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Cassper Nyovest Comments On Ivory Coast’s Victory Over Nigeria In The Concluded AFCON Tournament

South African rapper, Cassper Nyovest, has sparked outrage on social media after Nigeria lost to Ivory Coast in the AFCON Cup final on Sunday, February 11, 2024.

Nigerian fans were disappointed as their country lost the much awaited championship game between the Nigeria Super Eagles and Ivory Coast, 2-1. On Monday, February 12, 2024, Cassper Nyovest poked fun Nigerians on his X account in reaction to their loss, saying that because they were not the tournament winners, they ought to return the Amapiano music style back to South Africa.

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He made reference to Nigeria’s prior assertions that they were the original owners of Amapiano music and made a suggestion that they should give up possession of the genre in light of their defeat. This conversation demonstrates the continued rivalry between South Africa and Nigeria in music and soccer.

Nigerians boasted about their superiority in music and soccer after their country’s triumph against South Africa in the AFCON semi-finals, which heightened tensions between the two nations on social media. The importance of Amapiano music in the cultural interchange between South Africa and Nigeria is demonstrated by Cassper Nyovest’s comments.

Amapiano originated in South Africa and has since expanded throughout the continent, with Nigerian musicians playing a significant role in its development.  In spite of this, Nyovest’s remarks highlight a desire among certain South Africans to take back control of the genre in the competitive setting of the AFCON competition.

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