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Africans Representing Other Countries by emperormero(m) : 3:49 am On Jun 09, 2017

It is no longer news that Nigerians in diaspora do well in whatever they do.

In football, just like in other sports, athletes of Nigerian descents have chosen to pledge their allegiance to other foreign countries, usually at the expense of their home teams.

However, the following youngsters are still eligible to don the Nigerian jerseys and fly the Nigerian colours in the World scene.

Furthermore, This list will not be limited to football and sports alone. Feel free to add the ones you know in Entertainment, Politics, Medicine, Academics, Business, etc

1) Dominic Solanke

This guy netted a brace against Italy yesterday.

2) Ovie Ejaria

Correct Isoko Boy... My kid brother's namesake

3) Ademola Lookman

4) Josh Onomah

Does Tega sounds like a British name to you guys?
Yeah...I thought so too.

5) Sheyi Ojo

6) Kyle Walker-Peters

This guy, is the only guy I am not so certain of. However, I have my conviction that he is Nigerian after going through his twitter account, where he wrote a tribute to the fallen Ugo Ehiogu.
He might as well be a Kunle Yinka Wasiu Peters... You know how e dey be @horpeyemi and @haryormeedae dem... lol Just kiddin'

7) Ezri Konsa

This guy isn't a Nigerian, but no crime 'claiming relationship' with my Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo or Angolan brother.
He is sha an African. lol!!!!!!!!

Happy weekend to all of you.

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Re: Africans Representing Other Countries by emperormero(m) : 6:20 am On Jun 09, 2017

Chi Onwurah

Chinyelu Susan "Chi" Onwurah (born 12 April 1965) is a British Labour Party politician, who was elected at the 2010 general election as the Member of Parliament for Newcastle upon Tyne Central, succeeding the previous Labour MP Jim Cousins, who had decided to step down after 23 years. She is Newcastle's first black MP. She is the current Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills, as well as Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, having been appointed to both posts in September 2015.

On Thursday the 08 of June 2017, she retained her seat.

Onwurah was very active in the Anti-Apartheid Movement, and spent many years on its National Executive, and that of its successor organisation, ACTSA: Action for Southern Africa. She also joined the Advisory Board of the Open University Business School.

She was elected to Parliament in 2010 with a majority of 7,466. She described Parliament as a "culture shock" but also said that compared with her engineering background "parliament is the most diverse working environment I've ever been in, the most gender balanced".

In February 2014, Onwurah spoke in a parliamentary debate she had called on gender-specific toy marketing and lent her support to the campaign Let Toys Be Toys. In her speech to the House of Commons, she said:

"Before entering Parliament, I spent two decades as a professional engineer, working across three continents. Regardless of where I was or the size of the company, it was always a predominantly male, or indeed all-male, environment, but it is only when I walk into a toy shop that I feel I am really experiencing gender segregation."

She later told Kira Cochrane of The Guardian, that she believes the limiting of children by gender stereotypes is a serious economic issue, with the proportion of female students on engineering degree courses having fallen from 12% to 8% in the thirty years since she had started studying for one herself. Referring to a shortage of engineers and the UK having "the lowest proportion in Europe of women who are professional engineers" she said "toys are so important and formative, and for me this is about the jobs of the future, about what happens in 10 or 15 years' time. We can't go on with a segregated society."

In the 2015 Labour Party leadership election, Onwurah announced her support for Andy Burnham having originally nominated Jeremy Corbyn to "broaden the debate". Onwurah is the only engineer in the post-2015 Parliamentary Labour Party.

After Jeremy Corbyn won the leadership election of the Labour party in September 2015, Onwurah was made a Shadow Minister for Business, Innovation and Skills, as well as a Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport. In the January reshuffle, the job was briefly split between Onwurah and Thangam Debbonaire, but according to Onwurah, Corbyn did not mention this change to either woman, or when he reversed his decision, leaving them both in limbo as to their precise responsibilities. Onwurah noted that the confusion affected two of the ethnic minority, female MPs (out of a 5% total), and argued that employment law required private sector managers to be considerably more sensitive and responsive in handling comparable situations, stating "If this had been any of my previous employers in the public and private sectors, Jeremy might well have found himself before an industrial tribunal for constructive dismissal, probably with racial discrimination thrown in". She then went on to conclude: "Far from being the only route to greater equality in society in my personal experience Jeremy is not even the best person to ensure that within Labour". A spokesman for Corbyn's office, disputing the lack of "negotiation" in January, said "at no point was anyone sacked. We regret that Chi feels she was singled out, but this was clearly not the case. Chi Onwurah’s comments relate to a discussion about the delineation of shadow cabinet roles last January, as is not uncommon in both shadow cabinets and cabinets." "I made no accusation of racism against Jeremy", Onwurah wrote a week later, after claims had been made of her "playing the race card".

She remains a Labour frontbencher, but backed Owen Smith in the 2016 Labour leadership election. In August 2016, during the Labour leadership campaign she publicly supported Owen Smith's calls on a rerun of the referendum on the UK's EU membership.

Onwurah retained her seat at the 2017 general election; Newcastle Central being the first constituency to declare a result.

Re: Africans Representing Other Countries by emperormero(m) : 6:30 am On Jun 09, 2017

Kemi Badenoch

Kemi Adegoke Badenoch is a Conservative member of the London Assembly. She is the GLA Conservative’s spokesman for the Economy and also sits on the Transport Committee and Policing and Crime Committee.

Prior to the Assembly, Kemi was a director at the Spectator Magazine and before that an associate director at Coutts & Co.

She holds two degrees in engineering and law, from Sussex University and Birkbeck College respectively. She is currently a board member for the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life and for 9 years was a non-executive director for a London housing association.

Her other areas of interest include engineering and technology, social mobility and integration. She provides regular mentoring to women who wish to pursue careers in technology.

Re: Africans Representing Other Countries by emperormero(m) : 6:46 am On Jun 09, 2017

Harold Ekeh

...His parents moved their family to the US from Nigeria when he was 8 years old. The oldest of five boys, he remembers asking his parents, "Why did you move us all across the Atlantic to America?"

He struggled at first with his heavy accent, trying to adjust to the new culture while holding on to his identity and his culture. He learned to persevere and become successful through the example of his parents, who he says never let obstacles get in their way.

It's that attitude that Ekeh credits with his successes in college acceptances.

He's leaning toward Yale but has a few more schools to visit before he decides. He is interested in neurobiology but isn't making any promises.

"I'm definitely interested in science, but I feel like I'm going to be the kid that wants to be a neurosurgeon when he grows up and then goes to college and finds out that he wants to be a senator," he said.

Ekeh has until May 1 to decide between eight Ivy League schools, plus his other acceptances at MIT, Johns Hopkins, Vanderbilt, New York University, and SUNY Stony Brook.

Re: Africans Representing Other Countries by emperormero(m) : 6:56 am On Jun 09, 2017

Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna


Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna (Student, Harvard University)
As a finalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search, Uwamanzu-Nna discovered that adding a nanoclay ingredient called attapulgite to cement slurries improves the undersea cement seals that keep offshore oil wells from leaking.

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