Nigeria’s Nneka Ogwumike Named The Women NBA’s Most Valuable Player 2016



We love to celebrate Nigerians doing well and here’s our spotlight celebrity for today.

Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike has been named the 2016 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung, the league announced today. The fifth-year forward earned her first MVP award and became the eighth different player in the last eight years to win the honor. She is the third winner for the Sparks, joining teammate Candace Parker (2008, 2013) and Lisa Leslie (2001, 2004, 2006).

Nnemkadi “Nneka” Ogwumike is an American basketball player of Nigerian descent for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association, after being drafted No. 1 overall.

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In honor of being named the WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung, Ogwumike will receive $15,000 and a specially designed trophy by Tiffany & Co.


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