Despite a disappointing turn of events for the five (5) African teams (Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Morocco and Tunisia) which represented the continent at the 2018 World Cup currently ongoing in Russia, many viewers across West Africa especially Nigeria and Ghana have had no cause to lose interest in the bi…event.
One of the many reasons apart from soccer lovers being affiliated to various teams, players and urging them on for greatness is the pidgin commentary run by various channels on Dstv.
Yes, Nigerians and Ghanaians seem to be having a time of their lives as they choose Pidgin commentary over the usual English commentary.
The novelty on a broad spectrum has won the hearts of many sports fans in both countries who have often shared their excitement choosing pidgin commentary over the regular English commentary on social media.
Dilemma. Peter Drury or the Pidgin guy? #WorldCup
— Francis Doku (@TheGHMediaGuru) July 3, 2018
I don’t like pe-na-li-ty!! ( the pidgin commentator is the ish 🤣🤣) …. I am unable to watch. #ayemshishi3 🙇🏽♀️🤦🏽♀️
— B.You by Berla Mundi (@berlamundi) July 3, 2018
Peter Drury is good but he’s got nothing on that Nigerian Pidgin English commentator
“This match don tie wrapper e no even wear skin tight ”
“Which kin village people siddon on top de gea matter like this”.
“De gea just dey dive where them no send am” 😂
— Anietie (@Anidaemperor) July 1, 2018
"As Sweden carry one goal put inside your net, yo don die finish. Dem go close shop and carry key put inside lagoon."
— Saddick Adams Obama (@SaddickAdams) July 3, 2018
This pidgin commentary dey weak me😭
— TUNMISE (@AlphaWTJuice) July 2, 2018
Pidgin commentary from DSTV is so lit. No language is as funny as Nigeria Pidgin English aswear. #Worldcup
— Iba Ella of Warri 🇳🇬🌍 (@Slyadeniyi) June 30, 2018
This pidgin commentator just finish De Gea……he say if him price na 1Thousand naira before….
E don reduce to 55naira 30kobo!!
I am in tears😂😂😂😂
— Mc LIVELY (@mc_lively_) July 1, 2018
The Pidgin commentary on super sport can make you forget about Nigeras many problems to be honest😂
— Kene (@Kecyy) July 3, 2018
Ghana’s Hub For Pop Culture & Urban Entertainment News – www.nydjlive.com decided to fish out the personality behind the voice that has whipped up such excitement among the World cup viewers on DStv and guess who he is, Benjamin Okenna.
Born Benjamin Okenna, Benjy is a Port Harcourt based radio sportscaster and Supersport Pidgin English football commentator.
Aside being accepted as a master of pidgin commentary, Benjy is also a contemporary Gospel musician who recently released a single God Never Fails. The single featured multiple award winning musician and blossom friend Preye Odede.
He released his debut single Chionyeobioma in 2015.