Nigerian rapper Efemoney (Efe Michael Ejeba) will headline the kick-off show for the world heavyweight boxing match between Efe Ajagba and Australia’s Joe Goodall on Saturday November 4, 2023 at the newly opened Tahoe Blue Event Centre in Reno Tahoe, Nevada, USA.
Efemoney will perform his latest hit song, which eulogis the 29-year-old Nigerian boxing heavyweight, Ajagba, as he walks into the boxing arena to face his opponent, Goodall.
Ajagba, who is from Ughelli in Delta State, Nigeria, will face Goodall in what boxing pundits consider to be a revenge contest on Saturday.
Efemoney, a Nigerian rapper and singer who is also Urhobo, is from Okpe in Delta State.
The invitation to Efemoney to attend the fight comes just two weeks after the singer released a song eulogizing Ajagba for his boxing prowess. The song, featuring renowned Urhobo musician King Enakpodia, is titled “Money Talk (Ota Igho)”.
Efemoney has been growing his musical career, featuring a host of A-list Nigerian musicians, including Olamide, Oritse Femi, and Jaywon.
The release of “Money Talk” follows the success of the dancehall song “Turn Up”, a collaboration between Efemoney and Jaywon, whose video was recently shot in Dallas, USA.
His new single has been trending on all music platforms and is enjoying massive airplay on radio stations across the country.
The song blends Urhobo native beats with King Enakpodia handling the chorus in the Urhobo language.
Efemoney has confirmed that he will be watching the match live in Reno Tahoe, Nevada. He described the invitation as “humbling” and expressed his hope for a resounding victory for the Nigerian boxer on Saturday.
The fight will be shown live on ESPN+ in the US and on Sky in the UK. The card will start at 1 a.m. UK time / 9 p.m. ET, with the main event ringwalks expected to take place at around 3 a.m. UK time / 11 p.m. ET.
Ajagba was last in action in August, winning the WBC silver heavyweight championship against Zhan Kossobutsky when his opponent was disqualified. The fight will be Goodall’s major contest since his fight against Stephen Shaw in July, where he won by TKO.
Ajagba and Goodall last fought as amateurs at the semi-finals of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, with the Australian winning by decision.