U.S. Sports Envoys Ignite Breakdancing Enthusiasm In Weeklong Visit To Nigeria 

Two renowned American breakdance experts Macca Malik and Jacob “Kujo” Lyons visited Nigeria from May 11 to 18, as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Sports Envoy Program.

Their weeklong program in Abuja and Lagos was organized with support from the U.S. State Department’s Sports Diplomacy Division and the U.S. Mission in Nigeria, in partnership with FAME Foundation, a non-profit led by Aderonke Ogunleye-Bello, a U.S. government exchange alumna.

In Abuja, the U.S. Sports Envoys engaged with the Nigerian Olympic Committee, highlighting breaking’s new global status as an Olympic sport, offering world-class opportunities for Nigerian breakers. The U.S. government’s commitment to Nigerian youth and inclusion was further demonstrated through their inspiring visit to the School for the Deaf in Kuje, where they shared personal stories of dedication, leadership, and teamwork, empowering students to form a Breakdance Club and reinforcing the belief that “there is ability in disability.” Additionally, the

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