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Seun Adigun Is the First African Athlete to Compete In Both the Winter & Summer Olympics

The Nigerian athlete has made history once again.

Captain of the Nigerian Women's Bobsled Team, Seun Adigun is the first African athlete ever to compete in both the Winter and Summer Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has confirmed.

This isn't the first time 31-year-old Adigun has made Olympic history either. Her and her teammates Akuoma Omeoga and Ngozi Onwumere were the first Africans to compete in the women's bobsledding tournament at the Winter Olympics.

"This is a real-life example of what it means to represent African excellence and a true testament to the fact that impossible is nothing," said Adigun upon learning of her accomplishment. "This milestone is truly a blessing."


Adigun and her teammates made waves in the sports world back in 2016 when they announced their plans to bring an African team to the Winter Olympic's bobsled competition. They gained a number of international fans and supporters in the process.

For more on Adigun's journey to the Olympics, revisit our 2016 interview with the Nigerian women's bobseld team, where they discuss building a new bobsled federation from the ground up.

Congrats to Adigun on her accomplishment!

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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