Boxing Legend Evander Holyfield Traces African Roots To Badagry In Nigeria

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Evander Holyfield and Oba Akran of Badagry

Evander Holyfield and Oba Akran of Badagry

Another famous American citizen and five-time World Boxing Champion, Evander Holyfield, on Saturday visited Badagry, Lagos state in an effort to reconnect with his African roots and see the possibility of investing in Nigeria’s tourism industry.

Holyfield visited the historic town on the invitation of Mr Yomi Ajose, who happens to be a former Senior Special Adviser on tourism to the Badagry Local Government Council.

During his visit, Holyfield paid homage to the traditional ruler of the town, Wheno Aholu Meno Toyi I, the Akran of Badagry, saying he was visiting Badagry to trace his African roots.

“I am happy to see His Royal Majesty, the Akran of Badagry and to also reconnect and re-unite with my ancestral land,” he said.

“I am happy to have you in Badagry and I want to tell you that you have a lot of opportunity to invest in Badagry so as to promote tourism,” the king said in response.

Holyfield later went on Boat Cruise along Badagry water ways to see areas of possible investment.

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