- Women are living their dreams just like their male counterparts, and Tuoyo is one of these women
- The 45-year-old woman, who is the queen of scrabble, has been celebrated globally for her achievement
- She started playing with her siblings when she was in high school
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Tuoyo Mayuku, a 45-year-old Nigerian woman is the queen of scrabble whose mastery of the game has earned several accolades around the world.
A sports enthusiast identified as Latifat Adebayo Ohio took to social media to celebrate women in sport, and Tuoyo is one of them.
Latifat with the Twitter handle @Phatill wrote:
"Meet the Queen of Scrabble, Tuoyo Mayuku, who at 45 years old is giving the men a run for their money across the world."
According to wespa.org, the Tuoyo started playing with her siblings when she was in secondary school.
When she competed at the first edition of Shell Warri National Scrabble Championship in 1996, she made history as the first female in Nigeria to be amongst the top 12 in the open category. That was her first competition in a national championship.
In other news, a Nigerian lady identified as Nono Okeke has taken to social media to celebrate her achievement after winning the Spotlight Award in the Central Bank of Ireland where she works.
Nono said the award is the highest anyone can ever be given in the central bank, adding that she is still in shock.
The young lady dedicated the award to the director-general of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, for motivating her to work hard.
Tunde Ososanya, a Legit.ng editor, is a graduate of Mass Communication from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism. He's passionate about what he does and finds fulfillment in informing the people. Ososanya is the author of Later Tonight: a Collection of Short Stories.
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