Inyene Essien 14, plans to study Artificial Intelligence and Robotics but for now, she’s focused on golf and has been listed as one of the 30 female sports game changers of 2020 by the Malala Foundation of Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai. Iyene has captained the Nigerian team to the All African Junior championship.
Aged just 14, Iyene has won 17 medals in several competitions in Africa, Europe and the United States and represented Nigeria eleven times. In 2019, she was the only teenager among 177 golfers who competed at the 2019 Nigerian Ladies Golf Open Championship in Abuja where she placed an incredible 10th despite playing against competitors with far more experience.
Poised and precocious, Iyene who’s been inspired by Tiger Woods wants to play professional golf within 10 years.
Here’s to a rising star; We celebrate you.