Chiney Ogwumike is adding another chapter to her stellar media career. On June 8th, ESPN launched a new podcast starring Chiney Oguwmike called Chiney. Check out the debut episode below featuring Chiney’s sister Nneka.
New episodes of the podcast will release every Tuesday on all major streaming platforms and on ESPN’s YouTube page.
It feels like almost every week we read news about Chiney Ogwumike pushing the culture forward. From her national ESPN Radio show to being the Executive Producer for an upcoming ESPN Films WNBA documentary, Chiney exemplifies black excellence. It’s been so amazing to watch her growth and constantly elevate levels of success for women but black women in particular. With today being International Women’s Day, it was only fitting that the news broke today regarding her new commercial with Door Dash.
Chiney Ogwumike may not be playing in the WNBA bubble next month, but she is continuing to make big moves off the court. ESPN announced that Chiney will be getting her own ESPN National Radio show called Chiney and Golic Jr. The show will begin next month August 17th from 4PM – 7PM EST. I’m excited to see Chiney shine in this new role and continue to grow as a star in the media industry.
Over the past month since the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, we have seen a rise in protest throughout the world in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. The purpose of these protests have been to call out police brutality against unarmed black people, racism, and raise awareness of the systematic oppression against black people as well. Sports has always been considered one of the tools that could bring people from different backgrounds together. During this time period, numerous athletes have begun to use their voice to speak out on these injustices. We want to share some of the work that our fellow Nigerian athletes have been doing to promote change in the world.
On Friday night, Erica Ogwumike was drafted in the third round of the 2020 WNBA Draft by the New York Liberty. She was later traded to the Minnesota Lynx. Erica now joins her sisters Nneka & Chiney of the Los Angeles Sparks as the third Ogwumike sister in the WNBA. Congrats to the Ogwumike family on this amazing accomplishment. It is truly a blessing to have three sisters in the league playing at the same time especially when Nneka and Chiney are some of the faces/stars of the WNBA. Nneka is a former WNBA Most Valuable Player winner (2016),WNBA Champion (2016), and is the current Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) President. Chiney is a two-time WNBA All Star and the Vice President of the WNBPA. Also, Chiney is becoming one of the rising sports personality and analyst in the business. Like her sisters, I expect nothing but great things for Erica both on and off the court. We will all be looking forward to the Lynx vs Sparks games once the WNBA season resumes.
Bleacher Report put together a list that celebrates the 50 most influential people in sports culture with the B/R Power 50. The list was broken into five categories: Boss Up, Shake It Up, Level Up, Speak Up, & Glow Up. Several Nigerian athletes made the list and you check out their individual articles below:
The WNBA announced the WNBA All Star roster last night and both Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike earned a selection. Nneka will be making her 5th appearance while this will be Chiney’s 2nd All-Star appearance.
The WNBA All Star game will take place on Saturday July 28th at 330PM ET on ABC. Be sure to check out the Ogwumike sisters in action during the showcase of the best players in the WNBA.
On Tuesday May 1st, ESPN announced that they have signed current WNBA player Chiney Ogwumike as a full time multi-platform ESPN commentator. Chiney becomes one of the youngest regular national sports studio analyst at only 26 years old. She will work on SportsCenter Africa and contribute to ESPN’s NBA, WNBA, & Women’s College Basketball coverage. Finally, Chiney will continue to play in the WNBA this upcoming season for the Connecticut Sun. Congrats again to Chiney and much success in your new role.