#Lemonade is much more than many people expected.
While the album is dominating conversations on media and still on every entertainment headline, discerning folks have been quick to notice that Beyoncé channeled Oshun, the Yoruba goddess of water, fertility, love, sensuality.
Dressed in a layered marigold dress by Roberto Cavalli, the famous singer struck the identical look to an artwork portraying the Yoruba goddess, and has since been turning heads especially for bringing a lot of Nigerian heritage into this important project.
Recall that we earlier reported that the singer also featured the works of Nigerian artist Laolu Sebanjo and designer Maki Oh in the epic visual album.
And so, what are folks saying about the tribute to the Yoruba goddess?
because if oshun didn't "know" beyonce…… there would be know beyonce. you dig?
— ⚜ (@IAmDandyWarhol) April 26, 2016
Peace to the Goddess Oshun and the principles she represents. Peace to Beyonce for venerating the great deity. Black Afrikan Power.
— Mr. Talk tu'um (@B_dot_the_GoD) April 26, 2016
Beyonce as Oshun is all my lil afrofuturistic heart could ask for
— kween✨ (@Godddess___) April 25, 2016
U kno this! Oshun is my love mother. Beyoncé is so Oshun–sensuality & fierce Goddess energy. I gotta respect her https://t.co/ghs0qaM2yj
— Da Hempress ® (@KushFruit) April 25, 2016
— Kelsey (@KaiAlexis_) April 25, 2016
All this talk about Beyonce and Oshun means more interest in Ifa. Let the experts Oluwo & Iyanifa guide you…lmao pic.twitter.com/65oHaKmyJq
— Sir Igwe Ogbuagu (@atane) April 25, 2016
??? Yall think Beyonce was just breaking windows twerking and playing in water. No she was portraying OSHUN a Yoruba orisha ??? Sensual, se…
— Launch Pro (@LaunchProHQ) April 25, 2016
I saw this Christian lady on Facebook writing this long rant about Beyoncé's film calling Oshun "evil". Ugh. I swear some ppl are ignorant!
— Chihiro Ogino (@WickedBeaute) April 26, 2016
Me: "look at Beyoncé & the women in white in the water summoning oshun I think. Wow."
Emeka: "she hasn't seen ppl get paralyzed doing that"
— Pax Jones (@misspaxjones) April 26, 2016
We might as well call #Lemonade a Nigerian epic, right?