“My Mother is Still My Driving Force” 27 Year Old Nigerian Sprinter, Franca Ene Idoko Shares her Inspiring Story

The 2012 Summer London Olympics was the major event of the year. The spectacular competition united people around the world with over 200 Million viewership.

Although Nigeria did not win any medals, one of the world’s leading multinational manufacturer of product ranges- – Procter & Gamble, has an inspiring video of 27 year old Nigerian sprinter, Franca Ene Idoko, whose mother helped her achieve her dreams.

Franca Ene Idoko & her mother, Victoria

In this video, Franca, who made Nigeria proud when she won Bronze in the 4×100 metres race at the 2008 Beijing, China Olympics, speaks on how her mother is her driving and her journey from an aspiring sprinter to a bona fide Olympic winning athlete.

Watch Franca Ene Idoko’s Inspiring story of her mother

16 Comments on “My Mother is Still My Driving Force” 27 Year Old Nigerian Sprinter, Franca Ene Idoko Shares her Inspiring Story
  • nita November 29, 2012 at 3:11 pm


    • nomad November 29, 2012 at 4:08 pm

      Learn to write properly. I’m happy that I have a great mum too. … Not that painful, right?

      • taiwo November 29, 2012 at 4:29 pm

        she can write anyhow she want to as long as you understand and it is not by force u read her comments, it not like she is writng anything important.

  • M November 29, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    MOTHERS! God bless them biological or not. super rocks.

  • Soraya November 29, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Wow, Ene’s mother is really beautiful- a pity Ene herself did not inherit her beauty- presumably she got her strength from her dad!

    • Ghatoh November 30, 2012 at 1:19 am

      How can a sane person say sth like this?

  • Soraya November 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    @ taiwo November 29, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Nomad is right- people should learn to write properly so that others reading their comments can understand. It is attitudes like yours that demonstrates why university graduates in Nigeria struggle to find good jobs. If you are not willing to read good English and learn to spell properly, then what hope is there for the rest of the country???? Please use ‘you’ instead of ‘u’ and well said, Nomad!

    • Pd November 29, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      Anyone can write the way they want…..please don’t use Grammer to harass people on this blog.

    • taiwo November 29, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      i am nt in nigeria my dear and what does this have to do with university graduates finding a good job. it nt like she is writing an essay or paper pls if u do nt understand what she is writing too bad move on and read another comment na by force u read someone comment pls i do not have time for u and she and i can write anything we want to come and be holding my hand then.

    • Ada di ora November 30, 2012 at 11:10 am

      Not to take away from this wonderful story, but I equally agree. Maybe its because I havent lived in Naija since I was 12, but I am appauled when I see facebook or blackberry messenger comments from relatives, who are in uni or graduates and its in this type of short hand. Its even worse when its an email, and its supposed to be a professional email, with someone that I am not too familiar with, that was referred by someone else. We need to try harder. Many are so used to writing this way, that this is now common to them, and they unfortunately do not realize that it is wrong.

  • Fantastic November 29, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    This is turely awesome and inspiring. We need to encourage our kids more to follow their dreams!!

  • Brandigest November 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm
  • Purpleicious Babe November 29, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    lol… y does she sound funny? I guess it the alteration of the accent….

    Her mum does look really pretty and young…

    well done to all. first time hearing about her. xxxxx
    keep up the dreams and inspiration.

  • Mz Socially Awkward…. November 30, 2012 at 12:51 am

    MUMS!!!! They really make this world a better place. Look at the joy on her mother’s face… priceless

  • NNENNE November 30, 2012 at 1:59 am

    …now that’s an average African mother right there. Mine was like that and so much more!God bless both of you.

  • alice November 30, 2012 at 11:57 am

    my mum sold her most prizzed possesion for us she was the most beautifull gal b4 she married buh she never left my dad for someone richer….she loved me so much dat it made me cry…..now im done with sch she gone…

  • Post a comment