Most of us had no idea of what bobsleigh was before Nigerian women's bobsled team entered the Winter Olympics. The inspiring team created a national bobsled federation in 2016 and became the first Africans to participate in the sport at the game.
By creating national federations, generating awareness and participating, these athletes help increase local interest in the winter games among aspiring athletes, the local public and sports administrators. For them, representation matters. It absolutely does matter. And the diversity within the black community, black women in general.
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Curzon and Jones' blog decided to take it a step further by meeting with the women in their hotel last week. Yes, we did it the hospitality way. After doing a background research on the hotel they were lodged in, we discovered it’s none other than Southern Sun Hotel Ikoyi.
The ladies; Seun Adigun, Ngozi Onwumere, Akuoma Omeoga and Simidele Adeagbo claimed that they enjoyed unparalleled comfort and hospitality at the hotel. In a nutshell, they had so much fun. When asked if they would recommend Southern Ikoyi to anyone, they gladly said "yes". They will love to come here again. Also, when asked about the future of bobsleigh in Nigeria, they were happy to inform us that the team is growing rapidly, as more people have started indicating interest in the sport.
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Southern Sun Ikoyi enjoys consistent ratings as one of the best hotels in Lagos, in terms of services, location and ambience. We are glad the ladies love it here, and the hotel is rapidly gaining an identity as the home of champions and pacesetters in Nigeria.