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21 Savage and many Atlantans practice African "Ifa" religion


 


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 2 years ago '13        #1
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Trill Gates 59 heat pts59
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21 Savage and many Atlantans practice African "Ifa" religion
 

 
21 Savage allegedly practices an African religion called "Ifa." I'm hearing alotta people in the A started "practicing" it within the last year or 2. There's nothing wrong with a genuine interest in trying to connect with your roots, but people talkin like folks up there just claimin the sh*t to be "cool" and "trendy" because everybody else doin it. If that's the case, then image

What's good with this ATL? When this happen? When the Dashiki trend hit?


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The Yoruba culture and language transcends the South-West border of Nigeria.
Black Brazilians who are descendants of slaves from the South-West region in Nigeria still speak Yoruba till today. In Cuba and other Caribbean island nations, Sango and other Yoruba traditional gods are worshipped.
In Atlanta in the United States of America, a lot of black Americans are Ifa worshippers and that includes the newest and hottest rapper on the block 21 Savage.



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Born Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, the 24-year-old trapper is an Ifa worshipper. "I always said that (I’m here for a reason), even when I was in the hospital, I used to say that… I’m spiritual, I’m Ifá, my religion is Ifá… It’s a Nigerian religion" he told the crew of The Breakfast Club in August as he spoke about being shot six times in 2013.
In November 2016, 21 Savage featured on the cover of The Fader Magazine and he further spoke about the Ifa religion which his mother also practices.
"I’m African-American. I’d rather follow an African religion. That’s my heritage" he told The Fader. 21 Savage also said that everyone around him when he was growing up in Atlanta practised the religion.

As 21 Savage navigates between the violent streets and the glittering avenue of fame, he consults his Ifa chief regularly in order to stay away from trouble and people trying to gun him down.
The rapper also wears Ifa beads for protection. "[They] protect me from negativity, harm, anything that’s gonna disrupt anything that I got going on."


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45 comments for "21 Savage and many Atlantans practice African "Ifa" religion"

 2 years ago '05        #2
HUDA2daF 4 heat pts
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Not mad at that. Worship whoever or whatever u want.

 2 years ago '15        #3
JimmyDa3rd 36 heat pts36
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21 Savage is nigerian, a lot of n*ggas from Atlanta from Nigeria (sonny digital and southside are nigerian too), this religion is native to Yoruba people which is a tribe in nigeria, so it makes sense.

 2 years ago '04        #4
ThomasGunz 2 heat pts
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Never heard of it...

But why if someone follows the same belief or ideology... It has to be d*ck riding?

n*ggas just love to complain about anything...

 2 years ago '04        #5
zone3cp 5 heat pts
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n*ggas stay d*ckriding the A....

 2 years ago '15        #6
Madethagreat 19 heat pts19
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 JimmyDa3rd said
21 Savage is nigerian, a lot of n*ggas from Atlanta from Nigeria (sonny digital and southside are nigerian too), this religion is native to Yoruba people which is a tribe in nigeria, so it makes sense.
Og maco too

 2 years ago '16        #7
Realfreesmoke 122 heat pts122
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whats the problem

its hella africans/Caribbean decedents in atlanta

just like its hella Muslims in newark and philly so everybody will practice islam or some type of island/african tradition


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 2 years ago '16        #8
Illuminati Bob 161 heat pts161
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 2 years ago '16        #9
Realfreesmoke 122 heat pts122
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if im not mistaken my uncle got the same beads but they in black

 2 years ago '08        #10
The N 643 heat pts643
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let the religious do them, ya mighty than thou fu*k boys always have to say stuff

let these people pray and clear their minds that way

you guys clean ya minds with being above it all?, fine but dont call these people weak minded

yall all in the same fu*king planet, ya aint above any of these religious folks

living in the same exact planet as them.

 2 years ago '17        #11
FreeSmoke 66 heat pts66
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If:
-sippin lean
-taking pills
-smoking blunts
-fu*king instagram hoes

is a religion where da fu*k do I sign up ? is it like luminaty ?

 2 years ago '04        #12
all3rd 1118 heat pts1118
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 Whitty Huton said
Religion is for the weak minded
Pretty much I stopped around 20, but to each their own.

 2 years ago '11        #13
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 Hawpalace said
Underrated post, but I don't knock people who who do. If that helps you get through your day and problems you have, by all means do you. But for me Jesus & the Bible is one of the biggest problem/handicap in the black community.

 2 years ago '16        #14
Realfreesmoke 122 heat pts122
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 FreeSmoke said
If:
-sippin lean
-taking pills
-smoking blunts
-fu*king instagram hoes

is a religion where da fu*k do I sign up ? is it like luminaty ?
n*ggas is human nobody is perfect

 2 years ago '08        #15
ralo 2 heat pts
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 Hawpalace said
What gets me about our community is that they seem to really believe some person/entity/being (Jesus) who supposedly loves all his children is gonna come save the day for us after having us suffer the worst of all races for centuries for something we did at the beginning of time. FOH with that dumbass story. Not to mention why should people even believe or trust in the Bible when is was given to us by our slave masters. The same slave masters who forced us have s*x with our mother, sisters, cousins, fed us sh*t, whipped k*lled us for looking looking at them the wrong way. I'm not trusting a book given to me by my slave master that some guy is gonna save us.


But but but but you must believe and have faith

That believing and having faith hasn't done sh*t to correct any off the injustices that have been levied against us.
Powerful post. They won't hear you though. But I'll say this though, they have perverted the original Christianity. Removed many key texts from the Bible and many translastions are different. If they wanna do that then I'm good on it. Only thing I believe in is universal law and karma.

 2 years ago '16        #16
Victor 40 heat pts40
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Know a guy who practice in the A. They meet in a warehouse.


 2 years ago '16        #17
castroThirteen 
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i won't knock any black person practicing a traditional african spiritual system.

at all.

 2 years ago '10        #18
Walmart 11 heat pts11
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I think more folks should explore and study other religion instead of worshiping Jesus or accepting a religion because their parents practice it

 2 years ago '16        #19
Ravishing 61 heat pts61
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 JimmyDa3rd said
21 Savage is nigerian, a lot of n*ggas from Atlanta from Nigeria (sonny digital and southside are nigerian too), this religion is native to Yoruba people which is a tribe in nigeria, so it makes sense.
Why did you have to state he's Nigerian...well I know why you said it but I'm now conflicted


Is it too late to disown him?

 2 years ago '15        #20
JimmyDa3rd 36 heat pts36
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 Ravishing said
Why did you have to state he's Nigerian...well I know why you said it but I'm now conflicted


Is it too late to disown him?
i don't get it, what's wrong with that?

 2 years ago '16        #21
ArizonaRon 2 heat pts
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alot of Nigerians down in atl and houston getting money i think they influenced african americans to get into it, i dont think thats what people meant when they said black people in the diaspora gotta to get more in touch with they roots lol but sh*t i aint mad it lol

 2 years ago '16        #22
Ravishing 61 heat pts61
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 JimmyDa3rd said
i don't get it, what's wrong with that?
I don't like wack rappers especially if their Nigerian (seeing as I happen to be Nigerian myself).


I like seeing my people shine but eh.

 2 years ago '04        #23
H.N.I.C. 
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 Whitty Huton said
Religion is for the weak minded
ehh idk I think its natural for humans to believe in something whether that something be themselves or something greater than themselves or believing in nothing at all, I do agree that organized Religion(s) tend to target and cater to a certain kind of person though.

 2 years ago '16        #24
Wh1tesand 3 heat pts
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 zone3cp said
n*ggas stay d*ckriding the A....
We need to make one of these for da city


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 2 years ago '16        #25
honda 10 heat pts10
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 Ravishing said
Why did you have to state he's Nigerian...well I know why you said it but I'm now conflicted


Is it too late to disown him?
Nigerians can't spot out other Nigerians? Sorry if this seems offensive.

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