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What You Should Know About Austin Chenge a Nigerian Joining the Governorship Race in Michigan, USA



Austin Chenge, a 34-year-old Nigerian-American citizen is set to make history. The Benue State indigen has joined the race for the governorship position in the state of Michigan in the United States of America.

The election is expected to hold in 2022.

According to Punch, Abdul-Rahman Balogun, the Head of Media and Public Relations unit, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), identified Austin Chenge as a native of Benue State in a statement.

Chenge is expected to challenge USA Representative, Lamar Smith, for the ticket under the Republican Party.

As of March 2020, Austin became the first Republican Candidate for Governor of Michigan.

What you should know about Austin Chenge:

  • He is a graduate of the School of Law at the University of Birmingham England.
  • Austin raised over $200,000 in funding for his first startup, [email protected]/ (now sold) in England and soon expanded to San Jose in California.
  • Chenge is popular for designing the popular tricycle, known as “Wazobia tricycle”, in 2016, designed to improve the lives of peasant farmers all over Africa.
  • Since the year 2018, he has been serving with the US military as a specialist.
  • He is decorated with the Achievement Medal as a Distinguished Honour Graduate with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 99.8% and for exceptional performance while on active duty.
  • He created Waving in a social networking environment in 2011, a concept later seen on Facebook’ Wave.

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Photo Credit: MrChenge


  1. Mo Peter

    October 15, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Yay!!!!!! Here’s to Austin Change! Keep on making giant strides and I wish you success

  2. Klef

    October 15, 2020 at 9:32 am

    America is a secular state with zero tolerance for “Where are you from” or better still, “Religion” that’s why many Nigerians prefer making names for themselves abroad than home. All the best sir Austin

  3. CFG

    February 11, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    I bet if he was fighting for BLM you wouldn’t be as excited. You saw something anti-Black like cancelling Black History month and now you’re all aboard. White folks are so see thru.

  4. Liam Lafferty-Fitzpatrick

    February 11, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    This guy is not fit to hold political office anywhere in the USA. His idiotic assertions and pandering flies in the face of the history of the USA.

    To make assertions of wanting to deny the celebration of a history of people that makes the American story possible and that lent to him even being able to step foot in the USA, or on a podium in an attempt to run for political office in the USA is asinine.

    The African American experience is at the center of the American experience-Professor Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr

  5. Nneka

    February 11, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    He’s a joke and a pawn. His recent comments on Black History Month and other issues illustrate that he knows very little about the social issues, history, or culture of this country and will do little move forward an agenda that will impact the lives of the most vulnerable in Michigan. His achievements mean nothing in the context of this race. Stop associating academic and financial achievements with the ability to lead! Please, let him go back to Naija run for office.

  6. XCLW

    February 12, 2021 at 9:10 pm

    CFG, I have seen a lot of Nigerians speak out on him. A lot resent him for his atrocious speech.

  7. June

    February 12, 2021 at 11:13 pm

    Black Africans have never lost sight of seizing opportunities in America using platforms and advantages won by the descendants of slaves here. Republicans in turn just use them as leverage to defuse black devotees of the Democratic.

  8. dee j

    February 13, 2021 at 4:46 pm

    Why is this guy trying to attack Black Americans in his recent campaign to try and get rid of Black History Month in America? Why would this man attack the very people and their history when it is shown that through their history and struggle in America (mind you with no help from any country within mother Africa) it was they who made it possible for Chenge and other Africans to be able to have the opportunity to migrate, gain citizenship, join the military, run for office, along with a list of other things in America?
    Will you guys do a follow up piece denouncing Chenge’s recent actions against Black Americans?

  9. Sara

    February 17, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    So for the people that are all about the fact that he is trying to cancel black history month. Do you feel the same way about Morgan Freeman? Just a question.

  10. Tor Evidence

    April 1, 2021 at 9:31 am

    The reality is that your hate-speeches won’t move a strand of his hair. He never needed you to be where he is today, neither would he be needing you to expand his coast.

  11. Terese wanjogo

    May 26, 2021 at 5:13 am

    I stand with Tor Evidence, I will pray for Austin

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