A video capturing the jubilant scenes of Nigerians celebrating their football team’s triumph over South Africa in the AFCON has rapidly gained popularity on social media platforms.
In the clip, the Super Eagles fans playfully tease their rivals by pouring liquid over their bodies while singing along to the popular song “Water” by South African singer Tyla.
Over the weekend, she emerged victorious at the Grammys, triumphing over a number of renowned Nigerian artists to claim the prestigious Best African Music Performance award.
Disheartened Nigerians expressed their determination for retaliation at the Afcon semi-final.
Nigeria emerged victorious over South Africa in a thrilling match that ended in a 1-1 draw on Wednesday night. The outcome was ultimately determined by a penalty shootout.
The hashtag #NGARSA is currently trending in both African giants, as they playfully tease one another.
During the exchange, Nigerians have been playfully asserting that their Jollof Rice surpasses South Africa’s Bobotie, a flavorful minced meat dish.
However, the primary emphasis has been on music. Nigerians firmly believe that Afrobeats stands out from the rest, while suggesting that South Africans should stick to dancing to amapiano, the unique South African fusion of hip-hop, soul, and slowed-down house music that has gained worldwide recognition in recent times.
Popular Nigerian pastor Jimmy Odukoya has also chimed in, praising Bafana Bafana for their performance despite their loss, while offering some advice to the South African players: “You need water.”
He mentioned, “If it’s any solace, it’s Grammy water.”
The final on Sunday will see Nigeria taking on hosts Ivory Coast.
The majority of South Africans are expected to support the Ivorians.
Below is a video posted by the guardian on the streets of Ivory Coast as fans celebrate victory over DR Congo and South Africa