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“It’s about stepping up, filling the gap and making a change” WATCH African Basketball League Founder, Ugo Udezue on CNN African Voices



In a special edition of CNN African Voices, the CEO of the African Basketball League, Ugo Udezue,  was featured as a Change Maker transforming lives across Africa.

The African Basketball League was also recently featured on BBC African Voices barely 8 moths after it began.

According to CNN,

“These individuals are shaking up the status quo and simultaneously empowering their fellow countrymen… For Ugo, it’s about stepping up, filling the gap and making a change”

Udezue, a former basketball international who once pitched his tent with Wyoming in the United States recounts his passion for the game of Sports and how the game has united Africans through the court.

He recognizes basketball as more than a game with his vision of having an ABL team in each African country

“My goal is to provide a safe and socially conducive entertaining environment with basketball as the epicenter

The league featured six clubs from four countries in the first season that ended in May. They are Lagos Islanders, Lagos Warriors, Stallions (Nigeria); Abidjan Ramblers of Ivory Coast, Izobe Libreville (Gabon) and Dakar Rapids (Senegal). Ramblers won the first test season which the playoffs held in Abidjan.

Watch his interview here:


  1. Anon

    September 8, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Genevieve’s guy. Denials are welcome…

    • iyke

      September 8, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      In it’s Nkechi here again’s voice –
      And some Nigerian girls will say ‘He looks like a Yoruba Guy’ ….He is not pleasing to the eyes’…..’He doesn’t have six packs’ ..His mouth is too wide’ ..He looks like Dele Momodu’….’It’s not about the looks’…..
      Anybody that complain about this guy, the thunder…the thunder that will fire you, e dey for your back!
      It’s Nkechi, signing off –
      Genie,let the hustle pay!

    • somto

      September 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      The thunder is already in front of you getting ready to off load with all these coded shading albeit in Nkechi’s voice.

    • Anon

      September 8, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      BN, don’t let my comment disappear in a jiffy. I will be very cross with you.

  2. word

    September 8, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Genie be doing spray-spray like Jenifer Lopez…demanding updandan!…all in the name of coding. If Genie could code that her daughter so taaaay nobody see the geh photo, fear no go let me marry am if i be man, i swear. The geh can code for Africa!!

  3. ELLA

    September 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    No be Genny bobo when no do again be this?

  4. Pink

    September 8, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Bellanaija be shadyyyy AF! Damn

    • Ello Bae

      September 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      Im telling you!!!!! BN wants some of that tea as well.

  5. Nene

    September 8, 2016 at 7:04 pm

    Genevieves husband to be. I always taught she had a different type.

  6. nne oyibo

    September 8, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    BN give us the story of how they guy dissapoint genny for milan now.

  7. trey

    September 8, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    BN had to get a piece of the comment action. This interview was done a while ago and you are only taking note of it cos of the link to Genevieve. Kai the babe is so popular that she stays winning even in scandalous situations. BN carry go. The guy does not look like Idris Elba now. Genny the babe. Anyway “man na man”


      September 9, 2016 at 10:44 am

      As in, I no know sey BN like gossip like this. It’s just they’re not too brazen about it like SDK

  8. trey

    September 8, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Men na real “unired states”

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