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Meet Nigerian 10-Year-Old Boy Who Won US National Chess Master

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Nigerian American Tani Adewumi is only 10 years old, but he has just become a U.S. Chess National Master with a rating of 2223.

His latest triumph was reported by New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof, who two years ago had brought Tani’s incredible talent to the world.

This was when Tani won the New York State chess championship at the age of 8, after playing the game for only a year.

He was then living with his refugee family in a homeless shelter.

Kristof on Facebook gave an update on the chess prodigy:

“Remember Tani Adewumi, the Nigerian refugee boy I wrote about a couple of years ago when he won the NY State chess championship for his age group — while living in a homeless shelter?

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“Readers then stepped up and helped the family get housing and helped the parents get jobs.

“Here’s a joyful update: Tani just won another championship, in Fairfield, CT, and is now (as a 10-year-old fifth grader) a Chess National Master with a rating of 2223.

“In “Tightrope,” we wrote that Tani exemplifies the principle that “talent is universal, but opportunity is not.”

“He was able to soar because his homeless shelter was in a school district with a chess program, and the teacher realised that his family didn’t have resources and waived the chess club fees. We need more of that!”

Tani and his family arrived the U.S. in 2017, saying they fled from Boko Haram terrorists.

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The family obtained asylum and lived in a homeless shelter in Manhattan. During that time, the boy learned how to play chess at school.

The school chess coach saw the child’s potential and approached his family about joining the chess program.

Fees were waived for Tani to join the club.

The young chess player went on to win several trophies. His story in the The New York Times attracted attention globally.

A GoFundMe page was set up to move the family out of the homeless shelter. Since its launch, the site has raised $250,000.

The family now have a home and have settled in New York City.

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Denrele: “Dating A Man Was One Of The Biggest Mistakes Of My Life”

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Denrele: “Dating A Man Was One Of The Biggest Mistakes Of My Life”

Media personality, Denrele edun has made it clear that dating a man was one of the biggest mistakes of his life

Also spoke about being heartbroken while he was in a relationship, saying that he also had a lot of male attention too that let him give it a try which didn’t turn out well for the media personality
He also spoke about his family members disturbing him to marry.

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Denrele: “Dating A Man Was One Of The Biggest Mistakes Of My Life”

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Reality Star, Kim Kardashian opens up about what made her reassess her relationship with Kanye.

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She said she realised they got along best when they were living apart and she thought she could be fine with that and just have her kids. But she turned 40 and realized she didn’t want to have a husband who lives apart from her.

She then goes on to tell her mum what she wants from her partner.

“I want someone that we have the same shows in common. I want someone that wants to workout with me.”

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Sheyi Shay Reacts To Her Recent Fight With Tiwa Savage

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Nigerian Idol judge, Sheyi Shay has opened up on her recent fight with Tiwa Savage in a Lagos salon.

The popular singer explained the drama that ensued between herself and Tiwa on Tuesday.

Seyi Shay told the Pulse that she’s still surprised at her colleague’s reaction and cannot believe Tiwa’s action stemmed from Kizz Daniel’s ‘Fvck you’ challenge song that went viral and which she (Shay) took part in.

Sheyi Shay explained that she had greeted Tiwa when she (Shay) entered the salon and to which Tiwa responded warmly until the drama began 20 minutes later.

“I walked into the salon, I saw Tiwa and I could feel the tension and I decided to get up because I could see people looking at her and looking at me and I won’t allow people to feed on what is not.

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“So, I got up and tapped her on her shoulder and said hi, she was under the drier, she said oh hi, how are you and we exchanged pleasantries and I went back to my side where I was having a conversation with the shop owner.

“And 20 minutes later, Tiwa came and the drama started. I was so confused and I just said okay and she kept shouting calling me a bitch and talking about the Fvck you challenge.

“We had met before and even taken pictures and she didn’t for once act like that, so I don’t want to believe it was the Fvck you challenge.”

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