Joyce 'Sweet J' Ekworomadu is an American born, Nigerian basketball WNBA star
Sweet J as she is fondly called is an entertainment basketballer based in the USA. The 28 year-old beautiful woman is a former teacher who now entertains basketball fans on game days with her team Globe trotters
She was born in the USA, where she played in the WNBA for San Antonio Silverstars, before becoming the 12th female member of popular comical basketball group, Globe Trotters, which is a team of 'sportsmen who entertain with their skill, displaying basketball tricks, special game rules, spectacular dunks and ball-handling, also strive to motivate children that goals are attainable.'
She is a member of Nigeria’s female basketball team, D’ Tigress
Having spent most of her life in America, Sweet J says she is ''100% Nigerian and love to embrace the culture.’’
Joyce is first generation member of the Ekworomadu family, she attended the Texas State University, and there she graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing
She shares 8 things about herself in an interview with Bella Naija
She first fell in love with Basketball at the age of 10, and she started playing with boys
She first visited Nigeria at the age 12, where she visited her village and she says ‘’it helped me become grateful and humble.’’
She won a spelling bee competition in her 4 grade, while in elementary school
She was a coach and teacher, helping young high school players and students
Her grandpa lives in Old Umuahia and she has lots of uncles, aunts and cousins that live all over Nigeria in Abuja, Lagos, Enugu, Port Harcourt and Abia State.
She is the first Nigerian to join the Harlem Globetrotters and also the first female
She does not use relaxers or chemicals on her hair, because: ‘’ I have found that that is when my hair is at its healthiest.’’
She thinks Genevieve Nnaji is the most stylish Nigerian celebrity
Joyce ‘Sweet J’ Ekworomadu shared her life ambition and she said: ''I would love to be a spokesperson for companies with a positive brand image and get into fitness modeling.''
She added in her interview: ''I would advice them that hard work, dedication and faith truly pays off. You must work harder and smarter than your opponent and put in extra time in developing your craft to be better than your opponent. Prayer is a powerful tool and whatever God has in store for your athletic career, no man can stop it.’’