It is not uncommon to find successful Nigerians in the diaspora making efforts to give back to their home country and now Skepta has decided to be one of them.

Out of the spotlight, the British-Nigerian grime artist and MC is known as Joseph Junior Adenuga.

Born in Nigeria and relocating to the UK with his family at only 3 years old, Skepta launched his musical career together with his younger brother JME in 2005.

Skepta is one of the note-worthy names in the world of British grime and he is also a songwriter and record producer. He has also performed with top rappers Drake and Kanye West and was also on the remix of Wizkid’s Ojuelegba alongside Drake.

After spending so many years away from home, 34 year old Skepta decided to give back to his home country, more specifically his home town in Ijebu Ode.
He started building a children’s playground in his father’s village in Ijebu Ode.

On February 29, he shared pictures of the unfinished playground on his Instagram page. He explained that he’s building the playground to engage children in fun activities that will further enable them explore or develop various talents.
He stated that the playground had to be launched by his mother in its unfinished state because she had to leave Nigeria for London the following day. Skepta believes the completion of the project will go a long way in inspiring the children.

Hian! Why ‘launch’ an incomplete playground? Why not just wait? In fact, where is the playground?
As far as we are concerned Skepta’s lovely mummy rocked iro and buba with red beads to cut a yellow ribbon for a red dunlop tyre storage facility. Because we see no playground.

Nigerians responded to the story of this unfinished playground on social media.

Abeg, who dunlop tyre don inspire?

The playground may be a poorly executed project but who gesture don epp?

Should he demand a refund from the person he paid to build the playground?

Bros, abeg which side the playground dey?

We are just wondering sha..

It wasn’t a joke afterall.

@Ifeagbeja @Phardiga @Skepta Wait… is the playground real? Thought it was a humorous post o

— AdaEZEnwa Chinanu (@Chynanu) March 1, 2016 [zkk_poll post=21418 poll=content_block_standard_format_13]


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