Copa America: “We Go Tell Messi,” Nigerians Laugh As Drake Loses N455m Bet After Canada’s Defeat

Copa America: “We Go Tell Messi,” Nigerians Laugh As Drake Loses N455m Bet After Canada’s Defeat

  • Rapper Drake lost the whopping sum of N455 million ($300,000) after he placed a bet on Canada to defeat Argentina in the ongoing Copa America tournament
  • The Canadian rapper shared a screenshot of the bet slip, which included his anticipated compensation if he had won
  • Drake's betting against Argentina, led by football star Messi, has spurred reactions from Nigerian football lovers
  • In a chat with, Paul Fakayejo, a football fan, shared his opinion on Argentina's game against Canada

Like many football lovers worldwide, Canadian rapper Drake, whose real name is Aubrey Drake Graham, was among those following the ongoing Copa America tournament.

The rapper lost a whopping N455 million ($300,000) bet he placed on his home country, Canada, to defeat Argentina, led by Lionel Messi, in the Copa America semifinal.

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Drake tipped Canada to defeat Argentina.
Drake shares bet slip of staking millions of naira on Canada to defeat Argentina. Credit: @drake @leomessi
Source: Instagram

Had the match gone his way, Drizzy would have won almost $2,880,000 in compensation.

However, the game, played on Tuesday, July 9, at New York’s MetLife Stadium, saw Canada fall short 2-0 against the current world champions, thanks to goals from Lionel Messi and JuliaŁn Alvarez.

Drake, who shared his bet slip, added a caption: “This could get Messi @stake.”

Slide the post below to see a screenshot of Drake's bet slip

Meanwhile, Argentina will face the victor of Uruguay vs. Colombia in the finals on Sunday, July 14, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Nigerian netizens react to Drake's bet compiled some of the reactions, read them below:


"Dem no dey use emotion play bet."


"I laugh in many languages even Canada dey fear."

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"Them go use his money pay those that bet on Argentina."


"I go tell Messi."


"He just wasted his money Messi and his people will never gree."


"Drake ati tete Werey na 5&6, oti tun loose ki match to bere."


"Argentina go beat craze comot for Canada body, them feel say football na visa them they deny people anyhow."

Argentina's win was well deserved - Football fan

Paul Fakajaye, a football fan, pointed out that while Leo Messi hasn’t been at his best in this year Copa America, Argentina's win against Canada was a well-deserved victory.

"Di Maria will be playing his last match on Sunday against Colombia, we hope the team can make it a memorable retirement for him," he added.

Seyi Shay says Wizkid not Drake owns One Dance

Meanwhile, recalls reporting that Seyi Shay spoke about Wizkid and his contribution to making Afrobeats a global music genre.

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During the interview, Seyi Shay noted that One Dance was originally an Afrobeat song written by Wizkid and produced by Legendary Beatz.

However, Drake took the song of Wizkid after the Nigerian singer contacted him for a collaboration.


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