Ex-NBA and captain of the nigerian national team was refused support and entry into the Nigerian embassy by the nigerian high commission.
He was in London for his self funded basketball charity called “shoot a ball not a gun, pick a book not a knife” held at the Damilola Taylor centre, Peckham between the 29th of November, and the 1st of December 2013.
This charity was borne out of the need to create role models for teenagers in the UK since statistics show that in the past 2-3 years, almost 45% of gang casualties or perpetrators of teenage murders are of African or Afrocarribean descent. Unfortunately, his humanitarian and selfless service was not deemed worthy of support by his country’s representatives in the UK. The video below explains in details.
Please comment as you wish, on this highly controversial topic.
Follow Twitter @afrounleashed