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.