Kelly Rowland gushes over Uncle Waffles but thinks she is from Nigeria

The fast-rising South African DJ Uncle Waffles was recently mentioned by American singer Kelly Rowland on the “Pretty Smart” podcast, causing a social media frenzy.

The international superstar made waves among fans and followers when she praised Uncle Waffles as one of her favourite up-and-coming artists in America.

South Africans Roast Kelly Rowland for Not Knowing DJ Uncle Waffles' Nationality
South Africans Roast Kelly Rowland for Not Knowing DJ Uncle Waffles’ Nationality (Image Credit: Instagram/ @kellyrowland/@unclewaffles_)

During the podcast, Rowland shared her admiration for the DJ, saying,

“There is this really cool DJ out right now, her name is Uncle Waffles. And she has got so much personality. She is from Africa, Nigeria, South Africa, I can’t think of where exactly, but she is so cool. She just played at Coachella, but I have known about this girl for at least about a year now.”

Rowland’s praise for Uncle Waffles immediately caught the attention of South Africans and fans worldwide, who were thrilled to see the rising star gain another international recognition.

Social Media Roasts Kelly Rowland for Not Knowing DJ Uncle Waffles’ Nationality Despite Knowing Her For A Year

While many celebrated Uncle Waffles’ international recognition and Kelly Rowland’s acknowledgement of her talent, some social media users expressed disappointment and took issue with Kelly Rowland’s uncertainty regarding Uncle Waffles’ specific origin, considering she claimed to have known about her for over a year.

The reactions varied from light-hearted teasing to mild frustration, with some suggesting that Rowland should have familiarized herself with Uncle Waffles’ background, especially if she admired her for an extended period. Others used the opportunity to highlight the importance of understanding Africa’s diversity and dispelling the misconception that Africa is a single country.

Check out some of the reactions;


Shame on her for not checking out the Dj she fancies. From Africa. Nigeria or South Africa. 😂😂😂😂 so disappointing. AFRICA is not a country mos. Is like u saying Kelly Rowland from North America. Canada or America. Angheke 🦍


Africa or Nigeria or South Africa?? 😂😂😂😂😂😂 surely it’s not that hard to pronounce Swaziland 🇸🇿


Damn, she’s been to SA a couple of times and Africa is still a country 😝


But damn! Over a year but you still don’t know where she is from? Kum aan Kelly!!! 🤦🏽


America’s education system has a serious problem, even these celebrities be as STUPID as the average American population 🤦🏾‍♂️. AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY. KELLY HAS A PRIMITIVE MINDSET🤦🏾‍♂️


If you’ve known about her for a year, how do you not know EXACTLY where she’s from? 👀


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