Portable Omoolalomi, a rising singer named Habeeb Okikiola, has expressed disapproval towards Nigerians celebrating the Super Eagles’ victory over South Africa.
As widely known, the Super Eagles emerged triumphant in the semi-final of the 2023 African Cup of Nations against South Africa.
Following the victory, Portable has criticized Nigerians for prioritizing football over the challenges faced in the country. He highlighted issues such as poor roads, unfavorable environmental conditions, the rising value of the dollar, and widespread hunger. Despite these issues, he observed that people are celebrating the Super Eagles. Portable pointed out that many of those celebrating have not had a meal, and some even spent their last bit of money to watch the match.
He suggested that the energy and enthusiasm invested in football should be redirected towards addressing the hunger and hardships prevalent in the country.
“How many of you have eaten to your satisfaction? Dollar don high, situation no good, road no good, we have bad road and bad environment. Hungry wan kill us, so what is making you happy? You are shouting ‘Up Nigeria ‘, wetin go up in Nigeria? So make the economy dey rise dey go? Make hungry dey rise. What is making you happy? Is it the cup you want to eat?
The energy you guys are using to do Up Super Eagles, why can’t you use it to chase hunger away? Don’t worry o, go carry your last card watch football.
The energy you guys use to come out for football, use it to come out for government, fire them, drag them. Na so una promote Grammy, we didn’t win, now we are promoting football, May God allow us win it. Come out and block the roads, and stop sapa”.
"we have bad roads, bad environment, bad governance, but Una dey do up Nigeria" 😳.
— Dami’ Adenuga (@DAMIADENUGA) February 8, 2024