Memphis Depay, a talented and succesfull footbal player of Olympique Lyon released a track with rapper Winne. A very soulful and touching song called Akwaaba wich means ‘welcome’ in Ghanaian. With this track Memphis went back to his roots in Ghana. The trip became a spiritual journey for him which was documented by Fox Sports. The proceeds of the song Akwaaba is for the Memphis foundation.
Ever since the #MeToo movement had peaked last year with women and men coming forward with their stories of sexual harassment. It seems that everyone has their own story of harassment and that’s the sad part.
Last night boxer Anthony Joshua knocked out his opponent Alexander Povetkin and defended his WBA-IBF-WBO world heavyweight championship. In a 12 round match in a sold out Wembley stadium, Povetkin proved to be a challenging match for AJ. In the first round Povetkin even gave Anthony a blow to his face which resulted in a bloody nose. But Anthony remained cool, calm and collective, giving the fans a match worth watching.
I know Halima Aden as a fashion model. The first to ever grace the cover of fashion magazines wearing her hijab with pride. But just like any human being there is more than meets the eye. Halima Aden, a black muslim Somali-American from Kenya. (Talk about diversity!)
Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as her idol Serena Williams angrily exploded, calling the chair umpire in the US Open final ‘a thief’. Umpire Carlos Ramos accused Serena of receiving coaching from her box, the tantrum later resulted in a $17,000 fine.
A few days ago I was tempted into a discussion online. Some hotep was being a bigot by hating on a black man for supporting the LGBTQ+ community. After reading his very disturbing comments, I felt a rush going through my body and decided I would set this man straight! I ended up ruining my Sunday by going back and forth with someone who I shouldn’t have paid attention to. This man was a posterboy for trolling….but how could I have known?
Two weeks ago France became the winner of the World Cup final against Croatia. A match filled with goals and great football just how any sports fan would love to see. It has been 20 years since France won their first World Cup.