Many naturals know Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie for her 2013 novel Americanah, and being featured on Beyonce’s song Flawless. Now the popular (and natural!) Nigerian author has been recognized by the Simpsons.
In the episode ‘Princess Guide’, a Nigerian princess named Kemi (voiced by Yaya DaCosta) is in Springfield while her father negotiates a uranium deal with Mr Burns. Moe falls in love with her and although she doesn’t feel the same way, she gives him four novels as appreciation for his kindness. One is Adichie’s 2009 book, The Thing Around Your Neck.
The subtle shout out caught the attention of quite a few Adichie fans. We’re also loving the natural ‘do on the Princess Kemi character.
Check out the full episode below:
Any Simpsons fans here? Did you catch the shout out?