For The First Time Ever, These Badass Women Will Take Nigeria To The Winter Olympics


November 30, 2016

It’s totally okay if you’ve never heard of the Winter Olympics before, very few Nigerians have. And it’s no surprise that it’s not popular around these parts; African countries rarely participate because only a handful experience snowy weather.

But for the first time in history, 3 Nigerian women are determined to take the country to the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Houston-based Seun Adigun, who represented Nigeria in the 2012 Olympics, is the driver aspirant for the Nigerian Women’s Bobsled team. Her teammates are Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga.

This is a fine and brave move, but there’s a catch. They need funds to get to the Olympics, so they’ve set up a go-fund-me for anyone who wants to donate to the cause.

The trio will need funds for practice and winter gear among other things. Visit Adigun’s go-fund-me page to learn about her story and inspiration and for donations.

We can all make history together with a little giving. Thanks to these awesome women, Nigeria will make it’s debut at the Winter Olympics.

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