Commonwealth Games: Kizz Daniel’s Buga Sets Birmingham Alight As Nigerian Athletes Create Rapturous Scene

Commonwealth Games: Kizz Daniel’s Buga Sets Birmingham Alight As Nigerian Athletes Create Rapturous Scene

  • Kizz Daniel’s trending song ‘Buga’ set the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham alight
  • Team Nigeria made a sensational entry into the athlete’s village while the rave of the moment song reverberated in the arena
  • Cameras captured the unifying moment as athletes from other countries also joined in the famous dance

Team Nigeria created a sensational scene as they made a giant entry during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony in Birmingham.

A very large crowd of athletes and officials watched as the Nigerian team hoisted the national flag at the athlete's village as Kizz Daniel’s trending song ‘Buga’ reverberated in the arena.

Nigeria outlet, Vanguard, reports that although it was meant to be a small ceremony, big athletes from other countries joined in dancing to the song.

Team Nigeria, Commonwealth Games, Kizz Daniel
Kizz Daniel's 'Buga' reverberated the arena during Team Nigeria parade at Commonwealth Games. Photo: David Ramos
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Since its release, ‘Buga’ has broken several records. The dance challenges on Tiktok and Instagram helped people enjoy the little more than three-minute song better, which has increased its popularity.

Channels TV reports that the song has caught the attention of both young and older demographics and has also enjoyed domestic and international acceptance.

Notable personalities that have danced to the song include Liberian President George Weah and Nigeria’s former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Games begin on July 28 and will come to an end on August 8, with over 5,000 athletes competing in 19 different sports.

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The 25-year-old arrived in the UK alongside fellow World Athletics Championship medalist Ese Brume as they join other members of Team Nigeria.

The pair arrived at the Commonwealth Games Birmingham (CGB) Games Village early on Thursday to a rousing welcome by officials and athletes alike.

Nigeria begin Commonwealth Games on a winning note

Sports Brief earlier reported that Nigeria’s top table tennis star, Aruna Quadri continued his quest to win his first Commonwealth Games gold medal after earning an easy victory over South Africa’s Shaun Jones.

Aruna Quadri, who won a silver medal at the 2018 games in Gold Coast, Australia, triumphed in three straight sets, winning 11 -6,11 - 3, 12 -10 in his first game of the competition.

Quadri’s victory comes after Team Nigeria’s doubles team, which includes Amadi Omeh and Omotayo, had won in the doubles event earlier.

Source: Sports Brief News