This sister is making me hella-proud! I stumbled on a tweet about this lovely 24year old girl doing Nigeria proud by rowing for her country and I just had to share.

Chierka Ukogu, a medical research American-Nigerian based in Philadelphia, has made history by representing Nigeria in the Rio2016 Olympics games and being the first person to ever do so. Chierika, or Coco like her friends call her, rowed on Saturday and qualified for the quarter finals of the race which holds tomorrow 9th August 2016…

I really hope she wins not just for Nigeria but for Black-Americans too. I hear the sport is snobbish on women and race.



here’s a video interview of her with her sponsors over at

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