Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk has expressed his love for two of Nigeria’s best musicians in 2019. The Dutch centre back revealed he loves FireBoy Dml and Burna Boy.
The two stars released two of the best albums of 2019 with Burna Boy’s African Giant album getting a Grammy nomination.
FireBoy’s ‘Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps’ did not attain the heights of African Giant, but it earned rave reviews from music critics, and it’s enjoying airplay across Radio stations in Nigeria.
The album is not only appealing to Nigerians but also people in other countries, notably among them is Liverpool’s Gini Wijnaldum.
Wijnaldum shares his matchday playlist with his followers on Twitter, and in his updated playlist ahead of Reds FA Cup clash against Shrewsbury Town, both Fireboy’s King and J Hus feat Burna Boy’s Play are included.
But Wijnaldum is not the only Liverpool star that loves the Nigerian acts, international teammate, Virgil Van Dijk also declared his admiration for the two pop stars.
Playlist update 🎧 Thanks so much for helping me create my perfect Matchday Mix 🙏🏾♥️ Check out the latest additions and the full playlist here https://t.co/vLVPgac7aA
⁰✔ King – Fireboy DML
✔ Play Play – J Hus feat. Burna Boy
✔ Repeat – J Hus feat. Coffee pic.twitter.com/7Luq6eTFdq
— Gini Wijnaldum (@GWijnaldum) January 24, 2020
Replying to Wijnaldum’s playlist, Van Dijk posted a ‘fire emoji’ on Twitter, tagging Fireboy and Burnaboy in the Tweet.
— Virgil van Dijk (@VirgilvDijk) January 24, 2020
A couple of Nigerians reacted to the tweet, with many jokingly saying the Liverpool defender is now the “greatest defender in Premier League history”.
With this statement, on behalf of all Nigerians, we hereby declare you the greatest defender that ever played in EPL.
No debate. No argument. Thanks
— Oluwatobiloba (@_neenoe) January 24, 2020
VVD is the greatest epl defender ever. No slander will be tolerated. I hereby christen you as Evans Dike on behalf of Osungbade.
— Usifo (@Usifo_Isesele) January 25, 2020
Welcome to Nigeria fam 🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬🇳🇬
See you at the Liverpool EPL trophy tour in Lagos Nigeria.
Oluwaburna, uh-huh, yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
You sweet pass mango, you sweet pass agbalumo
No know where I wan go omo mi o ma gbadunmo
Na only Liverpool fit.
— Hon.Ab Faj (@AbeebFajobi) January 24, 2020
I literally gonna lose my mind if this happens
Nothing on this earth can stop me from nt going
Like van dijk and EPL trophy in Lagos not be ooo🙆♂️
M dead already
— Moyosore (@Black_Alpha4) January 24, 2020
Fireboy and Burna boy doing naija proud. The best defender in Europe just said y'all on fire 🔥
— Fairy Lover | (@Makesense_Noni) January 24, 2020
Meanwhile, Burna Boy will hope to bring home his first Grammy award when the 2020 winners are announced in an elaborate ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, January 26, 2020