Liverpool Captain Virgil Van Dijk Grooves to Nigerian Artist Asake’s ‘Organise’: Video

Liverpool Captain Virgil Van Dijk Grooves to Nigerian Artist Asake’s ‘Organise’: Video

Ero Samson
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Liverpool are set to host Fulham in the first-leg tie of the EFL Cup
  • The club captain was spotted vibing to a hit song by Nigerian artist Asake
  • The ‘Organise’ crooner has grown into one of the world’s finest music stars

The Asake craze is irresistible, sweeping through fans and even catching the attention of sports figures.

Nigerian artist, Ahmed Ololade, popularly known as Asake, who dominated the music scene in 2023, seems to have a growing fan base among athletes, and the latest addition to this trend is Liverpool Captain Virgil Van Dijk.

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Van Dijk celebrates during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Liverpool FC at Turf Moor. Image: Andrew Powell.
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In a video posted on Liverpool's official Instagram account, the 32-year-old centre-back was seen enjoying Asake's track 'Organise' ahead of the team's final training session for their FA Cup victory against Premier League club Arsenal. Audibly singing along, Van Dijk showcased his enthusiasm for the Nigerian hit.

'Organise' is a standout from Asake's debut album, 'Mr. Money with the Vibe,' and has amassed nearly 300 million streams on Spotify, as reported by Album Talks. The track was a major hit throughout 2022 and 2023.

Nigeria Afrobeat and football

The Liverpool captain's actions underscore the increasing influence of Nigeria's Afrobeat in the realm of football. Numerous Nigerian music stars have made their mark on the grandest stages of international football.

For instance, Davido performed at the World Cup in Qatar, Burna Boy took the stage at the 2023 Champions Final, and more recently, Rema entertained guests at the Ballon d'Or ceremony. Female artists are also making strides, with Tems recently gracing the NBA All-Star games.

As of now, Liverpool leads the English Premier League with 45 points from 20 games and is considered one of the top contenders for the league trophy this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will also fancy their chances at reclaiming the EFL trophy when they square off against Marco Silva’s side on January 10.

PSG fans vibe to Davido

Sports Brief in a previous report, highlighted fans of Paris Saint Germain were captured vibing to a jam by Nigerian artist Davido.

The Nigerian artist is loved worldwide, and fans couldn’t help but vibe along to his music. PSG were slated to face off against Premier League club Newcastle United.

Luis Enrique’s side sadly were held to a draw against their visitors on the night.

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Samson Ero is a sports journalist with a track record of over five years in the Nigerian media industry. He graduated from Nigerian Institute of Journalism (2021-2023).