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Uneku Saliu-Atawodi commonly referred to as “Neku Atawodi”, is a Nigerian female polo player. Described as being Africa’s Queen of Polo, here she talks about her journey in the sport and the challenges she faced. 

What inspired you to play polo? How did you learn?
I studied equestrian science at University. So, before that I was absolutely obsessed with horses. I was literally obsessed. Then, I met my coach David Anderson and he pretty much raised me in polo. He’s about seventy something now so he has stopped teaching people and he met me and I was again, really obsessed. I was about thirteen/fourteen when I started playing which in the life of a professional sports person is kind of late. So, I say to anyone you can start doing what you love regardless of how old you are.
What advice do you have for any younger girls who have the same aspirations as you?
Stay really persistent if you believe in it try to make it work for you. I look at this surfer girl that I really find quite fascinating her name is her name is “Bethany Hamilton” and she lost her arm during a shark attack. You would think that someone like that would quit because you need your arm to balance while surfing but with persistency she’s become a big inspiration for many young girls to look up to. So I think if you stay persistent, persistency brings about dedication and hard work in which you would achieve what you set out to do.
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I would STRONGLY recommend reading it, this woman is one of my personal role models, she is an amazing person, talented, smart and incredibly driven. Not only is she very talented in her discipline, she founded her own charity, Ride to Shine, has a Masters degree in International Business Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Equestrian Science, owns her own Hotel, and is an all around beautiful and accomplished human being.

equestriansofcolour:

Uneku Saliu-Atawodi commonly referred to as “Neku Atawodi”, is a Nigerian female polo player. Described as being Africa’s Queen of Polo, here she talks about her journey in the sport and the challenges she faced.

What inspired you to play polo? How did you learn?

I studied equestrian science at University. So, before that I was absolutely obsessed with horses. I was literally obsessed. Then, I met my coach David Anderson and he pretty much raised me in polo. He’s about seventy something now so he has stopped teaching people and he met me and I was again, really obsessed. I was about thirteen/fourteen when I started playing which in the life of a professional sports person is kind of late. So, I say to anyone you can start doing what you love regardless of how old you are.

What advice do you have for any younger girls who have the same aspirations as you?

Stay really persistent if you believe in it try to make it work for you. I look at this surfer girl that I really find quite fascinating her name is her name is “Bethany Hamilton” and she lost her arm during a shark attack. You would think that someone like that would quit because you need your arm to balance while surfing but with persistency she’s become a big inspiration for many young girls to look up to. So I think if you stay persistent, persistency brings about dedication and hard work in which you would achieve what you set out to do.

Rest of the article can be found here: [x]

I would STRONGLY recommend reading it, this woman is one of my personal role models, she is an amazing person, talented, smart and incredibly driven. Not only is she very talented in her discipline, she founded her own charity, Ride to Shine, has a Masters degree in International Business Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Equestrian Science, owns her own Hotel, and is an all around beautiful and accomplished human being.

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if everybody got a free miniature animal at birth that protected you, like a tiny elephant or dragon, the world would be a better place.

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You could call it The Golden Compass

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Hey, they should do a reverse version of Faking It where a couple of lesbians pretend to be straight so they’re accepted!
They could call it “Real Life”.

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Worth watching the whole thing

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[AGGRESSIVELY RAPS] WAITING FOR THE BUS IN THE RAIN

[BEATBOXES INTENSELY] WHERE IS THE BUS THE BUS IS LATE 

[BUS INTENSIFIES]

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Ugh, worst song ever. 

if we’re being honest, this was the moment that Emma Stone arrived.

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