I am also ‘The Nigerian Freak’

Milwaukee Bucks celebrity, Giannis Antetokounmpo, popularly known as ‘The Greek Freak’, has mentioned he is also the ‘The Nigerian Freak’.

The 2021 NBA Champion and two-time common season MVP, explained to ESPN’s Malika Andrews, on NBA Currently, in an job interview monitored by SportsRation.

New from #Eurobasket2022, in which he led the Greek nationwide crew to the quarterfinal, and finished as the event leading scorer, with an normal position of 29.3.

Giannis sat with Malika and talked about distinct items outlined in his short film, “Naija Odyssey”.

The that means of his identify, his Greek and Nigerian heritages, and his nickname.

“You know I have shared it so a lot of periods, it doesn’t hassle me,” reported in response to his nickname, ‘The Greek Freak’.

“But, men and women never connect with me ‘the Nigerian Freak’, they only call me ‘the Greek Freak’.

“This is the time for persons to comprehend that I am equally, I am not just a Greek, I am a Nigerian.

“At the starting when my father was continue to alive, and I was sharing with my mum, they felt some sort of way.

“You know as a guardian, I will come to feel some form of way, my son being termed the Greek Freak.

“But you know, you can’t pick out the name the lovers will give to you.

“What I will say to persons is, certainly, I was born and lifted in Greece, I have an understanding of the Greek society.

“I talk the language, and I know the background, at the conclusion of the day, I know the exact same thing about Nigerian tradition.

“I am not just one issue, you are unable to tell me what I am, I can explain to you how I am emotion, who I am.

“At the finish of the day, I sense like I am both of those, and I have the possibility to share my journey and my tale.

“Actually, I am not heading to lie, the to start with time I noticed it, I kinda felt that way.

“But I realize why simply because I do the sort of factors that a large amount of individuals can’t do out there, I like the nickname.

“I like ‘The Greek Freak’, but I am also ‘The Nigerian Freak’. I am not just a Greek but a Nigerian also.

“When increasing my kids, I am not just going to train them about the Greek culture alone, I am also going to instruct them about the Nigerian society.

“That is what my mother and father did for me, and that is what I am trying to do to my little ones.

“So very good, as very long as I am ready to share my tale, and make people comprehend exactly where I am coming from, and I am glad Whatsapp gave me the platform to do that.”

You said when you are in Greece, you are called Nigerian, when in Nigeria, you have been identified as a Greek – what do you connect with by yourself?

“I am both of those Greek and Nigerian,” reported Giannis.

“I am Greeko, Nigeriano.

“In Greece, you are not Greek adequate – you know, we have different colors,

“When I participate in with my African friends, they questioned if I was Nigerian more than enough, do I talk the languages, do I converse Yoruba or Ibo.”

Naija Odyssey is a shorter movie manufactured in collaboration with Whatsapp, narrated by Giannis Antetokounmpo.

You can check out the documentary underneath:

https://www.youtube.com/check out?v=q7uO23TqKBI