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AFCON 2024: Super Eagles Are Heading For The Finals

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Yay! The Super Eagles have left Nigerians screaming for victory! The ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament witnessed another chapter in the historic rivalry between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana. In a tense semi-final clash on Wednesday, what seemed like a tumultuous and directionless match between Nigeria and South Africa turned in favour of Nigeria, booking their place in the tournament’s final.

The encounter at the Stade de la Paix in Bouake lived up to its billing. The adrenaline was massive, especially with the numerous bants that have been ongoing for days on Twitter (now X). The match was a display of skillful attacks and resolute defensive stands from both sides.

The match started with South Africa trying to score a goal, but Stanley Nwabali intercepted with a save.

Aubrey Modiba of South Africa tried a through ball, but the Super Eagles’ defence was good at intercepting the ball. The ball left the pitch, and South Africa swung in the corner, but Sphephelo Sithole failed in his attempt to convert the corner into a goal. He headed it from a dangerous position inside the box, but the ball crossed the line, and Nigeria had a shot at the goal.

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After what seemed like a slow and unproductive first half, hope dawned in the second half in favour of the Super Eagles. Troost Ekong of Nigeria scored a penalty goal after Mothobi Mvala of South Africa took down his opponent with a dangerous tackle, giving Nigeria a penalty kick. In the 85th minute, Victor Osimhen fired the ball mercilessly into the net, putting Nigeria at a 2-o, but the joy was shortlived. A VAR review was conducted to check whether or not there was an infringement in the move that resulted in the goal.
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The Super Eagles thought they were cruising after goals from William Troost-Ekong and Victor Osimhen, but a dramatic VAR check awarded South Africa a penalty, making it 1-1. Even after extra time, the score remained tied, leaving goalkeeper Stanley Nwabali to be the hero. He saved two penalties to secure a 4-2 shootout win and send Nigeria flying! This means they’ll be aiming for their fourth title in the final. It was a wild game, with red cards and VAR drama, but in the end, Nigeria’s penalty power proved too strong!

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While Bafana Bafana displayed commendable resilience under pressure, the Super Eagles capitalized on key moments to secure their win. And now, Nigeria is heading to the #AFCON finals! It will be the first AFCON final for the Super Eagles since 2013 when they won the cup.

The big question is: who will they face? Côte d’Ivoire or DR Congo?

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Moses Bliss’s Traditional Wedding Transcends Cultures

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Moses Bliss and his wife, Marie Wiseborn, celebrated their traditional wedding in a beautiful ceremony that combined the rich traditions of both their Nigerian and Ghanaian backgrounds. The ceremony was held in Ghana against a stunning backdrop and was more than just a marriage; it was a show of their two nations’ unique customs and cultures.

The ceremony began with a stunning display of traditional Ghanaian attire. Marie Wiseborn, the bride, looked radiant in her beautiful outfit. The couple’s attire was a beautiful symbol of unity, as it harmoniously blended the vibrant colours of Ghana’s kente cloth with the regal elegance of Nigeria’s aso-oke fabric. It reflected the coming together of the two nations through their marriage.

 

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The traditional wedding ceremony honoured both Nigerian and Ghanaian traditions. It included the Ghanaian “knocking” ceremony, where the groom’s family formally asks for the bride’s hand in marriage. Marie’s grand entrance was marked by a vibrant adowa dance, performed with her bridesmaids and other dancers. This dance was a respectful blend of both cultures’ heritages, creating a beautiful and moving moment.

Moses Bliss and Marie Wiseborn’s wedding transcended a simple celebration of love. It became a powerful testament to the beauty of cultural fusion. The couple, by honouring their individual heritages while embracing their future together, set a remarkable example for cross-cultural unions. Their wedding wasn’t just about the union of two individuals; it was a vibrant celebration of unity, diversity, and the enduring power of love.

Their commitment to blending their Nigerian and Ghanaian cultures served as an important reminder that love can bridge any differences. It painted a vivid picture of a world where cultures can harmoniously coexist. Also, it creates a space where everyone feels included and appreciated.

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How I Got Ed Sheeran To Feature On ‘Peru’ Remix – Fireboy

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Nigerian music star Fireboy DML recently shared a fascinating story about his hit collaboration with global music sensation Ed Sheeran on the remix of Fireboy’s 2021 chart-topping single, “Peru.”

In a recent interview with Billboard News, the 28-year-old singer revealed that the collaboration came about after a friend of Ed Sheeran’s introduced the song to the British superstar. Fireboy revealed that Ed Sheeran himself reached out to him, expressing his interest in the song after a friend shared it with him.

Fireboy further disclosed that prior to this remarkable collaboration, he had expressed his fervent desire for a “global hit” that would significantly transform his life path.

“I remember praying for a song that would breakthrough on a global scale, something that would truly change my life forever,” Fireboy said, reflecting on the period before the collaboration.

“At the time, ‘Essence’ was enjoying significant popularity, and this inspired me to aim for even greater achievements. I would like to contribute to my genre by having a song that cuts across the whole world and changes my life forever.” he added.

“God gave me ‘Peru’, so the song blew up, amazing record. You know when a song blows up and it becomes this annoying record you hear everywhere in Africa, in Nigeria, especially in Lagos.

“It needed something special so it came in the form of the collaboration with Ed Sheeran. I was in the studio that day I remember when I got the call from Mr Kareem, he works with my label and he was like, guess what? Ed Sheeran is going to be on your record.

“Check your DM, I think he has sent you a DM. He has recorded the verse, everything is ready and I was like, what? But apparently, Jamal Edwards sent the song to Ed Sheeran.

“So after I got the call, I checked my messages on Instagram, and he had sent me a DM together with a voice note, and when I listened to verse, I was like this verse is fire.”

And that is how the chart-topping Peru Remix came about.

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Adidas Set To Launch Bob Marley x Adidas Sneakers

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Sportswear giant Adidas is teaming up with the estate of the legendary reggae musician Bob Marley to release a special edition of their classic SL 72 running shoe. This exciting collaboration is expected to launch as part of Adidas’ Summer 2024 collection, according to information discovered by Complex magazine.

While Adidas has yet to officially confirm the release, whispers of the collaboration have been swirling. Zuri Marley, granddaughter of the reggae icon, even shared a glimpse of the sneakers on her TikTok account recently.

@zurimarley The Adidas Bob Marley SL72 is so sick ❤️💛💚 @Bob Marley: One Love @adidas #adidasoriginals #kaceymusgraves #bobmarley #onelove #threelittlebirds ♬ son original – tereva

The highly anticipated Bob Marley x Adidas SL 72 (identified by style code JP5171) features a sleek black upper adorned with vibrant green and wine-coloured accents on the sole. It proudly displays Bob Marley’s image and name on the tongue and sock liner, while his signature is elegantly embossed in gold on the heel. This unique design promises to be a must-have for fans of both the iconic musician and classic footwear.

Adidas has a rich history of incorporating Bob Marley’s iconic style into its designs. However, the upcoming SL 72 marks the first official sneaker collaboration between the brand and the reggae legend’s estate. Marley, a known fan of the brand, was often photographed wearing Adidas apparel and footwear, including the SL 72 model. Previous projects hinting at this connection include the 2008 Adidas Pro Model, released in partnership with Marley’s record label, Tuff Gong. Further collaborations have emerged alongside the recent resurgence of interest in Marley, sparked by the film “Bob Marley: One Love,” including Jamaica-themed Adidas projects and a dedicated Bob Marley collection by designer Jerry Lorenzo’s Fear of God Athletics line, produced in conjunction with Adidas.

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