Nigeria’s prolific striker, Asisat Oshoala, has etched her name in the annals of African football history by securing the African Women’s Player of the Year award for the remarkable fifth time. The prestigious accolade was bestowed upon her at the Caf Awards ceremony in Rabat, where she outshone competitors Ajara Nchout Njoya and Grace Chanda.
Oshoala’s stellar 2021-22 season with Barcelona played a pivotal role in her clinching this record-breaking award. A linchpin in her team’s treble triumph – securing the Spanish Women’s Super Cup, Copa de la Reina, and the Primera Division – Oshoala displayed exemplary performance, sharing the league’s top scorer title after netting 20 goals in 19 appearances.
Notably, her awe-inspiring achievements include a hat-trick against Real Betis and doubles against Real Sociedad, Valencia, Villarreal, and another against Real Betis. Despite missing a few matches due to injury, her contributions to Barcelona’s campaign were undeniable, making her a standout player in women’s football.
Beyond her club success, Oshoala has made significant contributions to Nigerian football. Despite an injury sidelining her from the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations 2022, her influence on and off the field continues to inspire the next generation of female footballers.
In a separate development, Asisat Oshoala has reached an extraordinary milestone on social media, becoming the first African female footballer to amass one million followers on Instagram. This recognition underscores her growing influence and popularity, solidifying her status as one of Africa’s most celebrated athletes. As Oshoala continues to dominate headlines, her achievements reflect not only personal triumphs but also her enduring impact on the global stage of women’s football.
In a triumphant stride towards academic excellence, Laycon, the charismatic winner of BBNaija Season 5, Olamilekan Agbeleshebioba, has added another feather to his cap by achieving a Master’s degree in International Relations from the esteemed University of Portsmouth. The announcement was made on Laycon’s Instagram page, where he reflected on the fulfillment of a lifelong dream after 18 months of relentless pursuit.
Laycon, known for his magnetic presence and musical prowess, graduated from the University of Lagos in 2016 with a second-class upper degree in Philosophy. Undeterred by the challenges that life presented, the rapper and singer went on to chase one of his dreams—the acquisition of a Master’s degree. His dedication and perseverance bore fruit as he successfully completed his MA degree, showcasing his unwavering commitment to personal and academic growth.
Sharing his joy with fans through a throwback video from his Big Brother Naija days, Laycon emphasized the importance of following one’s heart and dreams. He expressed gratitude to those who played a pivotal role in realizing this dream, extending love to his supporters who stood by him throughout the journey. Laycon’s achievement serves as an inspiration, urging others not to be disheartened by circumstances and to press on towards their goals. Continue reading about Laycon’s educational exploits here.