On March 23, a claim was made by a Twitter user, @iam_kellyyce, that Jay Z and Beyonce visited Ilorin, Nigeria, in 2006. The tweet has 43 comments, 105 retweets, and 647 likes as of the time of fact-checking.
Who are Jay Z and Beyonce?
Jay Z and Beyonce are American music superstars who have three young children. The duo got married in April 2008.
Roundcheck findings revealed that the Governor of Kwara state in 2006, Bukola Saraki, invited the couple to Kwara state to see the efforts being made by the state government to provide clean and potable water for residents.
A google reverse image search revealed different pictures of Jay Z with Bukola Saraki and the Emir of Ilorin Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari. Although the exact date wasn’t obtained, Roundcheck was able to ascertain that Jay Z visited Ilorin in 2006.
While in Ilorin, Jay-Z was turbaned as the Serikin Waka of Ilorin by the Emir of Ilorin Alhaji Ibrahim Gambari
Roundcheck made further research and discovered Bukola Saraki, named a street after the American rapper in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
Verdict and Conclusion
After a thorough check, the claim that Jay Z and Beyonce visited Ilorin in 2006 is TRUE.