— SOLEDAYO ADEGBITE® (@dayoslides) October 31, 2019
I love that Dice Ailes is shining light on Sarah Baartman and her story… alot of us have been through similar humiliation and I thank him for that.
— I AM A GINIKA! (@stellapricy) October 31, 2019
So we all know Sarah Baartman now?
Lmao. Thanks to Dice Ailes.
Okoto meow kututu meow skrr tbh
— Made In Benin ? (@Sobsoil) October 31, 2019
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