Many hard-working Nigerians have over the years been making remarkable contributions in various fields, including education, politics, arts, entertainment, and sports.
In this special report, Brief highlights the achievements of three outstanding Nigerian women, namely Tobi Amusan, Temilade Openiyi aka Tems and Adijat Adenike Olarinloye who have proudly represented the colours of Nigeria on the global stage by setting enviable records in their various careers and professions.
Last week, Nigerian athlete Tobi Amusan set a new world record of 12.12 secs in the women’s 100m hurdles semifinals at the Track and Field World Championships in Oregon. The 25-year-old Nigerian beat the former world record of 12.20 seconds set by USA’s Kendra Harrison in 2016. The Nigerian athlete in running a new world record also set the longest time drop for a world record in 42 years. She won a cash prize of $100,000.
Adijat Adenike Olarinloye
Another female Nigerian athlete, Adijat Adenike Olarinloye, who is competing at the commonwealth games in Birmingham, won a gold medal at the women’s 55kg and 55kg clean jerk competitions, as well as Silver in the 55kg snatch competition.
Temilade Openiyi aka Tems
Temilade Openiyi aka Tems is a female musician, songwriter, and producer who is impressing the global community with her sensational sound. For her role in the hit track “Essence”, Tems and fellow Nigerian musician, Wizkid, earned a Grammy award nomination. She is also nominated for the 2022 MTV VMA award and has also featured on the soundtrack of the Black Panther sequel.