If you have been to Nigeria you know that there aren’t many skate parks in a country where football is the national sport and government spending in culture and sport is little to none. So what do skateboarders do in a country that doesn’t share their love for their sport?
WAFFLESNCREAM a community of likeminded creatives bringing a genuine approach to celebrate subcultures, have taken the initiative to create a platform for skateboarders in Nigeria as well as the entire African continent all 1.11 billion. I wonder how many African skateboarders there are?
“The reality of skating in Africa’s most populated city which currently has no skate parks or skate shops not to mention the major lack of pavements and the ever increasing presence of armed officers, is unlike no other scene in skateboarding today,” says Bai Joiner from WAFFLESNCREAM.
The WAFFLESNCREAM skate team announce their new short film ‘JIDE’ shot by a 14-year old skater. Watch the video that captures the excitement of the African skate scene and the hometown pride of Lagos, Nigeria’s skaters. JIDE includes shots of Olaoluwa ‘slawn’, Yinka, Samuel ‘Ziggy’, John ‘Enigma’ as well as Lusaka bred skaters Saidi Lungu and Evaristo Mutale who are both competing at the KDS African Skateboarding Championship in October.
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