Africa’s First Female Polo Player Now At The Forefront Of Africa’s Tech Revolution
For Neku Atawodi, who became the first Black woman to play international polo professionally in Africa at age 21, there are no boundaries, instead she sees bridges.
Story from CNN. Story by By Segun Akande.
Raised in the city of Kaduna in Nigeria’s conservative north, Atawodi was one of three daughters and one son of a Nigerian Airforce Officer. She defied many conventions early on; especially with her love of Polo, which is still seen as a man’s sport in the country.She is one of very few professional black polo players.Undeterred by her parents’ disapproval, Neku moved to the UK in her early teens to study equestrian sports science and fund her Polo ambitions by working in the stables.
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