The Super Eagles of Nigeria won a thrilling semi-final match against South Africa in Bouake, Ivory Coast, on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, guaranteeing their place in the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2023 finals.
Over 30,000 football fans from all over the world watched the match live from the stadium in Bouake. It was an intense battle that culminated in a penalty shootout. After Nigeria defeated the opposition 4–2, the players, coaching staff, and supporters celebrated wildly.
Football fans, celebrities, and even politicians have expressed excitement over the team’s qualification to the AFCON 2023 finals. Burna Boy, a Grammy Award-winning Nigerian singer, is one such celebrity who congratulated the Super Eagles on their valiant triumph on social media.
The musician shared his excitement for the team’s upcoming match against the hosts, Ivory Coast, on Sunday, February 11, 2024, in the competition finals.
— Burna Boy (@burnaboy) February 8, 2024
Burna had previously performed at the Grammy Awards for the first time, with his managers noting in a news statement published prior to the ceremony that he was the first Afro-fusion musician to do so.
Though Burna is most commonly connected with the more widely known genre Afrobeats, which is frequently a fusion of genres like as highlife, hip-hop, R&B, and others, he has long sought to distinguish himself by referring to his own music as Afro-fusion.