Category Archives: Polo

Forbes Africa Reveals 30 under 30

Uneku Atawodi, first black female professional polo player in the world, is a proud product of Nigeria. Continue reading

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Meet the 1st Black Woman Pro Polo Player

Nigerian polo player Neku Atawodi seeks to level the playing field Polo equestrian extraordinaire Neku Atawodi When Uneku Saliu-Atawodi started Ride to Shine—a charity that trains orphans in Nigeria to play polo and compete for prize money to endow its … Continue reading

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Five facts about Uneku Atawodi (Polo)

Five facts about Uneku Atawodi, only black woman in professional polo Despite her popularity among the elite polo-playing class, she is little known outside the sport. This is not only because polo is largely a man’s sport but also in … Continue reading

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Uneku Atawodi: 1st and Only Black Female Professional Polo Player

Uneku Saliu-Atawodi wears her crown well. The first female black professional polo player on the international stage represents her native Abujua, Nigeria by giving back through her charity, Ride to Shine. She regularly spends time with orphans, teaching them riding techniques, … Continue reading

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Vid: Uneku Atawodi: Nigeria’s polo queen on race and Ebola

Polo player Uneku Atawodi talks about the sport and her unique position as the world’s ‘first black female’ involved in that field. Atawodi is using her power as a public figure to bring attention to some of the issues in … Continue reading

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Vid: Nigerian Polo Player Uneku Atawodi Describes Her Passion

This art piece is the result of Uneku trying to put into words her passion. 25-year old Uneku has played professional polo in over fourteen countries and  represents Nigeria at the Federation of International Polo. This post was written by … Continue reading

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Vid: Interview with Nigerian Polo Player Uneku Atawodi

Nigerian polo player Uneku Atawodi sits down for an interview with Examiner’s Darryl L. Jones. Atawodi is one of the only black female polo players to compete internationally. Source: Examiner

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