- YEN.com.gh has discovered that some footballers in the English Premier League are fond of songs by African musicians.
- Names of musicians whose songs have found their way unto the playlists of such players include Yemi Alade, Burna Boy and Wande Coal
- More often than not, the players listen to such songs before matches to psyche them for the game and after the match if they emerge victorious
Listening to music, and in some instances, dancing to it, is an act that comes to people at various points in time.
For footballers, music plays a key role in their profession as many of them are seen with headphones and other devices before matches.
When victory is secured after the game, a few others impulsively show their dancing skills in the dressing rooms.
It has emerged that a significant number of players in the English Premier League have their playlists full of music by African stars.
Some of them are so in tune with some songs of these stars that they form a core of their usual playlists.
Dailymail.com.gh reports that more often than not, the footballers are listening to the genre of music termed as hip-hop.
Hip-hop traces its roots to Afro-Western artistes and traditionally has a heavy dose of black influence on several people.
Some of the players noted for enjoying such songs include Liverpool FC’s defenders, Virgil van Dijk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez and Rhian Brewster.
Songs that have found their way into the hearts and minds of English players include ‘Extra Luv’ by Future, ‘Collateral Damage by Burna Boy, ‘Yaji’ by Yemi Alade and ‘Iskaba’ by Wande Coal.
In other news, Dr. Ornella Sathoud is part of Ghana’s team, the Black Bombers, which will participate in female boxing at the African Games in Rabat, Morocco.
She is the daughter of Ghanaian and Congolese parents and resides in Newark, Delaware, in the United States of America.
Being part of the team for the first time, she has expressed her excitement at the prospect of representing Ghana at the continental competition.
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