Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga told the world over a year ago about their dream of becoming the first team from the continent of Africa to qualify for the bobsled competition at the Winter Olympics.
Fast forward to today and their dreams came true when they qualified for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Now they super impressive team have landed themselves on America’s most acclaimed talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere and Akuoma Omeoga made quite the entrance when they burst onto the Ellen stage dancing to Beyoncé’s “Run The World (Girls)”.
The team, nicknamed The Ice Blazers, shared their inspiring story with Ellen. They talked about how it felt to qualify, why they decided to give bobsled a shot and how Nigerians from all around the world have reacted to them representing the country.
“In Nigeria right now, everybody is going absolutely nuts. You know the crazy thing about it is most people don’t really understand what bobsled is like, Adigun said.
“They just know that the flag is raising high and they are excited. To be honest, that we are still learning how to do bobsled.”