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Ntando Msibi- From Street Kid to Pro Surfer.

Ntando Msibi- From Street Kid to Pro Surfer.

Why are you here? What is your purpose on earth? Not many give these questions any thoughts as they journey through life, eventhough every one should, for we are all here for a purpose; to fill a gap, create solutions and change existing narratives. Sometimes we feel we ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 21st, 2015

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Dikembe Mutombo is the Most Generous Athlete in the World

Dikembe Mutombo is the Most Generous Athlete in the World

Mr. Dikembe Mutombo was born in Kinshasa in 1966 in what is today the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He grew up in a comfortable home with his parents and siblings in a city with high crime and poverty rates. In high school, Mutombo was an excellent soccer goalie and ...

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July 14th, 2015

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Celebrating Nigeria’s High Jump Queen, Doreen Amata as she Hits New Record.

Celebrating Nigeria’s High Jump Queen, Doreen Amata as she Hits New Record.

Doreen Amata’s target is to set a new national record, jump above 2m and secure her third consecutive All-Africa Games title in 2015.  One can tell that she is well on her way… The All-Africa Games two-time champion proved her ability at the IAAF World Challenge Meeting in ...

Lovelyn Okafor

May 26th, 2015

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Adedayo Akinbode – Running Marathons Anywhere and Everywhere

Adedayo Akinbode – Running Marathons Anywhere and Everywhere

In a country where there are more sprinters than long distance runners, indeed, Nigeria has a rare breed in Adedayo Akinbode.

Arise Arizechi

January 23rd, 2015

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David Lekuta Rudisha – Africa’s Winning Man.

David Lekuta Rudisha – Africa’s Winning Man.

David Lekuta Rudisha is the current Olympic champion and World record holder in the 800 metres as well as the current Olympic Champion at the distance. He was the first to run under 1:41.00 for the event, and he holds the three fastest, six of the eight fastest, and half of ...

Lovelyn Okafor

September 30th, 2014

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Abreham Cherkos Feleke- Ethiopia’s Rising Star.

Abreham Cherkos Feleke- Ethiopia’s Rising Star.

It appears Ethiopia has got more than her fair share of track exploits and experts.  One may never be able to comprehensively sing of Africa’s first-rate accomplishments in the international athletic sphere without mentioning Ethiopia’s vast contribution. So I guess you ...

Lovelyn Okafor

September 16th, 2014

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Dejen Gebremeskel- Another Ethiopian Track King.

Dejen Gebremeskel- Another Ethiopian Track King.

Growing up in Gulo-Makeda Woreda, a one horse part of Ethiopia would be considered boring and totally depressing by many youngsters, but not Dejen who simply enjoyed the tranquility his little town offered him. He would wake up very early each morning, attend to his chores ...

Lovelyn Okafor

September 2nd, 2014

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Aberu Kebede Shewaye- Africa’s Shining Star.

Aberu Kebede Shewaye- Africa’s Shining Star.

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia stands out in the great continent of Africa for several unique reasons. Its beautiful capital city of Addis Ababa is a joy to behold. Ethiopia is a society with more than 80 ethnic groups, the second most populous country in Africa

Lovelyn Okafor

August 5th, 2014

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Aselefech Mergia Medessa- Ethiopia’s Track Princess and her Mega Moves.

Aselefech Mergia Medessa- Ethiopia’s Track Princess and her Mega Moves.

Our dreams will come true, and our goals will be achieved if we have the courage and passion to pursue them. Aselefech has proved this point extensively. Her decision to be the best anyone can be on track propels her to give more than any average athlete. And the ...

Lovelyn Okafor

July 31st, 2014

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Dennis Kimetto – The Farmer who Became a World-class Sprinter.

Dennis Kimetto – The Farmer who Became a World-class Sprinter.

  Dennis Kimetto’s outstanding performance at the 2013 Chicago Marathon remains atop the list of his most celebrated victories. Born in Eldoret, Kenya in January, 1984, Dennis remained a subsistent farmer until he discovered his true passion. The state of things at the time ...

Lovelyn Okafor

July 10th, 2014

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Kipchoge Hezekiah “Kip” Keino- Much More than a Sporting Hero.

Kipchoge Hezekiah “Kip” Keino- Much More than a Sporting Hero.

While Plato argued that leaders are born and not made, Likert a member of the behavioral school of thought insisted that leadership can be learnt; therefore leaders are made and not born. Leaders born or made? The argument continues…………… Now I ask, what would these fathers ...

Lovelyn Okafor

July 8th, 2014

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Theodore Ernest “Ernie” Els- Pro Golfer and One of Africa’s Best.

Theodore Ernest “Ernie” Els- Pro Golfer and One of Africa’s Best.

He has often been described as having the right game to finally be the golfer to beat Woods in a major. Born 17 October 1969, Ernie Els is a South African professional golfer who is celebrated for his exceptional and fluid golf swing. He stands 6 ft 3 and is sometimes called

Lovelyn Okafor

June 12th, 2014

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Joseph Michael Yobo; A Super Eagle on and off the Field

Joseph Michael Yobo; A Super Eagle on and off the Field

Tomorrow, June 12, the World Cup officially kicks off! We have got world cup fever in our bones, and our African Star this bright sunny day, is none other than Nigeria’s Joseph Yobo; presently quartered in Brazil with the rest of the Super Eagles and the 4 African countries ...

Jennifer Nkem-Eneanya

June 11th, 2014

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Amantle Montsho- Top-Class Sprinter Like no Other.

Amantle Montsho- Top-Class Sprinter Like no Other.

  She came quite young, unassuming, and determined. The journey was not easy; she made sacrifices, worked relentlessly, made mistakes, failed repeatedly; yet she pressed on. She had every reason to run, this time not on the tracks but out of it, and out of her calling, but ...

Lovelyn Okafor

April 23rd, 2014

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Emily Chebet Muge- The World Class Sprinter

Emily Chebet Muge- The World Class Sprinter

With each day come new opportunities; to make things right, take life a bit more seriously or even to make life changing decisions. A lot of people recognize this, some others claim they do, while only a few actually act on it. Emily Chebet Muge is one of the exceptional ...

Lovelyn Okafor

January 8th, 2014

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Gnégnéri Yaya Touré- the Football Giant and All-time Record Breaker

Gnégnéri Yaya Touré- the Football Giant and All-time Record Breaker

Who does it better than our very own Gnegneri Yaya Toure; the extremely gifted and versatile footballer? This top class Ivorian footballer is known and respected for his consistency, accuracy and unbeatable dexterity on the pitch. He is the kind of player that makes even the

Lovelyn Okafor

December 3rd, 2013

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Great Pictures of the Victorious Golden Eaglets of Nigeria at the 2013 Under 17 World Cup

Great Pictures of the Victorious Golden Eaglets of Nigeria at the 2013 Under 17 World Cup

It seemed just like a fairy tale. The boys went all the way. I am talking about the Victorious Golden Eaglets of Nigeria who this evening, stunned the Mexicans to a 3-0 victory and lifted the 2013 Under 17 World Cup. Really really amazing stuff, I tell you. I saw some of the

Arise Arizechi

November 12th, 2013

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An Interesting Discourse on the Victory of the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria at the 2013 Under 17 World Cup

An Interesting Discourse on the Victory of the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria at the 2013 Under 17 World Cup

When the Golden Eaglets of Nigeria lifted the 2013 Under 17 FIFA World Cup in far away Abu Dhabi,  I heartily wheeled away in celebration. It was a time of joy because Nigeria is back to winning ways. One of my Pals caught up with me and the following conversation ensued: ...

Arise Arizechi

November 12th, 2013

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Ovie Iroro; Paving the way in International Motorsports

Ovie Iroro; Paving the way in International Motorsports

The Nigerian born race car driver Ovie Iroro has maintained unbeatable progress and has remained a shining star in motorsport. He is a stickler for excellence and a racing giant in his own right. His skill and unbeatable prowess has distinguished him and made him a reference

Lovelyn Okafor

October 8th, 2013

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Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat- Born to Race

Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat- Born to Race

Born September 6 1979 in Kenya, Edna Ngeringwony Kiplagat is a long distant runner that has distinguished herself and maintained a position as the all-time record breaker. She is the 2011 and 2013 IAAF Marathon World Champion. Edna has kept a clean record of great wins and ...

Lovelyn Okafor

September 17th, 2013

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Amanda Dlamini- The Striker Extraordinaire

Amanda Dlamini- The Striker Extraordinaire

She is not only lovable as her name, she is also intelligent, focused, modest and clearly charismatic. Amanda Sinegugu Dlamini has proven that what a man can do an African woman can do….………………Amanda is not just a footballer, she is one with class. She was the captain of the ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 29th, 2013

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Another 10,000 Meters Gold Medal For Tirunesh Dibaba

Another 10,000 Meters Gold Medal For Tirunesh Dibaba

  Tirunesh Dibaba has done it again. Last Sunday, she shone like a million starts at the ongoing World Athletics Championships in Russia, winning the gold medal in the 10,000 metres race. Only recently we shared the story of the self-proclaimed Baby-faced Destroyer. ...

Arise Arizechi

August 13th, 2013

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Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene- The Record-Breaking Expert

Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene- The Record-Breaking Expert

  “Judge not any man by his appearance, for there is always more to a man than that which meets the human eyes”. This saying though old, remains ever true and relevant especially with very plain and unassuming people like this Ethiopian baby-faced ‘destroyer’ as she is ...

Lovelyn Okafor

August 7th, 2013

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Lamine Gueye- Skiing For Africa

Lamine Gueye- Skiing For Africa

I feel highly elated, each time I have to write a success story; what greater joy if it happens to be an African story. That is how I feel as I piece this story together, the tale of a prodigy; one that thought the unconventional, sought the unimaginable and achieved the ...

Lovelyn Okafor

July 24th, 2013

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Natnael Berhane- The African Cycling Champion

Natnael Berhane- The African Cycling Champion

Born January 5 1991, young Natnael Berhane has become a name to be reckoned with in professional cycling; a sport not very common in our part of the world. Natnael made history for Eritrea and African cycling sport as the first cyclist from sub-Saharan Africa to win a major ...

Lovelyn Okafor

July 22nd, 2013

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