Nigerian Sportsmen need to shine their Eye…

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There are fine girls everywhere. I stumbled on “Basketball Wives” on TV yesterday and a thought hit me. Have you ever seen a Nigerian Sportsman date or marry an exceptionally beautiful or adoring young lady? NO!!!!!!! Not that the girls/ladies on Basketball Wives are out of this world or supermodels or something, in fact I think they are ugly ass leeches that shop, fight and gossip all day.

In America and most countries in the world, sportsmen are regarded as gods and it’s just natural that they get the best ladies in the world, from Supermodels, to Pop divas, to A-list actresses, to socialites, to royal princesses. Ever wondered why a Gorilla like Dennis Rodman, with so many piercing and tattoos would date a goddess like Madonna and get married to a popular actress like Carmen Electra. It’s not because he had the money or fast cars, but simply because it’s a norm and those relationships were expected of him.

Ok, let’s use Kim Kardashian as a case study. Reggie Bush was the most promising star in College football; he was drafted number 2 in the 2006 NFL draft and that came with a huge pay cheque and numerous endorsement deals. He needed just one more thing in his life, a lady. It was just natural that after they met at the ESPY awards things were going to get more intimate between them. The media and America loved the couple and wanted to know what they did every hour of the day. Well, boys will be boys and some things I can’t dwell on happened and they broke up. Well not too long after, she found succor in rising NFL star, Miles Austin. Austin just had a break-out season with the Dallas Cowboys and was rewarded with a $57million dollar contract, it was natural he got a hot chick to go with the contract.

Even if Africa, Ghanaian superstar Michael Essien is known for dating Nadia Buari and Akosua Puni (both Ghanaian Celebrities). How come I know this?….SMH at myself. Former bafana bafana star Mark Fish is married to Loui Visser, a former lingerie model and well known socialite.

I can go on and on, even the porn stars are not left out (although Tiger Woods and Wayne Rooney fall my hand). Please just have a look at some celebrity couples in America:

Rihanna and Matt Kemp (Center Fielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers).

Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom (Forward for the Los Angeles Lakers).

Tamia and Grant Hill (Forward for the Phoenix Suns).

Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady (Quarterback for the New England Patriots)

Awwwww. How sweet. I can go on and on…the list is endless.

In Nigeria, I think it’s time our sportsmen rise up to the occasion and start dating and getting married to ladies in Nigeria’s social circuit (just my thoughts). It seems it’s only our musicians that like beta thing and oh of course Joseph Yobo. I want to see the following hookups:

Mikel Obi and Omowunmi Akinnifesi (jor oh)

Obafemi Martins and Funke “jenifa” Akindele (jor oh)

Samuel Peter and Mercy Johnson (this one actually makes sense)

Ok I am on a long thing now…but which celebrity couples would you guys want to see?

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Dami Dupri

Dami Dupri

I eat, sleep and drink sports. You can catch me dissecting all kinds of sports at a sports bar or pub near you. Did I mention I am a part owner of Manchester United F.C.(I wish !!!)


  1. The problem with our sportsmen in Nigeria is, most of them are stark illiterates and cant even complete a sentence in English language…..KMFT.

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