By Izuchukwu Okosi:
There is great news in the household of former Flying Eagles star Tajudeen Disu as his daughter, Adiat Folashade, has been named among the 20 Youngest Powerful African Women by internationally acclaimed organisation, Forbes, who are known to rank and acknowledge people with distinctive feats.
Completesportsnigeria.com understands that a glittering ceremony to honour the young African women whose rise to the top has been progressive and a demonstration of diligence will hold on Saturday, 17 January 2015 at the Hilton Hotel, Broadway, New York, USA.
Adiat Disu, 25, is the founder of Adiree, a New York based Communications and Brand Strategy company.
In 2010, Adiree launched the annual African Fashion Week in New York. The event was one of the most popular international African focused fashion events.
A proud Tajudeen Disu, a member of Nigeria’s Flying Eagles side that played at the 1983 FIFA U20 World Cup in Mexico spoke exclusively to Completesportsnigeria.com from the United States of America on his daughter’s feat and revealed that she would have been a professional footballer but for his wife.
“Adiat has made me proud. She would have been a professional footballer today and perhaps, could have been playing for the national team.
She was a good defender like me. I was her coach when she was playing for her High School, New York Bandit Youth Team in Boston, USA.
Disu however has no regret on how things played out concerning the career of his daughter.
“Adiat wanted to be a footballer and I wanted same for her but my wife was being a caring mother when she stopped her from playing football.
“My daughter stopped the game because her mother was scared for her after breaking a cheekbone in a College match here in the States,” Disu further told Completesportsnigeria.com.
Other Nigerian young women who made the list include: Ada Osakwe (34), Toyosi Akerele Ogunsiji (31), Amy Jadesimi (39), Rimini Makama (34) and Jasmin Bello-Osagie (29).