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Inspiring! Former Baseball Superstar Fulfills Promise He made to His Parents as a Child



Nigerian parents’ “let’s sit down and talk” are legendary and effective!

28-year-old high achiever, Wande Olabisi, shared a discussion he had with his parents when he was about 10 or 11 years old after, as he called it, “a week of playing too much” at school; and a promise they made him make.


He recently fulfilled No. 4 of the promise, and his sister, Lara took to Twitter to share the news:

Wande has also cleared Numbers 1 – 3 off the list. He is a former professional baseball player for the San Diego Padres. He played college baseball at Stanford University. He is the first Nigerian-born player to be selected in the MLB First-Year Player Draft and the first to play affiliated baseball. Since his retirement, he has worked in Corporate America and is heading to Harvard Business School this fall.



  1. Dee

    December 27, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Beautiful and inspiring!!

  2. Babym

    December 27, 2016 at 11:20 am

    Awww Son of life! I love stories like this. Parents must be super proud. Trust Naija parents the next thing on the agenda is “oya when will you marry” ?

  3. nnenne

    December 27, 2016 at 11:22 am

    …And I say Yassssss!
    Congratulations. Happy for you and your family.

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