Ciara embraces the Nigerian culture, rocks Super Eagles’ Nike tracksuit
American singer, Ciara who recently collaborated with Nigerian producer/singer Tekno seems to be embracing the Nigerian culture.
The singer who recently released the hot joint, “Freak Me” featuring Tekno, revealed that her inspiration was from the Nigerian Diva, Tiwa Savage but not after she was bashed for copy and paste.
Ciara seems to be doing more with the Nigerian culture as she is seen in a new video rocking the tracksuit made by Nike for Nigeria’s National football team – Super Eagles.
Get it mamma 💃🏽 pic.twitter.com/IBBCrFTwzz
— Ciara (@ciara) August 12, 2018
Is she trying to please Nigerians who bashed her?
On the release of the song, fans immediately noticed that song sounded much like Tiwa Savage’s 2015 song, “Before Nko” featuring D’Prince.
In response, Ciara quickly took to Twitter to clarify Tiwa Savage’s involvement on the track.
“Shoutout to Tiwa Savage on the inspiration and sample used in #FreakMe!” she wrote. “She’s a beast! I fell in love with the melody when I first heard it in Africa 3 years ago.”
— Ciara (@ciara) August 10, 2018
However, not everyone accepted Ciara’s explanation, many called the singer out for “copy and paste”
"Inspiration" from "Africa" smh…. the song is literally the same and the country is Nigeria.
— Chrisôwski (@NuncaWronginho) August 13, 2018
Lmaooo. Listen to the new Ciara and Tekno then listen to Tiwa Savage ft D’Prince – Before Nko.
Good morning 🙂
— Simi Badiru. (@SimiBadiru) August 10, 2018
Ermmm… Seems Sista Tiwa Savage will be cashing out soon.. Did Ciara copy and paste or Brother Tecno sent it to her?. And why didnt brother Tecno post the song on his IG.. What is he hiding? 😹😹 pic.twitter.com/LzXrKsb0Xh
— Brizzy_gh (@Brizzy__gh) August 10, 2018
LMAO WAIT WAIT WAIT. Ciara's new song freak me is literally Tiwa Savage's Before Nko. The exact same chorus, is this a joke
— Kenny (@EfeuOla) August 10, 2018