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.
The WNBA is officially back. The season opener was this past Saturday taking place in the bubble at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Nneka Ogwumike led the Los Angeles Sparks to a win in their opening game vs the Phoenix Mercury. The Sparks won 99-76. Nneka was perfect from the field scoring 21 points (8/8 FGM) while grabbing 7 rebounds. Looking forward to watching Nneka continue to shine on and off the court for the rest season.
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.
On Friday, the Nigeria will face the USA in the Quarterfinals of the 2018 FIBA Women Basketball World Cup. For Nneka Ogwumike this will be a bittersweet game. Nneka is Nigerian, but she is playing for Team USA in this tournament. Here is her tweet about the game below:
@usabasketball vs @NigeriaBasket tmrw! Kinda crazy & kinda cool. Let’s hope tomorrow’s match isn’t just a hyped blip in b-ball time, but the beginning of more appreciation & recognition for all “tingz” Naija and/or American beautifully blended in sports.💪🏾
I love how Nneka & her sister Chiney continue to embrace their Nigerian culture and are great role models young girls growing up. As Nneka stated this game shows everyone how much the game of basketball has grown in Nigeria. There’s so much talent in Nigeria and this will only be the beginning to matchups between Nigeria and the USA. Although, I want to see Nneka do well tomorrow, I’m rooting for Nigeria to pull off the upset.
On September 10th, Nneka Ogwumike was awarded the Seasonlong WNBA Cares Community Assist Award for her work in the community.
Nneka said, “I hope that my passion for culture, education and women’s empowerment reaches the hearts and minds of young aspirers and helps them accomplish goals, achieve dreams and cultivate future generations of brilliance.” (WNBA)
Congrats to Nneka on receiving this award. It is truly amazing to see athletes continue to use their platform to make a positive impact on their communities.
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.