Gone are the days when gender used to dictate what a person should do. In recent times, both men and women are expressing themselves freely in the career they love to do. So, we aren’t quite surprised with this 7-year old girl, who aspires to be a boxer.
In her chat with BBC Yoruba, Sekinat Quadri said she started boxing when she was 5. Now she’s 7, her aspirations are growing bigger.
When I first told my mum that I wanted to be a boxer, my mum said, no, that I am a girl but my dad asked me to go ahead. My name is Sekinat Quadri. I am a boxer and I started boxing when I was five years old.
I aspire to be Nigerian champion like Mohammed Alli, Laila Alli, Mike Tyson, Anthony Joshua and Classera Shields.
Whenever my friends want to fight me in school, I refuse, telling them I only fight in the ring.
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Tí ọmọdébìnrin ọmọ ọdún méje yín bá jí lọ́jọ́ kan, tó sọ pé ẹ̀ṣẹ́ jíjà 🥊ni òun fẹ́ máa jà, kí lẹ ó ti ṣe? . . Ọmọdébìnrin yìí Sekinat Quadri jẹ́ kí àwọn òbí rẹ̀ mọ́ pé abẹ̀sẹ́kùbíòjò 🥊ló wu òun, wọ́n sì ń tíì lẹ́yìn. . . A bá ọmọ náà tó fẹ́ dà bí Anthony Joshua @anthony_joshua lálejò, ó kọjá àfẹnusọ 👌💪 . . #bbcnewsyoruba #boxer #anthonyjoshua .. 📹@dammieobi
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