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Chierika Ukogu Celebrity rapper goofed, rower did not win a silver medal

Nigerians who are still searching for that elusive Olympic medal since London 2012, had their hopes raised and dashed by the rap legend Snoop Dogg.

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Chierika Ukogu play Chierika Ukogu in the semi-finals of Women’s Single sculls rowing event in Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (NAN)

Probably due to some good weed or just plain ignorance, celebrity rapper Snoop Dogg goofed big time when he claimed Nigerian rower Chierika Ukogu had won a Silver medal, in the ongoing Rio 2016 Olympics. She in fact came 20th.

The rapper in an Instagram post had insisted that we also celebrate the self sponsored Olympian, who's competing in an event no Nigerian athlete had ever competed in.

Snoop Dogg congratulating Chierika Ukogu play

Snoop Dogg congratulating Chierika Ukogu

(Instagram/snoopdogg )

Chierika like several other Nigerian athletes had funded herself to Rio with donations received from a GoFundMe page.

ALSO READ: Abandoned Nigerian athletes beg for financial support, open GoFundMe accounts

Nigerians who are still searching for that elusive Olympic medal since London 2012, had their hopes raised and dashed by the rap legend Snoop Dogg.

Nigeria is yet to win an Olympic medal in 8 years and with almost all our representatives out, that is not likely to happen in Rio as well.

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