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Editorials, Sports

Unveiling the Football Allegiances of Nigerian Music Stars

From die-hard fans to elusive loyalists, the world of celebrity football fandom is as diverse and exciting as the game itself.

  • Toyosi Afolayan
  • 14th December 2023

One of the most popular sports in human history, football transcends all racial, ethnic, and religious boundaries. You can be on the edge of your seat because the sport is so intense. Nigerians have an intense passion for football and will even wager on their preferred teams, such as Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona, and Real Madrid.


On social media, our Nigerian musical celebrities are renowned for endorsing their preferred club. Their emotional attachment to the club sides is the cause of this.


Adekunle Gold: AG Baby bleeds red!


An ardent Manchester United supporter, Adekunle Gold doesn’t hold back his love for the Red Devils. From rocking their jerseys, celebrating their victories with unbridled enthusiasm, and nagging over unpleasant performances, his allegiance is not mistaken. Old Trafford holds a special place in his heart.



Mr. P: A Blue through and through!


Peter Okoye, better known as Mr. P, paints the town blue, Chelsea blue that is! He’s a Blues aficionado, sporting their colors with pride and showering social media with Chelsea love whenever they clinch a win. Stamford Bridge beckons and Mr. P gladly answers!



Davido: Keeping his options open (for now)!


Davido’s club loyalties are a bit like a well-executed nutmeg—elusive and unpredictable. He’s been spotted in Chelsea and Manchester United jerseys, even visiting their stadiums. Perhaps he’s simply a connoisseur of great football!



Burna Boy: A Red Devil?


The Afrobeats king keeps his cards close to his chest regarding club allegiance. However, a rare sighting in a Manchester United jersey sparked whispers of a possible Manchester lean. Could Old Trafford be Burna Boy‘s secret stomping ground?



Banky W: Sporting Lagos’ biggest fan!


Banky W’s love for Sporting Lagos FC is no secret. The music mogul is a vocal supporter of the NPFL club, watching their home games and celebrating going on podcasts to talk about his allegiance to the Noisy Lagosians He’s a true champion of homegrown talent and a shining example of local football pride.



Timi Dakolo – Arsenal 


The Nigerian music vocalist is a die-hard Arsenal fan. His tweets and pictures wearing the team’s kit say it all.

In 2017, he jokingly said he was training his son to become the world’s most expensive player and also win the Balon d’Or while playing for Arsenal.


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