South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest, has stirred controversy on social media by throwing jabs at Nigerians following Nigeria’s loss to Ivory Coast within the AFCON cup remaining on Sunday, February 11, 2024.
The extremely anticipated remaining match between the Nigeria Tremendous Eagles and Ivory Coast resulted in disappointment for Nigerians, who had hoped for victory however have been defeated with a rating of 2-1.
In response to the defeat, Cassper Nyovest took to social media (X) as we speak, Monday, February 12, 2024, to taunt Nigerians, suggesting that they need to return the Amapiano music style to South Africa since they didn’t emerge victorious within the match. He referenced Nigeria’s earlier claims of being the custodians of Amapiano music and implied that their loss meant they need to relinquish possession of the style.
In his publish, he mentioned, “Nigeria does that imply we are able to have our Amapiano again? trigger technically, you didn’t win the match so return to creators please?”
This change highlights the continuing rivalry between Nigeria and South Africa, each on the soccer discipline and within the realm of music. Following Nigeria’s victory over South Africa within the AFCON semi-finals, Nigerians had boasted about their dominance in each soccer and music, fueling tensions between the 2 nations on social media platforms.
Cassper Nyovest’s remarks reveals the importance of Amapiano music within the cultural change between Nigeria and South Africa. Originating in South Africa, Amapiano has gained widespread reputation throughout the continent, with Nigerian artists additionally contributing to its progress and evolution. Nevertheless, Nyovest’s feedback replicate a want amongst some South Africans to reclaim possession of the style amidst the aggressive ambiance of the AFCON match.
Regardless of the banter and rivalry, the AFCON match has offered a platform for each nations to showcase their expertise and keenness for soccer and music. Whereas Nigeria could have fallen quick within the remaining match, the spirit of competitors and cultural change continues to thrive between the 2 African nations.