This comes after the Super Eagles’ thrilling victory over South Africa in the AFCON semi-final.
In a viral video, Portable stated that Nigerians shouldn’t be happy about the win because the country has bigger problems to deal with.
The singer pointed out the rising cost of everything, the many struggling to put food on the table, and the bumpy roads we all travel on.
He questioned why people were celebrating when these problems loomed large.
In his view, the energy used to cheer on the Super Eagles could be better directed towards fighting hunger and demanding solutions from the government.
I’m his words:
“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”.
This video has sparked debate online. While some people agree with Portable and think people should focus on fixing the country’s problems, others say it’s okay to celebrate good things like football wins, even if things are tough. They think celebrating can bring people together and give them hope.” CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>
Watch the video below: