Meet Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, Nigerian Boy Who Won New York Chess Competition

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Nigerians are known to excel in all levels of life when they cross over to other countries to pursue purpose. It’s in the same faith that a young boy of Nigeria heritage, Tanitoluwa Adewunmi, makes history and wrote his name on the sands of time and corridor of fame by winning “New York Chess Competition.”

Young Tanitoluwa’s family migrated to New York in 2017 as refugees, they reported lived in shelters without a home. The young lad was taught how to play chess by his elder brother, a habit he later found pleasure in, which also became the source of his fame.

His success story was an instant rave in news all over the world, and of cos finance came from all angles, the family was gifted an apartment, and just recently, Tanitoluwa got invited by former President, Bill Clinton.

Tanitoluwa Adewunmi story reminds us of “Success”, a little girl sent home from a dilapidated school in Delta, Nigeria for lack of school fees.

A single interview changed her life, she apparently preferred to be flogged tirelessly until the cane tires, rather than being sent out of school. She touched the hearts of people and Nigerians lifted her out of the dungeon, today her story is changed.


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