Joe Aribo Takes Over Locker Room’s Playlist Ahead of the Jollof Derby

The Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo takes over the Locker Room playlist

The history between neighbouring West African countries, Nigeria and Ghana, stretches back for decades, with the sister nations nurturing a bond between them, that lies in the svelte plain between familial love and healthy rivalry. This rivalry peers through almost every facet of the cultural zeitgeist of the region. From the infamous “Jollof wars”, to face-offs in the music scene, and even to the staunch rivalry on the football scene.


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On the cusp of a World Cup qualifying game between the pair, the aura of this rivalry and shared camaraderie is as palpable as ever. The two African giants are poised to play the first leg of their World Cup Jollof Derby qualifying tie tomorrow, at 8:30PM WAT. The two nations will meet in Kumasi on March 25 to stake their place at the World Cup – a fitting event to mark the 50th instalment of West Africa’s fiercest footballing rivalry.

Ahead of this monumental event, The NATIVE Mag and Spotify have collaborated with Nigerian Football team’s midfielder Joe Aribo to bring you his favourite pregame tracks. With a playlist featuring one of the year’s hottest stars Asake, alongside a number of other high-flying artists such as Lojay, Teezee and more, tap into the tracks that Joe Aribo and the Super Falcons warm up to, just before they hit the pitch.

Listen to Joe Aribo’s LockerRoom playlist takeover below.

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