Nigerian Street singer portable questions the appropriateness of celebrating super eagle’s win amidst the prevailing challenges that the country is facing
He argues that the jubilations that follows Nigeria’s super eagle’s victory against South Africa seems insensitive and disconnected from the reality of the nation’s hardships.
Within Nigeria recalls that last night, the Super Eagles defeated South Africa in the semi-final of the 2023 African Cup of Nations.
After the thrilling victory, Portable took aim at Nigerians for their attention being drawn away from the country’s problems and toward sport.
He pointed out that even while we are enjoying the Super Eagles, the nation is experiencing hunger, poor roads, a bad environment, rising costs of living, and more.
He highlighted that the energy expended on football should be used to alleviate hunger and hardship in the country.
In his words:
“How many of you have eaten to your satisfaction? Dollar don high, situation no good, road no good, we have bad road and bad environment. Hungry wan kill us, so what is making you happy? You are shouting ‘Up Nigeria ‘, wetin go up in Nigeria? So make the economy dey rise dey go? Make hungry dey rise. What is making you happy? Is it the cup you want to eat?
The energy you guys are using to do Up Super Eagles, why can’t you use it to chase hunger away? Don’t worry o, go carry your last card watch football.
The energy you guys use to come out for football, use it to come out for government, fire them, drag them. Na so una promote Grammy, we didn’t win, now we are promoting football, May God allow us win it. Come out and block the roads, and stop sapa”.
"we have bad roads, bad environment, bad governance, but Una dey do up Nigeria" ????.
— Dami’ Adenuga (@DAMIADENUGA) February 8, 2024