emotanafricana.com welcomes the Williams Sisters to Nigeria! – Tola Adenle

November 1, 2012


Fresh off her season-ending victory at the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Championship, Serena is in Nigeria with her older sister, Venus who preceded her in the Grand Slam winners’ collectors.

No sports personalities have graced my essays – here or before – than the two sisters.

On this blog, there has been a persistent question in the search terms about the Williams’ Nigerian origin!  Hardly a week goes by that a variation of the question does not appear, and I’ve wondered if it’s the same persistent visitor or several people wanting to know if these young ladies have Nigerian origins.

Doubles Partners in the making

Doubles Partners, Wimbledon 2010

Pictures from collection from various wire reports and tennis blogs from my collection

Wherever on the continent is their roots, they are ours, Omowale – children return home – as the Yoruba would say, and we all welcome them.

Welcome to Lagos, one of the most vibrant cities in the world though not my fave among Nigerian cities – and welcome to Nigeria.  I’m sure this will not be your first and last visit as it happens with all “returnees”.  You will find Nigeria, especially Lagos, additive!!

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5 Comments on “emotanafricana.com welcomes the Williams Sisters to Nigeria! – Tola Adenle”

  1. TO Says:

    And they will be back…again
    …and again



  2. emotan77 Says:

    Thanks, Dear Global Voices Online.

    Actually, Sports feature highly on my blog even though it’s really not a sports blog. It’s not a political blog, either, but politics has become v. important on this blog; so is culture, etcetera. Check out the archives!




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