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Bird interview with: The producers of Jumping for Change

Bird interview with: The producers of Jumping for Change

AS African basketball presenter and correspondent Silaei Shani found out, Jumping for Change is far more than a basketball film. Against the backdrop of Kenya's Maasai community, it delivers a strong message about societal norms and embracing change, while staying true to one's heritage. A winner at the esteemed Films for Fans NBA Awards, it explores the transformative power of sport within the rich tapestry of African culture. Silalei Shani interviewed the film's producers, Becky Muikia and Rahma Saif, for bird story agency, in Nairobi. The interview has been edited for length. SS: So, we’re here to talk about your…
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An African film stars at the 2024 NBA All Star Weekend, Nigeria’s women’s team heading to Paris, upsets in Afrobaskets qualifiers

An African film stars at the 2024 NBA All Star Weekend, Nigeria’s women’s team heading to Paris, upsets in Afrobaskets qualifiers

NIGERIA’S D’Tigress booked their ticket to the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris despite losing 2 of their 3 games in a qualifying round that included the USA, Belgium, and Senegal. D’Tigress started the tournament with a 4th-quarter comeback win against Senegal, finishing 72-65. The crucial victory saw the Nigerian squad trail Senegal all the way to the 4th quarter until an 11-0 run allowed them to grab the lead and keep it. Amy Okonkwo, the 2023 Afrobasket MVP, was largely responsible for the success of the D’Tigress outing. Despite losing their subsequent games and USA (46-100) and Belgium (61-78), Nigeria…
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