The young 16-year old Nigerian girl has enjoyed modest success but what she was able to share was worth more than the glory from her growing collection of medals. The articulate young girl was looking very smart in her school uninform as she confidently answwered qustions about her chess life and about why chess is such a great activity.
Her name is Somtochukwu Okpegbuo an upstart chess players from Queens College-Yaba in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos. “Somto” discussed her chess feats and why she became attracted to the game in the first place. Her explanations were confident, clear and she acquitted herself well in representing chess. The question of whether math is necessary to play good chess shows that we have a long way to go in correcting the perception. Somto does well! Listen to this heart-warming interview.
Video at Channels Television (Nigeria)