Glo’s African Voices features polo player, Atawodi

Sandra Ogunfiditi

World renowned black professional polo player, Uneku Atawodi, has been chosen to share the story of her foray into the male-dominated world of equestrian sports.

The story of the 28-year-old will be shared on African Voices, a CNN magazine programme sponsored by Globacom.

Popularly called Neku, Atawodi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Equestrian Science, a Masters degree in International Business and a British Horse Society Stage 4 riding accreditation.

“She will be taking viewers through her journey into professional polo, which began when she fell in love with horses at age 13 and how she stuck to her determination to excel in her chosen sport, in spite of subtle disapproval from family members,” Glo said.

The polo player would be joined on the programme by two other sports icons, namely Bianca Buitendag of Victoria Bay, South Africa; and Shehzana Anwar of Nairobi, Kenya, “who are equally setting confounding records” in sports.

Meanwhile, Globacom-sponsored 2017 Lisabi Festival is set to begin on Monday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, according to the company.

The festival — held annually by the Egba people — is in remembrance of Lisabi Agbongbo Akala, an Egba warrior who is praised for his heroic exploits in the state.

The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo — while stating the theme of the festival as, “Self reliance through agriculture for a secured future” — said a life-size statue of Lisabi would soon be erected in Abeokuta.

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