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Africans in Sports is on a mission to show the world what makes African Athletes so unique. We travel around the globe and sit down with the best and most influential athletes to come out of the continent of Africa. Our goal is to celebrate these men and women and tell their stories in hopes of inspiring the continent’s youth to never give up on their dreams.

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Africans in Sports is on a mission to show the world what makes African Athletes so unique. We travel around the globe and sit down with the best and most influential athletes to come out of the continent of Africa. Our goal is to celebrate these men and women and tell their stories in hopes of inspiring the continent’s youth to never give up on their dreams.

    AIS S3E9 - Ike Diogu | Pioneering the Golden Age of Nigerian Basketball

    AIS S3E9 - Ike Diogu | Pioneering the Golden Age of Nigerian Basketball

    On this episode of Africans in Sports, we take you to Pheonix, Arizona home of D'Tigers captain Ike Diogu. In the documentary-style interview, we discuss growing up as a Nigerian-American, learning the game of basketball, the highs, and lows of the basketball behind the scenes, and how he influenced what many are calling the golden age of Nigerian basketball.

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    Video Features:
    Ike Diogu - Professional Basketball Player and Captian of the Nigerian National Basketball Team

    #Basketball #Nigeria #D'Tigers #Afrobaskets2015

    • 24 min
    AIS S3E8 - Francis Okoro | Upbringing in Nigeria, Abuse in the US, Basketball as a Way Out

    AIS S3E8 - Francis Okoro | Upbringing in Nigeria, Abuse in the US, Basketball as a Way Out

    The AIS team takes you to Euguene, Oregon home of the Oregon Ducks. We sit down with now SLU Basketball player Francis Okoro and learn about his traumatic life surviving violence in Nigeria, neglect, and abuse in the US but finding strength in God and basketball.

    • 24 min
    AIS S3E7 - Ngozi Onwumere | Making Olympic History and Her Growing Music Career

    AIS S3E7 - Ngozi Onwumere | Making Olympic History and Her Growing Music Career

    The AIS team is in Dallas, Texas, to sit down with one of three women who pioneered the historic Nigerian Olympic Bobsledding Team, Ngozi Onwumere. We talk about life after the Olympics, her Nigerian roots, and the rollercoaster ride that brought her to the Olympic stage.

    • 25 min
    AIS S3E6 - Danny Uchechi | Growing Up In Nigeria, Navigating a Pro Career and Representing Nigeria

    AIS S3E6 - Danny Uchechi | Growing Up In Nigeria, Navigating a Pro Career and Representing Nigeria

    On this episode, we take you to just outside of London to sit down with a former Nigerian International, Danny Uchechi. We talk about life after football, raising Nigerian children abroad, and the highs and lows of a professional football career.

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    • 25 min
    AIS S3E5 - Seye Ogunlewe | Jollof Gold, Competing at the Olympics and Representing Nigeria

    AIS S3E5 - Seye Ogunlewe | Jollof Gold, Competing at the Olympics and Representing Nigeria

    We are back in London, England! This time, with Olympic sprinter and Nigeria's fastest man, Seye Ogunlewe. Seye talks about moving to Ireland and adjusting to a life without Jollof rice and running his way onto an Olympic stage.

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    Video Features:
    Seye Ogunlewe - Olympic Sprinter
    #Nigeria #Sprinter #100m #African #Olympics

    • 22 min
    AIS S3E4 - Toks Pedro | Pioneering the Game of Golf in West Africa

    AIS S3E4 - Toks Pedro | Pioneering the Game of Golf in West Africa

    We take you to the home of Disney World, Orlando, Florida, to sit down with a pioneer of golf, Toks Pedro. He's the first Nigerian to play Division 1 Golf and compete on the PGA Tour. He discusses leaving Nigeria at a young age to pursue golf and how he uses his platform to inspire other young African golf hopefuls.

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    Toks Pedro - Professional Golfer
    #PGA #Nigeria #Golf #ToksPedro #African #Sports

    • 24 min

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