These athletes have what it takes to make history, but they’ll need a little help. Meet the phenomenal three in this exclusive ESSENCE interview.

Black women athletes showed up and showed out in the 2016 Olympic Games, and slayed on a global scale.

But if Akuoma Omeoga, Ngozi Onwumere, and Seun Adigun have their say, the excellence won’t end in Rio. The first-generation American women are on a quest to create Nigeria’s first women’s bobsled team.

It will mark the first representation in the sport for the country as well as the continent of Africa… Read more http://www.essence.com/culture/nigeria-bobsled-womens-team-history-olympics