Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi and his family were in Nigeria for the holidays and they spent with his family.
Mikel’s partner, Olga Diyachenko, who is a Russian, spent time with the Obi’s extended family and danced alongside the traditional dancers invited to welcome them. Even though Mikel’s family has left Nigeria, the visit left a big impression on Olga, who had a thing to say about Nigerian women.
Nigeria, what a surprise you’ve turned out be. 🇳🇬 But, if I’m to say what impressed me most, it’s The Women. So much; grace, charisma and not a shred of insecurity. Nigerian women walk swaying their beautiful hips with their backs impeccably straight, heads held high, knowing their worth.
Their attitude is strong, yet very sensual, regardless whether it’s a wealthy woman walking through a 5 star hotel or a young girl crossing the road at 7 AM rushing to work. Although may I say, Nigerian women do not rush, nor do they fidget, they simply glide.
The way Nigerian women preserve their culture and traditions is admirable. They don’t chase international designers or dress according to Vogue, they wear beautiful traditional dresses, dance the traditional dances and do it all with pride!
I hope Ava and Mia will inherit the calmness, sense of pride, posture and self worth that I’ve witnessed Nigerian women posses with such ease. Nigerian Women hat off to you 🙌🏼 #Nigeria #Pride#Women 💚
Olga dancing with the traditional dancers
Mikel Obi’s daughter drums with the drummers
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