Lucky Nigerian Boy Who Won Chess Trophy In US Raises Over $100,000 In 48 Hours

March 19, 2019
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Nigerian wonder boy, Tanitoluwa Adewumi, the eight-year-old brilliant chess whizz who has become a big internet sensation from US to Nigeria, has raised over $100,000 in just two days.

Last weekend, New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof, wrote extensively about Adewunmi’s historic rise in Manhattan, and how he won his category at the New York State chess championship.

Adewumi, whose family fled Nigeria because of the Boko Haram crisis, became an internet sensation in Nigeria, as the country began celebrating him via multiplatform media coverage.
According to Kristof, Tani’s family fled northern Nigeria in 2017, fearing attacks by Boko Haram terrorists on Christians such as themselves.

Kayode Adewumi, Tani’s dad, says his son told him that he “wants to be the youngest grandmaster”.

After Kristof piece on how Tani, as he is now fondly called, became a champion despite being homeless, readers from across the world had called the newspaper to help the young genius.

A GoFundMe account was set up by Russ Makofsky, who oversees the P.S. 116 chess programme, to help Tani raise $50,000 to “help Tani’s family secure a home where he can continue on his journey”.

The account, which was set up March 15, has been fund-raising for two days after it was set up, and has succeeded in raising $101,873 as at Monday, with donations from “1,737 people in 2 days”. This is more than double the initial target of $50,000. So good!

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