Nigerian Grandma Becomes A Celebrity After Showing In Beyonce’s Visual Album

Nigerian Grandma Becomes A Celebrity After Showing In Beyonce’s Visual Album

A 69-year-old grandma named Mojisola Odegbami never thought she would show up in a music video by one of the world’s top notch artistes, Beyonce.

CNN reports that when she traveled to America, a thing like featuring in Beyonce’s Black Is King album was not in her mind.

Nigerian Grandma Becomes A Celebrity After Showing In Beyonce’s Visual Album

The elderly lady appeared in one of the tracks called Bigger, illustrating the character of an African queen.

In another called Mood, she was elegant in African traditional print as she tied gele.

In an interview with CNN, the woman said that her journey to America was for a medical purpose.

It was during that trip she met one Folajomu FJ Akinmurele who is an actor.

“I WAS STAYING WITH MY DAUGHTER’S FRIEND, AND THIS FRIEND OF HERS HAS A 7-YEAR-OLD SON.

THE SON, FJ, IS THE MAIN CHARACTER IN BLACK IS KING,” SHE SAID.

She added that she was the one that was always driving the actor to practice because his mom was not around.

Odegbami said that she became known by Beyonce’s staff as grandma Moji.

Despite her frequent presence during rehearsals, they never cast her until FJ’s mom signed her up with a talent agency.

“I WAS OUT SHOPPING ONE DAY AND SHE CALLED ME, AND ASKED THAT I COME HOME IMMEDIATELY.

THEY SCARED ME, YOU KNOW.

THAT WAS HOW I FOUND MYSELF ON THE WAY TO L.A.

THAT SAME DAY FOR A PART IN THE ALBUM,” THE GRANNY SAID.

THE AFRICAN MEDIA

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