Serena And Venus Williams : We Are Proud Americans, Not Nigerians!

// Headline | Serena And Venus Williams : We Are Proud Americans, Not Nigerians!
Email to a friend Plain text Print version // Font size: Decrease font Enlarge font

The Williams sisters, Serena and Venus have declared that they are purely Americans, saying they have no origin from Nigeria as widely believed in Africa.

Serena, who joined her elder sister, Venus to train some selected kids the rudiments of tennis at the Ikoyi Club in Lagos Wednesday evening, said their parents may be black with slight traces from Africa, but she insisted that they are from the United States of America, USA.

“We have heard from many people asking whether we hail from the Badagry area of Lagos in Nigeria. But we are using this opportunity to clear the air once and for all. We are proud Americans, we are not from Nigeria but we love the people of this country no doubt,” Serena said.

Venus, who corroborated Serena’s statement, said their parents never told them they are from Nigeria.

The Williams sisters said they were blessed and happy to have one of their siblings, Yetunde now late, named after a Nigerian, but disclosed that their mother Oracene Price gave her the name without any string attached.

During Wednesday’s tennis clinic at the Ikoyi Club, the sisters tutored some children the basics of tennis.

Serena and her sister will hold a sessions for some girls at designated schools in Lagos on Thursday, while they will face eachother in an exhibition match at the Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Tafawa Balewa Square, TBS on Friday and leave for South Africa for the second leg of their tour of Africa same day.

Photos Of Serena And Venus Williams In Lagos

Tagged : Serena and Venus Williams to visit Lagos, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, Photos Of Serena And Venus Williams

Headlines Newsview all

Suspected 61-Year-Old Gay Man Almost Beaten To Death In Lagos

A man suspected of trying to lure a boy into gay sex narrowly escaped being beaten to death by an angry mob. But for timely intervention ... Full story

Nigerian troops Mistakenly Opens Fire On Governor 'Kashim Shettima'

Nigerian troops in Maiduguri, Borno State, ‘mistakenly’ opened fire on the convoy of Governor Kashim Shettima as it approached a military garrison near the airport. Shettima ... Full story

I Never Tampered With E-mail Document - Femi Fani-Kayode

The Director of Media and Publicity of President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has denied tampering with an electronic mail sent to one ... Full story

'Buhari' Will Inherit A Battered Economy From Jonathan - Mallam Nasir el-Rufai

The governorship flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, yesterday, said the presidential candidate of the APC, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu ... Full story

'Buhari' Is Cuter Than Jonathan - Cossy Orjiakor

Controversial nudist, Cossy Orjiako who is known for exposing her massive boobs in the social media has made yet another headline as she revealed her ... Full story

Top 10 Truths About 'D’Banj' Revealed

A recent controversy has been going on concerning the interview where D’banj spoke about the Mo’Hits Records breakup. While he said in the teaser that ... Full story

'Waje' Reveals Why She Is Still Single

Popular Nigerian singer, Waje has reveal to the public why she is yet to get a ring on her finger. She disclosed this in a recent ... Full story

Nigerian Gay Right Activist 'Bisi Alimi' Threatened On Facebook

He is an outspoken Nigerian who is not ashamed to declare his sexuality as being ‘GAY’ to any ear that cares to listen to his ... Full story

Good Mother Potentials Displayed By Tonto Dikeh (PHOTO)

Nollywood pretty actress, Tonto Dikeh, would make a good mother, no doubt. This conclusion was reached based on the way she has been over pampering ... Full story

Student's Leader Arrested By 'Fayose' For Participating In Campaign

The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has berated Governor Ayodele Fayose for the arrest of students’ leaders who participated in the campaign rally of ... Full story

Comment on: Serena And Venus Williams : We Are Proud Americans, Not Nigerians!

Rate this article

0

Breaking News

Zahra Buhari Chickens Out Of Twitter

Some days ago, the social media was buzzing after a photograph of the pretty daughter of Muhammadu Bahari named Zahra. The picture generated reactions with ...

Men Can’t Resist My Lips—Sexy Actress, Princess Toyin Onanuga

My Killing Point Is My Lips—Sexy Actress, Princess Toyin OnanugaUnited Kingdom based Nollywood actress, Princess Elizabeth Adetoyin Onanuga popularly known as Princess is currently making ...

'9ice' Refer's Himself As An Illiterate While Campaigning

He posted this picture on his instagram page and wrote what you see above  ... Full story

Annie Idibia Finally Speaks On 2Face's Controversial Pictures With Pero

Yesterday, the blogosphere was set on fire when some purported photographs of 2Face Idibia kissing and cuddling one of his two babymamas, Pero Adeniyi, started ...

Federal Government To 100% Of It's Stake In NIGCOMSAT

The Federal Government is considering options to sell its stakes in NIGCOMSAT Limited, the publicly owned satellite services company under a transitional plan that may ... Full story

BOTSWANA ADVISES NIGERIA TO SEEK T.B. JOSHUA’S HELP OVER BOKO HARAM

Members of the Botswana public have sent an unusual message to Nigeria as they seek military support from Africa in the increasingly challenging fight against ...

Algeria Qualify Ghana Send South Africa Packing

Ghana came from behind to defeat South Africa 2-1 in their last group game, to qualify for the quarter-finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of ... Full story

The Real Buhari: Documentary About His Reign Of Terror – MUST WATCH VIDEO!

Social media has exploded with the recently released documentary about the All Progresssive Congress’ Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. The documentary, which aired on Africa Independent Television ...

Photo: 90 Year Old Woman Waits 9 Hours To See Buhari, Donates N1Million, Her Life Savings To His Campaign

A 90-year-old woman identified as Hajia Mai Talle Tara is currently making headlines for donating her life savings, the sum of N1 million to Buhari's ...

Video Transcript Of Bishop Oyedepo's Prayer For Jonathan During Visit To Winners Chapel Last Sunday

Transcript Of Bishop Oyedepo's Prayer For Jonathan During Visit To Winners Chapel Last Sunday,Jonathan visited  Living Faith Church in Canaanland Ota last Sunday and rumour mills ...