'It's True': Niall Horan Responds After Girl Says Nile River is Named For Him

Niall Horan jokingly claimed Africa’s longest river was named after him in response to a TikTok video in which a young girl wins a round of trivia by recalling the Nile River as “the one named after the One Direction guy.”

The video, by content creator Dominic DiTanna, caught the attention of the singer on Twitter, where he said “It’s true. It was named after me.”

The video shows DiTanna qiuzzing two girls named Bella and Hayden on the longest rivers in the world.

Hayden quickly names the Amazon River, before resorting to her One Direction knowledge to name the Nile River. Credit: @dominicditanna/TikTok via Storyful

Video transcript

DOMINIC DITANNA: What's up, guys? I'm here with--

- Bella.

- Hayden.

DOMINIC DITANNA: OK, Bella and Hayden, are you smarter than a fifth grader?

- No.

- Yes.

DOMINIC DITANNA: Yes? OK. Here we go. Point to one.

- That one.

DOMINIC DITANNA: This one. Here we go. Ooh, what are the two longest rivers in the world? I'll give it to you if you get one of them.

- The Amazon.

DOMINIC DITANNA: Yes! And?

- The-- the one named-- named after the One Direction guy, Niall.

DOMINIC DITANNA: Yes! [LAUGHS]

- Actually--

DOMINIC DITANNA: Yes. What's up, guys? I'm here with--

- Bella.

- Hayden.

DOMINIC DITANNA: OK. Bella and Hayden, are you smarter than a fifth grader?

- No.

- Yes.

DOMINIC DITANNA: Yes. OK. Here we go. Point to one.

- That one.

DOMINIC DITANNA: This one. Here we go. Ooh, what are the two longest rivers in the world? I'll give it to you if you get one of them.

- The Amazon.

DOMINIC DITANNA: Yes! And--

- The-- the one named-- named after the One Direction guy, Niall.

DOMINIC DITANNA: Yes! [LAUGHS]

- Actually--

DOMINIC DITANNA: Yes. What's up, guys? I'm here with--

- Bella.

- Hayden.

DOMINIC DITANNA: OK. Bella and Hayden, are you smarter than a fifth grader?

- No.

- Yes.

DOMINIC DITANNA: Yes. OK. Here we go. Point to one.

- That one.

DOMINIC DITANNA: This one. Here we go. Ooh, what are the two longest rivers in the world? I'll give it to you if you get one of them.

- The Amazon.

DOMINIC DITANNA: Yes! And--

- The-- the one named-- named after the One Direction guy, Niall.

DOMINIC DITANNA: Yes!

- Actually--

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