Polo is a trendy sport in northern Nigeria, dominated by mostly male players. However, this has started to change recently, as more female players are now playing the game of kings. In this list, I bring you the top female polo players in northern Nigeria.
Perhaps, the best-known Polo player in northern Nigeria, the Kaduna-born player, is a top polo star.
Her full name is Aisha Ahmad Suleiman, and she was born to an average family originally from Kogi state.
According to the player, her father was a retired civil servant, while her mother was a trader. “My mum was a trader but had to stop the business due to health issues.”
The young Aishah had to start working as a photographer to bring home some extra cash.
Her love for Polo began when she accidentally watched a Polo match. She vowed to become one, and her dream was fulfilled in 2017 she played in her first polo tournament.
Blackeesh was a recipient of the Northern Pandora Awards. She was also selected as one of Forbes 30 inspirational women in 2021.
Aeesha is also the founder of PLAY MY DREAM, an NGO dedicated to supporting the girl child.
Hadiza is one of the top female polo players in northern Nigeria. She is also one of the biggest TikTok stars in northern Nigeria.
The 18-year-old student of Nile University had been playing Polo since 2020 while she was still in secondary school.
Originally from Malumfashi, Katsina state, Hadiza resides in Abuja, where she plays Polo regularly. Apart from playing, she also manages the Instagram page Polomagazine.ng, where she shares Polo news and content.
She is also a popular content creator on Tiktok, where she creates content for Abuja Cars.
While not a professional polo player, Aisha ‘Nanisha’ Munir is an actress.
Having appeared in the hit web series Bintalo produced by Nazifi Asnanic, she has also played for fun since 2020.