AFCON 2023: BBNaija Neo Compares Abidjan With Lagos in Detailed Video, Says “They Are the Happiest”

AFCON 2023: BBNaija Neo Compares Abidjan With Lagos in Detailed Video, Says “They Are the Happiest”

  • Big Brother Naija Neo is having a moment at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Côte d'Ivoire
  • The fitness enthusiast has been kind enough to carry his fans and followers along on his expedition
  • Neo provided insights into the cultural contrasts he encountered while in the vibrant city of Abidjan
  • Sports analyst Femi Fabunmi, who is currently present in Abidjan for the AFCON games, shared his observations while reacting to Neo's views about the city 

Nigerian reality TV star Emuobonuvie Akpofure, best known as Neo, is one of the few Nigerians who travelled to Côte d'Ivoire to support the Super Eagles at the 2023 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The star carried his fans and followers along on his trip to the French-speaking country.

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AFCON 2023: BBNaija Neo Compares Abidjan With Lagos
BBNaija Neo narrates what it feels like to live in Abidjan. Credit: @neo_akpofure
Source: Instagram

After a few days in the current bustling city of Abidjan, Neo pointed out some of the culture shocks he has witnessed compared with Lagos, where he is based.

According to the BBNaija star, Abidjan has no flashy cars.

"The best car one can find is a 2022 Suzuki. There are hardly any skyscrapers like you see in Lagos," he said.

See his video below:

Netizens react to BBNaija Neo's comparisons gathered the hot takes below:


"True though but they have peace of mind!!! That is all that matters."


"I prefer security top notch than flashy cars. So cote d ivoire is better than Naija. Wetin be cars to human life that they wasted daily in Lagos. Abeg."


"It’s not all about flashy all the time. Serenity and peace of mind is the key of life ✌️… that syndrome of luxury lifestyle is not actually the best way to life…"

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"You need to go to the city , luxury cars choke, and if you know people their you go enjoy."


"They are probably the happiest. Not sure if Nigerians are as happy as they are."


"They are not like us Nigerians that like to show off.they live a very low key life and not trying to impress people like you."


"What do these gals see in this guy though? Been wondering cos WTH."


"Cote d ivoire wey we Dey go e reach your turn you carry reviews come back."


"Funny how y’all love talking down on other African countries when you haven’t even toured the entire country it’s sad …. Honestly very sad."

I don't totally agree with Neo - Femi Fabunmi

Sports analyst Femi Fabunmi, currently enjoying the crowded city of Abidjan for the 2023 AFCON, had a different observation from the BBNaija star.

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"I agree with Neo to an extent, but not totally. There are similarities and differences between Lagos and Abidjan. From what I have seen, there are highbrow and rural areas in the city.
"In the Urban area, there are skyscrapers, but you wouldn't find any in the rural areas. Yes, Suzuki and Ford are their most used cars here, and they cost a fortune. Their taxis use Suzuki as transport, and it's very common here.
"There are public transports too, with at least a conductor attached to it. The difference between the rich and the poor is so small in Abidjan.There are jobs, and the people don't lack money. In Abidjan, as long as you are not lazy, you will always find something to do."

Neo shows off father’s palatial mansion

BBNaija star Neo Akpofure caused a buzz on social media after he shared a video of his father's house.

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Recall that a number of housemates on the BBNaija show were known to speak about their upbringing and why they decided to be a part of the reality show.

However, the video of Neo's father's house has left many Nigerians asking questions and wondering about the reality star's upbringing.


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