From Burna Boy to Davido: Nigerian Celebrities Gear Up for AFCON Final Versus Ivory Coast

From Burna Boy to Davido: Nigerian Celebrities Gear Up for AFCON Final Versus Ivory Coast

Lukman Mumuni
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Nigerian musicians are eagerly waiting for the AFCON final
  • The Super Eagles will face the hosts Ivory Coast on Sunday
  • Top celebrities have sent their goodwill messages to the team

Top Nigerian musicians and celebrities have joined the Africa Cup of Nations frenzy following the Super Eagles' progress to the final of the tournament.

The three-time champions will face host nation Ivory Coast in the final at the Alassane Outtara Stadium in Ebimpe on Sunday.

Having already beaten the same side at the group stage, Nigeria will be hoping to repeat their success over the Elephants in the final.

Davido, Yemi Alade, Ice Prince, Burna Boy
Burna Boy, David and Nigerian celebrities show Super Eagles support ahead of final. Credit: @iceprincezamani @yemialadee @Grammys @Davido
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On social media, Nigerian celebrities, including Burna Boy and Davido have shared their thoughts ahead of the big game.

What Nigerian artists posted on social media:

Burna Boy wrote:

Congratulations Super Eagles!! Can’t Wait to watch the finals on Sunday.

Davido posted:

Nigeria's moment of glory! The AFCON final showdown is here, and I couldn't be prouder of my home team! Let's bring the trophy home!

Phleez added:

Nigeria go give us joy tomorrow. AFCON 2024

Ice Prince tweeted:

Super Eagles fly, which is also a song for the national team.

Yemi Alade wrote:

Make some people no carry their bad luck go dey do handshake before our eagles play.

DJ Cuppy posted:

Looking for someone to carry me to #AFCON2023 lmao

Kizz Daniel tweeted:

Ahhhhhhhhhhh Hypertension!!!!! Yessssss!!!!! See you at the finals boys

Ferdinand shows Super Eagles support

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand joined the Africa Cup of Nations frenzy after celebrating Nigeria's victory over South Africa on Wednesday.

The Super Eagles defeated Bafana Bafana on penalties to reach the final of the 2023 AFCON after a pulsating game in Bouake.

The three-time champions will now face host nation Ivory Coast in the final in Ebimpe on Sunday.

Troost-Ekong replies Rio Ferdinand

Sports Brief also reported that Nigeria defender William Troost-Ekong shared his admiration for former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.

Troost-Ekong has been instrumental for the Super Eagles at the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, leading Nigeria to the final.

Following Nigeria's victory over South Africa in the semi-final on Wednesday, the ex-England international displayed his support for the two-time champions.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.