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“Somebody please, I need oxygen” – Singer Teni bitterly cries after Nigeria’s AFCON loss

Nigeria’s loss to host country Cote d’Ivoire in the just-ended African Cup of Nations (AFCON) has garnered widespread reactions.

Some Nigerian celebrities, including Afrobeat sensation Teniola Apata, popularly known as Teni, appeared to be devastated as her country’s hopes of winning the AFCON trophy were shattered by Ivory Coast.

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In a video posted by an X (formerly Twitter) user @GhanaTrends.com and sighted by TIGpost, the musician was drenched in tears as she pleaded for oxygen.

“You think you can embarrass me? Somebody please. Somebody please. I need oxygen. Ivory Coast, Ivory Coast (as she went on sobbing).Eno be don say we don cool for you.I’m feeling decampapu like I can’t. You want to embarrass me? yeeeee. My shirts, my intestines… Aya ya yaaaa! Isakabalalalaaaa, Isakaba,” Teni cried while she expressed her emotions.

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The 34th edition of the prestigious African Cup of Nations (AFCON) saw the Elephants of La Côte d’Ivoire clinch victory over the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a thrilling final showdown.


Despite Nigeria seizing the lead in the 38th minute, Ivory Coast managed to equalise in the 62nd minute and eventually secure the winning goal in the 81st minute of regular play.

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William Troost-Ekong netted Nigeria’s goal, while Ivory Coast found the back of the net through strikes from Franck Kessie and Sebastian Haller.


In a captivating match witnessed by their home supporters, the Ivorians dashed Nigeria’s hopes of claiming their fourth AFCON title, ultimately emerging triumphant with a 2-1 victory.

This decisive encounter on Sunday, February 11, 2024, marked the conclusion of the 2023 AFCON tournament, which commenced on January 10, 2024.

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