Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor is a 28 year-old Nigerian track and field Olympic athlete who specializes in long jumping. During her first long jump attempt at Oslo Diamond League, she jumped a pretty sweet 6.21 meters. Despite her impressive performance, folks are focused on that fact that but during that her wig flew off during the competition. No, for real, just watch:
Her wig fell off, and sis was unbothered, highly unbothered. Blessing stepped off to the side, checked on her score, got her wig out the sand, dusted off the sand, put her wig cap back on, adjusted her wig straps, and put that sucka back on like nothing ever happened.
While reports online insist on calling the occasion an “embarrassment,” we don’t see it that way. Shoot, I say lets give her a round of applause for keeping it moving.
Michaela Coel brings up some valid points, but it ain’t all that deep for us. We’re feminists here and we sure did laugh while watching this video. It was funny, and Blessing is the GOAT for giving no damns. I say, let’s salute our magical sis Blessing, and leave all the hair politics for another day. Here’s to Blessing for blessing us with the #blackgirlmagic
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