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Musa Okwonga. Image from GodIsInTheTvZine.

Writer-musician Musa Okwonga last week saw a fun thread he started, “If Football Nations Were Rappers,” in which he matched football nations to rappers, get verified as a “Moment” by Twitter.

Select countries are compared to select rappers, with Okwonga giving reasons: Colombia to A Tribe Called Quest, Uruguay to Pusha T, Germany to Drake, France to Mos Def, Holland to Rakim, Italy to Jay Z, Spain to Missy Elliot, Costa Rica to Cardi B, England to Ja Rule, Chile to DMX, Belgium to Jay Electronica, Nigeria to MF DOOM, Argentina to Nas, Brazil to Tupac, Greece to Warren G, Hungary to Wu-Tang Clan, and Portugal to D12.

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Musa Okwonga is a poet, author, journalist, broadcaster, musician, social commentator, football writer and consultant in the fields of creativity and communications.

Here is his thread.

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Congratulations to Musa Okwonga. Follow him on Twitter HERE.

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Otosirieze is deputy editor of Brittle Paper. He is a judge for the 2018/19 Gerald Kraak Prize. He is an editor at 14, Nigeria’s first queer art collective, which has published volumes including We Are Flowers (2017) and The Inward Gaze (2018). He is the curator of the Art Naija Series, a sequence of e-anthologies of writing and visual art focusing on different aspects of Nigerianness, including Enter Naija: The Book of Places (2016), which explores cities, and Work Naija: The Book of Vocations (2017), which explores professions. His fiction has appeared in The Threepenny Review and Transition. He has completed a collection of short stories, You Sing of a Longing, is working on a novel, and is represented by David Godwin Associates literary agency. He combined English and History at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, is completing a postgraduate degree in African Studies, and taught English at Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu. Find him at otosirieze.com, where he accepts writing and editing offers, or on Instagram or Twitter: @otosirieze. When bored, he Googles Rihanna.

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