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Marylove Edwards, the 13 year-old Nigerian dubbed “Nigerian Serena”
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Africans rising Marylove Edwards, the 13 year-old Nigerian dubbed “Nigerian Serena”

Marylove Edwards is Nigeria’s young tennis champion focused on emulating the great Serena Williams. Although many have started referring to her as the “Nigerian Serena”, the 13 year-old who is currently at the prestigious IMG Academy, in the U.S. says “I love Serena, I love her style, I love the way she plays. But I’d love to be myself, just Marylove Edwards.”

Meet Nigeria’s incorruptible police officer, Julius Adedeji Adewale
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Africans rising Meet Nigeria’s incorruptible police officer, Julius Adedeji Adewale

The Nigerian Police Force is rarely in the news for good public service. Julius Adewale Adedeji, the Superintendent of Police, State Intelligence Bureau received the Human Rights Personality Award from the U.S. Embassy. Adedeji is said to have never taken a bribe, and he is being celebrated as Nigeria’s “most dedicated police officer”.